Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Natalie from Australia

"Working with with Kaz at Hikari Home has been a real delight. I came into the agency with what I thought was a clear picture of what I was looking for, however Kaz was able to provide further insights into locations and offer additional suggestions based on my needs. As a newcomer to Tokyo, finding someone you can trust for a local perspective is really invaluable. The process was very smooth, with plenty of translated explanations provided on Japanese documents and requirements. I would like to say a big thank you to Kaz for his patience (I can be very indecisive), and for finding me a new home that is wonderful." 

Yasu and 姜銀姫


Chanjuan Shi from China

Kaz is great agent. As a newcomer to Japan, i had a couple of unexpected situations in apt hunting, but Kaz settled all of them patiently and professionally. Will recommend!

Charles from Canada

Kaz is a very helpful and friendly real estate agent who helped me find a new apartment quickly, and took all of my criteria into account. He showed me 5 different places in one day, and out of those, I was already able to select one that I really liked. He is in constant contact via email, which is comforting to know he has my interests in mind. Kaz has also been very helpful in communications with the landlord in preparation for my initial move. Overall, I highly recommend Kaz's services in finding a new apartment that you will be satisfied with.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cheng Han from Taiwan

I found Kaz three months before moving to Japan. Through out these three months Kaz always responds promptly to my questions from different housing options (in the early stage ) to later very detailed execution questions ( such as signing and registration). The market is definitely very challenging for foreigners with no/limited Japanese capability. However, Kaz is very femiliar with the market and very experienced in helping foreigners identifying suitable accommodations. I ended up finding a place way out of my expectation.  I would definitely contact Kaz again and would highly recommend him.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mark and Debbie from UK

I was connected with Hikari Home through a posting on a residential lettings website. I posted a question to a number of agents regarding the properties that they were listing. Kaz, of Hikari Home, replied very quickly with a number of clarifying questions. Within a few hours we had exchanged details and I was presented with a shortlist of properties to view, all of which met my quite precise criteria.
A few days later we viewed a couple and started the application for the first that we'd viewed. Within a few weeks we were signing contracts and then exchanging keys.
Kaz was patient, responsive and super helpful throughout. He took the time to understand the brief and found appropriate apartments to view, something that was less reliable with other agents. He made sure that I clearly understood the terms of the contracts that I was signing, giving me the confidence to move ahead with my first Japanese apartment.
If I ever find myself again in need to relocate in Tokyo I would not hesitate to go back to Hikari Home, and would definitely recommend to others.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Aaron from Australia

We have used this service 3 times now and we keep on coming back for more. Kaz is on the ball and listen to your requirements and goes above and beyond in order to get the place you need at the right price. I would recommend them to anyone.

Ashton from US

 I was introduced to Hikari Home's Kaz through a colleague in my company, so I decided to contact immediately. He was very prompt with replies to my e-mails, and got detailed information as to what I was looking for. This was all before I even got to Japan. The day after my arrival, Kaz had already provided me with information on several units tailored to me, and was able to meet me in person at my desired neighborhood (quite a distance from his office too!) In person he was very friendly and conversational. His past experience in California made it really easy for me, an American, to relate to him and made the entire process feel very relaxed and easy. During the actual visits of the units, Kaz was willing to provide his personal opinion on the units which helped give me more objective outlook. I was able to make a decision that same day, and the rest of the process was carried out very quickly. Kaz was quick to interact with the property owners and sort out all the details. He was very flexible with dates and times, and made finding an apartment in Tokyo (a normally very frustrating experience for recently arrived foreigners) a very smooth and painless experience. Even after my move-in he has been of great help with finer details! I would highly recommend anyone looking for property in Tokyo to get in contact with Kaz.

Tess from Australia

Kaz was really fast at finding great places that matched everything I needed. He was really helpful in setting everything up, so I could easily move in without any problems and always responded quickly to messages. I'd highly recommend him as an agent!

Shashin from Singapore

Kaz is very professional and knows the residential real estate market in Central Tokyo quite well. He is very thorough with his due diligence and his recommendations were spot on. I will definitely use him again in the future, and I highly recommend him.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Alex from USA

Kaz was recommended to me by a colleague and he didn't disappoint. I gave him the specifications of what I wanted and instead of trying to make me compromise like some other agents have done in the past, he found the apartment that suited my needs. If I move again in the future, I will definitely go to him.

Katie from USA

Kaz was an incredible help in finding and moving into an apartment before my school semester began. He was quick to present options and set up a time to tour each one – when we learned someone had just put in an earlier application for the first apartment I decided on, he called the next day with another option and I was able to view the place that afternoon. He was responsive and informative throughout the process. Though I had been anxious about moving, I felt that I was in good hands while working with Kaz. Thank you for all your help!