Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mark from Australia

This was the second time I have used Hikari Homes to find a rental apartment and both times I have been very happy with the professional service, range of apartments available and the extra assistance offered to explain the way the Japanese rental system works and ensuring the move goes smoothly.

After explaining what I was looking for, Kaz shortlisted a few apartments which all were exactly what I was after.
We visited 4 apartments before I found the perfect one for me. Kaz offered a professional and honest service and was very quick to respond to questions and emails and went the extra mile negotiating the rental price and assisting with the the moving arrangements.

I highly recommended Hikari Homes to any foreigner wanting to find an apartment in Tokyo and do not speak Japanese or unfamiliar with the way the Japanese rental market works.

Thanks Kaz!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Trevor from USA

When I first started looking for apartments I was at a complete loss(especially since I can't speak fluent Japanese). I didn't know where to begin or what to do, but then I stumbled across Hikari home. They made finding an apartment an absolute breeze, they found exactly what I was looking for right away. Miho especially dedicated a lot of time and effort to make sure that all my questions were answered. (I had a lot) I'm glad that this transaction went so smoothly. I'd definitely like to work with them again. Hopefully not too soon though, I like my new apartment.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mathias from France

When I arrived in Tokyo, I did not expect to find an apartment easily. I was a student staying only for six months who could hardly speak japanese. Moreover I wanted to live in a moden building, close to my school with a view on Shinjuku's skyscrapers! No need to say I was not an easy customer to satisfy. Nevertheless Miho at Hikari Home took the challenge. She understood perfectly what I was looking for and showed a real sense of devotion. Only 10 days after we first met I was moving in.

Monday, May 14, 2012

"Kaz from Hikari Homes was sugoi! I had to find an apartment for my wife and I before she arrived. Time was precious and Kaz spared no effort in helping me find the right apartment, answering emails even out of office hours and working round my busy schedule. I really felt I got the best service I could have wished for, he showed me areas of Tokyo I had no idea existed and gave me a real insight in to life in the big city. After all his efforts my wife is very happy with our apartment which means I owe Kaz a very very big thank you! I would definitely recommend Kaz and Hikari homes for their very personal and friendly service. It is daunting enough to move to a city you don't know and to have the opportunity to deal with Kaz & Hikari homes has made the move easy and one of enjoyment. He even helped me move in!

Arigato gozaimashita!"

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rob from USA

Kaz was extremely helpful and very professional throughout the entire process from looking at apartments to signing the lease and getting the keys. Because my wife and I want to get a dog, we had trouble finding apartments that allow tenants to own a pet. We also had some unpleasant experiences with real estate agents before learning of Hikari Home. On the other hand, Kaz truly listened to what we were looking for, only showed apartments within our price range, and helped us find the perfect place. Kaz is always pleasant to talk to, and his English is impeccable. He is definitely one of the best real estate agents I have ever worked with, and I would highly recommend him and Hikari Home if you are looking for a place in the Tokyo area.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Virginia and Nick from the USA

Kaz Harada a crew at Hikari Homes was a joy to work with. Apart from listening to us carefully and "getting" what we were after - we found a great apartment! - Kaz helped us navigate the hoops, difficulties, negotiations and contract details with great care. He made the somewhat arcane and difficult journey of getting an apartment in Tokyo a breeze. We'd love to work with Hikari again, but we may never move from this great find. Thanks!

Freddy from Indonesia

Finding a house in Japan is one of the biggest difficulties for foreigners in Japan. I am very lucky to have contacted Hikari home and met Tommy. She guided me on house searching, contract signing, and other setups like utilities, gas, and etc.
There is significant and genuine hard work that she put in for me for getting a house within 10 days.
I am very happy to live in my current place. Love the environment, rent within my budget, near the train station and supermarket--
These are the things that average simple person wants.
Thank you for your help Tommy. For sure I will refer you to my friends who are looking for an apartment to rent.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Philipp from Germany

After settling in to our new place I would like to quickly take the time to thank Tad our agent, for his strong efforts to find me and my wife a new home!

We both had been a bit nervous after our original plan fell through, and we only had one week left.

I would like to thank Tad for his professional attitude, strong support and his quick understanding of our preferences.

Ingrid and Tristan from France

We heard about Hikari on the Internet. Our agent TAD selected for us several apartments in our range of price and has been very responsive to our requests and concerns. He speaks English and help us a lot during the signature of the contract and translated and explained everything we wanted to know. We got the apartment we desired in only 10 days.
More than that, he offers us to be the permanent middle-man in case of future troubles or worries.
We definitely recommend TAD as a trustable and efficient agent in Tokyo.