Friday, September 14, 2012

Richard from UK

"I have used Hikari Homes for a number of recent property dealings and
can highly recommend them for their personal, professional and
friendly service."

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Darshaun from America

"Kaz has been a great resource for finding unique opportunities in Tokyo. He understands some of the difficulties that non-Japanese have renting places and has been a great help. I highly recommend him."

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Vedran from Croatia

Before moving to Japan, I heard a lot of stories as to how difficult
it is for a foreigner to rent an apartment in Tokyo. I remember many
first hand stories from friends whom it took months to find a place to
live, only to end up overpaying or living in a less than desirable
area.  There is also the issue of dealing with paperwork (which is
sizable, to say the least) and it soon becomes pretty apparent why it
is so difficult for a non fluent speaker of Japanese to find a place
to live here.

I was lucky to have run into Hikari Home and one of their agents, Kaz.
He is very knowledgable, has a deep understanding of the real estate
market in Tokyo, understands local law and most importantly, speaks
fluent English, which is indispensable for any newcomer to Japan.

I had a pretty high set of criteria but Kaz patiently worked with me
until we found a perfect apartment for me. I've heard of these
processes taking a very long time but Kaz managed to do it very fast,
took care of everything with minimal involvement on my part and made
the whole process completely painless and convenient for me.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Hikari Home and their services!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Chris from Alaska

I was in a tough situation when I had to search for an apartment in Tokyo for the first time.  I had a lot of changes going on, under a lot of stress and had very little time.  I had actually consulted with other real estate agencies in Tokyo that specialized in helping foreigners find housing, but none of their service compared with that of Hikari Homes.  During my very first meeting with Kaz, I was able to find an apartment that suited my needs and when that deal fell through he was able to find me another apartment quickly.  Kaz is prompt, professional, and gives you all the information you need in what is a confusing process for foreigners.  I'm so pleased with the high level of service that I received that I definitely recommend Kaz at Hikari Homes for your real estate needs.  

Friday, September 7, 2012

Justin from Australia

I was dreading the prospect of searching for an apartment in Tokyo and resigned to the possibility it would drag on for days and potentially weeks. But within three hours of sitting down with Kaz at the Hikari Homes office I'd already seen half a dozen excellent options in the right price range across the neighbourhood of my preference, made an offer on one, and tentatively sealed the deal. I was stunned at how efficient and helpful Kaz was -- he explained everything thoroughly and was brutally honest about the advantages and shortcomings of every apartment he showed me. Throughout it all he was professional and polite, making the process so much easier than it would usually be. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the idea of getting set up in Tokyo, I would strongly recommend seeking out Kaz for help.

Nicolas from France

" Kaz has it all: fluent English speaker, funny, polite and most importantly very efficient in his job.
I am a demanding customer (I am aware of that!) and, as such, had a list of features that I wanted for my apartment here in Tokyo. For example, I wanted the apartment to be located in a lively/foreigner-friendly neighborhood, I wanted two separate rooms on the upper-floors of a good-quality building.
Kaz did some great research, we visited together an impressive number of apartments and I ended up choosing an apartment close to Roppongi Itchome and walking distance from Azabu-Juban that fits my requirements and ended up - after negociations - being in my price range.
Congrats! "

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Michael from USA

Renting an apartment as a foreigner in Japan can be a time consuming and frustrating process. With hikari home it was easier than I'd imagined and more importantly it was painless. The staff were hospitable and worked to make sure you understood what you needed to do and when. I worked with Sakanishi and she made the process as much fun as apartment hunting can be and much more than I expected. She helped me find the best apartment I could within my budget. Couldn't have had a better experience.

Brett from USA

Miho was a great help with finding my new place.
She was practically superhuman in providing me terrific leads, given the nearly impossible terms that Ihad set out for her originally.  I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to call on her again to assist in my real estate needs.  Thanks, Miho.  You're the best!