Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Carol from UK

" Kaz found my apartment two years ago and when I wanted to move closer to Tokyo, he helped again. He listens to everything and will negotiate the best deal for you. He's saved me a fortune and is always around to help. I would and do recommend him to all my colleagues. Thanks, Kaz."

Serena from UK

Kaz was an invaluable help to me when navigating the tricky rental market in Tokyo as a foreigner. I had very specific requirements and Kaz took all of these on board, ensuring that none of the viewings were ever a waste of time.  
I now have a great apartment thanks to Kaz! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

John from USA

My name is John and I am going to college here in Tokyo. I came to Mrs. Ito with very specific needs which made the options very limited and the search very difficult. While my search was out of Mrs. Ito's specialty she showed great passion in finding the perfect apartment that matched my needs. In a relatively short time, we were able to find an apartment that matched all my requests and it has been two months and I couldn't be happier. I recommend Mrs. Ito to anybody who is looking for the perfect apartment because she will not give up until its found.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Michelle from Australia

I was nervous about finding an apartment in Tokyo by myself, but Meg and Hikari Homes really took the stress out of everything.
Meg listened to my very specific requirements and we were able to find and apply for an apartment that I loved that very same day.
I was impressed with how professional, efficient and friendly Meg was.
I am very happy with my new home and area and would definitely recommend Hikari Homes for anyone looking for a new place.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Anna from LA

This was my third time moving in Tokyo, but I was never lucky enough to meet a real estate company with such great service as Hikari Homes. I would even recommend them to my Japanese friends.

Not like other companies I've dealt with, they carefully show you their database right in front of you so you can go through it together. Meg and Kaz would give good suggestions and advice, and they are very trustworthy people.  In the past, I had to go to a third party to sign all the forms and documents, but at Hikari Homes, everything was done right then and there. No waste of time, just super efficient. Email responses were always quick and they were flexible with appointments.

One thing that I thought was especially impressive was, after signing the contract to my new apartment, they took care of the entire utilities- internet, gas, electricity, everything! Usually that process needs to be taken care of on your own. They also made sure that I can directly call them if a problem occurs, even after my move-in! 

All I can say is that they have amazing service and I would highly recommend it to the non-Japanese and even the Japanese living in Tokyo. I have been very satisfied with their quality of support and assistance. Thank you Hikari Homes.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Alex from USA

Kaz is great. Online you'll see and read plenty of stories detailing the difficulties foreigners have renting in Tokyo. Not so if you go through Hikari. Kaz showed me an array of apartments--ranging significantly in price and location. I found this quite helpful. Tokyo being so vast, I couldn't pinpoint a preferred location by looking at pictures online--though I naively thought I could. But after Kaz showed me around various areas, I knew which area was best for me. Kaz also provided great conversation while we traveled the city, looking at rentals. It made for an enjoyable, rather than stressful, day of searching.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Aki from Mexico

When I started looking for a new house to move to I was mentally preparing myself for a long and arduous process with many unknowns. I was referred to Harada-san at Hikari Homes from one of my work colleagues so I went on a Friday afternoon to start my journey to find a new home.
I had filled in some questions that Harada-san sent me beforehand so I was pleasantly surprised to find that once I got to the office there were already waiting with a few options to look at and we were able to visit a few place that same day. By the time I got back that evening I was ready to enjoy the Friday night as I had already found my next home – all in less than half an afternoon!
If you are looking for a house in the Tokyo area I highly recommend contacting Kaz Harada.

Jade from Australia

I'm really pleased to have found such a great apartment so close to work. Apartment hunting was difficult but Tak and Meg were always helpful and cheerful. The team at Hikari Homes were very professional and I was well looked after.

Akira from Japan and Germany

I’m so glad to have found a nice place to live by the help of Yamamoto-san(Tak) at Hikari Home. One month ago I had to find out my new apartment as quickly as possible after coming back from Germany and Yamamoto-san(Tak) never hesitated to assist me. He listened very closely to what I was looking for and gave me advice about good places to live. He also showed me rooms flexibly and tried to meet my preferences. I had visited 6 different agents since I came back to Tokyo and am now really pleased to have come across someone, who is very reliable and trustworthy. I highly recommend Yamamoto-san(Tak) and Hikari Home to anyone looking for an apartment in Tokyo.