Are you interested in finding a new house or apartment? Well, March and April is an ideal time to do so! This is a quiet time for the real estate market, which gives you a great opportunity to find your dream home without having to worry about lots of competition.
While the timing is good, we all know finding a property in Japan is not without its challenges. Difficulty in communicating with landlords is one thing, but the excessive moving-in costs, which are common in this country, can be a hurdle as well.
We hope our introduction to some of the best English-language-friendly residential service agencies can make finding your new home a little bit easier.
Truly dedicated agents
Even for long-time Tokyo residents, there’s always something new to be found in the city—you just need to be willing to step out of your everyday routes with a sense of adventure. And when you can combine urban exploration with the chance to support charities, you’re getting the best of two worlds.
The RE/MAX brand is still relatively new in Japan, having launched here in 2015, but the US company is the largest real estate network in the world and represents a global tradition of excellence. This is the same standard that the RE/MAX Amistad franchise upholds.
If you are looking for a reliable agency that will closely assist you in finding the perfect property, you should turn to RE/MAX. With a wide network and a sterling reputation built at more than 100 branches around the globe, you know that RE/MAX will not disappoint you.
Another one of RE/MAX’s assets is the quality of their agents. Their success is thoroughly grounded in the satisfaction of their clients. You can learn more about what it takes to be a RE/MAX agent here.
Luxury housing for foreign families
Sun Realty has been a well-known real estate agency in Tokyo for more than 60 years. They focus on luxury expat housing and Homat properties in Tokyo.
Their Homat properties are among the finest quality homes and apartments in Tokyo, and are designed with foreign families in mind. They are located in the best areas of Tokyo and surrounded by greenery. These residences stand out for their size, great layouts and high-end appliances.
If you are looking for a space to enjoy life with your family, Homat properties from Sun Realty should be at the top of your list!
Fully furnished apartments and an exciting social life
If you are a young professional who has just moved to Tokyo and is looking for a hassle-free, fully furnished condo, Hmlet is the way to go.
When you move in, Hmlet gives everything you need for the lifestyle you want. They allow you to move into fully furnished properties with all-inclusive, transparent rental fees, and no key money or agency fees.
And Hmlet doesn’t just take care of your housing, they also support your social life. All Hmlet properties have communal spaces where you can engage with other tenants in complete comfort. Hmlet is also very active in organizing social events so you can make new connections easily in the big city.
Housing Japan is a leading real estate agency for international residents interested in the property market in Japan. Their complete, one-stop service—whether you’re looking to rent, buy, sell, build, invest or manage—is what sets them apart from other agencies.
While many firms stop taking responsibility once you sign the contract, Housing Japan is different. They provide 24-hour tenant support, which gives you complete comfort and someone to turn to for whatever you need in your new home.
Their list of 1,000 properties for sale and rent might be overwhelming, so we suggest you contact them for a free consultation.
Jump Start Abroad
Service that starts even before your arrival in Japan
Jump Start Abroad caters to all kinds of customers, even foreign customers who want to rent or invest in property from outside Japan. So if you’re abroad and are looking for an agency to help your property search or investment in Japan, they’re an excellent option.
As soon as you arrive in Japan, Jump Start Abroad goes above and beyond to support you. They will personally meet you at the airport and take you to your new home. And their personalized guide book and experienced staff will give you the support you need to enjoy your new life in Japan. They can also guide you through quarantine procedure and a simple two-week quarantine meal plan!
The company also recently added a relocation service, which includes assistance with your residential registration, mobile phone application, and commuter pass. The support service lasts for one year, and sounds like everything you might need to “jump start” your new life in Japan.