Realtor Blake was amazing. He really listed to what I need and when I had to move in by. Normally, he works only with Tokyo locations but was able to help find a place in Kawasaki. He walked me through step by step and was quick to reply if I had any questions.
With the help of Blake, all the anxiety of searching an apartment in short timelapse was gone, he helped me find an apartment really quick in a good location meeting of the requirement I was looking for.Definitely recommend, if you don't know Japanese, he will help you go through the process and give you advice. +1 also for the reactivity!
Moving in Tokyo can be really daunting, especially if you're new to the country and aren't quite up to snuff on the language. Alex and his team were absolutely amazing to work with. They found me exactly what I was looking for in short order and walked me through each of the uniquely Japanese steps. Since they speak both English and Japanese fluently, they were able to act as a bridge to make sure everything was as clear as possible. I would 100% recommend going through Blackship if you're looking for a great spot in Tokyo!
Had a great experience being helped by Blake, he was always available and quick to help. Managed to find me an apartment that was perfect for what I was looking for and ensured that the application process was as quick and painless as it could be on my end. They set everything up for me, from viewings to contracts, so there was no need for me to feel stressed or worried due to my lack of Japanese. I'm really grateful for what they were able to do for me and would highly recommend them to anyone else from abroad looking for somewhere to live in Tokyo.
If you’re new to Tokyo and are looking for a reliable, knowledgeable and English and Japanese speaking letting agency, Blackship Realty are perfect. Both Blake and Alex did an amazing job at helping us find the perfect apartment for my wife, dog and I and carefully explained all the intricacies of renting in Japan. If we decide to move again in Japan to either rent or buy, I will definitely be using them again.
Blake helped my wife and I find the apartment that checked all our boxes — some preferences we didn’t even realize we had. With me being a Japanese citizen and my wife not, he was very knowledgeable about what might or might not limit us. He helped us locate our ideal neighborhood and was also very informative on different areas of Tokyo. Our requirement was a place that would allow us to house our future cat and we were able to find it! Very responsive and is easy to contact using methods like Line. Will definitely reach out again when we consider our next move
I was recommended Blake by a friend who had a good experience with him. He showed me a ton of different options and I was able to get a great apartment at a good price. Finding a rental in Tokyo can be tough but Blake made the whole process seamless.
Blake is a miracle worker! The end of my sharehouse lease was fast approaching, and I kept getting rejected from the apartments that a Japanese realtor was helping me apply to. Then I met with Blake, and within a day he I helped me tour and apply to an apartment in my desired neighborhood. I passed the screening process shortly thereafter and was able to move in on time. Navigating Japanese real estate as a foreigner is difficult, but Blackship made it easy on a reasonable commission fee. So grateful to Blake and excited to be in my new place!
Gunther has been an amazing help looking for apartments throughout Tokyo. He really listened to our needs and preferences.He was really patient when we were indecisive. He found really amazing properties for us. Also very foreign friendly, he explained a lot of stuff we did not know about. He always responded very fast.Overall very good experience.
I expected finding an apartment I’d be happy with almost impossible but Blackship Realty was able to find an apartment that not just met my expectations but wildly surpassed them. I could not be happier with my new home and the service provided to me by the excellent people at Blackship Realty. I believe that they went beyond what was required of them to make sure I was happy with my accomodations. I would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone looking to move to Tokyo
Getting an place to live in Japan was a real challenge. That was up until I got in contact with Blackship Realty. With the help of Gunther I found an amazing new apartment within a week. They speak both English and Japanese and were also kind enough to guide us through all the japanese paperwork. I’d recommend blackship realty to anyone looking for a new place to live!
I had the pleasure of working with Amy & Alex after moving to Tokyo recently.The whole process was convenient, well communicated and really quick end to end. We managed to find a suitable apartment, signed the lease and moved in all within a month.Throughout, Amy & Alex were always available for any questions and super responsive. They also helped with getting utilities up and running and with various questions after we had already moved in. Beyond being great realtors, they are also great people to work with.I can highly recommend Blackship for anybody looking to find a nice place in Tokyo while also valuing a more personal approach compared to some of the bigger agencies out there.Thanks guys 🙂
Amy and Alex were super helpful in finding us our place in Tokyo. We had some specific needs and finding pet friendly apartments in Tokyo is never easy. They managed to help us secure our place in such a short space of time. We were looking for larger spaces and didn’t want to compromise on certain areas which meant a much smaller pool of apartments to choose from. You get the feeling they put the client first and the support after signing has been exceptional as well. Thanks again guys!
Amy & Alex have been an amazing partner in our quest for Tokyo housing. Not only did they help us find a pet-friendly place, but they also understood our vibe. 🐾Throughout the experience, the team was patient, educative and highly responsive in this hot Tokyo real estate market.Despite having another company-sponsored realtor, Blackship really knocked it out of the park -- a brand new spacious place with a view of Tokyo Tower! 🗼
Moving to Tokyo from outside Japan--particularly for the first time and particularly with young children--can be a daunting task. Along with figuring out the school situation, determining where to live is often of foremost concern. While the recent devaluation of the Japanese yen vs. the USD has made Tokyo real estate somewhat more affordable, lately prices have been edging higher and living spaces that are large enough for what you may be accustomed are not always easy to find. Having moved across the ocean to the Tokyo metropolitan area with my family on 3 separate occasions, my wife and I came to appreciate the kind of personal approach like Blackship provides. Most expats only have a limited period during which to see multiple properties, and by the end of the day it is often difficult to remember which is which. There is also the anxiety of being fearful that you will run out of the allotted time in a temporary extended stay hotel before finding an acceptable rental property. To save time and ensure the greatest degree of satisfaction after moving in, spend time with your Blackship representative in advance to let them ask you all sorts of questions. By doing their homework ahead of time, Blackship will match your needs to a short list of properties. Like a search for a suitable rental property anywhere, be prepared to compromise at least a little. By working closely with Blackship you will, however, find that you will be presented with multiple locations that require few trade-offs. By relying upon their digital resources, you may even find just the right spot even before traveling to Japan. Good luck!
When looking for new a place in Tokyo recently, I was recommended to go through Blackship by a friend. After getting in touch, Amy was quick to respond and did an excellent job of narrowing down my research requirements to find me a new apartment in my preferred area of Ebisu.Even with some of the more laborious 'red tape' issues along the way, she bent over backwards to make my experience as smooth as possible and because she speaks fluent Japanese and English, nothing was every lost in translation, which kept the amount of unnecessary emails down to a minimum.Would highly recommend to any expats looking for a new place to live in Tokyo!
I've used their service when I moved back to Tokyo from Singapore after 6 years of absence from the country. Alex fulfilled all my needs to secure my new apartment. I was really impressed with him not only with his nearly native Japanese language skills but also with his knowledge of understanding of the housings needs and the characteristics of each town. His advice really helped me choose the best apartment for me and after moving in for 3 months, I'm really glad I've sticked with his advice. Really recommend Blackship Realty and Alex!