How to find a place to stay after moving to Japan?
Posted: Dec 03, 2019
Moving to a faraway country like Japan is never easy. You probably do not speak the language and do not understand the culture and the people. So how can one find a place to stay and live after moving to Japan? Well, one thing is for sure, it is not going to be easy. But, do not worry, it is far from impossible. And, that is why we are here - to help you find your dream home in Japan. So, if interested in some tips and tricks for finding a place to stay, keep on reading. Hopefully, you will have a pleasant experience and find a place to stay and live in no time.Start Your Research ASAP
As soon as you decide to move to Japan, start researching the real estate market. Those who have had similar experiences say that it is not going to be easy nor fast, so, start doing this at least a couple of months in advance. This way, you will familiarize yourself with the market, types of homes, what you can get for your money and so on. Moreover, research different neighborhoods too. Try to figure out where it would be comfortable for you to live before you start looking for the best moving companies to help you relocate. Consider all the key factors in detail before you make your final decision.Create a 'Wish List'
Creating a wish list is of key importance. That way, you will always know what you want out of your new home. Of course, you cannot stick to your wish list at all times, but it can serve as a reminder. Moreover, it would be a good idea to separate those 'must-haves' from 'desires'. For example, if you plan on relocating with a lot of stuff, you probably need a solution for storing your items on a short-term basis or long-term basis. If you have a pet, you need a place close to the park. And, if you are moving with your child, you must be close to an international school.Hire a Real Estate Agent
If you have never lived in Japan before, you probably do not know the language and nothing about the culture. And, if you are not familiar with those two things, then you certainly do not know anything about the real estate market. But, do not worry, there is a solution. Simply hire a real estate agent. Just be sure to know what you want exactly. He or she will be able to find you a dream home that suits your needs and your budget in no time.Be Quick and Prepared
This is something every Japanese real estate agent will tell you too. The Japanese real estate market can be hectic, and what you see today will be rented out in a couple of hours. So, try to educate yourself about different markets, prices, amenities and everything you are interested in, and act quickly. If you see a place you like, do not think much.
My name is Betty and I have been writing expert articles in relation to the moving industry for the last couple of years. Besides this specific area, I am also experienced in other spheres pertaining to the concept of relocation.