JapanRE.net is a Japan real estate portal operated by Bobby Dozier, a real estate consultant (and licensed RE consultant in the state of Oklahoma, USA) and representing Platina KK, a Tokyo-based real estate brokerage and consulting firm.
We provide real estate consultancy and buyer representation for investors and current residents looking to buy real estate in Japan; home searches and guidance for expatriates intending to take up residence in Japan (or those already here and changing residence); special search and consultation for companies and individuals looking for an office or suitable property to establish retail businesses or land in which to build; and finally consultancy and representation for those wishing to lease or sell their properties in Japan.
What are some of the advantages of using me for your real estate needs?
As opposed to the large Japanese real estate firms we act as your advocate, looking after your best interests. For renters we negotiate prices and conditions, which certain brokerages cannot or will not do due to conflicts of interest (many represent the sellers so their interests are maximize the interest of their property owner clients). We do not "steer" our clients to certain properties like other brokerages do. Why do they do this? To get both ends of the commission, from the landlord and the commission you pay, and because the landlords of those properties they steer you to are those who will close deals quickly, and while they might put forth conditions from your side to the owner, most of the time they will avoid this altogether because it complicates closing the deal. These brokerages often will refuse to show you properties which are not represented by them. It is highly likely that the one in which you are best suited for is represented by another broker but you might not ever see it. We can show you almost any apartment, house or office.
For buyers, the story is essentially the same. As you are providing us with the business opportunity we want your interests to be at the forefront of any transaction which takes place. Our company is principally staffed with bicultural and bilingual individuals who grew up in the west but have spent considerable time in Japan and thus we know about pertinent things such as commute time and routes, distance to international schools, and proximity to shopping and dining out options for each neighborhood and the advantages and disadvantages of living in certain areas. Our clients utilize us, most of our business is derived from referrals, because they feel comfortable with our communication and business skills liasing between our western and Asian clientele and Japanese property owners and landlords. Buying real estate in Japan has never been easier, and interest rates here are the some of the lowest in the world. Let us show you the advantages of our firm.
If you have queries with any Japan real estate matter, even advice, please do not hesitate to contact me at: