• My wife and I are long-term expats in Japan but moving from Kanto to Kansai earlier this year was a big hurdle for us. We worried about finding a place that would meet all our criteria: proximity to the office, substantial storage space, a sizable kitchen (we love to cook), and foreigner-friendliness, all at a price that wouldn’t break the bank. We spoke to a variety of real estate agents and visited several properties, none of which really fit the bill, so we were extraordinarily fortunate in finding Lily from REMAX/WINNERS. She reached out to us via a Facebook plea I’d posted and made the entire moving process as seamless and worry-free as could be imagined. She consulted with us in advance via Zoom to suss out our needs, toured us personally around several properties during our exploratory trip to Kansai, answered our zillions of questions at all hours of the day, translated all necessary materials, and accompanied us to the property owners’ office the day we signed our lease. All the while she was extraordinarily patient and (even more importantly) very proactive about anticipating and meeting our needs, not just about the housing itself but about utilities setup, necessary furnishings and appliances, and more. To anyone considering a move to Osaka: we recommend Lily’s services without hesitation!

    Daniel & Han, US & Vietnam

  • I’m so glad I had Holly there to help me get my apartment. He was always professional and kind and was quick to reply when I needed help. He went above and beyond what average agents do. I was set on getting one particular apartment that seemed popular and he helped me speed things up to make sure I could secure it. My Japanese isn’t very good, so he saved me a ton of time and stress by translating things and helping me set things up for the new place. I would choose Holly every time, hands down. I highly recommend working with him. He’s the best!

    D’Vonne, USA

  • This was actually the first time I ever searched for an apartment so I didn’t have any knowledge about it. Holly at RE/MAX WINNERS was recommended to me by a close friend. Thanks to him I learned a lot about how moving into a new place here in Japan is. Also, I’m very lucky to have met him because he is truly a great help. He works hard, is trustworthy and reliable. He really helped me a lot even though we were both in different prefectures. I really recommend Holly for first timers. He’s been an amazing person to work with!

    Karla, Philippines

  • Three years ago I knew nothing about renting, agencies, costs, conditions… I was referred to Holly by one of my friends. He helped me find an apartment which met my requirements in less than a week. At that time, I just thought I was lucky.
    Now, 3 years later, I asked for his help again and then I realized – it was not luck! He is just the best agent I have met. Once again he listened to my wishes and conditions and he found a place which ticked all of my boxes, in a very short period of time. He went beyond just finding a place for us and also helped out with setting up the utilities, internet, etc… It’s such a privilege to find an agent who can make all the movement process in Japan stress-free! Thank you again Holly!

    Jelena, Serbia

  • Holly was instrumental in ensuring my move to Japan was positive. He understood my hesitancy in renting and was patient throughout the entire process. One of the reasons he is so successful is because he takes time to find out his clients wants and needs. From there he chooses properties that align with the clients desires. I was able to choose an apartment while in quarantine because Holly utilized technology to allow me to view options. He collaborated with my employer to navigate the process to register in Japan, set up all utilities and even assisted with purchase of appliances. Throughout the entire process, he was always available if I encountered any problems and responded quickly to all inquiries. Being an English speaker, moving to Japan without knowing Japanese can be intimidating. Holly was one of the people who made the transition seamless. Having a bilingual agent was vital to ensure I understood the terms of contracts and purchases allowing me to make decisions in comfort. Several of my colleagues used Holly and all have positive comments about their experience. I recommend Holly with no reservations.

    Angela, USA

  • I first met Holly in 2015 when he helped with my first move. I was completely fresh, knew nothing about the moving procedure and Holly guided me every step of the way to finding an apartment and even set up utilities and booked my moving van. The place he found for me was great and I lived there for awhile. A few years later, I had a chance to experience how bad agents operate and used another agency to find a new place. Instant regret from day one and I spent a year and a half gearing up to move. The other agency had dishonesty and bad service rolled into one. During that time I contacted Holly. He worked hard to really understand what I was looking for, I was crazily specific and that alone was a lot, but in the end, I found a place that I loved and Holly helped my fight for it. He was attentive the whole time and is even there for you after the contract is signed and after moving day which you don’t see anywhere else. Honesty is a big thing for me and he is an honest agent that has also helped a few people I’ve recommended to him. I’ll continue to recommend him to anyone else searching for a home or a place to set up business. Seek out Holly! You definitely will not regret it ^^

    Zoë, England

  • Holly at RE/MAX WINNERS came highly recommended by a close friend. Trust worthiness, fast service, reliability, multi-lingual support as well as keen problem solving were the obvious qualities that were immediately evident. I was looking for an upgrade from my current place. My requirements were not that easy to satisfy. I needed a bigger place with a garage, good and strategic location, name value plus safe and secure, great neighborhood, close to the station, commute friendly, reasonable rent and conditions, etc. All of these were met, plus Holly actually helped the transition and move to the new place as convenient and easy as possible. From contracting the basic utilities, gas, water, electricity, internet, fire insurance, up to transporting and hauling my stuff… I believe you will never find a similar or better fudosan which truly cares. Thanks again Bro.! Until my next upgrade!! More Power!!

    Mon, Spain

  • We’ve been working with Holly for a long time now. We were looking for a very specific kind of place and when we finally found it, Holly handled everything from the application, to setting up the bills, to answering all of our questions after. We’ve recommended him to our friends and they’ve had great experiences as well.

    Mike & Shannon, USA

  • I was looking for a suitable place near my office. I have contacted lots of real estate companies but they weren’t able to find me an apartment according to my choice. Then one day one of my colleagues recommended me to Mr. Holly. He listened to my problems carefully and found a very good apartment nearby my office within my budget. The apartment is really awesome. In Japan, most of the foreigners are struggling with the paperwork. I don’t have that much knowledge in Japanese, so it’s really more difficult than anyone else. Due to Holly, all the paperwork was so smooth. And I moved in a week. He also helped me with the appliances and supported me 24/7. As a human, he is also an amazing man. I strongly recommend RE/MAX WINNERS and their services to the newbies who moved to Japan recently. Trust me, you will be benefited at the end of the day.

    Farabi, Bangladesh

  • I highly recommend Holly and RE/MAX WINNERS for the following reasons: 1) Updated me with available apartments within days after inquiry (quick response) 2) Provided 3 apartment options within my standard 3) Essentials were set as part of the service (appliances, futon, setting up of electricity, water, gas) 4) Assisted with settling in the new area and apartment within his ability (helped with translation and contacting companies like internet provider, gave advice and suggestions) 5) If I move to a new apartment in the future around Osaka, I would seek for his excellent service again.

    Princess, Philippines

  • Holly was recommended to me by a co-worker and he managed to find me a place that checked all my boxes! Even though the process of moving house was daunting, I felt reassured by his knowledge and expertise. I got a lot of valuable advice from him during the decision making process and he went above and beyond to bridge the language gap and provide support for not only his realty services but also setting up internet, utilities, appliances and even moving service recommendations. After I’ve settled in, he still keeps in touch to help with questions that might come up. I have and will continue to recommend Holly and RE/MAX WINNERS to anyone looking to relocate.

    Kirsten, South Africa

  • Holly was great in finding me exactly the kind of apartment I was looking for. He listened carefully to my explanation of what I wanted out of an apartment, and worked hard to basically find me my dream room. He also accompanied me to the real estate management office and made the paperwork there go very smoothly, and even recommended a great moving company to me. I’m very grateful and recommend his services to other people looking to move.

    Dan, USA

  • Holly made my transition to Japan seamless, even during an extremely complicated period. His communication was always efficient and thorough, and he often went above and beyond by providing me advice and help on getting situated in my new home. After communicating a price range and general areas of interest, Holly quickly found several apartment options that fit my criteria. I have no hesitation in recommending Holly and the RE/MAX WINNERS team.

    Andrew, USA

  • When I had to move to Osaka because of a new job, a colleague of mine introduced me to Holly. He was a professional and he worked around our schedule as we were only available in Osaka for a few days to view properties. He was able to set up viewings for properties that we liked on the same day that we met him. He picked us up from our hotel and drove us to look at properties in Hirakata. He also dropped us off in front of our hotel after the viewing. This was a big thing for us because we were travelling with our one year old daughter. He was able to secure us a contract with the apartment that we wanted in a couple of days, and we were only waiting for the paperwork to push through by the time when we had to return to Tokyo. Holly also helped us set up utilities for the new apartment so that we could focus on other things we needed to finish for the move. All in all, we highly recommend Holly if you are looking for help in finding a new place. We can’t thank him enough for all the help he’s given us.

    Gel, Gen & Arya, Philippines

  • I was introduced to Holly via some friends who he had previously helped find a marvelous apartment. They had nothing but good things to say about him, so when I decided to move, I knew I could leave it to Holly to help find the perfect place. From searching available units, to setting up viewings, to helping understand the paperwork at the rental office, Holly was indispensable throughout the moving process. I have nothing but the highest praise for Holly and highly recommend RE/MAX WINNERS if you’re looking to move.

    Mike, USA

  • Holly and Inoue at RE/MAX WINNERS did a fantastic job in helping me purchase my first piece of property in Japan. Not being familiar with the process, they helped me and my wife fully understand what I was looking at and getting into, both in English and Japanese. I feel like this type of service is what stands out the most to me. They made sure I felt comfortable every step of the way, while keeping me informed. I highly recommend RE/MAX WINNERS.

    Tyler, USA

  • I am really happy with this agency that a friend recommended to me in the first place. She said they were very professional and able to find the perfect place for me. I was in a rush and needed an apartment right after leaving the dormitory I was living in, and even with the pressure and the lack of time, Holly still did his best to find the right apartment. Also, he answers really quickly and is always willing to help or answer any of your questions. I really trust this company since I know they support me at anytime. If I need to move in the future, I’ll ask their services again!

    Sophia, France

  • I was quite intimidated with the idea of moving to Osaka with basically zero Japanese language skills.  A work colleague recommended Holly to me so I decided to give him a try. It was a decision I do not regret. Prior to my entering the county, Holly started corresponding with me to find out exactly what I was looking for in an apartment. This meant that once I arrived we were able to immediately go house hunting. He did not waste my time on homes that were out of my price range or not in line with my requests. Holly is highly personable with an engaging personality and he speaks excellent English and Japanese. I was able to get into a perfect apartment in less than 2 weeks after arriving to Osaka. Holly was supportive with the entire process including filling out all paperwork and even getting the utilities set-up. I was pleased that he was also able to help me get the basic appliances needed to settle into my apartment at a good price. With no hesitation I would recommend Holly to any individual house hunting in Osaka. 

    Joey, USA

  • We found this agency through a friend’s recommendation. I’m very glad we heard about it. Holly was super helpful for finding a good apartment which corresponded exactly with what we were looking for. He is also a friendly person and made the whole process very clear and smooth. And even after having found the apartment, he is still very helpful, making the link between the apartment owner and us. We highly recommend this agency! We are very thankful for their work.

    Alice, France & Jorge, Columbia

  • Moving to Osaka, I was recommended to find an English speaking real estate agent. Initially I tried 4 different local agencies in Izumisano, but it soon became clear that their English speaking capabilities were about as good as my Japanese. Google translate only works to a certain degree. Winners Property and their agent Holly was recommended to me, and I only have good things to say. He found a nice apartment to an OK price and was very reliable and helpful in setting everything up. I can only imagine how difficult this would have been without him. Highly recommended.

    Erik, Norway

  • Coming to a new country and not knowing the language can be pretty tough, especially when it comes to getting a new place. Holly really came through and was able to narrow down a list of potential spots based on my preferences. That really saved time and made it painless to find a nice apartment. Even more, he has great deal on appliances and was able to have them delivered to me on my move in day. He also helped me set up utilities. These things go a long way when you don’t understand Japanese and aren’t sure where to start. He also answered all my general questions about living in Japan which really goes above and beyond what is expected. Couldn’t be happier!!!

    Ali, Canada

  • I’m familiar with the hassle of moving in Japan. It’s expensive and even if you speak Japanese, it is usually a stressful time. So, I was preparing myself for that sort of experience before my friends introduced me to Holly. Holly was great leading up to the big search and when I came to Osaka with my friend to finally take a look, both Holly and the team did an outstanding job. I came prepared to look and sort through a dozen of places but Holly had narrowed it down to a few based on my needs and it kept the entire process easy. In the end I got a great deal on a place I love that is even more than I imagined I’d be getting. Holly made sure he was available to answer all of my questions and in the end it was a great experience. I cannot thank Holly and his team enough.

    Ashley, USA

  • When we arrived in Japan from Canada, we knew that finding a place to live would be a challenge. We knew that communication in Japanese would be an issue. However, the school recommended Holly to us because of past experience. In no time, he was able to find us our apartment. He took care not only the paperwork but also setting up the utilities and he even helped us get the basic appliances needed to start. My husband and I were really happy with how he handled our move. When our situation changed and needed another apartment, Holly helped us once again and we finally settled in an even better place with our son in a very convenient location near our school. We recommend Holly in a heartbeat to anybody new and even those who are already here in Japan looking for a place to call home. Thank you Holly.

    Maria, Tom & Callum, Canada

  • When moving to Japan for work the biggest challenge was finding a place to live and moving in within the month; having not visited Japan before and not speaking the language made this feel like a very difficult task. A colleague of mine recommended Holly and he managed to not only find us a place, but got us set up to move in within 2 weeks! From start to finish Holly was there to ensure the whole process went smoothly, including a pickup service to view flats together. He even helped get the utilities set-up and offered contacts for WiFi! What made it even easier is that Holly is fluent in both Japanese and English, which made dealing with the housing company really easy. I will definitely use Holly if I move again in the future.

    Jack, England & Elena, Malaysia

  • Moving to Japan without knowing any Japanese can be a difficult task for a foreigner. Before moving to Japan, I researched a lot of things about Japan and everywhere it stated that finding an apartment is a very difficult task. But luckily for me, I was able to get in touch with Holly Yu and the entire move in process was as smooth as it could be. Holly began to work on looking for houses for me even before I had arrived in Japan. We communicated through LINE and by the time I reached Japan, he already had a list of apartments he thought would be a good fit for me based on our conversations over LINE. The whole process could be overwhelming, but with Holly to help me at every step, it really really made the process much easier. Holly has been nothing but supportive and helpful since the day I have moved to Japan. Holly has gone above and beyond to help me since my move to Japan and has always been of great assistance, whether it’s questions related to apartments or just being a foreigner in Japan.

    Rohit, USA

  • Holly was indispensable. Finding an apartment in Japan as a foreigner is immensely difficult, and finding a place you will like even more so. Holly took the time to guide my girlfriend and I step by step through the process; and I will admit, we asked a lot from him. But in the end, Holly found us a place we both could not be happier with.

    James & Haley, USA

  • Holly made finding and moving into my new apartment so easy and stress free. He worked very hard to find apartments that had what I needed. He is friendly and makes sure he finds you a place you will be happy with. I highly recommend having Holly help you find your new home!

    Melissa, USA

  • RE/MAX WINNERS did an amazing job finding me a place to live! I had very little time and an even smaller budget, but Holly did everything in his power to make sure I love my new home! It was a wonderful experience all around.

    Haruka, USA

  • Holly was recommended to me by friends he’d helped previously. Holly was always efficient & friendly and my many questions were answered promptly. Holly went above & beyond to assist with searching for a suitable apartment, signing contracts & even helped me with connecting all my utilities. I’ve since passed on Holly’s details to other friends now. If you’re looking to move I highly recommend you contact Holly!

    Naomi, Australia

  • I would just like to say I am very impressed with holly. He helped me find my apartment in the most convenient location at a reasonable price. He took care of all the necessary documents, and helped me get an internet service provider even though it’s not his duty as an agent. He’s been very kind and went above and beyond in helping me settle into my new place. I would definitely recommend him and his company to all the newbies who want to settle here in japan. His service is exceptional.

    Neza, Philippines

  • Holly has been instrumental in my move to Osaka. He prepared a list of housing options before I arrived, and within a few days I was moving into my new apartment. Finding the apartment was just one step in my move, however. Holly also tapped his network of friends and colleagues to set me up with appliances, internet, and air conditioning. He even personally drove me to a gym to check the membership prices when weighing my options. He truly goes above and beyond, and he is helpful every step of the way. Thanks again, Holly!

    Adrian, USA

  • After searching for a new apartment for about a month with a real estate company and no luck, a friend recommended I contact Holly. Holly was always quick to respond and was flexible with my schedule. He listened to my requirements and showed me exactly what I was asking for, and I never felt pushed to take a place I wasn’t completely happy with. Within a few days I found an apartment I loved and Holly helped me through the process, letting me know exactly what documents I needed and what steps I needed to take even after moving. I absolutely love my new apartment, but I know if I ever wanted to find another place, I could count on Holly to help. I highly recommend Holly to anyone looking for a new home!

    Alexandra, USA

  • I had a wonderful experience finding an apartment with Mr. Holly Yu. He has helped me find a suitable apartment twice. As an international student, there are several obstacles that one can face while looking for apartments, like language barrier, finding a guarantor, high key money, being under age in Japan, possible discrimination, and more, all that I have seen my friends and classmates go through. I was able to find an apartment both times without having to go through all those. He is kind and efficient in his work and made sure to accommodate all my preferences while looking for a place. Moreover, he follows up after the move and has helped me contact other companies like water company and plumbers. I highly recommend choosing this agency for a stress-free experience of finding housing in Japan.

    Aditi, India

  • The moment I arrived in Osaka, Japan, Holly was there to help my move from temporary to permanent accommodation go smoothly. From picking me up at my hotel, to showing multiple housing options that fit my criteria, I was able to count on Holly every step of the process. Once I chose a place and the lease was signed Holly continued to ensure I felt comfortable, helping set up my utilities and provide advice to making my Osaka transition easier. Months in to my lease I am enjoying my apartment Holly found and the service he continues to provide. A co-worker recommended Holly to myself and I will definitely do the same to anybody looking for a realtor to smoothly make Osaka their new home.

    Tanner, Canada

  • *Best Service in a friendly manner* My wife and myself just moved recently to Osaka, Japan. We heard a lot about housing in Japan and mainly the part of being super expensive and super small. Therefore, we had some concerns when it came to finding the right apartment for our future life in Osaka. My company recommended Mr. Holly to us and we can say that was the best hint ever. After our first personalized chat, he was able to show us on the same day five apartments which were within our budget and our needs. After we chose our favorite, Mr. Holly took over all work on the documents and whatever else was needed. We were able to move in within one month and are very happy at our new place. Mr. Holly remains a source of information, wherever a question pops up related to living in Japan in general. We can only recommend to work with him.

    Kathja & Béla, Germany

  • Prior to returning to Japan, one of my major concerns was housing. Fortunately for me, I was introduced to Mr. Holly Yu who without having met him, and through only conversations via text messaged alleviated all of my fears in the most professional manner. He was able to answer my questions thoroughly, and most importantly provided me with a wonderfully modern apartment, that exceeded all of my expectation and needs. I highly recommend him for comfort, peace of mind and value for money! Thank you for everything Holly!

    Crystal, Trinidad

  • When I was having trouble apartment searching on my own, a friend  recommended Mr. Holly to me with great enthusiasm. Through LINE messages, I could share what I was looking for and Mr. Holly was quick to reply with links, advice, and useful information about the areas and units that helped me make my decision. It was a relief to have Mr. Holly by my side during the contract signing process. Thanks to him, I had all of the appropriate documents and understood everything the Japanese staff told me. The best part about working with Mr. Holly was that he went above and beyond in helping my transition be as smooth as possible. Among other things, he managed to get me a discount on my moving fee and registered me for utilities (water). After a month into living in my new space, I could not be any happier about the experience I had with Mr. Holly. His enthusiasm, honesty, and knowledge made the searching and moving process a pleasant one.

    Talia, USA

  • I arrived to Japan at the beginning of 2018, and knowing nothing on how to find an apartment I decided to live in a share house, but soon I discovered that was not the life I wanted for myself so I decided to start looking for a new apartment. Mr. Holly was recommended to me by several people I asked to; he immediately contacted me and started looking for a place that met my requirements and in a month I had My apartment! He was very nice, helpful and whenever I had a question regarding anything related to what we were doing he would give me an answer very fast. Now I’m very happy in my apartment and if I ever feel the need to move again, I will definitely contact Mr. Holly again.

    Alejandra, Mexico

  • Mr. Holly did a wonderful job of finding me an apartment. My situation was rather difficult and I had many requests but he managed to find me a great place to live. I’m so grateful for his help. Thank you Mr. Holly!

    Rebecca, USA

  • As a foreigner finding housing in Japan can be a stressful, complex and difficult affair filled with pitfalls and confusion. Lucky for me, and the rest of his happily housed patrons, Holly Yu is the perfect choice to navigate the process with honesty, grace and immeasurable dedication. Holly simplifies the process, shares the experience with you step by step and offers choices that are not available to housing-seekers without an experienced and compassionate realtor. Holly not only set us up with our housing, but also assisted us with any persisting issues like wi-fi and rental payment. His wisdom and patience are indispensable. I feel that Holly Yu is the most professional, trustworthy and helpful realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

    William, Canada

  • Just to state up-front, Holly Yu has been the most dependable and caring person out of anyone I have met within this first month of living in Japan.  Before arriving in Japan, my place of employment gave me Holly Yu as a contact to aid me in finding housing.  Upon arrival, Holly was immediately available to meet with me and made me feel like I was a major priority in his work schedule.  After personally picking me up, Holly and I discussed my interests for housing and he was able to immediately set up visits for apartments and complexes that reflected my own wants and needs.  Even after finding an apartment, Holly has gone FAR above and beyond the simple definition of a realtor; not only has Holly been there to aid me in all of my housing needs, but also he has been available and supportive in helping me with any questions or concerns as I get settled in this next chapter in my life.

    Matthew, USA

  • RE/MAX WINNERS really saved me from being homeless in Japan. It only took around a week for Holly to find me the perfect place in a perfect location at an affordable price and to move in. I could never thank him enough for all the hard work, the compassion, and the energy he used to get me this place. I already recommended RE/MAX WINNERS to my friend, and will continue doing it as a satisfied client and a friend.

    Tristan, France