How to Sell or Rent Out Your Home in Japan – Whether You’re Living in Japan or Overseas

The next installment in our popular series of webinars on how to sell or rent out property in Japan, with a focus on considerations for foreigners who currently own residential real estate in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 11AM to 12:30PM on Saturday, May 29th (JST).

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    Real Estate Japan
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    This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo
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Real Estate Japan is pleased to present the next installment in our popular series of webinars on how to sell residential property in Japan.

As Japan and the rest of the world continue to be impacted by COVID-19, what should owners of residential real estate, including residential investment properties, know about the market and should you consider selling your property in this environment?

We’re faced with a lot of uncertainty as the worldwide pandemic is still unfolding, but objectively, interest rates in Japan remain at historic lows and demand for more spacious homes is increasing as people pivot to working-from-home. At the same time, supply of new condominiums remains tight, while sales of pre-owned apartments and single-family homes are surging. If you have been thinking about selling your property, is now a good time to sell?

In this webinar, we will be presenting objective, practical information about the market, selling process, and more.

This will be a co-presentation by GPlusMedia, the company which runs Real Estate Japan and Century 21 Nisshin.

We will be covering the following topics:

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    • The Japanese real estate market
    • How to set the asking price
      • Comparison method
      • Capitalization method
      • Depreciation method
    • Steps to selling property in Japan
    • 3 different types of real estate agent agreements
    • Taxes and other fees when you sell property in Japan
  • Presented by Century 21 Nisshin
    • Renting vs. Selling — Deciding which option is right for you
    • Various methods to rent out your home and how they compare (residential leases, monthly & short-term rentals), the overall rental flow and associated property expenses
    • How to optimize your selling price 
    • Property renovations — Should you remodel the property prior to renting/selling?
    • Additional considerations when renting or selling from overseas (including recent case studies of both handled by our agency)

Q&A session will be held at the end of the online seminar

Bring your questions and take notes, as we’ll be holding a Q&A session at the end!

Free, online consultations are available by appointment

Our partner, Century 21 Nisshin, is able to provide highly personalized consultations based on your unique situation. For a private consultation, please indicate that you would like to request an appointment on the registration form. A consultant from Century 21 Nisshin will contact you.

Articles on Buying and Selling Property in Japan

Real Estate Japan regularly publishes articles on buying, selling, and investing in property in Japan, covering a wide of topics from data and market reports to macroeconomic trends and featured properties from around the country.

Here are a few of our most popular articles on selling property in Japan:

Please visit the Resources section to see all of our articles.

The seminar is free, but attendance is limited to 30 participants and we expect this session to fill up quickly. Please click on the registration link below to reserve a seat!

Lead photo: iStock


GPlus Media Inc.
Yasuhiro Kitagawa

Yasuhiro has been with Real Estate Japan for six years. He studied and worked in the U.S. for over ten years before returning to Japan to work in the Japanese real estate industry. He is passionate about improving transparency and access to the Japanese real estate market for Japanese and foreigners alike. Yasuhiro is head of Real Estate Japan's investment support services for foreigners.

Century21 Nisshin
Emily Chern
Century21 Nisshin, Overseas Division

She was born and raised in the United States and began studying Japanese from a young age. She worked in freelance event marketing and interpreting for several years before relocating to Japan in 2016. Since arriving in Tokyo in 2017, she has been active in the foreigner-specialized real estate niche, working with a wide range of both individual and corporate clients.


This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo


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