Languages: English, Japanese
Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation
Hikaru Tashiro is a rare breed of New York City real estate agent who is committed to providing her clients with the highest standard of integrity, quality service and personable support along with her extensive knowledge of the industry, which have earned her a growing business of constant referrals and repeat clients. She is exceptionally organized, thorough and detail oriented. She truly believes that the little things can make a big difference, and also understands the importance of having a strong work ethic and proactive approach as a consummate professional-to-be.
Originally from Japan, Hikaru made her move to New York in 1996 and she immediately fell in love with the vibrant culture and arts community this city is built upon. After 23+ years she considers New York her home and to this day one of her favorite things to do is to explore the city. "I love walking everywhere because that is how you discover those great local spots tucked in little side streets and get to really feel the vibe of each neighborhood."
Another passion of Hikaru is art. She creates silkscreen prints and artworks and she has an innate ability to understand the aesthetics that market demands. She is also known for her innovative, net/tech-savvy and out-of-the-box thinking approach. That coupled with her thorough and precise market analysis, she is ready to give you a full service/consulting in all aspects of real estate.
"Not enough adjectives to describe our experience with Hikaru. She is extremely diligent, passionate, thoughtful, caring and way more patient than I could ever be. She has a very high level of integrity and goes above and beyond every time. We first met Hikaru in early 2016 as we were finishing up a renovation of our 2 family home in Astoria. She came back multiple times to check on the status of the work, picked the perfect time to list the rental unit at the right price and found us dream tenants. During this whole time, she patiently answered all of our questions and provided valuable guidance and politely set our expectations. Even when it came time to renew the lease for our current tenants, she guided us through the process. We consider Hikaru a friend at this point and as long as we deal with real estate in NY, we see no reason to use another agent. Hikaru is truly the best. - By Samuel T."
"I have consistently worked with Hikaru Tashiro for years now. I've been in New York nearly a decade and like most residents have experienced a hellish apartment hunt. Hikaru's approach is a refreshing change of pace for what can sometimes be an unfeeling industry. First of all, she has always been frank and honest with me. She's completely transparent and respectful when representing you and I really felt like her goal was to get me into the best space possible (which is what you'd hope for). I have worked with Hikaru in renting the last four apartments (in both Manhattan and Brooklyn) I have lived in and she has made each experience less stressful and less time-consuming. I have referred her to multiple friends and family who have had similar experiences. I'd strongly recommend working with her if you can. - By Alex B."
"Our experience with Hikaru was tremendously positive that we felt the need to share it with anyone who is looking for a trustworthy and dependable agent. Since our old apartment building had no-pet policy, my husband and I decided to sell our place and buy a new one. We started with an extensive google research and lucky for us, we found Hikaru. The reason why she dragged our attention among many agents was because of her great reviews not only about her professionalism but also her passion towards work. We decided to email her and she responded promptly. Hikaru visited our place and spent hours to give us details of how selling and purchasing works and helped to answer all our questions. Selling an apartment went pretty smoothly. Hikaru was honest on her opinions about current market and guided us very well to put our place to fit on the market. We sold our place above asking and were able to move on to the purchasing. We are two picky people; we visited SO MANY places from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Long Island City to find a new home. Hikaru was super patient with us and gladly helped to make appointments, communicating with agents and following up every single listing we were interested. We felt bad for her because, again, we had so many listings to visit but she let us feel less guilty by saying that visiting many places also helps her to be a better agent. She is truly a positive person! We finally found a place and now we are here with our puppy! It wasn't easy for us to deal with so many documents, complicated laws and difficult people for almost 5-6 months. However, Hikaru was always there for us and stood up for us. She dealt every problem as her own and did her best to solve them. After all, we sold our old place and purchased a beautiful apartment in a timely manner. Hikaru always said, "I love what I do". I would without a doubt encourage anyone to work with her. Thank you Hikaru. We are very grateful. - By Hye Jeong M. "
"I have worked with Hikaru Tashiro several times and each time, she was prepared, organized, and aligned with client interests. I recently rented a 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom loft in Flatiron through Hikaru. We underwent an extensive search that included multiple types of buildings and apartment formats. What initially started as a 25 property list became 12 site visits which then became the best unit for my needs. When I was in contracting, Hikaru took the lead to ensure that all documents (co-op letters/approvals) and agreements were finalized in proper form. The broker on the other side was highly disorganized which would normally impede a speedy close. Hikaru compensated and anticipated these issues and helped me negotiate a deal that worked for all parties. Hikaru is the only advisor I would hire to help me with rentals/sales/purchases. The simple but biggest difference between her and others in her field is that she actually cares about her clients. That is a quality I rarely see in real estate or really any other financially oriented field. - By Daniel K."
"Finding an apartment in New York City can be daunting, but Hikaru Tashiro was an immense help in finding me one that I absolutely love. She is very professional, and unlike other brokers, she does not push you to sign a lease right away. In fact, she does quite the opposite. She made absolutely certain that everything about the apartment was to my liking and helped me review the lease before signing. She got me a place that I thought I would never get within my budget. When I say that Hikaru Tashiro has your best interests in mind, I mean it. She even showed me some apartments for which we thought she would not get paid a fee. The money was not her main concern, rather that I was happy with where I ended up. I have already referred her to two of my friends, only a month and a half after my experience with her. If anyone ever asks for a good real estate broker in New York, I will always turn them her way. You will not be disappointed! - By Ian H.