According to REINS, a total of 3,428 second-hand apartments were reported to have sold across greater Tokyo in April, up 110.4% from last year. This time last year the Tokyo area was under the first state of emergency issued since the start of the pandemic. Companies sent workers home, and real estate developers and brokerages temporarily closed offices for April and May. The 3rd state of emergency started on April 25, 2021, but it is business as usual this time around for the majority of real estate agencies.

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