I have been asked by several people recently to update my info on how to find an apartment in Kuwait. It has now been 2 years since I moved into my place - and let me tell you - from what I hear, not much has changed. It is still a daunting task and I pity anyone who has to go through it.
Most of the realtors that I worked with have moved on. Slapperella found an apartment about a year ago and I had the opportunity to meet her realtor, Zamina Huseynova of Comfort Real Estate (phone 9946-4866). She was pleasant, professional, HONEST, and didn't waste time. I hear she is still helping some of my friends (that I know in real life and also virtual friends).
I have checked into http://www.masahati.com/ which is very cool. They give you a map with pop-up pictures of locations. My friend who owns Q8Realtor tells me that they are eyeing a similar application. However, with no exclusive listings in Kuwait, it kind of opens the door to all the little real estate monkeys to jump in and take a look at what they can show.
Personally, I still believe that there needs to be more Western real estate agents in the market (Q8Realtor - you guys are members of the American Business Council and BBF - maybe you can get working on that).
Regardless, it is going to take a lot of work to find the perfect home in Kuwait. Drive around - look for apartments at night with the shades open and the lights on; then go ask the building guard. If the place isn't what you want, or you feel that you have been just taken for a ride, don't waste your time being pleasant: WALK.