February Training Schedule

Below is the schedule of upcoming online training classes for the month of February. If you’re new to REsearch, we strongly encourage you to attend the “Orientation” session on Feb. 8. We are also introducing a class dedicated to “Cloud CMA” beginning Feb. 17.

Even if you’ve participated in a session before, it’s often a good idea to get a refresher. Our live trainers can answer your questions and help you get the most out of REsearch. Descriptions of each HIS webinar can be found here.

To sign up immediately, simply click on the links below. Space is limited so please RSVP soon! If you are going to participate/watch online classes as a group, only one person needs to sign up.

Next Week

The Basics
Feb. 6, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

How to Enter & Manage Listings
Feb. 6, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Basics to Formats
Feb. 8, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Feb. 8, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Basics to Searching
Feb. 10, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Advanced Search Techniques
Feb. 10, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 13-17, 2012

Zipforms & Downloading
Feb. 13, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Update & CMA Features
Feb. 13, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

How to Enter & Manage Listings
Feb. 15, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Farming & Labels
Feb. 15, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Update & CMA Features
Feb. 17, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cloud CMA New Class!
Feb. 17, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 20-24, 2012

The Calendar
Feb. 20, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Prospecting & Contacts
Feb. 20, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Maps I
Feb. 22, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Maps II
Feb. 22, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Feb. 24, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In-Person Training

TMK Essentials
Feb. 2, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
680 Iwilei Rd., Ste. #777, Honolulu, HI 96817

Instructions on how to register for online classes:

  • To register, please click on the applicable link located below the class. The link will then take you to the registration site.
  • Please complete all the required fields marked by a red asterisks (First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Phone, Organization AKA Office Name).
  • Click “Register Now” to complete the registration process. Once registered a confirmation email will be sent to your email address to confirm your registration along with a unique web ID number and instructions on how to login to the session on that day.
  • If you need login assistance, please feel free to contact our Customer/Technical Support team at 800-628-3121, press # and then 457.

Remember, after you have participated, please make sure to fill out the survey or e-mail me your feedback so we can continue to improve upon our training efforts! Mahalo.

System Requirements for Online Classes

  • PC-based attendees – Required: Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Macintosh®-based attendees – Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

System requirements apply only to the GoToMeeting webinar service, not to the REsearch system.

Questions? Comments? Please feel free to contact us via support@hawaiiinformation.com or call (808) 599-4224 or (800) 628-3121.

Spotlight on Cloud CMA

With the recent release of REsearch Cross Browser, we also introduced Cloud CMA. It’s an industry leading, easy-to-use solution to quickly create attractive, informative reports, from Comparative Market Analyses (CMAs), property reports, and reports for both buyers and sellers.

Cloud CMAAnd as a Cloud CMA site license partner, Hawaii Information Service is pleased to be able to offer this product to members at no additional charge.

For all the versatility and power built into REsearch, its report and print formats are limited. Cloud CMA makes it possible to rapidly transform MLS listing data into elegant presentations using a variety of personalized and custom report themes. And Cloud CMA reports are provided as PDFs that you can download, print, and send via e-mail, or even share via links that can be posted to Facebook or Twitter.

Cloud CMA is just one more reason to make the switch to REsearch Cross Browser, which is a key step in our evolution toward a modern, accessible, standards-based real estate solution. We strongly encourage you to check it out!

Coming Up

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to some of the key features of Cloud CMA, including:

  • Creating Your Cloud CMA Account
  • Creating a Simple CMA
  • Brochures & Flyers

In addition to tips and tricks to help you make the most of Cloud CMA, we’ll also host live online webinars that will take you through the features step-by-step, and answer your questions on the spot. We are also expanding our online help system to cover Cloud CMA and address the most frequently asked questions.

Can’t wait to dive in? Visit the Cloud CMA website, and sign up for one of Cloud CMA’s weekly half-hour webinars.

Stay on Cloud 9!

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Rules Revisions Effective Feb. 1

Please share this announcement with your fellow brokers and agents!

The HIS Board of Directors has approved changes to the rules in regards to listing photos. A photo is now required on all listings. The following changes will be applicable to all listings activated in the service after January 31, 2012.

Section 3.05. Information in listing records limited.

b. Photographic images and video and virtual tours submitted on listing records may contain only depictions of the physical characteristics of the listed property and its immediate vicinity. If there are structures on the listed properties, there must be at least one photograph of the frontal view of the primary structure submitted on each listing record. Inclusion of marketing or promotional messages or contact information including phone numbers, email addresses, and web site addresses for any participant or associate subscriber, seller, owner, or other entity is expressly prohibited. Images of “for-sale” signs and pictures of persons are expressly prohibited. This prohibition also bans active hyperlinks and website or URL addresses to websites or web pages that contain marketing or promotional messages, contact information or banned images.

Section 3.07. Time of submission. The participant must submit a required listing within 48 hours after execution of the contractual agreement. The participant must submit a property photo in compliance with Section 3.05(b) for any listing record except one relating to vacant land within 7 days after submission of the listing record to the service.

Please note: Vacant land listings will no longer be exempt from the photo rules. At least one (1) photo of the land that has been listed shall be required on all listings submitted to the service after January 31, 2012.

A revised version of the rules incorporating the changes above has been posted on line at the REsearch web site at this link:


Should there be any questions in regards to the rules, you may contact Diana Haraguchi, Asst. Exec to the Pres/CEO by calling 1-800-628-3121 ext. 172, or by sending an email to Diana@UseREsearch.com.