Office Closed on Memorial Day

The Hawaii Information Service office will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2012 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29.

As always, you can reach us after hours and on weekends by leaving a message on our emergency line. Just call (808) 599-4224 or (800) 628-3121 from the neighbor islands, and press * (star). Our phone system will notify our on-call staff, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Our team would like to wish you a peaceful holiday weekend, and thank you for your continued support!

Thank You For Meeting With Us!


To those of you who were able to attend our outreach and training events last week in Waimea and Kona, thank you for taking the time to meet with us!

As your local real estate technology provider, we hope you found value in our presentation, which covered what’s new in REsearch (from vastly upgraded maps to lockbox support to Cloud CMA), as well as a preview of what’s to come. We were happy to answer your questions, and brought back several pages of comments and suggestions that we will be taking to heart, and will do our best to implement.

This latest trip caps off the first member outreach tour for 2012, which included well-attended events with members in Hilo and on both the north and south shore of Kauai. And it won’t be our last. So if you weren’t able to join us, we will be back later this year, as part of our continuing efforts to be more accessible and responsive to our members.

We also wanted to congratulate the winners of our drawings for a quarter of free MLS service:

West Hawaii

  • Sancie DeMattos
    MacArthur & Company Sotheby’s International Realty (Kamuela)
  • Gretchen Lambeth
    Hawaiian Isle Real Estate, LLC
  • Marilyn Ednie
    Ednie Realty

East Hawaii

  • Cynthia Harrison
    Clark Realty
  • Gina Hara Chun
    Chris Brilhante Realty
  • Keith Iwamoto
    Century 21 Homefinders of Hawaii
  • Amanda Donaldson
    Aloha Coast Realty


  • Herb Lee
    Herb Lee Realty
  • Robert Denniston
    Coldwell Banker Makai Properties
  • Ron Margolis
    Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
  • Laura O’Very
    Oceanfront Realty International, Inc.

As always, if you still have questions, comments, or concerns, we’d love to hear from you. You can email us at, call us at (800) 628-3121, or seek us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

Come See Us in Waimea & Kona

Anna Ranc

Happy Lei Day! We hope your May is off to a great start. Members of the Hawaii Information Service team will be back on the Big Island next week, and want to meet with you!

We’re happy to see such a great response to our upcoming outreach sessions in West Hawaii! Our first session on Tuesday, May 8 in Kona quickly filled up (parking is limited!), so we’ve added a second session later in the afternoon. Meanwhile, we have plenty of room left at our Monday, May 7 session in Waimea.

Waimea: Monday, May 7

  • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Anna Ranch Heritage Center
    65-1480 Kawaihae Road [Map]

Kona: Tuesday, May 8

  • 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. NEW SESSION!
    Solid Rock Ministries – Sanctuary
    75-5699 Kopiko St. [Map]

We are very eager to share with you:

  • REsearch 5.0 – What’s new, from map updates to lockbox support!
  • Getting the Most out of Cloud CMA – Fast and elegant reports for buyers and sellers.
  • What’s Ahead – New website offerings, rental features, and more!
  • Your Questions Answered – Let us help you get the most out of REsearch.

We are certain it will be worth your while to join us and your fellow members at one of these special member gatherings. But as icing on the cake, we will wrap things up with special giveaways! Of course, you must RSVP, and you must be present to win.

We look forward to this opportunity to meet with you, and hope you’ll be able to join us. Our events on Kauai and in Hilo were a great success, and space is limited. So please let us know that you’re coming by emailing, and we’ll be sure to make the most of this valuable face-to-face time on the Big Island!