Realtor Express on Kauai and Hawaii Island

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The Hawaii Association of Realtors’ “Realtor Express” is traveling across the state next week. The program will visit Kauai on Aug. 4 and Hawaii Island on Aug. 6.

First Stop (9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.): Get the “DIRT” on TRID

Stay on track of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules effective October 1st. Finley Maxson, Senior Counsel and editor of Letter of the Law for the National Association of
REALTORS®, will provide an update on the changes.

Rest Stop (11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.): Lunch & Learn – County Issues

Final Stop (12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.): Core A (4 CE Credits)

Core A Real Estate Commission Continuing Education Course for the 2015-2016 biennium. Enhanced with HAR’s legislative information.

Click here or visit HawaiiRealtors.com for more information.

Brief Downtime Early Wednesday, July 29

twc-telecom-logoDue to scheduled maintenance work by TW Telecom, one of our upstream network providers, REsearch may be unavailable for no more than ten minutes between midnight and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Because we are only provided with a window during which this work will take place, we regret that we are unable provide a more specific time.

Please try to to save your work and log off prior to 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. If you must be in the system during the maintenance window, please save your work often.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your understanding.

REMINDER: In-Person REsearch Training Sessions

re6trainingreminderWhile many of you have been using REsearch 6, its official launch is coming up in September! To help you prepare for the release, we are again visiting with you on Kauai, in Kona, and in Hilo! As with our Sneak Peek sessions last month, space will be limited, so we encourage you to check your calendars and RSVP as soon as possible.

We are again be holding several sessions throughout the day! There will be three sessions in the morning (9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.), and two sessions in the afternoon (1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.).

Please RSVP as soon as possible — space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and early birds will enjoy the best availability for the times that work best for them. Please email us today, and let us know which location and session time you’d like to attend.

Learn & Win with HIS!

If getting a good look at the next version of REsearch isn’t enough, we’ll be holding a drawing during each session for special prizes! Just make sure you register in advance, and of course you must be present to win.

August 2015 Training Schedule

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REsearch online training will now feature REsearch 6!
Here is the schedule of upcoming online training classes for the month of August. If you’re new to REsearch, we strongly encourage you to attend an “Orientation” session on August 10.

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. If you are going to participate/watch online classes as a group, only one person needs to sign up.

August 10-14, 2015

August 17-21, 2015

August 24-28, 2015

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 asterisk (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@hiinfo.com or call (808) 599-4224 or (800) 628-3121.

REsearch 6 Training on Aug. 11 and 12

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While many of you have been using REsearch 6, its official launch is coming up in September! To coincide with the release, we will again be visiting with you on Kauai, in Kona, and in Hilo to offer in-person training!

kauai-venue-smallAs with our Sneak Peek sessions last month, space will be limited, so we encourage you to check your calendars and RSVP as soon as possible!

We will again be holding several sessions throughout the day!  There will be three sessions in the morning (9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.), and two sessions in the afternoon (1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.).

You can now  start reserving seats on a first-come, first-served basis, and early birds will enjoy the best availability for the times that work best for them. Please click below to email us today , and let us know which location and session time you’d like to attend.

RSVP via Email!

Learn & Win with HIS!

giftIf getting a good look at the next version of REsearch isn’t enough, we’ll be holding a drawing during each session for special prizes! Just make sure you register in advance, and of course you must be present to win.

Firefox Blocking Flash

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The Firefox browser this week began blocking Adobe’s Flash plugin by default. Users of Firefox who use the Flash-based photo uploader in REsearch will not be able to proceed without separately re-enabling Flash. You should be presented with a dialog box notifying you that Adobe Flash has been blocked and offering to option to allow it to run. This option may also be presented as a banner across the top of the browser window:

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Should Firefox continue to block Flash, you may wish to switch to another browser in the near term to use the Flash photo loader. But Flash is frequently a conduit for computer security breaches and used by fewer and fewer websites, and is not used in REsearch 6. The good news is, you can start using REsearch 6 today.

You can read more about this change in Firefox here: Firefox blocks Flash, and Facebook calls for its death

Call for Action: Protect Realtors from Patent Trolls

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From the National Association of Realtors:

Next week the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 9 – The Innovation Act of 2015 which will take vital steps to protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits brought by patent trolls.  It is critical that you urge your Member of Congress to support this important legislation.

Contact your Member of Congress to Stop Patent Trolls

The National Association of Realtors is supporting H.R. 9 – The Innovation Act to close loopholes in our legal system that allows patent trolls to thrive.  REALTORS® are targeted by patent trolls at alarming rates for simply using common business technologies like dropdown menus and search functions on websites or scan-to-email technologies found in every office scanner.  Patent trolls exist solely to purchase old patents and to use the threat of expensive lawsuits to extort money from legitimate businesses.  Congress must pass common-sense comprehensive patent litigation reform to protect Main Street businesses and REALTORS® from patent troll abuse.

Contact your U.S. Representative and urge them to support H.R. 9, the Innovation Act

Here is a video primer on this issue:


Thank you for your support on this important legislative issue.