May 2019 Training Schedule

gotomeeting-logo-orangeThis is the schedule of online training classes for the month of May. 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.

May 1-3, 2019

May 6-10, 2019

May 13-17, 2019

May 20-24, 2019

To sign up immediately, simply click on the links below. If you are going to attend online classes as a group, only one person needs to sign up. We recommend registering for classes even if you cannot attend live, as many are recorded and made available the next day.

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

System requirements for online classes:

      • PC-based attendees – Required: Microsoft Windows® Vista or newer
      • Macintosh®-based attendees – Required: Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
      • Mobile attendees – Required: Apple iOS 10 or newer, Google Android 4.4 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 or call (808) 599-4224 or (800) 628-3121.

Changes to ‘Hold’ Listing Availability

Please note the following changes affecting listings in ‘Hold’ status.

zipform-by-ziplogixListings in ‘hold’ status are no longer accessible in zipForm.

Going forward, in order to import listing details into zipForm via MLS Connect, the listing will need to be in any other status.

This change is to address a security issue recently brought to our attention. zipLogix, the provider of zipForm, is unable to prevent the ‘hold’ listings of one agent from being viewed by another agent through their service. Therefore, zipLogix recommended that ‘hold’ listings be removed from the data provided to them.

We realize that this change presents an inconvenience to many agents that used the ‘hold’ listing status as a means to prepare zipForm documents in advance, but we hope you understand that the security and privacy of your ‘hold’ listing details takes precedence.

Listings in ‘hold’ status will expire and be deleted after 12 months unless action is taken.

Presently, listings in ‘hold’ status are retained indefinitely in REsearch. As part of new database maintenance procedures, listings that have been in ‘hold’ status for more than 12 months will be flagged for deletion.

We will provide seven days’ notice prior to deletion, and you will be able to request that these listings be retained in ‘hold’ status for an additional three months. This request must be made in writing via email to You will receive confirmation that your request has been received.

We encourage you to review your current ‘hold’ listings now to determine whether you will be affected. We will provide ample warning via email and login page notices prior to beginning this process.

Thank you very much for your understanding!

New ‘Vacation Rental’ Map Layer in REsearch


VacationRentalMapLayerBoxA new map layer has been added to REsearch for Hawaii Island, indicating areas where vacation rentals (also known as short-term rentals) are a permitted use, upon registration with the county.

To view the layer, open the “Layers and Legends” menu in the REsearch map window, and select “Vacation Rentals.” Boundaries and shaded areas will then be displayed for the four zoning types where vacation rentals are allowed:

    • Resort (V)
    • Multi-Family Residential (RM)
    • Village Commercial (CV)
    • General Commercial (CG)



This layer was made available with the cooperation and assistance of the Office of the Mayor of Hawaii County, through the support of Hawaii Island REALTORS®.

If you have questions regarding these areas, please call the Hawaii County Planning Department at (808) 961-8288.

The Mayor’s Office reports that the county is still in the process of developing the rules that will apply to all short-term vacation rentals — whether registered in a permitted district as shown by this map layer or non-comforming, existing rental properties in an unpermitted district. A link to these rules, when finalized, will be added to REsearch.


We are still working on developing map layers for short-term vacation rental zones for Maui County and Kauai County. If you have questions or suggestions relating to these or other improvements to REsearch and REsearch maps, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!