June 2021 Training Schedule

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

June 7-11, 2021

June 14-18, 2021

June 21-25, 2021

Recorded Classes

TMK Essentials

  • Subscribers to our TMK public records service are encouraged to take our online TMK Essentials training. Learn how to get the most out of your TMK subscription on your schedule, from anywhere, via a recorded training session now available on YouTube!

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

MLS Rules Revision: Photo Required Upon Release to Active

The HIS Board of Directors has revised the Rules and Regulations as they relate to listing photo requirements.

To release a listing to Active (A) status, there must now be at least one property photo attached to the listing record.

Listings in Preview (P) status remain exempt from the photo requirement.

What is changing?

Previously, MLS participants were allowed one business day following the release of a listing to active status to submit a property photo.

This rule change prevents listings from being distributed and displayed on external sites without photos, as well as reduces the number of listings in the MLS without photos.

The 30-day availability of the Preview status, which is exempt from the photo requirement, provides ample opportunity to prepare a listing for release to Active.

Review rule changes in detail

To review an annotated version of the updated MLS Rules and Regulations, click here.

Property photo reminders

Please remember that listing photos should depict the property for sale and its “immediate vicinity.” Photos intended to sell a general lifestyle (i.e. erupting volcanoes, surfers, tropical fruit baskets) should be avoided. As a rule of thumb, all images should be of, or visible from, the property.

The specific language can be found in Section 3.05(b).

For example, if there is only one photo attached to the listing, and if there is a structure on the property, that one photo should be of the front view of the structure.

Finally, as Section 3.05(b) goes on to explain, listing property photos may not include:

  • Marketing or promotional messages
  • Contact information
  • ‘For Sale’ signs
  • Pictures of persons


You can download a copy of these updated MLS Rules and Regulations, which are also always linked on the REsearch login page for easy reference.

If you have questions, please contact us!

Hawaii Real Estate Update 2021

Register now for a special joint presentation by noted economist Paul Brewbaker on Hawaii’s ‘post-pandemic’ real estate outlook on May 27.

A year ago, we struggled to predict how a global pandemic might impact Hawaii real estate and the Hawaii economy as a whole. What we’ve seen so far in 2021 is a market that nobody could have anticipated. Yet we know things can turn on a dime, and the back half of this year could look very different from today.

Join leading Hawaii economist Paul Brewbaker (TZ Economics) as he shares his knowledgable and unique insights into Hawaii real estate’s past, present, and future. In addition to providing a macro view of the entire state, he will also probe deeper into the Kauai market, West Hawaii market, and East Hawaii market specifically.

Register today to hear about:

  • Where we are vs. where we thought we’d be in May 2020.
  • The impact of ‘Work from Home’ on the residential real estate market.
  • The impact of remote workers working remotely from Hawaii.
  • The impact of the commercial real estate crash.
  • What happens when eviction moratoriums are lifted.
  • What should we look for in housing policy and new development.
  • What might the next six months look like, next year, beyond.

The webinar will be about an hour long, and there may be some time for Q&A. We welcome your questions early at support@hiinfo.com. A video recording of the webinar will eventually be provided to registered attendees, but to gain the most value out of this real-time update, live attendance is recommended!