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!


Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month! The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with all four Hawaii counties, the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, is offering weekly webinars every Thursday for REALTORS®, property managers, landlords and the general public.

Who Should Attend

  • Realtors and Real Estate Agents
  • Resident Managers and Property Managers
  • Private Landlords
  • Association of Apartment Owners (AOAO) and Master Planned Community Board Members
  • Attorneys dealing with Fair Housing
  • Properties working with People with Disabilities
  • Operational and Financing Departments and Agencies for State and City Shelters
  • Nonprofit organizations running shelters and permanent supportive housing
  • Tenants interested in learning about their rights under fair housing laws


  • Thursday, April 1st:
    Fair Housing 101: overview and introduction to key topics for the month of April
  • Thursday, April 8th
    Fair Housing in the Times of COVID and Cautionary Tales from Fair Housing Experts, covering topics of Landlord Tenant Relations and Evictions (eligible for Hawaii State Bar Association CLE credit)
  • Thursday, April 15th
    Race, Color and National Origin: Fair Housing Protections Training
  • Thursday, April 22nd
    Fair Housing: Access and Safety, covering topics of Sex, Gender, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Familial Status, and Hānai Status
  • Thursday, April 29th
    Disability and the Fair Housing Act

Register by MARCH 29, 2021. Web based platform space is limited (1,000 persons max), and subject to space availability at the time of registration. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.


Save the Date! Joint Tech Expo – October 26-28

Join the collective members of the Hawaii Island REALTORS®, Kauai Board of REALTORS®, and West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® for our first joint technology expo, presented with Hawaii Information Service! Mark your calendars for October 26-29, and stay tuned for more details!

Client Portal Workshops

Please join us and your local association for an in-person, hands-on introduction to the Client Portal!

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portalhomefullsizeWe’re excited to be bringing you these workshops to help you get acquainted with this beautiful new agent tool!

We built the Client Portal to help you better engage with your clients, giving them a personalized place to browse listings and giving you deeper insights into their preferences.

Please join us for a quick, friendly introduction to the latest addition to your toolbox!

  • How do I set up portals for my clients?
  • How does the Client Portal work alongside Prospects?
  • What can my clients do with their personalized portal?
  • How can the portal help me know how engaged my clients are?

Bring your laptop (if you have one) and we will walk you through getting started. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. By the end of the workshop, you will have set up your first Client Portal, and have all your questions answered!

These workshops will be led by Raun Ohama, who has provided great technical support for members since 2012.

These workshops will also be kept small to ensure that everyone gets personalized attention. Space is therefore limited, so reserve your seat now!

Hilo Sessions

These workshops will be graciously hosted by Hawaii Island REALTORS® at 1321 Kinoole Street Hilo, HI 96720. Available times on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 are:

  • Session #1: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
  • Session #2: 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Session #3: 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Session #4: 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Kauai Sessions

These workshops will be graciously hosted by the Kauai Board of REALTORS® at 4359 Kukui Grove St., Suite 103 Lihue, HI 96766. Available times on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 are:

  • Session #1: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
  • Session #2: 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Session #3: 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Session #4: 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Kona Sessions

These workshops will be graciously hosted by the West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® at 75-5995 Kuakini Highway Suite #221 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Available times on Monday, February 11, 2019 are:

  • Session #1: 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Session #2: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
  • Session #3: 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
  • Session #4: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

To RSVP, just send an email support@hiinfo.com or call (800) 628-3121, extension 1! We’ll be sure to confirm your seat.

Realtor Express on Kauai and Hawaii Island


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.

Sneak Peek Demos – RSVP Today!

Here’s a great opportunity to see the latest version of REsearch in person! The Hawaii Information Service team will be coming to Hilo, Kauai and Kona next week for special “REsearch 6 Sneak Peek” sessions.

These are not training sessions, but rather quick and friendly live demos with opportunities to ask questions and get some hands-on time with the system (if you’re not already participating in the beta test). These demos will take less than an hour and will be held throughout the day.

We hope you can join us — but each session can only accommodate 25 people, so please RSVP to Sam (a.k.a. Sue Ann) at sueann@hiinfo.com or (808) 748-8760 as soon as possible with the location and time below that works best for you! And we will add additional sessions as these fill up. 


Tuesday, June 9


  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Location: Grove Farm Company Conference Room

3-1850 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766


Tuesday, June 9


  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Location: Hawaii Island Realtors Conference Room

1321 Kinoole St, Hilo, HI 96720


Wednesday, June 10


  • 9 a.m. to 10: a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Location: West Hawaii Civic Center Meeting Hale

74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

If you have questions about these sneak peek sessions, drop Sam an email at sueann@hiinfo.com.

Office Closed on Memorial Day


The Hawaii Information Service office will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

Should you require urgent assistance during the long weekend, please call our emergency line at (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.

All of us at Hawaii Information Service would like to wish you and your colleagues a peaceful holiday weekend.

Coming to Oahu? Our Office is Your Office!

Coming To Oahu?

Our Office is Your Office

If you are going to be in Honolulu for the 2014 Hawaii Association of Realtors State Convention, we hope you have a successful event and enjoy your time on Oahu. And while the Ihilani is way out west, we want you to know we are still here for you.

If you’re coming in early on Wednesday, or looking for a spot closer to the airport to catch up on work before your flight home, you are welcome to visit with us in Iwilei, a stone’s throw from downtown Honolulu and less than 10 minutes from Honolulu International Airport.

We will have desk space, Wi-Fi, a copier, printer and fax machine… and of course coffee and refreshments as well. And our team would love the chance to get to know you better.

Our Location

We are located in Dole Cannery, near downtown Honolulu (right off Nimitz Highway with a straight shot to the airport). There is ample parking in our hard-to-miss, nine-story yellow parking structure. Come across the bridge and up to the sixth floor, and make yourself at home!

680 Iwilei Road, Suite 670, Honolulu, HI 96817  |  View Map

While you are in town, our doors are open, and we are here to serve you. Whether or not you can make it to our office, I hope you have a great time here in Honolulu.


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