Important Billing Announcement
The next billing for credit card and ACH Customers is
Monday, January 5, 2009
If you are placing your license INACTIVE, or if you are surrendering your license, we must receive a copy of your DCCA change form. We normally request that changes be submitted to us 4-5 working days prior to the billing date, so please send your form(s) in by December 23, 2008 to assure that your changes will be processed before the billing is sent out on January 5, 2009.
Once we charge your credit card or debit your account, there is no refund. Please contact us before billing occurs if you would like to make any changes to your billing.
If you need to change your payment account, please go to this link:
Print and complete this form, sign it and fax your new Exhibit C to (808) 524-6874. Please note that your broker does not have to sign this form if you are only changing your account information.
If you need to change your payment frequency or billing cycle, please notify us by:
– Calling HIS Accounting at 1-800-628-3121, ext. #454, or
– Send an email to Accounting@HawaiiInformation.com
MLS Rules Clarification
Listing Residential Properties as Vacant Land
or Vacant Land as Residential
Clarification of the use of more than one form type to list property:
Vacant land listed also as Residential:
A vacant land property may be listed as residential only if there are building plans for a residential structure “to be built”, and the list price on the residential listing must reflect the cost of the land and residential structure to be built.
Vacant land with a structure that is not considered a residential structure (such as a storage shed or temporary structure) may not be listed also as Residential unless there are building plans for a residential structure “to be built”. The list price on the residential listing must reflect the cost of the land and the residential structure to be built.
Residential listed also as Vacant Land :
A property with a structure already on it may be listed as vacant land only if the list price on the vacant land listing reflects the price of the land only. Even if the structure was built without permits, the property may not be listed as vacant land unless the land listing is list priced for the land only and the seller/owner is willing to sell the property at the land only price.
The above criteria has been developed to prevent the listing of properties on more than one form type only for the purpose of providing additional exposure for the property. To list a vacant land parcel as residential when there is no intention to build a residential structure on it before it is sold, or to list a residential property as land when there is no intention to sell the property at the land price only is deceiving, and could be considered a misrepresentation of the property in the eyes of license law enforcement authorities.
We will be sending notices to all listors who currently have listed properties under both Residential and Land that do not meet the above criteria. After December 31, 2008, any listing that does meet the criteria will be in violation of the rules and the listor will be subject to processing fees of $25 for the first instance and $50 for every instance thereafter.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Diana Haraguchi at 1-800-628-3121, enter # and then 172, or send an email to Diana@HawaiiInformation.com.
Please be Considerate!
Use of MLS/HIS Email Lists Limited
We have received several reports from members who have received unwanted email from members who may be using email distribution lists that have been generated from the HIS roster database. The MLS rules state that the use of these lists is strictly limited to promoting the sale of properties listed in the service. They may not be used for the distribution of announcements for garage sales, ads for the sale of vehicles or for forwarding chain emails. These are considered “spam” (sometimes called “junk email” ) that are not appreciated by most of our customers. Even if the sender is not using a list generated from the HIS system, the sender should provide the recipients with a way to “opt out” of receiving any future mailings from the sender.
Our offices will be closed for the holidays from December 25, 2008
through January 04, 2009. Normal office hours will resume on January 05, 2009
Normal Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
In the event of emergency ….
you may leave a message in our emergency voice mailbox by calling the main office number and pressing * (star). Leave your message and our phone system will notify our on-call staff that there is an emergency message. Call 1-800-628-3121, if calling from the neighbor islands or 599-4224, if calling from Oahu.
Dole Office Building, 680 Iwilei Road #777, Honolulu, HI 96817
HAUOLI MAKAHIKI HOU
We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.