April Training Schedule

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Go To MeetingBelow is the schedule of upcoming online training classes for the month of April. If you’re new to REsearch, we strongly encourage you to attend an “Orientation” session on April 9 or April 25.

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.

April 8-12, 2013

Orientation
April 9, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/488331014

The Basics
April 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/116472502

Basics to Formats
April 11, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/629606854

How to Enter& Manage Listings 
April 11, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/306752870

Basics to Searching 
April 12, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Register:https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/130272414

Advanced Search Techniques 
April 12, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/136307126

April 15-19, 2013

The Calendar 
April 16, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/433334702

Prospects & Contacts 
April 16, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/292458678

Farming & Labels 
April 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register:https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/186382038

Zipforms &Downloading the Roster 
April 18, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/726064798

Update & CMA 
April 19, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/496358134

Cloud CMA 
April 19, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/820316110

April 22-26, 2013

Maps I 
April 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/757910438

Maps II 
April 23, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/215045734

How to Enter& Manage Listings 
April 25, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/348305278

Orientation 
April 25, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/866429022

Customizing 
April 26, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/566336830

Downloading 
April 26, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/876553966

In-Person Training

TMK Essentials
April 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Hawaii Information Service, 680 Iwilei Rd., Suite 777, Honolulu, HI 96817
Register: http://www.hawaiiinformation.com/REsearch/IDX/mlshawaii/TrainingSubmit.asp?ACT=0

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 asterisks (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@hawaiiinformation.com or call (808) 599-4224 or (800) 628-3121

Nationwide Open House Weekend

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Hawaii Island RealtorsThe National Association of Realtors has set April 20 & 21 to be “Nationwide Open House Weekend,” in which Realtors® across the country will host the nation’s largest open house event, bringing value to both buyers and sellers and providing an opportunity for real estate professionals to connect with consumers in their communities to address the housing issues that matter most to them.

Hawaii Island Realtors (through its Public Relations and Caravan committees) is hoping to promote the event island-wide, and is inviting agents to host an open house on Saturday, April 20 and/or Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The goal is to have 30-40 open houses that weekend as part of efforts to promote home ownership.

The HIR website will feature a special webpage with a list of homes on open house, which will be referenced in  promotions and on flyers containing a list of all the houses that are showing that day. If there are drawings or other incentives for folks to show up that day, they will be promoted as well.

Open HouseTo be included, please fill out the online form on the HIR website, or email HIR at info@hawaiiislandrealtors.org with the MLS number of the house and day that they will be showing. HIR hopes to have a draft of the list of agents and homes participating by March 29.

If a newer agents need advice about how to host an open house, Greg Denker of the HIR caravan committee will be able to share some helpful information. Email him at gdencker@gmail.com.

HIR is also encouraging participants to advertise in the Tribune Herald. The deadline for advertising in the Tribune for Nationwide Open House Weekend is Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The cost is approx $139.00 per entry. Of course, you can also post open houses on REsearch!

Save Today on an Agent Website!

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Special Offer!Nine out of ten home buyers go online to find or research properties, and local real estate agent websites were used by nearly half of them.* And while the vast majority of home buyers use a Realtor, they do so only after weeks of searching… and only if they can find one.

Having a website is a critical part of the successful agent’s toolbox. And Hawaii Information Service serves as a one-stop shop to help you grow your real estate business. Our new WebWraps websites feature a brand new user-friendly dashboard for easy updates (including an optional blog), and include IDX 3.0, our latest real estate listing search system.

With WebWraps 3.0, you can easily change your site’s design, add pages, move design elements, and check your site’s visitor statistics. Of course, if you don’t want to manage your site on your own, our friendly web team and customer support staff will be happy to make changes for you.

Simpler and more powerful than ever, you can have a new agent website up and running fast. And it’s affordable: just $99 a month gets you online, and empowers your clients and potential clients to work with you to find the perfect home.

SPECIAL OFFER: Sign up for your new WebWraps 3.0 agent website by Monday, March 18, 2013, and we’ll waive the setup fee. That’s $100 in savings! (And ask us how you can double your savings when you call!)

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* Sources: “2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers” and “The Digital House Hunt,” National Association of Realtors.

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