Office Closed on Monday, June 12, 2017

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king-kamehamehaThe Hawaii Information Service office will be closed on Monday, June 12, 2017 in observance of Kamehameha Day. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, June 13.

If you have questions during the holiday weekend, please start with a search of our extensive online knowledge base at, or browse our growing library of videos. If you require urgent assistance, you can call our main phone line at (808) 599-4224 or (800) 628-3121 from the neighbor islands, and stay on the line to leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible! You can also send us an email to

Our team would like to wish you an aloha-filled weekend, and thank you for your continued support! Our next observed holiday will be Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Kamehameha Day was established in 1871 by King Kamehameha V to honor his grandfather, Kamehameha The Great.

Congratulations, ‘Top 100 Realtors’ for 2017!

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Lawn-500Hawaii Business Magazine hosted its 11th annual awards gala for the state’s “Top 100 Realtors®” last night in Waikiki. The Hawaii Information Service ‘ohana offers its heartiest congratulations to its many members that were recognized among the highest producers in Hawaii’s real estate industry.

The “Top 100 Realtors®” list is an independent program of Hawaii Business Magazine, but HIS is proud to partner with the publication both as a key data provider as well as the official entertainment sponsor for the evening!

The Top 100 Realtors® for 2017

The “Top 100 Realtors®” list recognizes Realtors® reporting the most total existing residential sales in 2016. Hawaii Business Magazine explains its methodology in greater detail on its website, where you can also find the official ranked list, as well as other top Realtor® lists!

  • Adrienne Lally (Keller Williams Honolulu)
  • Alesia D. Barnes (Elite Pacific Properties, LLC)
  • Ann T. Kwock (Trinity Properties, LLC)
  • Anne Oliver (Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop.)
  • Atsuko Sato (HOMETIQUE)
  • Ben Garner (Kukio Properties)
  • Ben M. Welborn (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
  • Beth Chang (Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties)
  • Brandon C. Lau (Locations)
  • Bryn W. Kaufman (
  • Carrie Nicholson (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
  • Chad T.Y. Shimabukuro (RE/MAX Honolulu)
  • Charlene Tongg (Keller Williams Honolulu)
  • Chester Q. New (SRE Matrix, Inc.)
  • Clint Hansen (Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC)
  • Corinda S. Wong (Locations)
  • Courtney J. Takai (Vesta Hawaii Real Estate)
  • Courtney M. Brown (Island Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • Cynthia L. Nash (Choi International)
  • Danette K Andrews (Century 21 All Islands Fine Homes & Estates Princeville)
  • Daniel K. Ihara (Keller Williams Honolulu)
  • Dano Sayles (RE/MAX Lifestyle)
  • Daryl W. Flem (Hawaii International Real Estate Services)
  • David E. Buck (Harcourts Island Properties)
  • Dean A. Otto (Sakamoto Properties Limited)
  • Dennis Rush (Elite Pacific Properties, LLC)
  • Derek Kamm (Keller Williams Honolulu)
  • Dolores P. Bediones (Locations)
  • Donna A. Duryea (Elite Pacific Properties LLC)
  • Douglas Shanefield (Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop.)
  • Eileen F. Lacerte (Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties)
  • Erik K. Taniguchi (Keller Williams Honolulu)
  • Erin B. Evans (Century 21 All Islands FH & E)
  • Frank H.N. Schenk (Mauna Kea Realty)
  • H. Scott Rotheiser (
  • Hannah Sirois (Elite Pacific Properties, LLC)
  • Harold Clarke (Luxury Big Island By Harold Clarke)
  • Iku S. Honda (Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop.)
  • Ivy (Kumai (Ivy K Realty, LLC)
  • Jackie Oldbury (Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop.)
  • James A Schneider (Kukio Properties)
  • Jaymes K. Song (BHGRE Advantage Realty)
  • Jeffrey N. Samuels (Jeffrey Samuels Real Estate Services)
  • J.J. Leininger (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
  • Joanne L. Foxxe (Kapalua Realty Co Ltd)
  • Joel L. Cavasso (Elite Pacific Properties, LLC)
  • John W. Stallings (Keller Williams Honolulu)
  • Joni J. Metzler (Metzler Realty)
  • Josh Jerman (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
  • Judith A. Whitfield (List Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • Julianna Garris (Choi International)
  • Kay M. Mukaigawa (Primary Properties, Inc.)
  • Kelly H. Moran (Hilo Brokers Ltd)
  • Kim Insley-Morrell (Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
  • Leian Harosky (Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop.)
  • Mary Anne Fitch (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
  • Mary LaVoie-Olson (Elite Pacific Properties, LLC)
  • Mary M. Beddow (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  • Michael D. DeMello (Redfin Corporation)
  • Myron N. Kiriu (BHGRE Advantage Realty)
  • Nathalie C. Mullinix (Nathalie Mullinix Realty Universal, Inc.)
  • Neal A. Norman (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
  • Orion R. Barels (Locations)
  • Patricia Choi (Choi International)
  • Paul G. Kyno (Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • Ralph S. Gray (Hawaii Homes International)
  • Raymond S. Chin (Hawaii Life RealEstate Brokers Kapalua)
  • Rhonda Smith-Sanchez (Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
  • Richard S Cricchio (Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties)
  • Robert H. Dein (Maui Real Estate Advisors LLC)
  • Robert J. Cartwright (Whalers Realty Inc)
  • Robert Kildow (Hualalai Realty)
  • Robert R. Myers (Elite Pacific Properties, LLC)
  • Ryan T. Lamb (Keller Williams Honolulu)
  • Sachiyo S. Braden (Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties)
  • Scott Adams (BHGRE Advantage Realty)
  • Scott R. Carvill (Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • Shannon D. Severance (RE/MAX Honolulu)
  • Stephanie L. Chan (Locations)
  • Stephen T.L. Hurwitz (Mauna Kea Realty)
  • Steven Martin-Oldfield (Kauai Pacific Real Estate, LLC)
  • Sue Brown (Livingston Realty)
  • Susan N. Borochov (Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties)
  • Suzanne M Harding (Kukui’ula Realty Group LLC)
  • Thomas Loratta (Elite Pacific Properties, LLC)
  • Tom Tezak (Wailea Realty Corp.)
  • Tomoko Matsumoto (Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties)
  • Tony Kawaguchi (Hawaii Homes International)
  • Tony L. Pinkert (Elite Pacific Properties, LLC)
  • Tracey Anne Stott Kelley (Stott Real Estate, Inc.)
  • Tracy Allen (Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop.)
  • Travis D. Farris (BHGRE Advantage Realty)
  • Trevor W. Benn (Benn Pacific Group, Inc.)
  • Vincent Lao (Five Star Realty, Inc.)
  • Wendy R. Peterson (Island Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • William B. Moffett (Moffett Properties)
  • Yukie M. Pakele (Kailua Beach Realty, Ltd.)
  • Yukiko Yang (List Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • Yvonne J. Khouri-Morgan (Mauna Lani Realty, Inc.)
  • Yvonne Summerfield (RE/MAX Kauai Living)

List provided by Hawaii Business Magazine and covers calendar year 2016.

Find More in the June 2017 Issue!

Hawaii Business Magazine Cover June 2017The ‘Top 100 Realtors®’ program of Hawaii Business Magazine includes other notable lists, including Honorable Mention (Ranked #101 to #125), Top Transactions (Highest Volume), Vacant Land (by Sales and Number of Transactions), and Top Companies (by Sales and Number of Transactions).

You can find these lists online, or pick up a printed copy of the magazine’s June 2017 issue!

June 2017 Training Schedule

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Go To MeetingBelow is the schedule of upcoming 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.

June 5-9, 2017

June 12-16, 2017

June 19-23, 2017

June 26-30, 2017

Instructions on how to register for online classes:

  • To register, please click on the applicable link located below the class. This will take you to the Citrix GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar registration site.
  • Please complete all the required fields marked with a red asterisk (First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Phone, and Organization or 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 us your feedback so we can continue to improve upon our training efforts!

System requirements for online classes:

  • PC-based attendees – Required: Microsoft Windows® XP or newer
  • Macintosh®-based attendees – Required: Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
  • Mobile attendees – Required: Apple iOS 8 or newer, Google Android 4.0 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.

Memorial Day Holiday Notice

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arizona-memorial-tallThe Hawaii Information Service office will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

Should you require urgent assistance during the long weekend, please send an email to

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

Our next observed holiday will be Kamehameha Day on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Happy May Day from HIS!

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