We're excited to release the new Client Portal in open beta! Here's how to get started quickly and learn more about what it can do, and what comes next!
Before I tell you all the goodies, I need to tell you a few things about the past.
Until today, if you signed up with our local MLS service for listing updates, you would receive an email on a property that was within your search criteria, all good, you knew it was instant and accurate, but the problem was, it was just a static sheet, you couldn’t save them, “favorite" them, thumbs up/down, delete or even leave a note on that listing about why you liked it, or disliked it.
So what did most of you do? You signed up on the big box sites like, Redfin, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com ..... you could favorite your homes, save them, click through to the agent - lots of options...
Ahh, but here is what many of you didn’t know, that feed you are getting from the big box guys, is not always up to date, and/or accurate. Without getting to technical and deep into this, the reality is that our MLS (H.I.S.) is one of just a few in the nation that are locally developed and not part of the top 3 platforms. So what happens is, data does not always transfer over timely and/or accurately to the big boys, and to them, its just not worth their time and effort to develop "one off" software that is compatible with our tiny MLS system - "close" is just going to have be good enough!
A little background on me: I head up the MLS Task Force for the "West Hawaii Association of Realtors" (I am also the 2018 President for West Hawaii Association of Realtors) so this has been a passion of mine for the past 4 years.
A big mahalo to the team at Hawaii Information Service for getting this up and going
See more below, since this is not out in the public version yet , the information below was written to address the members of our MLS, but I wanted you to see, what I see, until they have a public announcement.