‘Real-Time’ Kauai Property Search Technology Launched through Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty

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Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty has become an early adopter of a new Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) in Hawaii as well as the first broker on Kauai to add this technology to their web site. The standard allows property listings and changes to show up on the MLS within minutes of posting, rather than the next day.

Until recently, most of Kauai’s new real estate sales listings and transactions posted online in the industry-wide multiple listing service (MLS) appear on web sites at least a day after being posted. Thanks to new standards offered by the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS), listings can show up immediately, providing information within minutes rather than hours or days later. Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty has become an early adopter of the new RETS standard in Hawaii as well as the first broker on Kauai to add this technology to their web site, located at http://www.balihai.com. The information technology has been made available to Bali Hai Realty as a beta test through the MLS provider, Hawaii Information Service (HIS), according to Michael Schmidt, principal broker for Bali Hai. “This new technology allows Bali Hai Realty to provide the most timely data feed for real estate listing information to the public, giving Kauai customers up to the minute information,” comments Schmidt. The live data feed technology was activated on Bali Hai Realty’s web site in early January.

Kukui IT of Kapaa, Kauai, integrated the technology into Bali Hai Realty’s web site. According to Ryan Wilmot of Kukui IT, “The additional advantage of having RETS on Kauai is that many national web sites do not have complete data sets for the local Kauai market whereas with this live data feed, those going to Bali Hai Realty’s web site will have access to the latest market information, within minutes of it being posted to the MLS.”

Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty was founded by current President, John Ferry in 1978. First known as Bali Hai Realty, the organization became associated with Coldwell Banker, an international real estate brand, in 2000. Bali Hai Realty is an active participant in many community organizations and has received numerous awards and distinctions. For more information, 808-826-7244, or go to http://www.balihai.com.

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