We've noticed that there's no overall general "MLS" system for Hawaii realty - listings vary GREATLY from company to realty

Asked by Kane Family, Pahoa, HI Fri May 18, 2012

company... We've notice your listings don't show lot size/acreage nor elevation, or flood/lava zone information. We also noticed that realty listings vary GREATLY from one realty website to another - and there doesn't seem to be an overall "MLS" system for Hawaii. Is there a place or way to get a full description of your listings without having to contact each and every listing agent? (We've already been overwhelmed by so many "hard sell" agents, we are very hesitant to contact ANYONE at this point.) We DO want to relo to possibly the Puna District within the year, and would like to be able to see everything that's available on market. Any site suggestions are more than welcome.

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri May 18, 2012
Consider working with an agent of your own; he/she can provide suitable listings, any necessary information, schedule showings, etc.
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Tamara Spurr, Home Buyer, Papaikou, HI
Sat Oct 12, 2013
I like Bridge Real Estate -- all MLS listings. http://www.bpghi.com
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Beth Thoma R…, Agent, Waikoloa, HI
Wed Jun 20, 2012
All company websites, and all the third party websites, get their data from the MLS, which for Hawaii Island (Big Island) can be found at alohaliving.com as Karen suggests. There are three different MLS systems for the entire state. You can search all listings in one place at http://www.hawaiilife.com
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Karen M Schn…, Agent, HI,
Tue May 22, 2012
Aloha Kane Family,
Hawaii does have a MLS system that shows all the current listings on the island with most of the information you asked for.
Go to http://www.AlohaLiving.com
Search your parameters
Keaau is 96749 and Pahoa is 96778.
Unless agent has put the lava zone or flood zone in their remarks you may bot know what they are. So to make it easy...
Lava Zone 1 is along the Puna rift Zone- Leilani Estates and much of Kapoho area are in Lava Zone 1
Lava Zone 2 is just outside the Lava Zone 1 area. South from Opihikao out to Kalapana (where lava is flowing into ocean) and then north of Leilani- Nanawale, Pahoa town, Hawaiian Beaches and Shores are all in Zone 2.
Lava Zone 3- All the rest of Puna is Zone 3. Hawaiian Paradise Park, Ainaloa, Orchid Land, Keaau, Hawaiian Acres, Mountain View, Volcano.
The only real flood zones we have are the top portion of Hawaiian Acres and Kapoho Beach lots where you can walk right out into the ocean.
Hope this helps.
Aloha, Karen Schneider Prudential Orchid Isle Properties
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Debrasue Stu…, Agent, 96743, HI
Sun May 20, 2012
Anna has a point. If you formalize a relationship with a good accredited buyer representative (ABR), then you shouldn't be subject to the 'hard sell' tactics. A buyer representative has the fiduciary duty to be your advocate, and will be on a mission to help you achieve 'your' goals, not those of the seller. This agent will also have access to and details of all listings for sale through the MLS.
Contact me for more information...I am an Accredited Buyer Representative

Here's the link to our MLS public site:
http://www.alohaliving.com
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