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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kurio makes mobile MLS searches easy

The Hawaii MLS system can be difficult to navigate and sort, especially for people who don't have agent-level access. Now, thanks to a new website called Kurio, real estate agents and their customers can get the most updated MLS information on their phones and computers. Best of all, it's free.

Although Kurio can be accessed via computer, people on the go are using it because it works on any web-enabled mobile device, such as the iPhone, BlackBerry Torch, Palm Pre, and Android phones, as well as iPads and similar digital notebooks. It also works on older generation WAP/text based phones.

Some of the selling points of using this service include the ability to search:

  • Properties: By GPS, address, MLS number, agent name and more
  • Active listings (for realtors): View your active listings & your office listings
  • Market updates: MLS-wide or customized to a specific area
  • Open houses: By GPS, property type, price range and timeframe
  • Enhanced listing data: Supplemented with walkability score, neighborhood information, similar nearby properties, and mortgage info

Another cool option — which is updated daily — is the list of properties with price changes. So if you're strict about your price point while shopping for a home, this may help in the process.

Like with amazon.com, you can also save properties to a list of favorites. If you're a buyer working with a realtor, this can help them get a better idea of the kinds of homes you're most interested in to help you when new properties come on the market that match your criteria.

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Permalink

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Honolulu Real Estate focuses on the Hawaii housing market, condos and homes for sale, Hawaii rentals and general news about real estate in Hawaii. It also includes stories on apartment living, home decor and profiles.
 


Melissa Chang graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism and has been blogging since 2007, mostly on food and travel. She works primarily in social media, so you can find her online @Melissa808 on Twitter and Instagram.


 


Jaymes Song is a real estate agent at Prudential Advantage Realty in Kahala. Jaymes is in the top 7 percent of Prudential agents nationwide. Previously, Jaymes was at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and rose through the ranks to overseeing news and operations for AP in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes lives in the Portlock area and loves his real full-time job of being dad to two curious kids.


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