I recently selected the company Home Junction to provide my listings search capability. This is a amazing tool but was recently deployed in Maui so I am working with the technical team at Home Junction to work through issues. If you have a question or suggestion, please leave a comment.
There is currently an issue where if you select Home Size, no properties will show up. It has been reported.
Tips for Use
You will be able to search all lifestyle information without logging in. You can look at a few properties and details but then I ask you to login. Registration is FREE. This helps me provide you the best service possible. I don’t lurk and I don’t send you things without asking first. But if you call, email or text to ask a question about anything, I can figure out what you have done.
One feature that most other searches don’t have is the SOLD data. You can zoom in to a neighborhood and see what is sold. This is taken from public records data and may include sales data for properties that were never listed. Also, some properties don’t have a sales price; often because it was an quick deed transfer. Unfortunately, due to MLS regulations, you can’t see both SOLD and Active data at the same time.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
HELP – I’m stuck and can’t get back. There is so much data available that it can be overwhelming. They say you can have up to 25 layers! First try hitting the reset button on the left panel. This will clear all the layers but keep the map zoomed to the same level. You can see the Zoom level on the bottom left. 10 will show you Maui Island, 13 is good to see most entire towns and 15 shows detailed streets. To totally reset, reload the page on your browser.
I am tired of seeing PENDING listings. Can I filter them? Yes, although it’s not foolproof, set up your filter and add a keyword “ACTIVE” to your search. The pendings will no longer appear. The quick searches at the bottom of each map search have this feature in them already.
What does a RED dot on a house mean? That means it is a distressed property – either a short sale or a bank-owned property.
What does a BLUE dot on a house mean? You have selected that one as a favorite. To add a property to your favorites list, select the Blue Start at the bottom of the properties details panel.
Fun Things to Try
School Information — Want to find out about your child’s school or the school they might attend? Select the orange Lifestyle button–>Schools –>Public or Private and Elementary, Middle and/or High school. Either select a school from the blue dots on the map or put in your school name and a blue dot will show up on the map. You can see quick details such as number of students, teachers and ratio, or select more details. More details provides enrollment by grade, ethnicity and number of kids on free/reduced lunch programs. Contact me to find out if they have a school garden; as a founder of Grow Some Good I’m passionate about the value gardens bring.
Love Golf? Select your home location based on proximity to golf courses! Select the orange Lifestyle button–>Golf and Fitness –>Golf Courses and then the maximum distance you want to be from a course. Warning, it seems to want to include all golf shops and is missing a few courses!