Bright MLS is a multiple listing service incorporation located in the Mid-Atlantic region. This organization was established in 2016 by 9 forward-thinking MLSs (consisting of 43 Associations). These MLSs came together with the goal of solving the MLS market overlap and empowering their 85,000 real-estate professionals to benefit more from the organization. Some of the regions that are covered by Bright MLS are Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington D.C.
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- Agents: approx. 85,000
BRIGHT MLS Fees
Associations Shown in Property Search
- Anne Arundel County Association of REALTORS®
- Bay Area Association of REALTORS®
- Blue Ridge Association of REALTORS®
- Carroll County Association of REALTORS®
- Cecil County Board of REALTORS®
- District of Columbia Association of REALTORS®
- Dulles Area Association of REALTORS®
- Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS®
- Frederick County Association of REALTORS®
- Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®
- Garrett County Board of REALTORS®
- Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS®
- Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS®
- Greater Piedmont Area Association of REALTORS®
- Harford County Association of REALTORS®
- Historic Highlands Association of REALTORS®
- Howard County Association of REALTORS®
- Lancaster County Association of REALTORS®
- Lebanon County Association of REALTORS®
- Massanutten Association of REALTORS®
- Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS®
- Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®
- Pen-Mar Regional Association of REALTORS®
- Potomac Highlands Board of REALTORS®
- Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®
- REALTOR® Association of Prince William
- REALTORS® Association of York & Adams Counties
- Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS®
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey
Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA, Arlington, VA, Wilmington, DE, Frederick, MD, Fredericksburg, VA, Harrisburg, PA, York, PA, Lancaster, PA, Reading, PA, Lewes, DE, Winchester, VA, Silver Spring, MD, Salisbury, MD, Trenton, NJ, Fairfax, VA, Mclean, VA, Ocean City, MD, Hagerstown, MD, Woodbridge, VA, Rockville, MD
Helpful information about Bright MLS for agents:
What tools does Bright MLS have in place that can help an agent be more successful?
Listing Management, Search tool for comprehensive listing info, Mobile app for work on the go, All-in-one CRM system, access to public records and market stats, Client Portal, Bright MLS T3 Home Demand Index - forward-looking view into the market, NewHomeSource Pro to find new construction homes.
What training does your MLS offer for these tools? How would an agent find that training or new member orientation?
Bright offers live coaching through their Customer Engagement Team, an On-Demand library that offers a plethora of tutorials 24/7/365, regular training sessions through shareholder associations. All these are available through their website and client portals.
How does a new member go about being added to the MLS?
New members can complete the online membership application to join. Click here.
You will need to enter your license number, expiration date, state, association name, and other relevant information.
Once you submit the application, your office will have 14 days to approve the application before it expires.
Are there any discounts for agents when joining BrightMLS?
If members are a part of one of the 42 partner associations, they get a discounted fee for joining. Click here for a complete list of BrightMLS associations.
What kind of local real estate trends, statistics, and information does your MLS provide to individual agents? Monthly market updates? (anything agents can repurpose and use as data or content for social media, emails, client conversations?)
Interested agents can find data on housing trends, market reports and zip code specific insights for BrightMLS covered areas on the BrightMLS website.
Agents who are members of BrightMLS gain access to more detailed and in-depth information via Bright MLS T3 Home Demand Index.
Does BrightMLS support Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)?
BrightMLS is a proud member of RESO and makes RESO standards a priority, ensuring that their data is consistent with the most up-to-date terms and structures.
BrightMLS has earned RESO 1.5 Platinum Certification and is one of the first MLS’s in the nation to achieve this.
What external sites receive MLS data from Bright MLS?
Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, individual agent sites, and individual broker sites as well as other sites receive MLS data from bright mls.
What listing statuses are included in IDX feeds through Bright MLS?
Active, Active under contract, closed, coming soon, expired, temporarily off market, pending, withdrawn, cancelled are all listing statuses through Bright MLS.
What types of memberships do you offer?
Bright MLS offers standard and premium subscriptions.
What are the requirements for membership in the MLS and IDX?
Bright MLS follows the NARs model for REALTOR association-owned MLSs. See more.
Does BrightMLS offer continuing education (CE) classes?
BrightMLS offers training through their customer success team and a library of classes plus additional information through their database.
Information about the areas covered by Bright MLS
The Mid-Atlantic region also referred to as the Mid-Atlantic States is a location in the United States situated between the South Atlantic States and New England. This region comprises Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. The highest point in the mid-Atlantic region is the Schunnemunk Mountain standing at a height of 1,664 feet, and the lowest point is the Romanche Trench in the Atlantic Ocean at 25,453 feet below sea level.
The Mid-Atlantic region is renowned for the important role it played in the development of commerce, culture, trade, and industry in the United States. The region has a friendly climate you’ll easily get used to, and its tall Appalachian Mountains offers you a general view and scenery of the roaring rivers flowing beneath it. Between the iconic Appalachian Trail and countless other hiking trails, the Mid-Atlantic is a dream space for nature-lovers. The Atlantic Ocean and the widespread coastal lowlands create a large number of beaches for relaxation, including the Jersey Shore, Virginia Beach, and Ocean City, Maryland. If you move closer inland, you’ll find some of the nation’s most well-known city-scapes and experiences. Sporting events are also a huge draw to the region, with at least one major national team in each major city for each major league. It's in the Mid-Atlantic where you'll find the well-renowned urban landscape of New York City, the indescribable beauty of Niagara Falls, the weighty history of the Gettysburg battlefield, and the nation’s capital city.
The climate in the Mid-Atlantic in the wintertime can bring ice and snow to inland areas, but only for short periods of time. Summers often are quite humid and steamy, thanks to the close proximity to the Atlantic. Average high temperatures in the area vary from 80°F to 90°F, and low temperatures can often reach the negatives in the winter. Most Mid-Atlantic states get around 40 inches of rainfall per year, and the northern states experience a solid amount of snowfall as well.
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Requirements for your IDX Solutions
IDX (or Broker Reciprocity) is a program that allows MLS Participants to display listings from other brokerages on their own agent and office websites. Simply put, the IDX program manages the listing search utilities on internet displays owned and operated by local agents and offices. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) created IDX and gives each MLS a strict set of guidelines on participation in the program and the display of the listings. Showcase IDX provides the tools that your clients use to access the listings.
Consumer Engagement Tools
These are how your clients interact with the data provided by your MLS through the IDX. We've built a remarkable set of consumer tools designed to engage your site's visitors, quickly converting them to willing leads… because once they see the value of your website and its powerful tools they'll value you as their trusted local advisor.
Give your buyers and sellers the search tools they expect:
- Portal-Quality Property Search
- Fully Integrated Map Search
- Stunning Listing Pages
- Install and Launch Quickly
- Lightning Fast Speed
- Customizable to Fit With Any Website Design
- SEO That Works
- Capture More High-Quality Leads