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Bright MLS

Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) are private databases that are created, maintained and paid for by real estate professionals to help their clients buy and sell property. Bright MLS is the name of the Multiple Listing Service for Northern Virginia. Bright MLS provides subscribers with access to listing information for a larger geographic area, modern, easy-to-use systems and apps to serve your clients and run your business, and a comprehensive ecosystem of robust property information and analytics.


The Bright Transition

Here's our latest progress update. Have feedback to share? Email or click here to fill out our feedback form.

March 19, 2019

Fewer, more applicable fields for entering and searching Residential Lease properties.

Based on feedback from Bright focus groups and surveys, the following fields have been removed from the Residential Lease property type:

  • Short Sale
  • REO (Real Estate Owned) Y/N
  • Sale Type
  • Acceptable Financing
  • Home Warranty Y/N
  • Other Equipment
  • Lease Considered Y/N

Any existing or draft listing in the Residential Lease property type with values entered for the above fields will have this information cleared. This is one of a few upcoming changes to make the fields and information in Residential Lease more applicable to that property type.

Property Type now clearly displayed in Listing Management.

Across all property types, we have updated the Property Type field to display more prominently in Listing Management. For example, RES will now display as Residential.

More easily view and edit license number information in Listing Management.

Listing agents can now view and edit license number information for all of their licenses directly from Listing Management. Learn more about this change here.

Enhancements and other fixes to Search and reports.

Updates were made to auto emails, the map, statistics, and more. View the full list of changes here.

New Ocean and Bay location types available in Bright.

In Listing Management, we have added new picklist options to make it easier to search for the following types of properties:

  • Bayblock
  • Bayfront
  • Bayside
  • Oceanblock
  • Oceanfront
  • Oceanside

As part of this update, we have removed the picklist options for Ocean and Bay from Listing Management, but they will remain available in Search. (Please note: You will need to select ALL of the picklist options to search for any Ocean or Bay location type, as Ocean and Bay are not inclusive fields.) Learn more about these changes.

Street Suffix Modifier has been renamed Street Number Modifier.

The label for Street Suffix Modifier has been changed to Street Number Modifier. This field now falls directly after Street Number and has an updated definition to make the function of the field easier to understand.

Updates to for JAWS compliance.

Improvements were made to’s Dashboard Listing Alerts as well as banner and pop-up notifications to make them compatible with the Job Access with Speech (JAWS) screen reader program.

For information on past system releases, click here.

Please continue to share your feedback through the Bright MLS Community Facebook Group, Bright customer support, or through the feedback form here.

Watch the Bright MLS Online Livestream Meet-Up recorded at NVAR on February 15.

LIVE Hands-On Clinic!

Bright Live Training

Click here to learn how to participate in Bright's live YouTube training! 

Bright MLS Customer Support Center

Toll Free: 1-844-55-BRIGHT

Fax: 610-783-4699

NVAR Customer Success Champion:
Kim Mingo