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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.

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Good news! Your Bright fees were reduced.

Starting on July 1, NVAR member fees decreased to $35 per month. ($105/quarter)

August 20: Release Notes

The following items were released August 20:

Copy a listing is now available for most-used property types.

One of our most frequently requested features is the ability to copy a listing across property types, helping you to save time and ensure your listings are entered correctly. Now, you can copy listings between the following property types in Bright:

  • Residential Sale
  • Residential Lease
  • Farm

Any on or off-market listings within these property types are eligible for copying, with the exception of draft listings. Learn more about this feature here.

Municipality field no longer appears for Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, or New Jersey in Listing Management.

The Municipality field is no longer visible if you are entering a listing in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, or New Jersey. For all other states, this field will remain visible and optional.

Results Statistics report now more easily accessible.

Previously, the Results Statistics report was only accessible from the print options screen when printing PDF reports. To help you save time and provide easier access from a listing, we have added a link to the Results Statistics report directly from the Actions bar in Search.

Results Statistics

Above Grade Finished (AGF) Square Feet label designation added to Client Portal Gallery and Map reports.

On both the Client Portal Gallery and Map reports, a label has been added for designating Above Grade Finished Square Feet titled “SqFt AGF.”

For information on past system releases, click here.

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Bright Hands-On Clinics at NVAR

Bright MLS Customer Support Center

Toll Free: 1-844-55-BRIGHT

Fax: 610-783-4699

NVAR Customer Success Champion:
Kim Mingo