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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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May 6, 2019

Upcoming Changes to Residential Lease Property Type

As part of our ongoing work to remove unnecessary fields from the Residential Lease Property, we expect additional changes to be made over the next month. Subscribers with active Residential Lease listings continue to provide feedback on these and other expected changes to this property type. Here are the upcoming changes:


  • Close Sale Type
  • Clean Green Assessed Y/N
  • Ground Rent Exists Y/N Section
  • Ground Rent Years Remaining
  • Tax Phase
  • Purchase Optional
  • Tax Page Number
  • Additional Parcels
  • City/Town Tax
  • Additional Parcels Description
  • School Tax
  • Automatically Update Tax Values Y/N
  • School Tax Payment Frequency
  • Improvement Assessed Value
  • Total Taxes Payment Frequency
  • Tax Assessed Value
  • Concessions Y/N
  • In City Limits Y/N
  • Concessions Amount
  • Agricultural Tax Due Y/N
  • Remarks - Concessions
  • Land Use Code

The following 4 fields will be added to Residential Lease:

  • Move in Fee: Optional, dollar value
  • Repair Deductible: Optional, dollar value
  • Minimum Lease in Months: Required, Numeric field with minimum of 1
  • Maximum Lease in Months: Required, Numeric field with maximum of 60

The following field/options will be relabeled:

  • In Listing Agreement Type, Exclusive Right to Sell will be renamed Exclusive Right.
  • In Agreement of Sale, Agreement of Sale Date will be renamed Agreement of Sale/Signed Lease Date.

Search for Residential Sale and Lease Listings at the same time using Multiple Property Types

Do you have a client who is considering buying or renting a home? You can search sale and lease at the same time. Learn more

Use carts to watch listings

Carts are a place in Bright where you can save a set of listings to review at a later time. Using carts is an easy way to watch certain listings to see if their status, price, or other information has changed. Learn more.