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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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Bright MLS Podcast: January 2021
Syndication, IDX, Zillow & More

Bright President and CEO Brian Donnellan sat down with Greg Robertson, Publisher of Vendor Alley, and Rene Galicia, Director of MLS Engagement at the National Association of Realtors® to talk about syndication, IDX, and Zillow.
This conversation provided a deep dive into these feeds, why they exist, and what the recent changes practically mean for brokers and agents in Bright's footprint.

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NVAR is Taking You Further with Remine Docs+

For Your Future.

Remine Docs+ is one streamlined solution for collaborative, cloud-based, end-to-end document creation, e-signature, and transaction management. NVAR is transitioning to Remine Docs+ in order to provide members with an easy-to-use, streamlined and future-focused document platform.   

*Docs+ has replaced Instanet/Authentisign as a member benefit and primary forms vendor; this transition has no impact on NVAR's arrangements with Dotloop, DocuSign and Zipforms.

Learn more about Docs+ and how to login with Bright here.

Bright Off-MLS Policy Resource Guide

UPDATED 4/22/2020: In accordance with NAR's Clear Cooperation Policy 8.0, Bright MLS has updated its guidance on the Office Exclusive Policy. Office Exclusive Listings may not be Publicly Marketed. Any listings that are Publicly Marketed must be entered into the MLS within one (1) business day of Public Marketing. "Public Marketing" specifically means any communication with any real estate agents or members of the public outside of the listing brokerage firm, including one-to-one communications, emails, phone calls, text, social media and online posts.

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How to Manage Listings in Bright MLS

by Grace Parr | 07/15/2021

By Grace Mathias

Bright MLS makes it easy for Realtors® to manage every aspect of their listings. Bright MLS helps organize your client presentation and showing activities from photos to showings and everything in between. A Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is a privateclient presentation icon database created and maintained to help their clients buy and sell properties. Bright MLS is the multiple listing benefit NVAR provides to its members. Listing Management makes it easy to prepare to publish and market your listing.

When managing your listings, it is important to include essential information from the public record. Bright MLS has an auto-fill feature to help members save time when entering key details.

Auto-fill Public Record information
Auto-fill Public Record information in your listings to help you save time entering and updating key details.

3 Tips from Bright MLS on Managing Your Listings

  1. Make quick edits from the Manage Listings screen. Need to make a quick update to your published listings? Edit the status, price and expiration date right from the main listings page. Simply click the fields to edit the information. This saves you the extra time of opening the listing, looking for the fields and making the edits.

  2. Use Find a Field to enter important details to your listing. Just like the homes they represent listings have unique details that you want to highlight in every possible way. The Find a Field option in upper-right hand corner of Listing Management makes it easy to find various field options quickly and efficiently. Just enter the name of what you’re looking for and the appropriate field will be highlighted on the screen.

  3. Drag to expand the Remarks text boxes. The lower right corners of the Remarks text boxes can be clicked, dragged and expanded to make it easier to type and enter information.

One benefit of Bright MLS is its optimization across screens and devices. Bright MLS integrates features such as ShowingTime, Rentspree, and Homesnap Ads, making Bright MLS your one-stop shop for managing your listings. For more tips, check out 5 Tips for Managing Your Listings in Bright at

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