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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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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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Bright MLS: ShowingTime

by Grace Parr | 08/24/2021
By Grace Mathias 

ShowingTime is a useful tool through Bright MLS to help Realtors® manage online showing appointments, feedback and time/date blocking. ShowingTime is fully integrated to Homesnap Pro and Bright Search. ShowingTime works as your personal showing assistant to help manage your listings.

Starting August 25, 2021 ShowingTime will be releasing a new Waitlist feature. This feature allows users to  receive an alert as soon as an appointment window opens up. All users on the waitlist for a particular listing will be notified at the same time so appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about this new feature, click here.

Through ShowingTime you have access to:

  • Schedule showings online
  • Block out specific dates and times
  • Designate virtual showings
  • Schedule multiple showings with ShowingCart
  • Send automatic feedback reminders

By blocking out dates and times you are able to customize availability based on your seller’s availability or allow for automatic approval for vacant properties. When scheduling multiple showings you can plan a “showing tour” that takes in the best driving route. Through ShowingTime you can set up automatic feedback reminders sent to agents after showings.

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