A new era of MLS is here.

The real estate industry is undergoing exponential change. The physical,
political and philosophical boundaries of MLSs no longer fulfill what
brokerages need to conduct business. We are changing that.


Visionary Organizations

MLSs in the Mid-Atlantic region have united. We share a common vision that transcends the boundaries of yesterday’s MLSs. We are working together so brokers, agents, appraisers and consumers get more—access to more information, more products and more areas to explore and expand. That’s the power of us.

Bright was designed from the beginning as a completely new MLS, where participating organizations put aside their differences and came together to better serve the needs of their members. The following 43 visionary associations from parts of 6 states and Washington, D.C. participate in Bright.



  • Kent County Association of REALTORS® (KCAR)
  • New Castle County Board of REALTORS® (NCCBOR)
  • Sussex County Association of REALTORS® (SCAOR)


  • Anne Arundel County Association of REALTORS® (AACAR)
  • Bay Area Association of REALTORS® (BAAR)
    Kent, Queen Anne’s and Caroline Counties
  • Carroll County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR)
  • Cecil County Board of REALTORS® (CCBOR)
  • Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR)
    Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties
  • Frederick County Association of REALTORS® (FCAR)
  • Garrett County Board of REALTORS® (GCBR) 
  • Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® (GBBR)
    Baltimore City and Baltimore County
  • Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR)
    Montgomery County, MD and Washington, D.C.*
  • Harford County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR)
  • Historic Highlands Association of REALTORS® (HHAR)
    Allegany County
  • Howard County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR)
  • Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS® (MSBR)
    Talbot and Dorchester Counties
  • Pen-Mar Regional Association of REALTORS® (PMRAR)
    Washington County, MD, Fulton and Franklin Counties, PA*
  • Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS® (PGCAR)
  • Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® (SMAR)
    Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

New Jersey

  • Burlington Camden County Association of REALTORS® (BCCAR)
  • Cumberland County Board of REALTORS® (CCBOR)
  • Gloucester/Salem Counties Board of REALTORS® (GSCBOR)
  • Mercer County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR)


  • Bucks County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR)
  • Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® (GHAR)
    Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties
  • Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® (GPAR)
    Philadelphia County
  • Lancaster County Association of REALTORS® (LCAR)
  • Lebanon County Association of REALTORS® (LCAR)
  • Montgomery County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR)
  • Pen-Mar Regional Association of REALTORS® (PMRAR)
    Washington County, MD, Fulton and Franklin Counties, PA*
  • Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS® (RBAR)
  • REALTORS® Association of York and Adams Counties (RAYAC)
  • Schuylkill County Board of REALTORS® (SCBOR)
  • Suburban West REALTORS® Association (SWRA)
    Delaware and Chester Counties and the Main Line


  • Blue Ridge Association of REALTORS® (BRAR)
    Clarke, Frederick and Warren Counties and the city of Winchester
  • Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR)
    Loudoun County
  • Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR)
    Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline Counties
  • Greater Piedmont Area Association of REALTORS® (GPAAR)
    Fauquier, Orange, Madison, Culpeper, Rappahannock Counties and part of Warren County
  • Massanutten Association of REALTORS® (MAR)
    Page and Shenandoah Counties
  • Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR)
    Alexandria City, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fairfax and Arlington Counties
  • REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR)
    Manassas City, Manassas Park City and Prince William County

Washington, D.C.

  • District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR)
  • Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR)
    Montgomery County, MD and Washington, D.C.*

West Virginia

  • Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS® (EPBR)
    Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties
  • Potomac Highlands Board of REALTORS® (PHBR)
    Mineral, Grant, Hampshire, Pendleton and Hardy Counties

*Association crosses state lines and is listed twice.

Our Story

In 2015, a vision came forth from two prominent MLSs on the East Coast based on a what-if scenario. What if we transformed the resource-starved, fragmented MLS system that’s no longer serving agents and brokers-overnight?

The leadership at MRIS and TREND came up with the roots of an answer. They immediately began inviting more MLSs in the area to the conversation.

Bright was born.

We’ve built a stronger, less constrained, inclusive organization whose sole mission is to give professionals control over listing content and access to the best tools for using that data in their businesses.

We want to empower everyone to get more out of the MLS.

We want brokers to access better business and recruiting insights.

We want agents and appraisers to have first access to more data. And we want to give them better tools for doing so.

We want consumers to have access to information necessary to make informed decisions.

We believe working toward these goals gives us a real estate marketplace that is both more efficient and more successful.

That’s the power of all of us working together.

We’re ready to make it happen.