9 Organizations Transform into Bright MLS

Real estate organizations from neighboring areas in the Mid-Atlantic region have united as Bright MLS.

The creation of this new organization is a direct response to your demands that the MLS break down market barriers and provide real estate professionals with expanded property information that exceeds what consumers can get from publicly available websites.

With Bright, you will get access to more information, more products and more areas to explore and expand—that’s the power of us.


The Bright Service Area

Bright MLS is made up of nine forward thinking MLSs (43 Associations) in the Mid-Atlantic region who put aside their differences and came together with a shared vision to help solve MLS market overlap and empower everyone to get more out of the MLS. Bright will serve parts of 6 states plus Washington, D.C. encompassing  85,000 real estate professionals who serve over 20 million consumers and facilitate approximately 250,000 transactions a year that are valued at more than $85 billion.

Bright is a consolidation of the MLSs of these organizations:


Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, MD)

Cumberland County Board of REALTORS®

Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® (Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, PA)

Lancaster County Association of REALTORS®

Lebanon County Association of REALTORS®

MRIS (MLS covering parts of MD, PA, VA, WV, and Washington, D.C.)

REALTORS® Association of York and Adams Counties (PA)

Sussex County Association of REALTORS®

TREND (MLS covering the Philadelphia metropolitan region, including southeastern PA, northern Delaware, and parts of southern New Jersey)
Click here for a list of each of the visionary Associations that participate in Bright.


View the full press release.



  1. Bob Burkhard-Reply
    January 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I looked at the MLS in areas that I have not had access to in the past and apparently I still don’t have access to the listings in those areas, eg. DC. So i don’t see any difference other than your name.

    • Jess Dungan-Reply
      January 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Bob, we’re not quite there yet – 2017 is really a year of transition to allow us to convert subscribers of the participating MLSs over to a single MLS system. Subscribers won’t see the expanded coverage in one system until they begin using the new Bright MLS system.

      That said, as an MRIS subscriber, you should have access to DC listings. Thank you very much for your comment!

  2. John Rice-Reply
    February 1, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Does BrightMLS have a time frame when they will have all the different MLS’s combined and we will have access to BrightsMLS entire network of MLS’s?

    • Jess Dungan-Reply
      February 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Hi John – thanks for your question. 2017 is a year of transition, where we will bring all of the participating organizations on the new Bright system. You will learn more about your exact conversion date as the year progresses, but we anticipate everyone will be on the new Bright system in early 2018.

  3. February 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Will the system also improve the level of information and support for commercial practitioners and will there be an opportunity specifically for commercial agents’ feedback and input? Our practice of real estate can be quite different from that of residential agents, and MLS’s often ignore the needs of their commercial brokers (especially certain information categories that don’t apply to residential.)

    • Jess Dungan-Reply
      February 6, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Hi Christine, thanks for your question. Bright will certainly include different categories for listings, including commercial. We do understand that the needs of commercial businesses are different than residential, and we will work to support these businesses in any way we can.

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