“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction.” – Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter and sculptor. His quote is similar to a question the leadership of MRIS and TREND asked when they began the conversations about Bright MLS – What if we blew it all up and started new?

While no actual demolition was involved in the creation of Bright, each of the participating organizations came together, putting everything on the table. Their work helped create a new era of MLS, where brokers, agents, appraisers and consumers could get more – access to more information, more products and more areas to explore and expand.


  1. February 24, 2017 at 8:39 am

    What a fantastic title. Of stopping in tracks. Reassessing and re building.

    Weve been trying to pioneer MLS in the UK and are revamping at the mo. So fully understand. Hence dig the title starting a new gearing forward.

    • February 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

      As in:

      What if we blew it all up and started new?

  2. Thomas Wissel-Reply
    February 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

    What if we blew it up??? That was the question asked in 2005 at a conference in Ft Lauderdale. Apparently this has been a very slow burning fuse with many of the old guard working to put out the fire.
    The issue is not in Taking Over the MLS World, but in Uniting the MLS World. Bravo to Bright MLS!

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