Get to Know the Bright Area – Washington D.C.

Bright spans parts of 6 states and Washington, D.C. That probably sounds like a large area – and it is! But we didn’t just create Bright to be big. Our goal was to better serve our local real estate professionals. We’re going to do that in their communities, by offering local information and customization that makes the MLS work for them, wherever their office is located.

So, what makes the Bright area so unique? Here are 6 interesting facts from one of the cities in the Bright footprint – Washington D.C.

  1. D.C. gets more rain than Seattle. Better have an extra umbrella handy!
  2. The D.C. Metro is the second busiest subway system in the United States.
  3. Local real estate professionals should be ready to work with millennials. Statistically, more millennials move to DC than any other city.
  4. New to the area? All of the military horse statues in the city face towards the White House. It’s a great thing to remember if you’re ever lost and trying to find your way back to a recognizable area.
  5. The wireless telephone was invented in DC. In 1900 Reginald Fessenden became the first person to transmit his voice from one radio tower to another, which was the first wireless telephone call. Imagine how many cellphone calls per day are made in D.C. today!
  6. And year to date, total sold dollar volume in Washington, D.C. is $761M,  a 34% increase over 2016. The median sales price is $525K.*

*Real estate information from January-February 2017 YTD.


  1. March 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Will you be getting the MLS for Virginia’s south/east counties (Northumberland, Lancaster, West Moreland, Enrico, etc.) in the future?

    • Emily Schaffer-Reply
      March 17, 2017 at 10:15 am


      That’s a decision that MLS and their leadership will have to make. If you think they should join Bright, I’d recommend speaking with your broker, MLS and Association leadership. Ask them to consider consolidation and explain to them how it better serves you and the real estate community. It won’t happen without your voice.

      Emily Schaffer
      Bright Communications

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