Bright Buzz: April 2017

Thank you for calling Bright MLS!

The Bright Customer Support Center has officially launched. This change is the result of the merger of the MRIS and TREND Support Centers. Now, subscribers for the entire Bright footprint will have one place to call when they convert to the new system.


Get to know the Bright MLS Board of Directors

The Bright MLS board was chosen from primarily broker-owners, with a track record for visionary thinking, good decision making, and proven business success. The directors were selected with consideration to a mix of small and larger brokerages, a balance of geographic representation from within the service area, and from a broad array of franchises and firms.

Here are some members of the Bright MLS Board:

  • Chairman: Jon Coile, Champion Realty, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate
  • Vice Chairman: Joan Docktor, BHHS Fox & Roach
  • Secretary: Jack Fry, RE/MAX of Reading
  • Treasurer: Cindy Ariosa, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
  • Association Executive Director: Kathy Ludwig CEO of the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS


Government affairs funds support local REALTOR® efforts

A large part of local Association of REALTORS® activities is legislative monitoring of public policy decision that affect housing, and advocating for the real estate professionals and the consumers they serve. When Bright MLS was formed, the participating associations and leadership agreed it was very important to contribute to these efforts.

In March, we launched a new program to assist our 43 stakeholder associations with the costs associated with their local government affairs efforts. These efforts can range from dedicated government affairs staff to programs and activities that advocate for real estate-related policies that support a healthy climate for housing. Associations are already taking advantage of this program. Learn more about this new program here.

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