Philadelphia Magazine recently featured Bright and its consolidation efforts in their article “Bright Idea: One Big MLS for the Mid-Atlantic Region.”
The article noted the 43 REALTOR® associations that make up Bright span six stated and have come together to create one of the largest MLSs in the country. Work is well underway to get the new Bright system up and running. Once the merger is completed, 85,000 real estate agents will be using Bright.
Philadelphia Magazine spoke with Bright CEO Tom Phillips about the formation of Bright. “MRIS, which was the Washington-based organization, and TREND, the Philadelphia-based MLS, were two of the larger multiple listing services in the country already,” Tom said. “But what we were seeing and discussing is that change in the industry is driving agents to need access to bigger territory.”
Tom went on to explain that the new technology of Bright will begin releasing to subscribers in the Central Pennsylvania markets this fall.