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    Changes to Bright listing numbers now live

    Thanks to subscriber feedback, Bright MLS listing numbers now include State and County abbreviations. This change is only made to newly-created listings. Learn more about what the new listing numbers look like and where you can find them in your current MLS system.

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    Thanks to subscriber input and requests, Bright listing numbers now include State and County abbreviations. This change is only made to newly created listings. The Bright listing numbers on your current listings will not change at this time.

    Because there are several duplicate county names in different states (for example Montgomery MD and PA, Kent, MD and DE) a 4-character code (2 state, 2 county) are being used to identify the geographic area. For example:
    • MDMC012345 – Maryland, Montgomery County
    • PAMC123456 – Pennsylvania, Montgomery County
    This change makes it easier to quickly identify the area where a listing is located. It also serves as a reminder for agents who are searching across state lines that they need to be licensed in that state in order to show the property to buyers.

    Where can I find the new listing numbers?

    Bright listing numbers are assigned when you enter a listing into TREND. These numbers can be seen on the Full reports in TREND, as well as on consumer websites like Zillow or realtor.com. They are also used in ShowingTime.

    You can search for the Bright listing number in the speedbar at the top of the search and report screens in TREND.

    Please note: If you change the county and/or state of a listing, the listing number will change. You will also continue to see a combination of the old and new listing formats for the time being since this change will only be made to new listings as they are added to Bright.

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    Jason R. Matthews
    11/2/2018 10:41 AM

    Probably could have just kept it state abbreviations because no state has duplicate county names. Just saying...

    I assume this takes effect immediately?

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