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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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    1 - 9 of 9 Comments
    Leonard Gabriel
    12/3/2018 12:26 PM

    how many agents search across state lines? all this for a few

    Leonard Gabriel
    12/3/2018 12:25 PM

    the number is too long the letters make it even harder

    Mia Arrison
    11/20/2018 9:17 AM

    Including the county is too confusing. If there is only 4 digits (2 state and 2 county), what are you doing about the counties in NJ that start with the same letter such as Camden County, Cumberland County and Cape May County? Then we have Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County. And don't forget Salem, Sussex and Somerset. Why can't you just leave the state abbreviation and leave the county out? It's bad enough the MLS number is so long already, you had to make it longer and more confusing? How is Landvoice or other subscription services supposed to handle these changes? Not to mention your speedbar already has issues with being slow to identify MLS numbers to search. I hope you get this straightened out soon!

    Richard Strahm
    11/14/2018 2:43 PM

    Jason & Veronica - You'd be surprised at how may duplicate counties there are. Cumberland in NJ and PA, Kent in DE and MD, Montgomery in PA and MD, Sussex in DE and NJ - and the trifecta: Somerset County in MD, NJ and PA!

    Veronica Vilardo
    11/14/2018 12:32 PM

    I agree with Jason; just including state abbreviation in MLS number would have been sufficient.

    Joe Palladino
    11/14/2018 11:01 AM

    Is this change effecting the MLS Connect on zip forms as well? If so, when will that be addressed?

    James Jetter
    11/13/2018 10:16 AM

    And good luck for the appraisers trying to get all those numbers to fit at the top of the grid on the 1004 form!

    James Jetter
    11/13/2018 10:15 AM

    Wow, how much longer can the MLS numbers get? Sheesh.

    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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