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    Bright MLS Earns RESO 1.5 Platinum Certification

    New Certification is Next Innovation to Simplify Business Process for Mid-Atlantic Brokers


    Rockville, Md. and King of Prussia, Pa. (August 29, 2017) – Bright MLS, one of the nation’s largest multiple listing services (MLS), today announced that it became one of the first MLSs in the nation to achieve the Data Dictionary 1.5 Platinum Certification from the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).

    With this certification, Bright MLS demonstrates that it continues to innovate, prove its implementation model and inspire others in the industry to make the latest RESO standards a priority.

    Bright’s consolidation of MLS services for 43 REALTOR® Associations earlier this year marked a significant move by the MLS to more effectively meet the listing aggregation and distribution needs of all its subscribers. The resulting increase in the volume of active and sold listing information in the MLS system created a greater need for data standardization.

    The Data Dictionary 1.5 Platinum Certification confirms that all of Bright MLS’ real estate data fields and the data they contain now conform to and are consistent with the most up-to-date RESO terms and data structures.

    “The vision for Bright’s consolidation was to move away from the outdated approach of segmented data and duplicated efforts, and transform what was multiple MLSs into a single, simplified system that can better serve the needs of our brokers, agents and consumers,” says Darren Bailey, Senior Vice President, Technology Solutions & Engineering at Bright MLS. “The RESO standards were developed with the same vision and mindset. We are proud to earn the RESO Data Dictionary 1.5 Platinum Certification and hope that others adopt these standards, as they benefit everyone involved in the real estate transaction.”

    The new certification also highlights Bright MLS’ goal to provide a broker-centric, open, standards-based platform. Bright’s decision to only distribute RESO compliant data will streamline the flow of information to brokers, agents and ultimately consumers, creating efficiencies and expanding opportunities for industry innovation.

    “Bright MLS and its associations have been at the forefront of creating technology and processes that move the needle forward for real estate professionals and provide value to consumers today and in the future,” says Jeremy Crawford, Chief Executive Officer at RESO. “Bright’s participation in developing and implementing RESO standards continues to support the growth of the real estate industry. I hope that Bright’s commitment encourages others to examine the market value and importance of the RESO standards.”

    For more information on RESO standards, visit www.reso.org. For details about Bright’s commitment to these standards, please contact data-support@brightmls.com.



    About Bright MLS

    The Bright MLS real estate service area spans 40,000 square miles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. As a leading Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Bright serves approximately 85,000 real estate professionals who in turn serve over 20 million consumers. For more information, please visit www.brightmls.com.


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