Charlottesville, VA — The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) announced it has chosen to partner with 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.
CAAR shares a vision with Bright for a multiple listing service that transcends the boundaries of yesterday’s MLSs. CAAR has embraced demands that the MLS break down market barriers and provide real estate professionals with expanded property information that exceeds what consumers can get from publicly available websites. In choosing to partner with Bright MLS, brokers and agents will have access to a broader service area through fewer MLS subscriptions and get new tools and functionalities to better serve their customers.
“CAAR is excited to join Bright MLS and deliver one system, one fee, one set of rules, and one data feed to members,” said CAAR President Arleen Yobs. “In addition to helping our members run their business more efficiently, they will be able to access a wide-range of data and innovative products that will significantly improve their daily activities and better serve their clients.”
“Today’s real estate market is moving faster than ever, driven by consumer demand for data. Bright MLS was created to align with this new reality and break down outdated geographic barriers,” said Bright MLS CEO Tom Phillips. “When we formed Bright MLS, we always believed others would share our vision. We’re excited that the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® has joined us in this journey, and we look forward to working with them as a partner to provide these benefits to more REALTORS® in Virginia.”
While details of the transition are in planning, the move to Bright MLS is set for fall of 2018.