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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

We Promise to:

Listen to you –we hear you, and we are committed to making sure the system performs as it should. We encourage you to join the Bright MLS Facebook group that has been created as a forum to address issues and provide feedback  You can join the group here

Advocate for you – we will work diligently on your behalf with Bright MLS management and other associations to bring about changes based on your feedback.

Communicate with you – we will provide ongoing updates through this page on, via email, on our social networks, and office visits.

Bright Community Facebook Group - Bright has launched a private group for subscribers moderated by Jay Thompson, a licensed broker, Inman News columnist, and former Director of Industry Outreach for Zillow. You will just need to answer three simple questions to verify your subscriber status for approval to join the group. Access the group here.

New Bright MLS Policy for Off-MLS Listings


Effective Wednesday, October 16, Bright MLS has instituted a new policy regarding properties marketed prior to being listed on the MLS, known as Off-MLS listings. The primary requirement of this new policy is that a property must be listed on Bright MLS within one business day following consumer marketing of any kind, with marketing being defined in the policy. Fines will not be levied for non-compliance until December 1, 2019. 

View an introductory video, a Q&A video, or read 5 Things to Know About Bright's Off-MLS Policy for more information. The full language is of the policy is below:

Within one business day of marketing a property to the public, the Participant must submit the listing to Bright MLS for cooperation with other Bright MLS Participants. Public marketing includes, but is not limited to, flyers displayed in windows, yard signs, digital marketing on public facing websites, brokerage website displays (including IDX and VOW), digital communications marketing (email blasts), multi-brokerage listing sharing networks, and applications available to the general public.

How do you feel about the new Bright MLS policy?  Take the GCAAR survey. This feedback will be shared with the Bright MLS leadership.