Organized Real Estate

Research, reporting and analysis about multiple listings services, local and state Realtor associations and NAR.

Multiple listing services have been critical components of the American real estate system for nearly a century. They are, however, facing some significant changes and challenges as the industry matures into an increasingly scaled, well-capitalized enterprise, with advanced technology and new data capabilities and practices.
Bright MLS, the nation’s second largest multiple listing service, which serves over 100,000 subscribers in the Mid-Atlantic region, has been among a vanguard of MLSs innovating to create an expansive future for itself and other MLSs. In this video conversation, Bright MLS President and CEO Brian Donnellan discusses the evolution he sees in the MLS space and how he’s looking to navigate it.
As MLSs look to expand market areas, they’re also looking to modernize their MLS systems with choice, integrations and additional features. As MLS leaders must constantly investigate their options, this article outlines the MLS system landscape and provides high-level insight on the most-used systems.