Bright MLS: No Fines Issued as Pocket Listing Ban Kicks In

Bright’s policy, which pre-dates the NAR 8.0 policy, is designed to address off-MLS listing concerns. It has become ground zero for the national discussion of this controversial MLS policy change. While not all Realtor associations and MLSs who will be implementing and enforcing this policy over the coming months will receive the same attention, each organization’s leaders should learn from Bright and thoughtfully develop implementation strategies, update policies, and deliver educational campaigns to reduce the potential for friction with the brokerage community.