Bright MLS FAQ

Setting up Bright MLS as a FAAR Realtor®


MRIS has transitioned to Bright MLS as of November 2018

Having issues with the transition? Scroll to the bottom of this page for the issue submission form!

Learn more about the transition

Learn more about the transition from MRIS to Bright MLS

Youtube Clinics throughout January

Join Bright for virtual “hands-on” clinics covering tips and tricks, answers to top support center questions, and Q&A from bright instructors.

Additional Resources

Recorded webinars, short videos, and articles to help the transition to Bright MLS

Do my FAAR dues cover the cost of Bright MLS?
No, they do not.  You will need to contact Bright MLS at (888) 838-8200 to get the pricing information.

Where & when do I sign up for Bright MLS?

  • For new agents:  Once you receive your welcome email from Lori Hillard-Wehr, you may continue with Bright MLS enrollment.  You will need your NRDS number in order to receive the member rate.  You will need to contact Bright MLS at (844)-552-7444  to set up your service.
  • For returning/transferring agents:  The NRDS number that you received at your 1st association is the number that you will use for Bright MLS.  Your NRDS number will not change when you transfer associations.

Getting started 

7 Bright MLS Rules to Know 

Bright MLS Status Cheat Sheet

Bright Facebook Page

Bright Facebook Group Support

NOVA MLS Conversion Realtor Chat 

Bright Nightmares and Support

EKKO Title NoVa Real Estate Talk

Tell us Your Story  in the “Submit an Issue” Form below

Searching for Listings that Accept Subsidies or Voucher-eligible Housing

Read this short article on how to search for listings that meet this criteria

Bright MLS Support and Suggestions

Thank you to everyone who supported the county code prefix initiative. FAAR and 4 other local associations banded together to have our voices heard and retain this field in the new system. For any new issues, share them here and via email to and The support team at Bright is prioritizing support issues by the number of times they are mentioned.

Submit an Issue - MLS

Describe your MLS related issue here. If you are having an issue that needs immediate help, call Bright MLS at 1-844-552-7444.

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