NEW GIANT MLS HAS BEEN FORMED
A new, giant, six-state MLS (Multiple Listing Service) has been formed and it will cover the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty footprint. This REALTOR® owned MLS is preparing to have 85,000 members join by the end of 2017.
In 2016, MRIS (Maryland area) and TREND (Philadelphia area) MLSs merged and have since then been working to bring on seven other area MLSs. In addition, they have been working to create the new entity, Bright MLS. In our area, the following MLSs will join Bright MLS: RAYAC MLS (REALTORS® Association of York & Adams Counties MLS), CPML (Central Penn Multi-list) and Keystone MLS (Lancaster area). A combined MLS will allow consumers to search seamlessly through each market area and receive data across county lines without the worry or concern of missing out on listings that they may be interested in.
WHO WILL BE RUNNING THE MLS?
Bright MLS will be owned by a total of 43 REALTOR® Associations. Every year the board will be revisiting the issue of ownership. Each of the merging MLSs are represented on Bright's board of directors. Two of those seats will be filled by members of our leadership team; Jim Spagnolo, Director of Operations for the Camp Hill office, and Scott Lederer, Maryland Regional President of Homesale Realty.
Spagnolo has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1993, he has served as the past president of the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS®, on the CPML MLS committee and countless other committees throughout the years. Lederer has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1979, has served as President of Carroll County Association of REALTORS®, on the MRIS MLS board of Directors from 2006-2013, 2016 & 2017 and countless other committees as well.
We are excited to have a voice for the newly formed entity. The agent's needs to service their clients will be at the forefront of any decisions that are made. Scott Lederer explains, "As a Brokerage spanning the geography of the new Bright MLS footprint, we are excited to be able to offer our agents and clients the 'one stop shop' that the combined entity will provide. A win-win-win accomplished by some of the brightest minds in our business. Very proud to be part of the future of MLS."