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New Date for Bright MLS Conversion

Posted on: August 10th, 2017

A decision has been made that it would be in the best interest of the RAYAC members and the MLS subscribers in Central Pennsylvania if RAYAC, the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS, and Keystone MLS all converted to Bright MLS on the same day.

Please know that there was a lot of careful thought and consideration into this decision being made. The RAYAC Board of Directors asked a lot of pointed questions to the Bright MLS Team and have been keeping the RAYAC members best interest at heart. At the end of the day, the Bright MLS team is confident this change will result in the best experience for our members. With the many duplications in the Central Pennsylvania market, the consolidated conversion will result in the most accurate listing data in the Bright MLS system.

The new schedule moving forward will be that everyone will gain a preview access to the Bright MLS system on September 18th. This will be an opportunity for members to work in the Bright MLS system to learn its features and programming. All of your new listings and new client contacts will still be entered into the Paragon System at this time.

On October 19th there will be a freeze of the MLS Systems. This means that members will no longer be able to add/edit any listings or contacts or searches in the Paragon system. New listings will be able to be added on October 23rd into the Bright MLS System. We appreciate your patience and understanding during that time. Members will still be able to pull reports from Paragon but adding or changing any information will not be possible. The freeze needs to occur to allow time for Bright MLS to place the most up to date data in the Bright MLS system.

Bright MLS will go live with all three Central Pennsylvania MLS systems on Monday, October 23rd.

The Bright MLS team is working to schedule the training dates in our area, including an open house event (previously scheduled for October 10, but you can cross that date off your calendar). As soon as we have those dated available we will share them with you.

Our goal at RAYAC is to be as open and transparent as possible while making the best decisions for our membership. We are hopeful this change will result in the best experience for our membership and get us all to our common goal of a unified regional MLS a little sooner.