Bright MLS launches political advocacy grant program for Realtor associations

  • Political advocacy is a key function of Realtor associations, and the newly formed Bright MLS is offering additional support for shareholder organizations and their members who are in the trenches tackling local regulations.

Jamie Ridge knows local public policy decisions can have a big effect on home sales. “We’re really the only watchdogs,” Ridge told Inman in an interview. “When it comes to real estate transactions, the local associations really end up being the monitor of those ordinances. That’s our big job.”