Real Estate Abbreviations

Real Estate Abbreviations: The abbreviations are important in real estate advertising because a lot of information is to be communicated in less space provided. They are used often on the multiple listing service sites in the descriptions of a property. The agents use them to conserve space and to fit in more information on limited size property advertisement. In multiple listing services the databases allow only limited number of characters for describing a property.

So these abbreviations are necessary tools for describing the details of the property advertised. It is very much necessary for a person to know about these abbreviations before going to buy a property.

The Given Below are Some of the Commonly used Real Estate Abbreviations:


  • 1C, 2C – 1 or 2 car Garage
  • 2/1 – 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom
  • 4/3 – 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms
  • 3/4 Bath – toilet + sink + shower or tub
  • 4/3/2 – 4 bedroom / 3 bath / 2 car garage
  • A/G PL – Above ground Pool
  • AC – Acre
  • ac, a/c - Air conditioning
  • aek - All electric kitchen
  • appls - Appliances
  • ba - Bathroom
  • br – Bedroom
  • BALC – Balcony
  • BB – Baseboard Heat
  • BCH – Beach
  • CMA – Comparative Market Analysis
  • COCR or CCR – Cash on Cash Return
  • COF – Cost of Funds
  • CRE – Creative Real Estate
  • CRE – Commercial Real Estate
  • ca, cac - Central air conditioning
  • cath ceil - Cathedral ceiling
  • ch - Central heat
  • c/vac - Central vacuum
  • cp – Carport
  • Close to or convenient to - Things are too close
  • Compact, cottage or modest - Very small
  • d/d - Dishwasher and a garbage disposal
  • dk - Deck
  • det - Detached garage
  • dr/fdr - Dining room 
  • DIY or fixer-upper - A lot of work needs to be done
  • Efficiency kitchen - Barely room for one person
  • ELV – Elevator
  • END – End Unit
  • E – Rng Electric Range
  • ERS – exclusive right to sell
  • Exr – Exercise Room
  • Farm – Farmhouse
  • FRBO – for rent by owner
  • FDR – Formal dining room
  • FFBR – First Floor Bedroom
  • FFE – furniture, fixture, and equipment
  • Fha- Forced Hot Air
  • fag - Forced air gas
  • f/fin bsmt - Fully finished basement
  • gar – Garage
  • gard - Garden
  • grmet kit - Gourmet kitchen
  • grt rm - Great room
  • hdw, hwf, hdwd - Hardwood floors
  • hi ceils - High ceilings
  • Intimate - Itty bitty
  • kit - Kitchen
  • la - Living area
  • lr - Living room
  • Mature garden - It was never pruned or weeded
  • Manageable yard - Owners did not spend much time on it
  • NAT GS HT – Natural gas heat
  • ofc - Office
  • osp - Off-street parking is available
  • pl, sp or s/p - Swimming pool
  • pvt - Private
  • pwdr rm - Powder room or half bath
  • Private or secluded - Miles from another house
  • q pos - Available for quick possession
  • spac - Spacious
  • upr - Upper floor
  • vw, vws, vu, vus - View or views
  • w/d, wd - Washer and dryer
  • wic - Walk-in closet
  • WTR PD – Water paid
  • W/W CRPT – Wall To Wall Carpet
  • YD – Yard
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