116 Common Real Estate Abbreviations


Pop quiz! Do you know what this says?


Sometimes real estate listings look like they are written in secret code, right? Even you veteran agents who are familiar with real estate shorthand can probably remember when you were just starting out and wondering what the heck an EIK is and why anyone would want an INLW.

In the spirit of being helpful to young agents and real estate buyers alike, we have put together this list of 116 common real estate abbreviations. Even for agents fluent in acronyms, this is good content to share on your website and on your social media platforms to help your prospects and clients.

As we like to say, a helpful agent is a busy agent!

Common Real Estate Acronyms (and Their Meanings)

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AC – Air Conditioning
APPL – Appliances
APPT – Apartment
ASRSV – Assigned Parking
AVAIL – Available
BA – Bathroom or Bath
BALC – Balcony
BCHFRNT – Beachfront
BLDG – Building
BSMT – Basement
BTH – Bathroom
CAC – Central Air Conditioning
CBL – Cable
CEIL – Ceiling
CEN – Central Air Conditioning
CFAN – Ceiling Fan
CONC – Concierge
COND – Condition
CONT – Contemporary
CRPT – Carpet
CTY – City
CVAC – Central Vacuum
DEC – Decorative
DEP – Deposit
DCK – Deck
DK – Deck
DPLX – Duplex
DR – Dining Room
DRY – Dryer
DSP – Garbage Disposal
DW – Dishwasher
EIK – Eat-in Kitchen
ELEV – Elevator
FDR – Formal Dining Room
FIX – Fixtures
FOYR – Foyer
FRPLC – Fireplace
FSBO – For Sale By Owner
FT CTR – Fitness Center
FURN – Furnished
GAR – Garage
GDN – Garden
GRNT – Granite
HB – Half bath
HDWD – Hardwood (floors)
HRWD – Hardwood (floors)
HSE – House
HW – Hot Water
HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
INCL – Included
INLW – In-law unit
LFT – Loft
LNDRY – Laundry
LOC – Location
LSE – Lease
LUX – Luxury
MRBL – Marble
MINT – Mint Condition
MIN – Minimum
MOD – Modern
MICRO – Microwave
NBHD – Neighborhood
NGS – Natural Gas
NR – Near
OFC – Office
PAN – Pantry
PAT – Patio
PKG – Parking
PRIV – Private
PRTL – Partial
REC – Recreation Room or Center
REFRG – Refrigerator
RENO – Renovated
REQ – Required
RM – Room
RNGE – Range
RTO – Rent to Own
SAT – Satellite
SF – Square Feet
SHWR – Shower
SKY – Skylight
SPAC – Spacious
SQFT – Square Feet
S/S – Stainless Steel
STU – Studio
TERR – Terrace
TOWN – Town House
TRAD – Traditional
TRPLX – Triplex
UNO – Unit Number
UPSTRS – Upstairs
UTILS – Utilities
VU – View
VW – View
WAT – Water
W/D – Washer/Dryer
W/I – Walk-in
WIC – Walk-in Closet
WIND – Window
WLKP – Walkup
YD – Yard

Real Estate Agent Abbreviations

ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
ALC – Accredited Land Consultant
CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
CPM – Certified Property Manager
CRB – Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
GAA – General Accredited Appraiser
GREEN – NAR Green Home Specialist
GRI – Graduate of REALTOR® Institute
MRP – Military Relocation Professional
RAA – Residential Accredited Appraiser
RSPS – Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist
SRS – Seller Representative Specialist
SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist

And now you can answer the pop quiz! What that line of confusing capital letters really says is:

Three bedroom, two bathroom renovated unit (number 33) with balcony, central vacuum and assigned parking.

That sounds pretty good, right?

What abbreviations or acronyms do you see often that we didn’t include here?


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