Real Estate Marketing Acronyms

When you are selling your home, visibility means everything. When you list your real estate property with AwayeRealty, you can be sure that your home for sale is getting maximum exposure on-line and in print. We market real estate through some of the most powerful real estate marketing venues on the internet.

Because there are often space restrictions, we sometimes have to use acronyms in order to list all the amenities of your home.

Below is a sampling of some abbreviations and the meaning of each, taken from a recent newspaper classified section:

assum. fin. - assumable financing
appls- appliances
ba- bath
bldg- building
br- bedroom
brstn, brnstn- brownstone
bsmt- basement
cnstr- construction
dk - deck
dplx- duplex
dr- dining room
drmn- doorman
drv- drive
d/w- dishwasher
eik- eat-in-kitchen
elev, elvtr- elevator
expansion pot'l- extra space on the lot, or vertical potential for a top floor or room addition.
expsd- exposed, as in “exposed brick”
fab- fabulous
fam- family
fl- floor
fml- formal, as in “formal dining room”
fp, flrpl- floorplan
fp, frplc, fplc - fireplace
full svc- full service
gar - garage (garden is usually abbreviated "gard" or “gdn”)
grmt kit- gourmet kitchen
grnt- granite
HDW, HWF, Hdwd -- hardwood floors
hi ceil - high ceilings
hi inc. pot.- high income potential
incl- included
jr1- 2-room studio
jr4- 1bedroom, usually with formal dining room or small additional room
lg, lrg- large
lndry- laundry
lo dues/ lo maint - low homeowner's dues are
loc- location
lr- living room
lsd pkg. - leased parking area, may come with an additional cost
lux- luxury
mbl, mrbl- marble
mkt- market
neg- negotiable
nr bst schls - near the best schools
pk, pkng- parking
pnths- penthouse
pvt - private
pwdr rm - powder room, or half-bath
reno- renovated
rf dk- roof deck
rm- room
rto- rent to own
spct- spectacular
sro- single room occupancy
ss appli, ss kit- stainless steel appliances
tnhs, twnhs- townhouse
upr- upper floor
util- utilities
vw, vu, vws, vus -- view(s)
wbfp- wood-burning fireplace
w/d- washer/dryer
yd- yard

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