Real Estate abbreviations

Below, you will find some of the most common abbreviations used by Realtors when listing a property.  The reason we use abbreviations is because we are only allowed a certain amount of characters when drafting up a listing.  I hope this helps!


A/C – Air Conditioner, also CAC – Central Air Conditioner, also, C/A
Acc – Access (as in Acc to backyard)
Ad – Advertisement
Agr – agricultural (as in zoned Agr)
Agmt – Agreement (as in Agmt of Purchase and Sale – APS)
A.K.A. – “Also Known As” – as in, semi-detached a.k.a. “semi“.
Alum – Aluminum (as in alum siding)
Apt – Apartment  (as in Basement Apt)
Apx – Approximate,  also Appx
APS – Agreement of Purchase and Sale

Bbq – Barbeque
B/I – Built-In (as in B/I Dishwasher)
B/I DW – Built-In Dishwasher
Bkfst – Breakfast (as in Bkfst Nook or Bkfst Room)
Bldg – Building
Bldrs – Builders (as in Bldrs plans)
BR or Bdr – Bedroom  (EX: 4BR means 4 bedrooms)
Brdlm – Broadloam (carpet)
Bsbrds – Baseboards
Bsmt – Basement (as in finished Bsmt)


CAC or C/A – Central Air Conditioning
CB – Co-operating Broker (represents the buyer)
Clt – Collateral (as in Clt Agreement) or Clt Agmt
Comb – Combined (as in Comb Living Room/Dining Room or Comb LR/DR)
Comm – Commission
Cond – Condition or Conditional
Condo – Condominium
Cov – Coverings (as in Window Cov – drapes,curtains, shears, etc)
Cvac – Central Vacuum (system)


Desig – Designation (as in Desig heritage property)
Det – Detached (as in Det Garage or Det House or Semi Det)
Dir – Direction
Dft – Deal Fell Through (status condition on MLS – Multiple Listing Service, e.g.; TREB – Toronto Real Estate Board runs the MLS for the GTA – Gtreater Toronto Area)
DOM – Days On Market (number of days listed as shown on MLS)
DR – Dining Room
DRs -Doors
Dryr – Dryer (as in Cloths Dryr)


EAC – Electronic Air Cleaner
Egdo – Extra Garage Door Opener
Elect – Electric or Electrical
ELFs – Electrical Lighting Fixtures (does not include items plugged in, like table lamps but includes wired-in appliances like chandeliers, and potlights and track lights.
Ent – Entrance (as in seperate Ent or Sep Ent)
Excl – Excluded (as in Excl Chandelier)
Exp – Expired (as in Exp Listing, a status condition on MLS)
Exh – Exhaust (as in Exh fan or Exh to outside)
Ext – Exterior


Fam – Family (as in Fam Room or Fam Rm, or FR or F/R
Feat – Feature or Features (as in Feat a pool)
Fin – Finished
Fr – Front Room, also FRrm


Gar or Grg – Garage
Gdo – Garage Door Opener
GdoR – Garage Door Opener remote
GB&E – Gas Burner & Equipment (furnace)
GST – Goods and Services Tax (See also PST and HST)


Hi-Eff – High-Efficiency (furnace) or HE
HST – Harmonized Sales Tax – combined GST + PST.
Hwt(r) – Hot Water Tank (rental)


I/G – Inground (as in I/G swimming pool)
Incl – Included
Insp – Inspection (as in Insp report or home Insp)
Int – Interior or Interest (rate)
Irr – Irregular, also Irreg  (as in Irr lot size)


Jr – Junior (as in Jr Bedroom or Jr BR)


Kit – Kitchen


L/A – Listing Agent  also L.A.
LB or Lbx – Lockbox, also Listing Brokerage
LBO – Listing Broker Office (as in keys or documents at Lbo)
Loc – Location
Low-Eff – Low-Efficiency (furnace)
LR – Living Room also L/R
Lux – Luxury ( as in Lux condo)
Lvl – Level
LVR – Loan-to-Value Ratio


Mbr – Master Bedroom
Micro – Microwave
Mn – Main (as in Mn Floor or MnFl or MnFlr or M/F)
Mnths – Months, also Mos or Mth
Msrmts – Measurements


Nr – Near

Occup – Occupied or Occupancy
O/Looks – Overlooks (as in dining room O/looks Living Room or DR O/Looks LR)
ONHWP – Ontario New Home Warranty Program


Part – Partly (as in Part finished basement)
PC – Piece , also pc (as in 3PC bathroom, 3pc BR)
PITI  – principal, interest, taxes, and insurance with regard to a mortgage or loan.
Pvt – Private (as in Pvt yard)
Pwdr – Powder (as in Powdr Room, Pwdr Rm)




REA – Real Estate Agent or Realtor
Rec – Recreation (as in Rec Room or Rec Rm)
Res – Residence, also residential (as in zoned Res)
R/I – Rough-In (as in R/I fireplace or dishwasher)
Rm – Room
Rrea – Registered Real Estate Agent, also REA (Real Esate Agent)
RSA – Room Sizes Approximate


Sds – Sides (as in Sides on the park)
Sec – Security
Sep – Seperate (as in Sep Living Room and Dining Room or Sep LR/DR)
Sgwo – Sliding Glass Door Walkout
Sl – Sliding (as in Sl glass patio doors)
Sol – Solarium
SPIS – Seller Property Information Statement
Sq – Square (as in 100 sq feet)
Sqft – Square Feet
S/S – Stainless Steel (appliances)
Stv – Stove
Sys – System ( as in Security Sys or Sec Sys)


Tba – To Be Announced or Arranged (as the possession date is Tba – meaning negotiable)
TTC – Toronto Transit Commission (bus and subway system in Toronto)
TLC – Tender Loving Care meaning needs some repairs.


UFFI – Urea Formaldihide Foam Insulation
Upgr – Upgraded (as in carpet upgr or upgr cabinets)



W – With (as in comes w all appliances)
Win – Window (as in Win covering or Win Cov)
W/I – Walk-In (as in W/I closet)
W/L  – Where Laid ( as in carpet W/L) also W/Laid
W/O – Walk-Out (as in Basement Apartment W/O or W/O to deck)
W/W – Wall-to-Wall (as in W/W carpet or window or closet)



Yr – Year , also Yrly – Yearly