MLS Codes

MLS Codes and Listing Abbreviations

MLS Codes

NEW – This home was recently put on the market.
ACT – ACTIVE.  The home is available!
BOM – Back on Market .  The home was recently under contract and is now back on the market.
PCH –  Price change.
AO – Active Option.  Parties have agreed to a sales price and buyer has asked for an option period during which buyer gets their inspections done and has the option to back out of the contract for whatever reason.
RFR – Right of first refusal.   There is a contract on the house, but for some reason  they cannot close right now. Seller has accepted the contract, but says that they’re still going to take other offers.  If another offer comes in, seller will contact the buyer. If the buyer can’t, the seller can accept the new offer.
SLD – SOLD.
PND – Pending.  The sale is in process.
PDB – “Pending send backups” means the house is under contract but “back-up” offers are accepted in case the original contract falls apart.
EXP – Expired with their current agent.  It might be renewed or might be permanently off the market.
CAN – Canceled.  There are a variety of reasons why a listing is canceled.
WDN – Withdrawn from the market for whatever reason.

Real Estate Agent Certifications

ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative

AMO – Accredited Management Organization

CBR – Certified Buyer Representative

CHMS – Certified Home Marketing Specialist

CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

CNS – Certified Negotiation Specialist

CPM – Certified Property Manager

CRB – Certified Real Estate Broker

CRS – Certified Residential Specialist

e-PRO – Internet Professional

GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute

GRES – Graduate Real Estate Society

GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute

NAR – National Association of Realtors

REALTOR® – Member of the National Association of Realtors

REBNY – Real Estate Board of New York

RPAC Realtors Political Action Committee

SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist

Real Estate Listing Abbreviations

1. 1C, 2C – 1 or 2 car Garage

2. 2/1 – 2 bedrooms / 1 bathrooms

3. 4/3 – 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms

4. 3/4 Bath – toilet + sink + shower or tub

5. 4/3/2 – 4 bedroom / 3 bath / 2 car garage

6. A/G PL – Above ground Pool

7. AC – Acre

8. A/C – Air Conditioning

9. Actv – Active

10. ALM – Aluminum Siding

11. APT – Apartment

12. ASB – Asbestos Siding

13. ASM – Assumptions

14. ATFN – Attic Fan

15. ATT – Attached Garage

16. BA – Bath

17. BALC – Balcony

18. BB – Baseboard Heat

19. BCH – Beach

20. BD – Bedroom

21. BKPORCH – Back Porch

22. BKYD – Backyard

23. BLDRS REDO – Builder’s Renovation

24. BLT – Built-in

25. BOT – Boat Slip

26. BR – Bedroom

27. Brk – Brick

28. Brkf – Breakfast Area

29. Bsmt – Basement

30. Bulk – Bulkhead

31. Bung – Bungalow

32. CAC – Central Air Conditioning

33. Cbl,Cblh – Cable/Hookup

34. CCR – Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions

35. Cdrcl – Cedar Closet

36. Cen – Central Air

37. Cer – Ceramic Tile

38. CFan – Ceiling Fan

39. Chn – Chain Link Fence

40. Cldsc – Cul-de-sac

41. Clap – Clapboard Siding

42. Clbhs – Clubhouse

43. Clus – Cluster

44. Cnl – Canal

45. Col – Colonial

46. Cont – Contemporary

47. CPT – Carpet or Carport

48. Crk – Creek

49. Crwl – Crawl Space

50. Cth – Cathedral Ceiling

51. CVAC – Central Vacuum

52. Cvga – Converted Garage

53. Crprt – Carport

54. C-fan – Ceiling Fan

55. Cent h/a – Central Heat&Air

56. Deco – Decorative Fence

57. DEDRS – Deed Restrictions

58. Det – Detached Garage

59. DhkpP – Dryer Hookup

60. Dk – Deck

61. DLM – Seller Disclaimer

62. DLO – Seller Disclosure

63. Dbl– Double

64. D/W – Dishwasher

65. Dr -Dining Room

66. Dry – Clothes Dryer

67. Dsp – Garbage Disposal

68. DWF, DWAC – Deep Water/Access

69. EA – exclusive agency

70. EIK – Eat in kitchen

71. ELE – Electric

72. ELV – Elevator

73. END – End Unit

74. E – Rng Electric Range

75. ERS – exclusive right to sell

76. Exr – Exercise Room

77. Farm – Farmhouse

78. FRBO – for rent by owner

79. FDR – Formal dining room

80. FFBR – First Floor Bedroom


1. FFE – furniture, fixture, and equipment

2. Fha Forced Hot Air

3. FHA Federal Housing Administration

4. FLR – Floor Furnace

5. FIN LL – Finished lower level

6. FM RM – Family Room

7. FML – Formal

8. FNCD YD – Fenced Yard

9. F-bmt – Finished Basement

10. Foyr – Foyer

11. Fp, Fpl, Fplc – Fireplace

12. Fpgas – Gas Fireplace

13. FR – Family room

14. FSBO – For Sale by Owner

15. F/A Ht, FAH – Forced Air Heat

16. FXR – Fixer Upper

17. GAR – Garage

18. G/A – Garage, Attached

19. GARB – Garbage

20. GAROP – Garage Door Opener

21. GLF – Golf Course

22. GLFP – Gas log fire place

23. GMT Kitchen – Gourmet kitchen

24. GRNO – Ground Maintenance

25. G-RNG – Gas Range

26. HB – Half Bath (toilet + sink)

27. HBR – Harbor

28. HIST – Historical District

29. HOA – Homeowner’s association

30. HP – Heat Pump

31. HPWA – Water/Air Ht Pump

32. HDWD – Hardwood

33. HRS – Horses Allowed

34. HSF – Heated square feet

35. HTUB – Hot Tub

36. HUD Dept of Housing and Urban Development

37. HW – Hot Water

38. HWH – Hot water heater

39. HVAC – heating, ventilation and air conditioning

40. IGSP – In-Ground Sprinkler

41. INGRD PL – pool inground pool

42. INLW – In-Law Suite

43. INT – Intercom

44. JTUB – Jetted Tub

45. LFT – Loft

46. LRG – Large

47. LR – Living Room

48. LTV – loan to value

49. MAR – Marble

50. MBA – Master Bedroom w/Bath

51. MBRFP – Master Bedroom w/FP

52. MCOA – Min $ on Assumption

53. MEIK – Modern eat-in kitchen

54. MIC – Mint Condition (like new or new)

55. MK – Modern kitchen

56. MLS – multiple listing service

57. MO – Month

58. MOPOA – Monthly POA Fee

59. MRSH – Marsh

60. Mstr – Master bed room

61. MSN – Masonry

62. MTG – Mortgage

63. MULTI – 3+ Car Garage

64. MYOB – Mind Your Own Business

65. MWV – Microwave Oven

66. NAR – National Association of Realtors

67. NAT GS HT – Natural gas heat

68. NBHD – Neighborhood

69. NGS – Natural Gas

70. NONQ – Non-Qualifying

71. NYSAR – New York State Association of Realtors

72. OA – Owner Agent

73. OBO – Or Best Offer

74. OCN – Ocean

75. O/F – Owner Finance

76. OFC – Office/Study

77. OFF – Off Street Parking

78. OP – Occupancy Permit

79. OVER – Oversized Garage

80. OWN – Owner Financing

1. P&S – Purchase and sale

2. PAN – Pantry

3. PAR – Partially Fenced

4. PAT – Patio

5. PERM – Perm Attic Stairs

6. PGS – Propane

7. PICK – Picket Fence

8. PILE – Pilings

9. PITI – Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance

10. PL/A – Above Ground Pool

11. PL -Swimming Pool

12. PL/1 In-Ground Pool

13. PLAY – Playground

14. PMI – Private mortgage insurance

15. PMP – Well Pump

16. POA – Power of Attorney

17. POR, POR-S Porch/Screened

18. PROP HT – Propane Heat

19. PRQ – Parquet

20. PRTL – Partial

21. PRV, PVCY FENCE – Privacy Fence

22. PULL – Pull-Down Attic Stair

23. R/OPT – Rent w/Opt-Buy

24. RAD – Radiant Heat

25. RDR – Radiator

26. REC – Recreation Room

27. REF – Refrigerator

28. REL – Related to Seller

29. RELO – Relocation office

30. RNCH – Ranch

31. RTO – Rent To Own

32. RV PRKG – RV Parking

33. RVR – River

34. SAT – Satellite Dish

35. SCRND PORCH – Screened Porch

36. SD – Security Deposit

37. SEC – Security System

38. SEC SYS – Security System

39. SEW – Sewer

40. SHNG – Shingle

41. SHOP – Workshop

42. SKY – Skylights

43. SLT – Slate

44. SN – Senior

45. SMP – Sump Pump

46. SO – Study or Office

47. SPC – Drive parking spaces

48. SPDED – Special Warranty Deed

49. SPLT – Split-Level

50. SMB – Split Master Bedroom

51. SPKLR – Sprinkler

52. SQ FT – Square Feet

53. SD/W – Storm Doors & Windows

54. SRO – Single Room Occupancy

55. STA – State

56. STOR – Assigned Storage

57. STR – On Street Parking

58. SUN – Sun Room

59. SWR – Sewer

60. TEN – Tennis Court

61. TOWN – Town House

62. TRAD – Traditional

63. TRAN – Transitional

64. TRC – Trash Compactor

65. TRSH – Trash Pickup

66. TXS – Taxes

67. U/G SPRK – Underground Sprinkler

68. UNO – Unit Number

69. UTCL – Utility Closet

70. UTLVL – Utility Room Level

71. UTRM – Utility Room

72. VYL – Vinyl

73. WAR – Warranty Plan

74. WBS – Wood-Burning Stove

75. WBFP – Wood Burning Fireplace

76. W/D – Washer/Dryer

77. W/D HKUP – Washer/Dryer hookup

78. WD PNL – Wood paneling

79. WDSTV – Wood-Burning Stove

80. WF – Waterfront

81. WDSTV – Wood Burn Stove

82. WHF – Whole House Fan

83. WHKP – Washer Hookup

84. WIN – Window/Wall Unit

85. WINDT – Window Treatment

86. WLKIN – Walk-in Closet

87. WSH – Washer

88. WTR – Water

89. WTR PD – Water paid

90. W/W CRPT – Wall To Wall Carpet

91. YD – Yard