Blog Main > Real Estate Terminology - Abbreviations
Say a lot for a little with some of these common Real Estate abbreviations.
So. You're looking at a house with a lot of features, the pictures are nice, but what else is there to it? You stop to check the property description box and all of a sudden, you're reading a seemingly incomprehensible jumble of letters and symbols that absolutely wouldn't have been approved in 5th grade English class. What's wrong with actual sentences anymore?! Well, we're with you there. We like our vowels and proper comma usage as much as the next person, but what a lot of people don't know is that listings online, much like tweeting on Twitter, has a character limit. That means you can only have so many letters in your description!
Okay... it's not quite THAT restrictive. But character limits become incredibly infuriating with larger homes that house more special features. Suddenly you're weighing the value of your "Stainless Steel Appliances" against your "Tile Floor & Quartz Counters"... That's when abbreviating comes into play.
|CAM||Common Area Maintenance|
|FSBO||For Sale By Owner|
|gfa||Gas Forced Air|
|hvac||Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning|
|HOA||Home Owners Association|
|sq ft||Square Feet|
|ss appl||Stainless steel appliances|
*Super abbreviated form
edited by Hilary Rothstein