ELF, GDO, W/I...Do real estate short forms look like another language? As agents, while writing up listings, we try our best to put as much information as possible on the listings, so that our clients get the best impression of the home. Sometimes, however, homes have so much to talk about, agents run out of room.
Realtors have a series of short forms that are used, so that they can still explain all the great features of the properties. Unfortunately, sometimes those short forms get lost in translation. The Home Savvy Team has created a list of the most commonly used abbreviations, to help you make sense of these terms.
ELF - electric light fixtures
B/I - built in
Bdrm - Bedroom
GDO - garage door opener
S/S - stainless steel
A/C - air conditioning
Exc - excluded
Bsmt - Basement
Maint- Maintenance (usually in reference to fees)
W/I - walk in
W/O - walk out
D.R. - Dining room
SqFt - Square foot
Hydr - Hydro
Hr V System - heat recovery ventilator (helps to keep your air fresh indoors, without opening a window)
R/I - Rough in
CLOCA - Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (there is likely protected land in this case)
WDW - Window
+1 - Rooms, usually bedrooms, that are below grade
Lbo - listing brokerage
Have you seen a short form that didn't make the list? Still confused? Let us know!
Author:Ashley Aldred Phone: 289-688-2638 Dated: May 18th 2016 Views: 434 About Ashley: ...
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