SWMLS Guide to Real Estate Acronyms

Overwhelmed with acronyms in real estate?  Know the difference between a PID and a PUD?  What about a SIP? If you are not familiar with acronyms used on SWMLS listings this guide will help.  We identified the most commonly used local, state, and national acronyms in real estate and have put together this guide to help you understand them all.    A link to the full .PDF list is available at the bottom of the guide. 

Abbreviation Definition Type
(G) "Green" feature in MLS listings MLS field
ATT Attached (single family subtype) MLS field
BR Bedroom MLS field
CDOM Cumulative Days on Market MLS field
CO Concrete Concrete Combination (Construction Type) MLS field
DET Detached (single family subtype) MLS field
DOM Days on Market MLS field
Dryer H/U Dryer Hookup MLS field
HERS Home Energy Rating System MLS field
HOA Homeowners Association MLS field
ICF Insulated Concrete Forms (Wall System) MLS field
KT Kitchen MLS field
LOSO Listing Office to Selling Office Remarks MLS field
LR Living Room MLS field
MBR Master Bedroom MLS field
MLA Master Living Area MLS field
RV Recreational Vehicle MLS field
SAD Special Assessment District MLS field
SIP Strucural Insulated Panel MLS field
SqFt Square Footage MLS field
TPO Thermoplastic Polyolefin roofing type MLS field
LBP Lead Based Paint MLS field, Disclosure  
GRT Gross Receipts Tax MLS field, Tax  
PID Planned Improvement District MLS field, Tax
PUD Planned Unit Development MLS field, Tax
UPC Uniform Parcel Code MLS field, Tax
RPR REALTOR Property Resource MLS Product
FHA Federal Assistance Home Loan MLS, Financing
CARNM Commerical Assoc. of New Mexico REALTORS Association
IDX Internet Data Exchange Broker Website Search
RETS Real Estate Transaction Standard Broker Website Search
VOW Virtual Office Website Broker Website Search
FIRPTA Federal Investment Real Property Tax Act Federal Law
ABR Accredite Buyer Representative Financing
ARM Adjustable Rate Mortgage Financing
HUD-1 Settlement Statement Financing
REC Real Estate Contract Financing
TILA Truth in Lending Act Financing
VA Veterans Home Loan Financing
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Zone
FHA Federal Housing Administration Mortgages
AVM Automated Valuation Model Price Evalution
RVM REALTOR Valuation Model Price Evalution
NAR National Assoc. of REALTORS Real Estate Industry
RANM REALTOR Assoc. of New Mexico Real Estate Industry
REO Real Estate Owned (Bank Owned) Real Estate Industry
RESO Real Estate Standards Organization Real Estate Industry
BT Bluetooth Technology

Did we miss some?  If there is an acronym that we missed that you feel should be included in this list please send us a comment.

Here is a link to the full .pdf version of SWMLS abbreviations/acronyms.