Tip of the Week – Abbreviations: Phase 2
Last week, we started talking about the abbreviations that are commonly used in the MLS. Let’s keep it going with more from the History results page.
The History search results have different abbreviations for the status column. In this case, the status column tells you about the type of change that was made to the listing. So again, if you keep that in mind as you look at the abbreviations, it starts making sense.
ACT – Active
BOM – Back On Market
CNT – Contingent
EXP – Expired
EXT – Extended (expiration date)
LSE – Leased
PCH – Price Change
PHT – Photo added
PND – Pending
PVL – Provisional
RNT – Rented
SLD – Sold
UPD – Updated (miscellaneous change)
WTH – Withdrawn
XF – Transfer (from one agent or office to another)
While we’re on the History search results page, let’s look at one more small thing. In a few places, you’ll see two abbreviations in the category column that look a little different.
CL_NEW – Commercial Lease_New
CS_NEW – Commercial Sale_New
The commercial lease and commercial sale categories aren’t new any more, but a few years ago they were. The commercial categories were completely revamped. The changes were so extensive that listings in the old categories could not be merged into the new categories. So listings had to be completely re-entered. After several months, when it appeared that the majority of the listings had been done, the old categories were removed. But in the meantime, there were four commercial categories, old and new.
More abbreviations to come.
If you have any questions, please call us at 850-244-2411, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Beck, MLS Director
Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS
Fort Walton Beach, FL