Jim got me thinking about some of the acronyms that I use on 4realz and other common terms I’ve seen others use:

  • AG:
  • AR: ActiveRain
  • BR: BlueRoof
  • BHB: Bloodhound Blog
  • CB: Coldwell Banker
  • CH: Cyberhomes
  • CL: Craigslist
  • CMS: Content Management System
  • CRM: Customer Relationship Management
  • FBS: FBS Blog
  • FOREM: Future of Real Estate Marketing
  • FORET: Future of Real Estate Technology
  • FD: FrontDoor
  • G: Google
  • GDH: Garage with a Detached Home
  • HV: HouseValues
  • HG: HomeGain
  • IC: InternetCrusade
  • KW: Keller Williams
  • M: Microsoft
  • MBL: MyBlogLog
  • MLB: MLBroadcast
  • MLS: Multiple-Listing Service (this means different things to different people!)
  • MLW: MyLevenworth
  • NAR: National Association of Realtors
  • P2A or P2: Point2Agent
  • RCG: Rain City Guide
  • RCV: RealCentralVA
  • RDC, R or
  • The real estate blogosphere
  • REB: The Real Estate Bloggers
  • RES: Real Estate Shows
  • RET: Real Estate Tomato
  • REW: Real Estate Webmasters
  • REZ: Real Estate Zebra
  • RF: Redfin
  • RT: RealTown
  • SEO: Search Engine Optimization
  • SEM: Search Engine Marketing
  • TP: Top Producer
  • TPG: The Phoenix Real Estate Guy
  • T: Trulia
  • WM: WellcomeMat
  • WP:
  • Y!: Yahoo!
  • Z: Zillow

UPDATE: Based on suggestions in the comments I added a few more names to the above list and decided to alphabetize them. (I also went back and added links to the various sites, which I should have done from the start!)

31 responses

  1. BHB: Bloodhound Blog
    RCV: (as coined by a Charlottesville blog) referring to RealCentralVA.

  2. Heh… Isn’t MLS the biggest of them all?

  3. Beautiful!

    I’ve seen the BHB before, but somehow missed it’s utility. The past few times I went to write about the bloodhound blog, I’ve been looking for an acronym and forgot the perfectly good one that is available! πŸ™‚

    I’m adding all three of the suggestions!

  4. In editing things, I also realize that I forgot to add the acronym from the title of the post:!

  5. G: Google
    Y!: Yahoo. Well…. maybe not

    But they aren’t really terms.

    And of course, TPREG – pronounced “Tee Preg”. Originally coined by Maureen Francis I believe. But I think we’re the only two that use it. Hey, I thought about going with Phoenix Real Estate Guy Online and being “Prego”…

    Haven’t you ever used DLITGoREB?

    Dustin Luther is the Godfather of Real Estate Blogging.

    I think I use that in daily conversation! πŸ˜‰

  6. AG = = Realtor dot com

    (PS: I couldn’t come up with something clever about me, so insert hilarity [here]). πŸ™‚

  7. Someday I hope to have a TLA associated with my business or my blog. (That’s a Three Letter Acronym for those who didn’t spend time as a public servant in the past.)

    But if you want to refer to my blog MLW that’s cool too. (Sounds like a Sports League … Major League Winters?!)

  8. How about everyones favorite πŸ˜‰

    RF = redfin


    HV = housevalues
    HG = homegain


    CH = cyberhomes
    FD = frontdoor

  9. I’m simply loving some of the suggestions!

    Nonetheless, if you’re going to choose one for your own blog (which I don’t mind at all!), give me an example of another blogger using it! πŸ˜‰

  10. It took me about too minutes to (and Jessie’s comment) to get to me to realize my last comment was dumb!!! Go ahead and coin your own acronym! No examples of it being in use are needed!

  11. Examples supporting “AG”: FL Mortg, Blog Fiesta, RErevealed, and hundreds of private emails πŸ™‚

    YAY, I did it! Man, that was like running around the track 4 times (meaning I’m wheezin’!).

    What fancy acronyms do you have for yourself Dustin?

  12. How could you ever forget YUN 4 NAR PREZ 2008?????

  13. one more very important one…

    CL = craigslist

  14. Lani: You’re too darn cool! The AG definitely deserves to be on the list! πŸ˜‰

  15. P2 or P2A: Point2 Agent.

    Hey, TPREG is on the Inman Wiki! Oh, wait. I put it there. Back to G and Y!….

  16. RT = Real Town

    And now I’m done with this!


  17. Jay,

    What if we settled for TPG (The Phoenix Guy)? Similarly, the “official” name of RCG is Seattle’s Rain City Real Estate Guide, but SRCREG just wouldn’t have the same ring! πŸ˜‰

  18. And here I was looking for GDH (Garage with a Detached Home). Alas, I don’t think anyone else refers to me yet.

    Anyway, I will add Real Estate Radio RER…

  19. Lane: Are you thinking of a specific real estate radio show… or just the concept. is what shows up when I google the term.

  20. Dustin, I love it. That is why you are the GoREB.

    Here’s one that some in real estate use:

    NAR (which like MLS, can mean very different things to different people).

    For some weird reason, I’ve been thinking in acronyms all night.

  21. Totally forgot about NAR! Great call!

  22. And WMNS is not a reference to WellcomeMat, that’s easy (WM). No WMNS stands for, ‘What’s my name, Skip?”

    We know the answer πŸ™‚

  23. Phil: I’m thinking “no show”… but that has been fixed! πŸ˜‰

  24. Major league baseball? πŸ™‚ I just added MLBroadcast.

    (and you just reminded me to add MyBlogLog)

  25. How about FBS for the FBS Blog?

    I also think the FBS Blog would make a fine addition to your Company category. πŸ™‚

  26. Complete oversight on both accounts! It’s gonna be fixed immediately.

  27. Wow. My ADD is out of control this morning. Great list.

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