When texting do you use business acronyms? if so, please share

Asked by Richard Ortiz, Katy, TX Thu Nov 19, 2009

Help the community by answering this question:

+ web reference
Web reference:


Wayne Winch, , Outside U.S.
Thu Nov 19, 2009
These don't always refer to business chat, but this slang is prevelant in our texts :)

Address: addy
Top Producer: TP
Credit Card: CC
Account: acc
At The Momment: atm
By The Way: btw
If I Remember Correctly: iirc
Clients with me: cwm
Call you later: cyl
No problem: np
I don't know: idk
co pls: Call office please
Web Reference:  http://www.waynewinch.com
1 vote
Jenet Levy, Agent, New York, NY
Fri Nov 20, 2009
Can't say I know any of Wayne's abbreviation, but it's a very different market here in NYC (yes, that's an abbreviation, guilty). We deal with co-op and condo apartments in doormen buildings, looked boxes and knocking first don't apply. Things like "credit card" and "account" don't apply to what we do here. I'd say the only texting abbreviations we use are very basic ones that the general public uses, like thx"" for thanks.

Jenet Levy
Halstead Property, LLC
(212) 381-4268
0 votes
Grace Hanamo…, Agent, Cupertino, CA
Thu Nov 19, 2009
Rich, thanks for the question and, wow, Wayne, I did not know any of those "shorthand" means of communicating.

Frankly, I'm a bit tired of the use of acronyms designed to circumvent the use of good grammar. I'm with Sean and tend to assume that the other agent reads my messages via email rather than through texting. Thus, I send completely worded emails to my clients and to other agents. I'll try to remember your shorthand text notes, Wayne, but, for the most part, I use emails.

Grace Morioka, aka "The Anti-Texter"
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA
0 votes
Sean Dawes, , Philadelphia, PA
Thu Nov 19, 2009
Funny thing I find is i dont text anymore. i just assume the other agent has a blackberry or iphone and email them
Web Reference:  http://www.SeanDawes.com
0 votes
Wayne Winch, , Outside U.S.
Thu Nov 19, 2009
I forgot one very important one around our office:


It means

Knock First then, use the Lock Box. Usually followed by a LB Code :)
0 votes
Sean Dawes, , Philadelphia, PA
Thu Nov 19, 2009

you just want to know what slang we use?

Sean Dawes
Web Reference:  http://www.SeanDawes.com
0 votes
Search Advice
Ask our community a question

Email me when…

Learn more