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How to Read an MLS Listing Sheet

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You’re searching for properties and come across the MLS listing sheet. What do all of these terms you’re seeing mean? Check out the graphic above (click to see in full size) and the glossary summary below for a breakdown and explanation of terms.

Status – Refers to the listing status. This lets you know whether the property is active, pending (in escrow), or sold. See more about listing status.

APN – This stands for Assessor’s Parcel Number. The Los Angeles County Assessor assigns a unique number to every property in the county. This is how the county tracks the property.

Zone – This refers to the zoning that the county has assigned to the property. It determines what type of structure(s) can be built on the property. See a further list of Los Angeles County Zoning Codes.

FP – # of Fireplaces

YB – Stands for Year Built. The year the property was built.

STO – Number of stories. The number of stories within the particular structure.

APX SF – Square footage within the property.

APX LSZ – Square footage of the lot.

Sale Type – Indicates if the property is a regular (or standard) sale, short sale, foreclosure, probate, or some other type of sale.

LP and OLP – Refers to the List Price (current) and the Original List Price. This shows if there has been a price reduction or change.

DOM – Days on Market. Refers to the number of days on market in the current listing. CDOM includes any previous listing periods.

LP/SF and SP/SF – The list price and sold price per square foot. This one is still active, so it has no SP/SF.

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