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What Does BATVAI Mean?

What Does BATVAI Mean? 

While you're looking at properties online or on a listing sheet, there's a section that explains some of the better characteristics of the property, in limited detail.

There are only so many characters allowed in our MLS for the descriptions, so you'll see a lot of abbreviations. Like, "mbr" for master bedroom or "fr" for family room. Sometimes at the end of the description, you'll run across something that, initially, makes no sense.


This is an acronym that a lot of listing agents use, including me, to make sure that the buyers and buyers agents do their due diligence.

It stands for Buyers Agent To Verify All Information.

Don't automatically take the listing information as gospel. Double check everything!



Eric Michael, Real Estate Professional
Remerica Integrity, Realtors
41000 W. 7 Mile #105
Northville, MI 48167

Cell: 734.564.1519

Fax: 248.912.9996

Comment balloon 1 commentEric Michael • May 12 2013 04:04PM


Thanks for this post Eric, as a newer agent I had no idea about these abbreviations. Although I agree the buyers agent should do some due diligence for their client instead of bombing the listing agent with 101 questions!

Posted by Kela Caspillo, Kela Caspillo (Kauai Dreams Realty) about 7 years ago