What? A "NON-Conforming Bedroom" Exists?

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"What?  A "Non-conforming bedroom" Exists?


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OH MY ... why is this guy yelling into the phone??  Maybe it has to do with reading the MLS entries under the public comment section.  You know, that area we do our best to create interest in our new listings, with the right wording, descriptions, and enticing phrases.  

The Kind like:  "bedrooms in the basement are non-conforming"... OH Really??  Maybe it's my little "pet peeve" and with the New Year just around the corner, like next week... I would like to encourage all of those Colorado Brokers to NOT describe rooms that you wished were "true bedrooms" in the basement.  So as to increase the amount of bedrooms a house may have, when working your marketing material, just like the MLS, and all of those websites that syndicate from the MLS.  

I mean, let's face it, 4 bedroom house sounds better than 2 bedroom with large nice studies / storage rooms in the basement.

To the dismay of many ... there is really NO such thing as a "non-conforming" BEDROOM in the basement.... see con't story here



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Comments (6)

Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Hi Dan, it bugs us too. It's either a legal bedroom, or it's not. I think it's a non-conforming real estate agent who would want to try to puff up the number of bedrooms, instead creatively figuring out a method to market the true property. D 

Dec 27, 2017 08:37 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

This is not an uncommon thing in my area, in fact many local agencies will call bedro oms tha dod not have a legal access but meet critireia otherwise non-conforming.

AND, if you are dooing a new septic, a non-conforming bedroom is now considered a bedroom for the design of the system.

Dec 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Recently we had a listing in our MLS that had bunk beds next to the washer and dryer in the mud room.  I wondered if it was included in the bedroom count on the MLS

Jan 09, 2018 01:14 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dan, attending MLS classes, they say to be sure and label them as non-conforming.

Jan 10, 2018 02:06 PM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Colorado Broker / Referral Services

Joan.... understand what the MLS says.... yet, they are wrong on many things, when it comes to protecting your clients' interests.

Jan 21, 2018 12:20 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dan, stopping by to say Hi, and hope you are having a great start to 2018!

Feb 15, 2018 07:27 AM