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Yes, absolutely! That is an egregious error resulting in wasted time & money. Had one myself today, clearly stated direct access to the garage (from the home) which a client wanted, previewed and found out otherwise. Waste of time and a little more carbon added to the atmosphere.
Absolutely purposeful error, a professional would know a legal bedroom...a beginner agent would know a legal bedroom.
Sharon Altier, SFR
I'd report it to as many as possible.... if it's private sewerage disposal, the system needs to be designed for 4 bedrooms...if it's public sewerage, there needs to be heat and ventilation (window) or it's not a legal room....
Fair Oaks, CA
Yes. Showed a 'luxury' home yesterday that was totally deceiving by the MLS. What a huge waste of time.
John McCormack, CRS
The MLS most likely has a disclaimer (ours does) information not guaranteed to be accurate. I would definately send an e-mail to the agents broker and cc your own.
John McCormack, CRS
Yes, I would.
To the associate yes, but not likely to the MLS. Sometimes they just don't know!
Yes. The comments show that there may be different rules in different areas. Our MLS has a link specifically to report errors, and this is one that they would want to know about.
I understand an agent trying to get as much action as possible, but it is discourteous to fellow agents and to potential buyers. It is a waste of time. How would that agent feel if he/she dealt with the same issue from your side. Without windows or closet, those rooms are at best, closets themselves.
There are disclaimers in most MLS systems about information not guaranteed but believed accurate. I don't think anything will happen although accuracy of the data and knowledge of what constitutes a bedroom is very important. Just another example about agents problems listed in The Danger Report.
I would call the agent and ask was the listing of 4 bedroom a mistake. See what he/she says. If you feel you are not getting a straight answer then report her to the MLS systerm.
I'd contact the listing agent again if he/she has not updated the MLS info. If they don't respond I'd ask my broker to contact their broker.
I'd go directly to them or their broker, and my level of friendliness probably wouldn't be sky high. Perhaps do a drive by with a water balloon at this agents office to return the favor of you getting soaked for nothing!
Sharon, I would definitely report it if the people didn't respond. If not, someone else will make the same time wasting trip that you did.
Sharon Altier, SFR I think a call from your broker to theagent's broker would be more appropriate.
Yes as the major requirement is a window to get out of in an emergency!
I would follow Jack Lewitz advice. I think it is important to give people the benefit of the doubt. A
No just talk to agent or agents managing broker. Good news is you did not get wet and Hawks won the Stanley cup and you didn't get run over by the mobs in the streeet celebrating the win
I would report them to mls, and also file an ethics complaint.
I find a lot of errors in the local MLS. Should the agent be fined? Not for me to say.
On some thing like this you document the fact send to DRE directly attach tax records. Let the broker do the investigation. The agent probably has been doing this for sometime.
That's deception and certainly a waste of time for agents. Yes, I would report it to the MLS if I didn't know the agent or the broker.
Sharon Alters - good agents always double check the entries in MLS. Now if you think this was intentional, you should report.
Wait for a response from this agent, call and find out the reason for that - and after that, if you still find it was inappropriate, you should report.
Usually, I also check public records before I show the home - though its not always correct.
I'm assuming there isn't anything in the remarks about non conforming rooms that could be used as bedrooms? If not I would certainly report this.
If yu tried the agent first, then I would call the MLS if no action was taken,
If they agent wouldn't correct it then I would file a complaint. That is false advertising not only to agents but the public as well.