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Sharon Altier, Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR (Coldwell Banker Realty)

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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

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.

Jun 15, 2015 02:49 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

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.... 

Jun 15, 2015 11:40 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes.  Showed a 'luxury' home yesterday that was totally deceiving by the MLS.  What a huge waste of time.

Jun 15, 2015 11:33 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

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.

Jun 15, 2015 10:39 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I would.

Feb 22, 2019 05:43 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

To the associate yes, but not likely to the MLS. Sometimes they just don't know!

Jun 16, 2015 12:32 PM
Adam Tarr
MavRealty - Phoenix, AZ
PC -GRI, ABR, CDPE, RSPS, ePro - Designated Broker

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.

Jun 16, 2015 05:30 AM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

The big issue is that it is certainly priced as a 4 bedroom, but you can see listings of others in area that clearly show those "bedrooms" as office and den and price it accordingly.  An 8x8 room, no closet, no window is NOT a bedroom.  Nice try.  I did report it, after no response from agent.  Let MLS handle it. 

Jun 16, 2015 05:24 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

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.

Jun 16, 2015 05:12 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

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.  

Jun 16, 2015 04:56 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

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.

Jun 16, 2015 04:41 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

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!

Jun 16, 2015 04:39 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

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.


Jun 16, 2015 12:16 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sharon Altier, SFR I think a call from your broker to theagent's  broker would be more appropriate.

Jun 15, 2015 11:42 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Yes as the major requirement is a window to get out of in an emergency! 

Jun 15, 2015 11:26 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would follow Jack Lewitz  advice.  I think it is important to give people the benefit of the doubt.  A

Jun 15, 2015 11:13 PM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

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

Jun 15, 2015 10:59 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would report them to mls, and also file an ethics complaint.

Jun 15, 2015 09:51 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I find a lot of errors in the local MLS. Should the agent be fined? Not for me to say.

Jun 15, 2015 07:25 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

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. 

Jun 15, 2015 04:32 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

 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.

Jun 15, 2015 04:14 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

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.

Jun 15, 2015 03:18 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

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. 

Jun 15, 2015 02:55 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If yu tried the agent first, then I would call the MLS if no action was taken,

Jun 15, 2015 02:48 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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. 

Jun 15, 2015 02:20 PM