Realtors Can't Count - How to Consider Legal Bedroom Counts

Posted by Tamara Williams on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 2:48pm.

Have you seen mis-represented information published on real estate websites and wondered...how does this happen? 

I did this video because I want to convey how important it is to understand what kind of property you are buying and Who You Work With Matters. We have been running into the problem that while we are all busy, some agents are proving to be too busy to exercise their due diligence listing correct and accurate information about a property. For example, a property that is a 3 bedroom property with a guest apartment (in the MLS) should reflect just that. In this situation, the Agent mis-represented the property to have 5 bedrooms. There was no 5th bedroom anywhere on that property. The Agent admitted that was incorrectly inputted into the MLS, but failed to make the correction still a week later. 

According to the Gallatin County Planning Department, a legal bedroom is defined as the following:

"Any room used for sleeping, with a closet, a door and an ingress/egress window in conformance with the International Building Code (IBC). An unfinished basement shall be considered as an additional bedroom."

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Here at Tamara Williams and Company, we are a team and we are detail oriented individuals who will go the extra mile to make sure our clients are purchasing the RIGHT home, for the RIGHT price. So if you need someone to go to bat for you, we are your people. Our commitment is to our clients, not just jumping to the next paycheck. 

This goes an extra step to convey that you shouldn't believe everything you see that is publicly shared. 

If you have any questions about the real estate market or about properties you see posted online, don't hesitate to let us know. We are here to help! 

Tamara Williams - Broker
Cell: 406-223-6823
Email: Tamara@BuyBozemanHomes.com

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