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Compliance Blog: CTMLS Game On

CTMLS Game OnYou may have seen the great Connecticut Association of REALTORS® feature in their Hotsheet called “Game On.” We like it so much that we’ve decided to play our own version of the game right here at CTMLS. When you’re listing Connecticut real estate there are certain things that can be confusing and one of them is bathrooms.

How do you list the number of bathrooms in a property?


If your listing has 2 full and 1 half baths, you would enter ? for total number of baths:

A) 2.1
B) 2.5

If you selected B you are incorrect. This would mean that that the home has 5 half baths.

One of the most common mistakes agents make in the MLS is how “a” half bath is represented. In the NON MLS world, .5 may mean a half but in the MLS it means 5. So for every half bath, you’ll want to go up to the next number after the decimal point.

Posted in Compliance | Tagged , , | 8 Comments


  1. John Garufi
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks. This was helpful in helping me understand why we post it the way we do.

    • Adam
      Posted July 26, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

      @John glad we could help!!

  2. Jeanne Bailey
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Oh, thank you, thank you.
    I preach about this constantly, i am waiting for some buyer to come along after the closing and ask the agent to install 5 half baths!

    • Adam
      Posted July 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

      @Jeanne, please pass it along to anyone who you think could use it.

  3. Maria
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I applaud you for writing these short blogs! I can’t tell you how many times new agents and some not so new agents ask these questions!!!

    • Adam
      Posted July 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

      @Maria glad they are of some help to you :)

  4. Posted August 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m used to it now, but I can’t resist noting that the designer might have anticipated this problem and avoided it by using a comma, hyphen, slash or almost ANYTHING other than a period!
    I also note that we frequently use (misuse) the period in room dimensions, using 12.8 for 12″ 8″. Can you spell confusion?

    • Adam
      Posted August 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

      @Wayne thanks for your comment. It can get confusing. Glad you’re used to it now.

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