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Curious how you handle subject with too many bathrooms?

chad hampton

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I compare 4.1 bathrooms to 3.1 bathrooms almost every day of the week.
 

TMG

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How many people in that house have to go to the bathroom at the same time?
 

S is for spittman

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OP still has not clarified if they are the appraiser or getting ready to have their home appraised. I've seen some homeowner's try to say their home has 3 bathrooms when the third bathroom was actually a half bath located in the garage. I don't think most appraiser's would go 5 miles out to bracket a bathroom. As mentioned before, just go back in time. Another method would be to compare other sales not related to the subject to see if an adjustment can be made, for example, matched paired analysis of similar or smaller homes with only difference in number of bathrooms. For ex. find several samples of 3 bed/2 bathroom vs 3 bed/1 bath. aply the difference (if any) to your subject.
 

S is for spittman

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How many people in that house have to go to the bathroom at the same time?

If it's a married couple with 6 to 8 kids plus a nanny living there, probably all the time. lol
 

Chandler

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How many people in that house have to go to the bathroom at the same time?
When we come home from a kids baseball tournament from some far flung area, we all immediately hit the bathrooms, so it's nice to have 4.5 (4.1) bathrooms. We actually have a casita with another bathroom which is really there for if my mother or a guest wants to sleep over. We ruled out houses that only had 3.5 baths when we bought this one.
 

Peter LeQuire

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It's not uncommon for larger/upscale houses to be configured so that each bedroom has a private bath, each bathroom only accessible from a bedroom: such houses generally have at least a half-bath, used by guests who are not staying overnight.
 

Flakey

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Depends if it's day or night.
 

AMF13

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I rarely adjust for bath count. 4 or 4 .5, who cares?
Now if you find one with 2 toilets side by side in 1 bathroom, woo hoo you hit the jackpot! :leeann2:
 
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