Inman News is reporting today that through the National Association of Realtors efforts the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) will create common vocabulary for the 900 plus MLS’s in the United States to use. This will be clearer for consumers so that as they search around the internet and look at properties in different areas.
As it is now bathrooms can be a full bath with a bathtub or a half bath without a shower or a bathtub. Some MLS’s allow you to enter a bathroom as 1 full, plus .5 for a half or 1/2 for a half or .1 for a half where they all mean the same thing.
The Data Dictionary seeks to create common field names and definitions. For further reading, Inman News.