Peggy, as a past president of your board I assure you your board has no rules on bedroom count. Your MLS, MRED, which serves a number of Realtor Associations, has clear room count rules available on their site. I cut and paste the bedroom definition for you and others here:
â€¢ Basement bedrooms (50% below adjacent grade level) may NOT be counted in the total
â€¢ A bedroom is defined as a private room closed off from other living space, which does not
have its only entrance from another bedroom.
â€¢ This definition will meet appraiser standards for bedrooms and would exclude tandem
â€¢ A room without a closet is countable as a bedroom.
Ask an appraiser. The MLS changed this when the appraisers did a number of years ago.