Dear Home Owner,
Unfortunately, there is no "uniform" definition of a bedroom. You also don't say whether the bedroom is above or below grade. For instance, under FHA lending and appraisal standards, if the bedroom is below grade, and the window sill is higher than 44 inches from the floor and lacks a net clear opening of at least 24" x 36", the appraiser may not consider the room a bedroom. No mention is made of a closet in FHA standards. Alternatively, local jurisdiction and custom, as well as residential building codes, may have requirements for what constitutes a bedroom. For example, requirements might include adequate area to accommodate a bed and other bedroom furniture; privacy, such as a door; an emergency exit, such as a window with adequate clearance, and a closet. But in neighborhoods with older homes built prior to WWII, it would not be uncommon for bedrooms to lack a closet. In that case, it would depend upon the comparable properties as to what constitutes a bedroom. In other words, there is no "definition" of what constitutes a "bedroom," and unfortunately, it might depend on several factors. You should ask for an explanation, and take a look at the comparable properties used for the evaluation. Alternatively, check out http://appraisersforum.com/
and see if you can get more information.