We have just received a memo from the offices of Governor Jay Inslee, it addresses changes to some of the original restrictions of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation, for Real Estate and Mortgage activities. The amendment is to facilitate the thousands of real estate and mortgage transactions in Washington State and relief to homeowners in distress related to the COVID-19 event. This will deem certain real estate activities and mortgage lending activities as essential activities under the Proclamation. Our brokers at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty take these changes very seriously and are committed to practicing safe social distancing, proper sanitizing and following the guidelines/protocols mandated by the memo. The guidelines include but are not limited to:
No open houses
Home showings of active listings are by appointment only
Only 2 persons allowed in home at a time, including the representing agent
In-person meetings only permitted when necessary for showings and document signings
Scheduled inspections and appraisals for pending transactions
Buyer walk-throughs for pending transactions prior to closing
Providing keys to buyers at closing
Please note that photographers, videographers, stagers and movers are considered non-essential and remain prohibited under the order
All real estate and mortgage activities must meet social distancing, appropriate health standards and worker protection measures
Our client and community health is top priority. We will continue to offer virtual tours, video chats and practice safe measures. The NWMLS has provided us with additional details supporting the memo: click here.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, to schedule a virtual tour or an appointment following the guidelines listed above.