COVID-19 Update

March 26, 2020

 

With today being the first day of Washington State’s stay home stay safe order, I wanted to give an update on how things are changing with real estate locally.

I am committed to serving my clients during these challenging times. However, with our profession currently deemed “non-essential,” we as real estate agents have limited capabilities regarding showing homes and meeting clients in person.

Services around closing, if you’re currently under contract or will be under contract to purchase or sell a home, are still in place and are deemed essential. This means that you are still able to buy and sell real estate.

Anything that can be done virtually will be done so. This includes writing offers, contract negotiations, delivering contract notices, e-signing, and virtual meetings via face-time, zoom, calls, emails, etc. With the order put in place for remote notarization – signings can all be done remotely. Title and escrow companies along with lenders are working virtually to serve our real estate needs as well.

To be kept up to date with valuable resources regarding COVID-19 and updates regarding how it impacts the real estate market, follow my Facebook page here.

Please feel free to send me a message with any questions.

 

UPDATE: 

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a memorandum on March 27th with the good news that we can now show property among other real estate related activities ALL with restrictions that I will highlight below.
 
Property viewings, inspections, appraisals, and walk-throughs shall be arranged by appointment and limited to no more than two people on site at any one time, exercising social distancing at all times.
 
This is a huge win for thousands of people already in transition out of/into new residences as well as those in need of starting the move in the near the future!