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How is Real Estate affected during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Mandate?


Per a statement issued by Governor Inslee (see attached and link below) further clarifying real estate and mortgage activities under the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Executive Order:

  1. Pending sales should be allowed to close using remote/electronic means whenever possible and following social distancing guidelines if remote/electronic closing cannot occur.
  1. Real estate activities have been approved as essential activities and shall be permitted under the following guidelines:
    1. In-person meetings with customers are prohibited except when necessary for a customer to view a property or sign necessary documents;
    2. No Open Houses shall be permitted;
    3. Property viewings, inspections, appraisals, and final 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; and
    4. Except for the limited exceptions authorized above, all new listings shall be facilitated remotely.
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