COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES 

We understand how difficult it is right now for you to conduct your business. To help our members and their clients navigate a rapidly changing and increasingly difficult business climate, we have compiled a list of resources for Brokers, Landlords and Investors, and Commercial Tenants. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update and add to the list as new information becomes available. 

JUNE 30, 2021 UPDATE: Washington State has lifted the majority of restrictions imposed on businesses, including those restrictions affecting the real estate industry. However, certain face-covering requirements still apply to real estate firms, and sellers may impose their own requirements for those visiting a property. As always, brokers should be respectful of others and continue to follow recommended health guidelines.

Brokers and their clients must adhere to any requirements or restrictions imposed by the seller of a property, including required appointments, mandatory face coverings, capacity limitations, or other instructions. Listing brokers should detail any requirements in the listing and post signs at the property regarding any specific instructions (e.g., face-covering required to enter). 

Real estate firms may open their offices at 100% capacity, provided that firms comply with specific protocols from the Department of Labor and Industries, including the following face-covering requirements:

CONSUMERS VISITING A REAL ESTATE OFFICE:

Firms can allow consumers who are fully vaccinated not to wear a face-covering after providing proof of vaccination. In addition, firms can allow fully vaccinated consumers not to wear a face-covering based upon the honor system.

BROKERS AND EMPLOYEES WORKING IN A REAL ESTATE OFFICE:

Firms can require all brokers/employees to wear a face-covering, or Firms can allow brokers/employees who are fully vaccinated not to wear a face-covering after (a) showing vaccine card or photo of vaccine card; (b) documentation from a health care provider; (c) state immunization information system record; or (d) providing a signed document attesting to vaccination. In addition, the firm should maintain a log of persons who have verified that they have been vaccinated, including the method and date of verification. 

For more information, Governor Inslee’s recent announcement is available here. In addition, the latest information about the Washington State coronavirus response is available here.

Our friends at Washington REALTORS® have provided updated COVID 19 Real Estate FAQs for additional guidance. 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Click on the links below for more information:

Resources for Brokers
Resources for Landlords and Investors
RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND COMMERCIAL TENANTS 
Resources from Our Managed Associations 
Other Helpful Resources

If you have any questions in the weeks and months ahead, our Executive Team stands ready to assist you personally at (425) 820-3348.

On behalf of the CBA Board of Directors and our staff, we appreciate your continued support and membership of our organization, and we are committed to being a trusted partner and reliable resource to you throughout the course of this emergency, and beyond.

 

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