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.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE OCTOBER 7, 2020:

 

Governor Inslee's office recently announced an important change to COVID-19 protocols.

 

For Phase 2 counties, in-person activities including showings, inspections, appraisals, and final walk-throughs may now include up to five (5) persons (NOT including the broker). 

 

Open houses are also now allowed within each county's size-limit for gatherings.

 

It is important that we continue to follow ALL regulations related to preventing COVID-19, including wearing masks.

 

The other protocols for in-person activities must continue to be followed in all counties, including: 

 

  • In-person activities must be by appointment only;

  • Face coverings are required to be worn at all times by real estate brokers, their clients, and industry partners (e.g. appraisers, inspectors, photographers, stagers, etc.). Brokers may not provide services to any client who does not wear a face covering.

  • The persons on-site must strictly follow social distancing guidelines by remaining at least six feet apart at all times.

 

For your county's current status, please check the County status and Safe Start application process website.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE JUNE 19, 2020:

 

Today, King County officially moved into Phase 2 of Governor Inslee's county-by-county based “Safe Start” reopening plan for resuming recreational, social, and business activities. Several other counties have also moved into Phase 3.

 

Based on the information provided by our friends at Washington REALTORS® and the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, we have created a quick reference chart that outlines the activities that are allowed in each phase of opening. 

 

VIEW CBA'S UPDATED "SAFE START" CRE PHASE CHART

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a statewide mandatory face-covering order that will take effect Friday, June 26. Beginning June 26, every Washingtonian in an indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others, will be legally required to wear a face covering. 

Brokers must adhere to the “phase” protocols for the county where the property is located, regardless of the location of the broker’s office or home. Commercial brokers conducting real estate activities in a Phase 1 county must continue to abide by the Phase 1 protocols, outlined in the initial Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, which still apply. 

 

Although the Phase 2 Real Estate COVID-19 Requirements still call for strict social distancing rules and protocols, they do explicitly state that:

 

  • CRE brokers may open their offices in a limited fashion (if their office is located within a Phase 2 county) 

  • CRE brokers may re-engage with in-person services, similar to residential brokers.  

  • Up to five persons (not including the broker) are allowed on site for permitted in-person commercial real estate activities for both improved and un-improved property, including facilitating inspections, appraisals, buyer “walkthroughs,” and other activities typically required to complete a real estate sale or lease.  

  • All in-person real estate activities require participants to wear cloth face coverings.  

  • Sign installers may install real estate signs 

 

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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