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. 

 

APRIL 13, 2021 UPDATE: Governor Inslee recently announced changes to the “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery.” The plan will transition from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process.

 

Effective on Friday, April 16th, three counties will roll back into Phase entire state will enter a new third phase of the Roadmap. Washington REALTORS® has worked with the Governor's Office and the NWMLS to interpret how these changes would affect the real estate industry and provide practical application guidance.

Phase 2 changes that apply to the real estate industry include:

  • Capacity for real estate offices, including guests, is limited to 25% or lower. Appointments are required for clients to visit real estate offices. Remote meetings with clients are encouraged

    • Capacity for real estate offices, including guests, is limited to 50% or lower. Appointments are not required for clients to visit real estate offices. Remote meetings with clients are encouraged. This is a change from 25% capacity and required appointments for clients to visit real estate offices.

  • In-person brokerage activities at the property (showings, inspections, etc.) are permitted by appointment with no more than ten (5) people on-site, in addition to the broker, with face coverings, strict social distancing, and proper sanitation measures.

    • This is a change from ten people on-site, in addition to the broker, in Phase 3 counties.

As a reminder, the following protocols will continue to apply to all in-person activities (previews, showings, listing appointments, inspections, walk-throughs, appraisals, etc.):

  • 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;

  • Those persons must strictly follow social distancing guidelines by remaining at least six feet apart at all times.

Also, in-person open houses are permitted for Phase 2 and Phase 3 Counties. For in-person open houses, brokers must ensure that no more than ten (10) people are on-site, in addition to the broker, and that all other required protocols are followed (face coverings, social distancing, sanitation, etc.)

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:

REVISED COVID-19 REAL ESTATE FAQ

 

 

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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