It’s Sunday, Gov. Inslee addressed WA State | New restrictions, effective Monday

Hello everyone. While I set out to pen a Sunday blog post immediately after Gov Inslee addressed our state, our NWMLS did the job for me before I could hit publish. I am grateful for the direction. Please see our NWMLS homepage for full Updated FAQs; digestible bites below.

As per the text I just received from Windermere President / Owner, Jill Wood, “It’s back to basics.” Jill is spot on. We’ve been here before, we’ve navigated restrictions well in 2020, we’ve been productive and we can do it again. In short, here are our new restrictions within our real estate industry…

On November 15, 2020, in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Inslee announced new restrictions that affect the real estate industry.  The restrictions, effective Monday night at 11:59pm, include the following:

These new restrictions are effective through December 14th.

  • In-person open houses are not permitted.
  • Brokers must work from home when possible.
  • Real estate offices must be closed to the general public and occupancy must be limited to 25% of maximum capacity.

Please note that brokers must continue to follow the below protocols for any in-person activity (showings, inspections, walk-throughs, 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;
  • No more than five (5) people, in addition to the broker, may be on site at any one time; and
  • Those persons must strictly follow social distancing guidelines by remaining at least six feet apart at all times.

We are here after watching exponential growth of new cases daily. With over 2,200 new COVID-19 just yesterday, we find ourselves amplifying our individual commitments to change the trajectory of this virus.

My personal commitment is one of demonstrating love, with the tools we have & within the restrictions we’ve been given. We each get to play a significant role in deciding the trajectory of COVID-19.

As Gov. Inslee stated today, “This isn’t forever, this is for now.”

…and thank you (on repeat) to our frontline essential workers. We see you. We hear you. We know you are exhausted. We are here to help. All in.

– Laura

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