Real Estate Market Updates & Insight March 30, 2020

“Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Real Estate Update

Revisions for real estate under “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”

On March 25th we wrote a blog post based on Gov. Inslee’s announcement about how we will continue to conduct real estate business under the “Stay Home, Stay Health” Order. Because information about COVID-19 and its impact on citizens and the economy evolve so quickly, we have several revisions to report.


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As of Saturday, March 28th, real estate agents are now permitted to conduct the following in-person activities as long as we adhere to the following protocol:

  • In-person activities must be by appointment only
  • No more than two people, including the broker, may be at a property at any one time
  • Those two persons must strictly follow social distancing guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by remaining at least six feed apart at all times.


Here are the revisions to the original Order regarding acceptable in-person activities:

  • Previews and showings of listings by appointment only
  • Listing presentations, photography, and creating virtual tours for new listing*
  • Inspections for pending transactions
  • Appraisals for pending transactions
  • Buyer “walk-throughs” for pending transactions prior to closing
  • Providing keys to buyers at closing

*Professional photographers are not considered “essential,” thus all photos must be taken by the broker or seller


There is a great deal more to know about how the real estate industry is adapting under “Stay Home, Stay Healthy.” Please connect with us to learn more!