Monday, March 30, 2020

Gov. Inslee Clarifies Real Estate Transaction Guidance

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington issued a memorandum on Friday clarifying restrictions on real estate transactions during the COVID-19 state of emergency. While real estate activities are allowed to continue during the state of emergency, Gov. Inslee has issued a number of restrictions limiting in-person interaction during real estate transactions. The new rules include:

  • In person meetings with customers are only allowed when necessary for a customer to view a property or sign necessary documents
  • Real estate open houses are not permitted
  • No more than two people can be on site at a time for property viewings, inspections, appraisals, and final walk-throughs, which must be arranged by appointment
  • All new real estate listings must be facilitated remotely

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