Coronavirus and Seattle Real Estate
You guys may have noticed over the weekend that real estate in Seattle was back to business – at least that was being shared by lots of real estate agents anxious to get back to work. I think it is important for you guys to know what it really means. Should we really be getting back to work and exposing others?
What created the confusion was a memo that was shared by thousands from the Governor of Washington – Jay Inslee. Here is a copy of the memo.
It appeared that we were back to business as usual, but I can assure you, that is not the case. 3 hours later we had emails and memo’s in our inbox from the Washington Association of Realtors and the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Since then the most recent response from the MLS was sent out on April 1st (updated 4/1) See here:
Bottom line is, it is NOT business as usual for real estate. Quite frankly, I’m ok with that. You’ll notice in the video, that I feel it is important to put your health first. Real estate should not take precedent over our health. I do want life to get back to normal, but I personally feel strongly about keeping those vulnerable around us safe – if that means that I have to work from home through the month of April, I will do it.
I worked with my team today to design the graphic you see below. It highlights the basics of what can and cannot be done during the Governors “Stay Home, Stay Safe” mandate. We used some of the information from the MLS Memo to put together an illustration for you. It does reflect the update from the NWMLS on March 30th.
One very important element to all of this, is the rule of 2. No more than 2 people can do any of these activities at one time. In addition to that, the majority of this revision to mandate is to address “pending” sales not new transactions. More on that later.
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