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Teren MacLeod
Phone: (360) 774-1441

 

 

 

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2500 Sims Way

Port Townsend, WA 98368

(360) 385-6499 - Office

(360) 385-6495 - Fax

 

 


Each office independently
owned and operated

       

COVID-19 Updates

 

Information for Home Buyers and Sellers

 

On March 28, 2020, Washington Governor Inslee modified his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order with modifications for the real estate industry that acknowledge the importance of providing  housing to the public. His directive balances housing needs with the overriding importance of protecting public health through staying home and social distancing.

 

The real estate brokerage industry shares the governor's priorities. The industry's paramount concerns are safety of the public and preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Accordingly, real estate brokers will  limit personal interactions to the greatest extent possible and will engage in person only when necessary and by following these strict protocols:

 

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

 

Real estate brokers who strictly follow the above protocols are permitted to engage in the following in-person activities related to the purchase and sale of homes:

 

  • Conduct listing presentations, take property photos, and create virtual tours for new listings;
  • Facilitate signing of contract documents;
  • Preview and show listings by appointment only; and
  • Facilitate inspections, appraisals, buyer "walk-throughs," and key delivery.

 

All other real estate brokerage services will be limited to services that the broker can provide from the broker's home.

 

There are risks associated with leaving the safety of your home and viewing homes for sale, as well as having prospective buyers enter your home. Buyers and sellers must be attentive to and abide by the mandates and guidelines from  public health officials and work with their real estate broker to make informed decisions about listing, selling, and purchasing real property. Brokers will exercise their best judgment under the circumstances to provide advice regarding all aspects of the current real estate market.

 

Updated information about COVID-19 is available from the CDC (www.cdc.gov) and the Washington State Department of Health (www.coronavirus.wa.gov). Jefferson County-specific information can be found at www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/1429/COVID-19.

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