Phone: (360) 774-1441
2500 Sims Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-6499 - Office
(360) 385-6495 - Fax
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owned and operated
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:
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:
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.