With the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in place there has been lot of talk within our industry on how the order applies to real estate brokers, their services, and the greater home buyer / home selling industry in Snohomish County.
As you can imagine, the definition of essential business has been quite the talk-of-town and endless industry debate. I've been caught up with discussing since reading the Governor's Essential Businesses webpage, our Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS or MLS for short) bulletins, NAR publications and so-forth. So, to clear the air on what we know right now, here is a list from the NWMLS that was updated a few minutes ago.
LATEST NEWS FROM NWMLS MARCH 23, 2020
On Saturday, March 28th, in cooperation with Washington Realtors, Governor Inslee agreed to certain modifications to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order (the “Order”) for the real estate industry. Due to the fact that the vast majority of real estate brokers are abiding by the Order, several of the original restrictions on in-person activities have been revised –provided that strict protocols for social distancing are implemented.View More