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Daily Update: Monday, March 16

For CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center, it is business as usual. If not busier than usual! We have multiple new listings and buyers and sellers continue to be coming to terms with mutual contracts. The spring market is active!

That said... we need to take the government recommendations seriously and protect the communities we serve.  Please know we will be updating this page daily with additional information as we become aware.

Northwest Multiple Listing Service has disabled the option for Public and Broker Open Houses per the signed emergency deceleration signed by Governor Jay Inslee today.

It is our recommendation that you provide virtual walk-through for your clients and/or schedule private showings! Feel free to contact us if you need help with any of these alternatives.

The King County Recorder's Office will be closed from March 16th to March 27th. They will still be available digitally to process closings. Our recommendation is that the form C21A be added to all contracts, regardless of the county.  As of today, all planned closings have taken place as scheduled without delay.

As of Monday, March 16th, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a temporary statewide order to shut down restaurants, bars, entertainment, and recreational facilities statewide due to the coronavirus. Drive through and delivery are still permitted. He also expanded the protection to limit the size of large gatherings to 50 people.

Further, President Trump as asked that all events with 10 or more people refrain from gathering.

What does this mean for real estate?

Continuing following our advice above! Instead of going out to lunch with a client, perhaps pick them up a coffee on your way to view a home or sign paperwork instead of going out to lunch. House showings can be a great time for your clients to get out of the house in a time of social distancing.

Keep washing your hands

Stay home if you are sick

Practice social distancing

Keep positive; these practices are in place for a short time to protect our most vulnerable community members.

Watch the video below with other ways to stay in touch with your clients during this time.