Update to Phase 1.5 and Phase 2 Protocols

WR & the NWMLS have put together a summary of the changes to the Phase 1.5 & Phase 2 COVID-19 Protocols.

Phase 1.5

In-person activities including showings, inspections, appraisals, and final walk-throughs may now include up to five (5) persons (in addition to the broker).  This is the same limitation as Phase 2 counties.  

In addition, the following in-person activities are now permissible in Phase 1.5 counties:

  • Commercial brokerage activities (assuming all the protocols are followed); and

  • Third party sign installers (assuming all the protocols are followed).

  • Please note that office occupancy for real estate firms in Phase 1.5 counties continues to be capped at 25% of maximum capacity and any indoor appointments at the office must be limited to 30 minutes.

Phase 2

In-person activities including showings, inspections, appraisals, and final walk-throughs may now include up to five (5) persons (in addition to the broker).  The prior five (5) person limitation included the broker. 

Other Protocols Remain the Same

Open houses are still not permitted in Phase 1.5 and Phase 2 counties.  

The other protocols for in-person activities must continue to be followed in all counties, including:

  • In-person activities must be by appointment only;

  • Face coverings are required to be worn at all times by real estate brokers, their clients, and industry partners (e.g. appraisers, inspectors, photographers, stagers, etc.). Brokers may not provide services to any client who does not wear a face covering; and

  • The persons on site must strictly follow social distancing guidelines by remaining at least six feet apart at all times.

The protocols for Phase 3 counties have not changed. 

Please review the WR-NWMLS-FAQs-092720 and the county phase chart for additional information.

  • Phase 1.5 counties include: Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, and Yakima.

  • Phase 2 counties include: Adams, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grant, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Okanogan, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Walla Walla, and Whatcom.

  • Phase 3 counties include: Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Grays Harbor, Island, Kittitas, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, and Whitman.

You are not allowed to post comments.

Sponsors & Advertisers


Interact CE