As of Tuesday, Oct. 6, limited open houses are now permitted in Washington Phase 1.5, Phase 2, and Phase 3 counties!
In order to hold an open house, the firm and broker must take measures to ensure that occupancy is restricted to the gathering size permitted by the current county phase and all other required protocols are followed (face coverings, social distancing, sanitation, etc.).
For Phase 1.5 and Phase 2 counties – no more than five (5) people, in addition to the broker, may be in the property at any one time. For Phase 3 counties – no more than ten (10) people, in addition to the broker, may be in the property at any one time. Brokers must strictly adhere to the occupancy restrictions for open houses, and there are a number of guidelines that should be followed to ensure compliance.
Read the FAQ from Washington REALTORS on the new open house guidelines online here: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS