Mindy Hibbard Real Estate

Alert: Real Estate & Coronavirus

Modifications for the Real Estate Industry

Dear Clients and Friends, 

We hope you are continuing to stay safe and healthy. You may have heard that Governor Jay Inslee released a memo with changes to some of the original restrictions of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation, in regards to the Real Estate Industry. The intention of the amendment is to facilitate the thousands of real estate and mortgage transactions in process and provide relief to homeowners in distress related to the COVID-19 event.
We are writing at this time to provide you with the details of these changes and to assure you that we take these changes very seriously and are committed to practicing safe social distancing, proper sanitizing and following the protocols mandated by the memo. Here are some pertinent updates:

The protocols that must be followed for the permitted in-person activities include:
In-person activities must be by appointment only;
No more than two people, including the broker, may be at the property at any one time; and
Those two persons must strictly follow social distancing guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) by remaining at least six feet apart at all times.

The revisions to the Order are limited to allow the following in-person activities, provided the above protocols are followed:
Previews and showings of listings by appointment only;
Listing presentations, photography, and creating virtual tours for new listings [Note: professional photographers are not considered “essential,” thus all photos must be taken by the broker or seller];
Inspections for pending transactions;
Appraisals for pending transactions;
Buyer “walk-throughs” for pending transactions prior to closing; and
Providing keys to buyers at closing.
No other in-person real estate brokerage activities are permitted. 
Northwest MLS Supporting Memo
Governor Inslee Memo
We hope you find this information helpful. We want you to know that we are prepared and here for you to help guide you through the steps safely. As we stated when we sent out our first alert on March 18th, we are also fully equipped to complete all necessary real estate steps virtually. Continue reading below to see what tools we have in place for your safety. 
Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions, or to schedule an appointment or tour following the the safety guidelines outlined above.

Real Estate in the Virtual World

We have been working on our digital real estate plan for just over two years. What does this mean for our clients? It means we are prepared and ready to be able to assist you with navigating the real estate market from the comfort and safety of your home. You don't have to wait. We have everything in place to take you through a transaction from start to finish. From our virtual open house, to lender partners who are completely digitized, we have your back. If you would like to arrange for a private tour with elevated safety, give us a call and we will make it happen. Prefer a video walkthrough call? Let's do it.
Read on for details about our virtual features.

3D Virtual Tours

We've been using this tool for a few years, but it has never been more relevant than now. With every listing we handle, we add this feature along with photos and video tours. See the pink arrow? That is a VR option. It means you can use those google cardboard goggles you bought, or your teenagers VR headset and take a virtual walkthrough of all of our listings. No VR? No problem, you can tour from your computer or tablet and get a good look at everything. You can even measure to see if your furniture will fit!

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Digital Signing

We, along with a number of lenders we work with, have all of the tools in place to complete your real estate transaction and mortgage loan securely online. From start to finish, we can handle every detail and capture every necessary signature without you having to leave your home. If you have a computer, tablet or smartphone, you are in business. Our team is tech savvy and happy to assist you with telephone, email or text support. Let us know how we can serve you!

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Other Online Tools

Mobile App
Property Tracker
We're here to guide you and help you make fact-based, researched decisions if you need to buy or sell a home. We understand that life must go on for those in situations who have to move. That may be you or someone you know. We're here to help and have the tools ready to assist you safely.
Mindy 425-350-8893 Tom 425-350-8892
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