A Guide to Mortgage Assistance During COVID-19

Mortgage relief options for homeowners who have been financially affected during COVID-19.


Posted on June 11, 2020 at 1:59 PM
Firm - Windermere Walla Walla | Posted in Covid-19 Resources |

Phase 2 – How “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Impacts Real Estate

On May 19, Governor Jay Inslee announced modifications to the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order for Phase 2 re-opening. Real estate activities in Washington will resume in counties approved for Phase 2, with specific protocols.

Our commitment during these challenging times to safely help our clients continue moving their lives forward. To do so, here are the guidelines we must follow:

WHAT  WE CAN AND CANNOT DO DURING PHASE 2:
  • Open houses are not allowed under any circumstances
  • Real estate brokers and industry partners (e.g. appraisers, inspectors, photographers, stagers, etc.) must wear cloth face coverings. We encourage clients to do the same.
  • Home showings of active listings are by appointment only
  • Three persons can be present in a home at a time, including the broker, and must remain six feet apart
  • Scheduled inspections and appraisals for pending transactions are allowed
  • All real estate activities must meet social distancing, appropriate health standards, and worker protection measures
  • Moving companies may operate using social distancing and other protective measures

 

While real estate brokers now have more latitude during Phase 2, we want you to know that our highest priority is the safety of our brokers, our clients, and our community. To minimize physical contact, we encourage using virtual tours, video chat, and other forms of technology. With these tools, you can continue to view homes, stay connected to your broker, and conduct business. [Learn about the ways were are putting virtual tools to work for our clients]

Despite the challenges, we’re are more focused than ever on taking care of our clients and helping to achieve their real estate goals. We will continue to serve you with outstanding professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to service.

For additional information please visit the Northwest Multiple Listing Service FAQ.

 

How phase 2 affects real estate bullet list

See how the Walla Walla Real Estate Market has been performing over the last few months – Walla Walla Market Updates


Posted on May 29, 2020 at 4:48 PM
Firm - Windermere Walla Walla | Posted in Covid-19 Resources |

Virtual Buying & Selling

Virtual home buying and selling tools

We continue to work cautiously with buyers and sellers while following our Governors guidelines for delivering essential real estate services.  Our community’s safety is our utmost goal. To best serve our clients and communities we have many virtual home buying and selling tools available.

Whether you are buying or selling, there are many ways we can continue to work with you and put our virtual tools to work for you. 

Windermere continues to be All In for you!

 

VIRTUAL HOME BUYING

1. Virtual Consult

We will schedule a virtual meeting to learn what you are looking for.

2. Favorites

We will email you listings matching your criteria right when they hit the market.

3. Virtual Tours

We’ll send you virtual tours of any home that you like.

4. Electronically Sign

Sign all documents with the click of a button and from the comfort of your own home.

5. Earnest Money

Wiring funds has never been easier or more secure

6. Inspection

Receive a digital inspection report detailing the property so you can get to know it.

7. Closing Time

Local title companies will coordinate a safe and secure closing with you.

8. Welcome Home

Welcome home! We’ll deliver your keys directly to you.

 

VIRTUAL HOME SELLING

1. Virtual Broker’s Open

We will invite local brokers to view a virtual tour of your property.

2. Just Listed Digital Ad

Your home will be advertised across top websites online.

3. Staging

We will work with you to stage your home for success to appeal to the most buyers.

4. Photography

Your home will be thoroughly photographed to best show the layout and features.

5. Online Exposure

Your property will appear on the top real estate sites with more than 300 million combined views.

6. Virtual Open House

We will invite potential buyers to view your home virtually.

7. Check In & Review

You can review offers digitally and sign online at home.

8. Successful Closing

Receive your closing documents via email and leave a review.

Contact an agent to learn more about virtual home buying and selling tools!

 


Posted on April 6, 2020 at 11:56 AM
Firm - Windermere Walla Walla | Posted in Covid-19 Resources |

How “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Impacts Real Estate

On March 28, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee amended his statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order to allow certain real estate activities to operate in the coming weeks. It’s important to understand that this change does not mean that real estate is returning to business as usual. Rather, there are protocols that brokers and their clients must follow as mandated by the order.

Our commitment during these challenging times is to safely help our clients continue moving their lives forward. To do so, here are the guidelines we must follow:

 

WHAT WE CAN AND CANNOT DO IN THE COMING WEEKS:
  • Open houses are not allowed under any circumstances
  • In-person meetings with clients are prohibited, except when necessary to view a property or sign documents
  • When deemed necessary, home showings of active listings are by appointment only
  • Only two persons allowed in a home at a time, including the representing broker
  • Scheduled inspections and appraisals for pending transactions can continue
  • Buyer walk-throughs for pending transactions prior to closing are permitted
  • We can provide keys to buyers at closing
  • Photographers, videographers, and stagers are considered non-essential
  • All real estate activities must meet social distancing, appropriate health standards, and worker protection measures
  • Moving companies may operate using social distancing and other protective measures

 

While real estate brokers now have more latitude during Phase 2, we want you to know that our highest priority is the safety of our brokers, our clients, and our community. To minimize physical contact, we encourage using virtual tours, video chat, and other forms of technology. With these tools, you can continue to view homes, stay connected to your broker, and conduct business. [Learn about the ways were are putting virtual tools to work for our clients]

Despite the challenges, we’re are more focused than ever on taking care of our clients and helping to achieve their real estate goals. We will continue to serve you with outstanding professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to service.

For additional information please visit the Northwest Multiple Listing Service FAQ.

See how the Walla Walla Real Estate Market has been performing over the last few months – Walla Walla Market Updates


Posted on April 1, 2020 at 11:53 AM
Firm - Windermere Walla Walla | Posted in Community, Covid-19 Resources |

Community Resources during COVID

Local Resources and Connections

Let’s be All In for supporting local businesses, providing resources for those in need, and keeping our community safe and healthy. The following organizations have compiled links and resources to aid businesses and individuals through the changes caused by the spread of COVID-19.

 

 

SHOP LOCAL

Local Curbside, Takeout & Delivery Restaurants Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/2805141982933756/

Discover Walla Walla Business Updates – https://discoverwallawalla.net/blog/walla-walla-will

 

COMMUNITY AID

Walla Walla Mutual Aid Network – https://wallawallahelp.org/

City of Walla Walla Volunteer Registration – https://www.wallawallawa.gov/our-city/volunteer

City of College Place – http://www.cpwa.us/residents/covid-19_resources.php

 

BUSINESS AND WORKER RESOUCES

Downtown Walla Walla Foundation – https://www.downtownwallawalla.com/

Small Business Administration – https://www.sba.gov/

Oregon Governor – https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19#forEmployers

Washington Governor –https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources

 

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

Walla Walla Public Schools – https://www.wwps.org/news/news-events

College Place Public Schools – https://www.cpps.org/o/District/page/covid-19-resources–5

Oregon Department of Education – https://oregonearlylearning.com/COVID-19-Resources/For-Families

Virtual Learning and Entertainment – https://www.cnn.com/style/article/what-to-do-at-home-streaming-art- museums-concerts-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

 


Posted on March 23, 2020 at 4:03 PM
Firm - Windermere Walla Walla | Posted in Community, Covid-19 Resources |