Has anyone used a POA to sell their parents' house?

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Yes. I have sold houses with my authority POA.
I sold my parents house this past year.
I have bought and sold houses in my name jointly with my son...with his POA.

Just be sure that your POA is on file with the county clerk. Easy to do..just take it and all you ID. Clerk will stamp a copy and file a copy.
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Freqflyer: Correct
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A Realtor would need to see a copy of the Power of Attorney and make sure the wording is correct before taking on that Listing.
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Why don't you use a realtor to sell the house?
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Seaturtle, it depends on how the Power of Attorney was written regarding selling the house. Certain legal verbiage needs to be in place plus the address(es) of said real estate holdings in print on the POA.

I had zero problems as my Dad's POA was drawn up by an Elder Law Attorney. Dad was still able to understand the Listing Agreement to sell the house, and understand the Contract.... but I felt he would be uncomfortable sitting through a long settlement process so I represented him. My POA was accepted by the Title company who was doing the settlement.

Now, if your POA isn't written to include the real estate property, before you go to settlement, the Attorney or Title Company doing the settlement will have you sign and have notarize a new legal document just for the real estate. I wouldn't be surprised if every State or every County does things differently.
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