A Washington real estate power of attorney delegates authority in property-related transactions. It lets a principal authorize an agent (the “attorney-in-fact”) to perform a variety of real estate duties on their behalf, including dealing with legal issues, buying property, executing deeds, and managing development projects.
A notary public or two adult witnesses should witness the principal’s signature in order to validate the document. The principal maintains flexibility and control over their real estate affairs, as they can revoke the agent’s powers at any time. As long as the document is valid, the principal can ensure a trusted individual handles their property affairs in their absence.