Texas Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form

A Texas Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney is a useful contract for individuals or couples who have attempted to single-handedly sell, buy, rent, or renovate a property but have either struggled or failed to do so. The reason why this legally-binding contract represents such an appealing alternative is because it paves the way for individuals or couples to request another party, called the Agent, to organize these matters on their behalf. The Agent will only be allowed to act at the time and in the circumstances they have been granted the authority to, namely, in line with the terms of the contract.

Additional Considerations

In line with Sec. 751.151, a record of a Real Estate Power of Attorney must be made with the county clerk. Specifically, this law states that the Power of Attorney must be “recorded in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the property is located not later than the 30th day after the date the instrument is filed for recording.”

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Durable Powers of Attorney

Signing Requirements (Sec. 751.0021) – As mandated by state law, a Real Estate Power of Attorney must be signed by the Principal (or by another individual they have directed to do so in their conscious presence) before a Notary Public.