Washington Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form


The Washington Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney can be enacted by an individual (called the Principal) who wants to permit another party (called their Agent) to help them in some capacity with their real estate affairs. The actions the Agent will receive permission to pursue on their behalf will be determined by the terms of the agreement and relevant state laws. The most notable state law provision that directly concerns the Agent’s powers is RCW 11.125.279. This provision states a number of real estate affairs the Agent will be granted authority to handle, unless the Principal specifies otherwise.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (RCW 11.125.050) – When it comes time for the Principal to sign their name on the Washington Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney, they are responsible for organizing either a Notary Public or two (2) or more witnesses to attend the signing. If a Notary Public is chosen, they must accept the acknowledgement the Principal makes, whereas if witnesses are chosen, they must attest the Principal’s signature.