Definition of Power of Attorney:
What is Power of Attorney in Real Estate in Orange County?:
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives somebody else legal authority to enter into transactions and sign documents on your behalf. The other person's signature is legally effective to the same extent as if you had signed the document. There are legal requirements, though, for properly using a power of attorney with real estate transactions in Orange County. The purpose of the power of attorney is to allow somebody else, called the attorney or attorney in fact, to fulfill the administrative role of entering into agreements for you so that you don't have to sign every document. Your attorney in fact is essentially a legal replica of you. He can bind you to legal contracts and sign your name on real estate conveyance documents.