FACT or FICTION: I can't transfer real estate using a Power of Attorney.
A Power of Attorney can be used to transfer real estate in Ohio.
It is always best, whenever possible, for the owner of the real estate to sign the deed him/herself. However, there are times when the owner's incompetence or unavailability prevent the owner from signing the deed.
An agent ("attorney-in-fact") may transfer real estate for the owner under the following circumstances:
If the owner of the real estate is unable to sign the deed and the agent must transfer the property on behalf of the owner, the agent should consult with an attorney and the real estate agent to discuss using a POA to complete the transfer.