Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

They've asked but I've always refused and suggested a family member or friend.  Too dangerous!

Jun 23, 2016 11:20 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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That would make me my "principal". That seems to me a conflict of interest and contrary to real estate laws for which I am licensed.

Jun 23, 2016 06:22 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't accept such an assignment for the very reason you just stated, Debbie, that it negates E&O coverage.

Jun 24, 2016 03:03 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Thanks, but no thanks.   

Jun 24, 2016 01:38 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not me

Jun 23, 2016 11:17 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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No way no how

Jun 23, 2016 10:09 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I have done it once and for a good investor client and was not rewarded for my niceness, but put through hell. I would say dont do it

Jun 23, 2016 09:54 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. They should use a third party.

Jun 23, 2016 09:03 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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Our brokerage does not allow it and I would not do it, anyway.

Jun 23, 2016 07:57 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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I've been asked many times and always refuse. Liability is too great.

Jun 23, 2016 07:04 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Debbie Reynolds - that itself is a good reason for us not to become Attorney-in-fact for your clients.

Jun 23, 2016 04:09 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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It's sort of frowned on around here.  I always have them give the power of attorney to a trusted friend or relative, or we arrange to have the paperwork sent by emai or overnight with instructions on how to get it notarized. 

Jun 23, 2016 03:05 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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I would not be comfortable doing this Debbie.

Jun 23, 2016 12:15 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I wouldn't do this. I think there might be too much liability involved. 

Jun 23, 2016 11:32 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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No can do; that is less than 'Arm's Length'

Jun 23, 2016 10:09 AM
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Carol Williams
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I would never do that.  Just reading this question gives me visions of flashing red lights.  

Jun 23, 2016 09:47 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Only for family or extremely close friends.   Way too much legal liability.  

Jun 23, 2016 09:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Back when I was a notary, you couldn't notarize any documents you had an interest in.  I keep that mindset and won't get involved in that regard.  Commissions are enough to be "of interest" and then there is the liability issues you mention.

Jun 23, 2016 08:36 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Our broker doesn't allow any agents to act as POA. Even if he did, i wouldn't take the risk. Let the client find someone else that is trustworthy to do it.

Jun 23, 2016 06:31 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Too much risk.  Our policy and procedres manual will not allow our agents to accepts any type of power of attorney.

Jun 23, 2016 06:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Nope would not do it. Just get an attorney.

Jun 23, 2016 05:57 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Debbie,

Yes, I would suggest the same thing as you would.  A

Jun 23, 2016 05:51 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

You brought up an excellent point why it's not always a good idea although I have been asked a few times and accepted on two occasions. Stating a simple no to others was my response.  

Jun 23, 2016 05:21 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debbie - We've been asked a couple of times, and advised by good real estate attorneys to never, ever do this.

Jun 23, 2016 04:53 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Nope, huge liability. Attorney time. I also wouldn't advise them WHO to use

Jun 23, 2016 04:49 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Debbie Reynolds I would assume we would have the same E&O issue. I've never acted as an ATIF for a client and would not.

Jun 23, 2016 04:42 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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You will have to ge someone else as I am unable to grant your request!

Jun 24, 2016 11:41 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

In Texas we are not allowed to as we are a party to the transaction.

Jun 24, 2016 04:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thanks for the question.

Jun 23, 2016 09:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I do not like to but in extreme cases I will consider it

Jun 23, 2016 01:10 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I have done POAs for clients in the past for govt cost share programs, but for something as serious as real estate I would decline.

Jun 23, 2016 12:02 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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I can do it with a disclaimer in place as to my capacity as an agent only

Jun 23, 2016 08:12 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
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Had a client ask me once and hooked up with an attorney that was able to be his POA.

Jun 23, 2016 08:03 AM