Say WHAT ? A Buyer was talking to a lawyer about other matters...in a different state with a "newly baptized lawyer." They were talking about a Power of Attorney. About 99% of our closings are done with us having the Power of Attorney at closing for our Sellers. It's easier...we of course change nothing from the offer that is signed...many times Sellers have already moved..can't be at the closing at the Buyers' schedule date...are divorced/divorcing and won't be at the closing at the same time...a Power of Attorney simplifies all of that.
We also have the lock box combination...or Sentrilock code...we could empty the whole house of the contents under the guise that there was a showing and haul it all to an undisclosed location.
Steal your house ? We are acting on your behalf, following the documents you have already signed which most importantly includes the Buyers' offer to purchase...you have agreed to the price and other terms of the contract ..our "limited power" reflects the dictates of those signed documents. Could we "steal your house"? I am not even sure what that means...how could we take title to a house for which we did not have an accepted offer ? What title company would honor that sale ? Would we have to pay cash ? Not likely a lender would accept a mortgage loan with no accepted offer to purchase.
It would sound to first time sellers like a lawyer would be the highest and best source of information. No...a new lawyer from another state is practicing outside their area of expertise and should not have given such an answer.
If you are looking for the highest and best source of information on real estate in southeastern Wisconsin, Call Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty, LLC, 414 525 0563, if we don't know the answer, we will research or refer you to the highest and best source.