Escrow is an arrangement in which a neutral third party holds onto funds and key documents involved in a home sale, and then distributes them according to the agreement between the buyers and sellers. The escrow period begins when a seller accepts a buyer's offer, and ends at the closing table. At Remax, we perform Escrow in house rather than hiring a 3rd party. Have your earnest deposit money in an easily accessible account when home shopping. This will enable you to move fast on an offer if you find your perfect place. Purchasing a house isn't like buying shoes; there's a lot of money involved, a lot of steps to manage, and a lot at stake. So the buyers and sellers don't exchange money and documents directly with one another. They do it through the escrow account. Escrow ensures accountability. Buyers want to be sure all contingencies are met (inspection, title report, secured mortgage, etc.) before the sellers cash any checks. Sellers want to make sure they receive funds before they hand over the deed. What happens during escrow? An escrow account opens up when buyers put down earnest money to show the sellers that they’re serious about buying the home. A Remax Settlement/closing agent handles all the escrow work with help from the agents. An escrow officer, or settlement agent, does the following:
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