What is Earnest Money? 🤔
A deposit made to a seller that represents a buyer’s good faith to buy a home. It’s typically around 1% – 5% of the sale price.
Earnest money is a deposit from the buyer to the seller, made in good faith to show dedication to purchasing the property 🏡
IMPORTANT FACTS 👇
💰 The amount varies by market
💰 Goes towards the purchase of your home
💰 Protects the seller if a buyer backs out
💰 A buyer may get this money back – due to failed inspections or contingencies
💡 TIP: In a seller’s market, you may consider making your earnest money non-refundable.
Our best advice? When it comes to buying in a low inventory, competitive market, it’s essential to partner with a Buyer’s Agent who understands how to make your offer stand out to sellers 🥊
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