Getting Earnest Money Back in CaliforniaMy wife and I had an offer on a shorst sale. We waited 93 days and never heard anything so we decided to cancel the contract.. In the addendum, it states that my EMD is fully refundable. However, the sellers have not signed the release of my EMD. How long do I legally have to wait? Also, how long do I have to wait before I seek mediation or other legal avenues? It is my understanding is that if the seller refuses to sign that I can seek a 1000 dollars. Is that true? Can I contact the sellers agent about my EMD?September 15 2012 - Sacramento00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.