How long does it take for earnest money to be returned?Our contract on a house was canceled during the inspection contingency period. Both sellers and I signed the paperwork to return our deposit to us. That was last Tuesday. We still haven't received our deposit back. Should I be concerned? Or does it normally take a while to get the check in the mail? For what it's worth the deposit was actually cashed and put into an escrow account..so it's not a matter of sending back a cancelled check.I'm wondering if I should bug the broker or just wait. I don't need the money right this second, so waiting isn't a big deal..but everywhere I've read has implied it takes a matter of days.November 05 2013 - US00YesReport 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.