Zillow Advice: Home Buying - CACELLATION OF CONTRACT, RELEASE OF DEPOSIT... who handles this? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/CACELLATION-OF-CONTRACT-RELEASE-OF-DEPOSIT-who-handles-this/271938/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Escrow can typically assist ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/CACELLATION-OF-CONTRACT-RELEASE-OF-DEPOSIT-who-handles-this/271938/ Escrow can typically assist the buyer with the paperwork to retrieve their deposit back if the agent has disappeared. Some escrow companies deduct a portion of the deposit for preparing the escrow instructions.&nbsp;Keep in mind that getting your deposit back will also have a lot to do with your contract. Hopefully, the agent will be there to help you complete the process. I know this was an old post, but I think it was worth addressing in case others were in the same situation. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/CACELLATION-OF-CONTRACT-RELEASE-OF-DEPOSIT-who-handles-this/271938/ 2013-07-19T22:00:00Z It is your agents responsibility ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/CACELLATION-OF-CONTRACT-RELEASE-OF-DEPOSIT-who-handles-this/271938/ It is your agents responsibility to get your deposit back. Even though your fired him the deposit was taken while he was working for you.&nbsp; Also I want to know.....<br/><br/><br/>Why was your deposit check deposited if you were never in contract?<br/>Do you mean you gave it to him or was it actually deposited?<br/><br/>If you just gave it to him and it wasnt deposited I would think its a good idea to cancel the check and move on. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/CACELLATION-OF-CONTRACT-RELEASE-OF-DEPOSIT-who-handles-this/271938/ 2009-08-25T20:07:00Z Call escrow directly; they ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/CACELLATION-OF-CONTRACT-RELEASE-OF-DEPOSIT-who-handles-this/271938/ Call escrow directly; they should be able to asssit. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 18:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/CACELLATION-OF-CONTRACT-RELEASE-OF-DEPOSIT-who-handles-this/271938/ 2009-08-25T18:07:00Z