Zillow Advice: Selling Process - Seller and Ernest Money http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Your contract should stipulate ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ Your contract should stipulate if their was a financing contingency and for how long. &nbsp;If they exceeded the number of days allotted to obtain financing and did not close, the Earnest money could be forfeited to the Seller. You should consult with your Realtor or attorney regarding the particulars of your contract. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 06:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ 2013-08-21T06:48:00Z Your realtor or attorney ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ Your realtor or attorney should advise you. &nbsp; It will or should be stated in the contract. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ 2013-08-21T00:15:00Z Usually in CA, this may be ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ Usually in CA, this may be different in different areas. But, key is after 2nd extension, your "listing agent" should advise the buyer's(buyer's agent) to execute removal of financing/loan in conjunction with earnest money release. &nbsp; Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ 2013-08-20T23:25:00Z Hi Will, Do you have&nbsp;a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ Hi Will, Do you have&nbsp;a Realtor&nbsp;that you have been working with? The would have been a Third Party Financing Addendum that laid out a period of time a buyer had to obtain financing. If they could not obtain financing within that period and you did not sign an Amendment extending that period then you are entitled to the&nbsp;Earnest Money. Have your Realtor draw a&nbsp;Release&nbsp;of Earnest Money that you can sign and have the buyer sign, then send to the title company to&nbsp;deliver the funds to you. I hope this helps. Best of luck!&nbsp; Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ 2013-08-20T23:09:00Z Like Andy said, the answer ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ Like Andy said, the answer is in your contract. &nbsp;The fact that there were 4-5 extensions needs to be a warning that this buyer or this bank is not in the position to make this deal happen.<br/> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ 2013-08-20T23:04:00Z It depends on your contract. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ It depends on your contract. &nbsp;In California the Seller would only get the earnest money deposit if the Buyer removed the contingency and then failed to close. &nbsp;In this case a loan contingency. &nbsp;Check the contract you signed and talk to your agent. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Seller-and-Ernest-Money/507843/ 2013-08-20T22:55:00Z