What is good faith money or earnest money?

Real Estate Agent with Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living

There seems to be some confusion around Earnest Money Deposits. Also called EMD or Good Faith Money. 

Some questions I've received include...

What is good faith money?

Where does good faith money go?

What does good faith money mean?

Do you get good faith money back?

So I thought I'd answer these questions in a video...

If you have any other questions about Earnest Money, give me a call at 202.271.5301.

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Dana Hollish Hill
REALTOR * Broker * Coach 
JPAR Stellar Living
800 S Frederick Ave, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
office 301.944.9070  
cell  202.271.5301
web danahill.jpar.com

Comments (2)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dana - like so many industries, real estate has its own language and lingo.  It can be confusing, even overwhelming, to those who don't participate in it everyday or often.  Imagine what a first time buyer must think?  Afraid to ask questions - of course.  

Jun 29, 2021 12:39 PM
Dana Hollish Hill

So very true. And if they read a real estate book, they aren't learning the local norms. Best to ask questions and get answers.

Jun 30, 2021 12:25 AM