Sending Earnest Money to Broker

Hi, I’m about to send my earnest money in for a MHP I have on contract in Georgia. The broker wants me to send it to him (Alpha 1 Brokers) and he said, “Funds will be deposited into our Trust account”. First of all, should I send my earnest money to the broker or straight to a title company? Second, this guys seems legit, but how do I make sure before giving him a check?


Ok, I’m following up on my own question. I called Legacy Title near where the broker is and she looked him up and confirmed that he looked legit. She was very helpful and friendly.


Mark -

We never send money to a seller’s broker. They are biased in favor of the seller. We only send earnest money to a title company local to where the property is.

Your mileage may vary,