Starting September 29, 2017 escrow/title companies will be allowed to accept personal checks for up to $10,000.00 for earnest money.  This means that we will not have to receive earnest money checks in to our trust account when they are over $1,000.00 any more, only when the earnest money amount exceeds $10,000.00 will we have to receive it.  Please keep this in mind when having your clients redeem earnest money.  Thanks very much, BGW