What is the name of your state? CA
I put an offer on a house and supplied a large amount of earnest money to escrow. Due to Job changes and uncertainty and items found during the inspection and our due diligence review of the property, we decided to cancel escrow. We did this within 17 days of the offer per the terms of the "out clause" in the standard california real estate contract.
Problem...it's been over 30 days and the seller refuses to sign the escrow instructions for the return of the deposit....sour grapes I guess since they thought we were not serious "good faith" about the house (no, in 15 days we only listed and sold our house, hired and paid for an inspector, appraisal and all sorts of other work to acquire the house and sell our current house...right).....not serious...sure.....
So what's the next step?
Send a demand letter for release of funds, mediation, contact an attorney?
I'm thinking "Mr. nice guy " time is over and it's time to send a message.
Any advice is appreciated.