Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about not letting your earnest money check bounce. As a buyer, it is a great idea to make sure you have immediate access to the money you are going to be using for your earnest money check. Make sure your agent contacts you before they deposit the check to make sure you have transferred funds into the correct account. A bounced earnest money check does not look good and is not a positive way to start any real estate transaction! If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mackerman.com.