How to create an account and make your first request

Getting started

We’ve put together videos, materials, and common questions so you can learn how to use the power of digital earnest money

Agent resources

Downloadable quick start guide

Want a downloadable cheat sheet to creating an account and making your first payment request?


How to add Earnnest to your phone

Adding Earnnest to your phone

Sample earnest payment receipt

As an agent you will be emailed a payment receipt once the home buyer makes their payment. Download this sample receipt.


Accepting invite to property as buyer’s agent

Have you been invited to complete a payment request?

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Creating property as listing agent or buyer agent

Let's take you through the process of creating your first payment request as a buyer’s agent or as a listing agent.

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Free for agents

Earnnest is the largest digital earnest money service in the U.S. We enable buyers to send digital earnest money to escrow holders anytime, anywhere.


Common questions

Q: How much does Earnnest cost the agent?

A: Nothing, it's FREE for the agent. Homebuyers pay a $15 processing fee, less than the cost of a wire transfer.

Q: How does Earnnest protect against fraud?

A: Earnnest is a closed network of verified escrow holders. We extensively vet each and every escrow holder who enrolls with us. When creating a payment request, only verified escrow holders can be chosen as the receiver. We also track the payment each step of the way from payment, to processing and finally as it deposits into the trust account. This closed, secure system eliminates the ability for fraud and lost payments.

Q: What benefits does Earnnest provide to real estate agents?

A: Here’s some of the benefits Earnnest provides

  • Proof of Intent (copy of paper check), generated on-demand and when requested, the Proof of Intent is automatically emailed to the agent.
  • Step-by-step updates on a buyer’s earnest money journey from creation of request to deposit.
  • Support by email, phone and chat.
  • Easy-to-use features and a completely digital process.

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