Your best bet is to hire a good real estate attorney to help you with this. Their rates vary but I am happy to refer you to a wonderful real estate attorney in the Boston area if you'd like!
â€œEscrow Agentsâ€ have very strict rules to follow when they obtain this title, so I wouldnâ€™t necessarily worry about any unethical practices in terms of this. Are you selling a home on your own and you have your own buyer who needs somewhere to put their deposit? If so, I would recommend hiring an attorney, as they will handle all of the paperwork in addition to acting as the escrow agent.