In some states, buyers close the house buying process at the attorney's office. In NC, for example, buyers will choose the closing attorney they want. When they write the offer, they can choose to write the earnest money check to their own attorney's escrow fund where it will be held until the closing. The check could also be written to the listing agent's real estate company's escrow account. When the buyer first writes the offer, their buyer's agent should discuss this with them. Whichever they choose, and the seller agrees to on the contract, that is where the check is written. So, it could be EXAMPLE LAW FIRM or EXAMPLE REAL ESTATE COMPANY. Be sure to put in the memo line: Escrow account for 123 State St (the address of the house.) The buyer can also choose whether to deliver the check with the offer or within 5 days of the signing of the contract. That can give the buyer time to put the check in the mail. Good luck and congratulations on your new home!