I am a fairly new agent. My first transaciton was with family and I represented the seller. The buyer did not close escrow because the loan they initially qualified more had a condition on a pending job (they were rellocating). I talked to their loan officer and she was able to get them a sub-prime loan, but the buyers refused because their payment was to high. Long story short, we did not close escrow. Now they want their deposit back ($2000) and a contingency removal had already been signed. According to the Title Co. they can't release the funds without signatures from both buyer and seller. Any advice would be appreciated, I am in California. Thanks.