Escrow Agent Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Escrow Agent, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Escrow Agent?

n. a person or entity holding documents and funds in a transfer of real property, acting for both parties pursuant to instructions. Typically the agent is a person (commonly an attorney), escrow company or title company, depending on local practice.