Is a contract that fails to identify an escrow agent enforceable?

Legal Q&A | Do all contracts have to identify an escrow agent?

QUESTION: It is fairly common for listing agents in my area to receive offers that do not identify an escrow agent. Instead, buyer agents are inserting the abbreviation “TBD” (meaning To Be Determined) in the blank space provided in paragraph 1(f) of the Offer to Purchase and Contract. Is a contract that fails to identify an escrow agent enforceable?

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REALTOR® Advocacy & NAR Resources

The 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo represents an important opportunity for REALTORS® to meet with their U.S. Senators and Representatives and communicate the issues critical to their businesses, communities and the consumers they represent. NAR has prepared talking points and a series of four videos that walk REALTORS® through the messages that NAR would like presented to their Members of Congress. Additionally, NAR will hold a virtual town hall on May 10 at 2 p.m. EDT to address any questions REALTORS® may have about the talking points.

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