Q. When entering a subject-to deal in which you will most likely be performing the closing yourself, to whom should you give the earnest money to?

A. On a subject to you can pay your money straight to the seller. The amount should not be much - $10 would be OK. Remember that with the Street Smart Purchase and Sale Agreement you can also check that earnest money can be paid as a promissory note. That means that you do not pay any money to the seller at the time you sign the contract.