Up to a point, yes.
Georgia law prohibits closing attorneys from accepting personal checks for more than $5,000.00, and in truth, most closing attorneys will only accept much less than that. Additionally, your lender will almost always insist on a wire or certified funds drawn from the bank listed on your loan application, regardless of a closing attorney’s policies on personal checks.
For amounts less than five hundred dollars, personal checks are generally fine. For amounts above five hundred dollars, you should either bring certified funds or have funds directly wired into our trust account. To ensure timely funding, and to prevent closing in escrow, wires are strongly recommended. Just email us and we’ll send you a copy of our wiring instructions.