In Escrow What Home Sellers and Buyers Pay. Home sellers and buyers have reached major milestone. You are in escrow. All terms have been clarified by the executed Residential Purchase Agreement.The executed Residential Purchase Agreement supersedes escrow instructions. Therefore, escrow instructions should be a mirror image of your Residential Purchase Agreement. Now what does the home seller pay in escrow? What does the home buyer pay in escrow? Some of the fees are negotiable. Others are traditionally paid by seller or buyer.