Ocassionally, I've read online, where an agent has been contacted by a buyer, or seller to simply handle the paperwork on a transaction for a flat fee.
The buyer and seller have already found each other, and they simply want a Realtor to handle the paperwork. Sometimes they offer a small percentage, or often a flat-fee for the services.
While that sort of thing is not really my cup of tea, I haven't really had much of a problem with it, for those who choose to handle that sort of paperwork. In my region we use real-estate attorneys who charge a minimal fee for those kind of services and I usually recommend that.
But in the most recent Realtor® magazine, the subject was raised about "practicing law without a license", and an agent who was sued (and lost) for modifying a few paragraphs in their standard contract.
Among the things they recommended to protect yourself from such a liability was "never charge a fee for handling any contracts"... makes perfect sense... because then you could be considered practicing law without a license.
Yeef! Just another reason to refer them to a local real estate attorney