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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Feb 14, 2018 06:58 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In any state you can not make a check payable to "Anonymous".

Feb 14, 2018 06:22 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Let's see.

You can pay relocation company BIG dollars for a referral.

You can pay marketing companies BIG dollars for a leads.

And of course, other agents like to get their hand deep into your pocket too!

And agents DO pay for these referrals/leads ALL THE TIME.

In nearly every state it is illegal for a licensed real estate agent to pay a referral fee to a non-agent.  So, DO NOT PAY A REFERRAL FEE TO ANYONE NOT LICENSED.

 

 

 

Feb 14, 2018 07:31 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

In MA, you cannot.... it's illegal...

Feb 14, 2018 06:25 AM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

This is a question to ask your Designated Broker.

Feb 14, 2018 06:23 AM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington, a Luxury, Country Suburban Lifestyle.

Not in IL either. Must hold a real estate license.

Feb 14, 2018 08:10 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Wow, Fred you are on top of everything.

Feb 14, 2018 07:35 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

You cannot pay a non-agent a referral fee, a finding fee, or any kind of fee UNLESS they are the buyer or the seller in the transaction.  Period.

Feb 14, 2018 06:53 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Licensed agents in the State of Georgia can not pay anyone else for referrals or commissions. Your principal Broker will issue a check for commission or referral fee to the other cooperating licensed Principal Broker. 

Feb 14, 2018 06:51 AM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I agree with Carol Williams -

Feb 14, 2018 06:36 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

You need to learn how to search on Google.

Fred Griffin provided the answer for you.

Feb 14, 2018 11:02 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

what Fred Griffin said.  A

Feb 14, 2018 08:22 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Fred Griffin has your answer. 

It cannot be done in California either. 

Feb 14, 2018 08:18 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

In my State it is unlawful to pay a referral fee to an unlicensed person. Check with your State Real Estate Commission/Board.

Feb 14, 2018 07:23 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Check with your state real estate laws.  In my state, you cannot.

Feb 14, 2018 07:17 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Its a big NO NO, you are putting your career on the line.

Feb 14, 2018 07:14 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

In most states, you and your managing broker would be in big trouble!

Feb 14, 2018 07:12 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Real Estate Group- Powered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

Not in TX

Feb 14, 2018 06:52 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't work in Georgia, but I can guess that this will be illegal.

Feb 15, 2018 05:56 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Referral fees to and from brokers are okay, to best of my knowledge.

Feb 14, 2018 09:13 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Illegal in all states from what I know

Feb 14, 2018 06:58 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I believe it is illegal everywhere.

Feb 14, 2018 06:15 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have to wonder why you are not asking your broker this question.

Feb 14, 2018 06:06 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Many good responses. Consult with your broker!

Feb 14, 2018 02:13 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most states do not allow this, yet they allow you to buy leads from lots of other parasites in the lead selling industry.

Feb 14, 2018 11:28 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Fred has your answer!

Feb 14, 2018 09:31 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Feb 14, 2018 09:02 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

You have some good answers below. Pay attention so you don't get in trouble!

Feb 14, 2018 07:54 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

If they are not licensed, you can't pay them for a referral. That's the law in many states... what it is in Georgia, I have no idea.

Feb 14, 2018 07:40 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not wise to base all we do on money outcomes...Ethics exist for that reason

Feb 14, 2018 07:25 AM