A referral fee is a type of commission paid to a middleman—someone who introduces an interested party into a real estate deal. Finders fees, as they are also called by some professionals, don't necessarily require a contractual agreement between the finder and the party who pays the fee.
What does referral status mean in real estate?
Real estate referral agents are licensed real estate professionals who connect other agents with prospective clients. This can be an effective way of acquiring motivated leads. However, as a real estate agent, you'll have to part with some of your commission as a way to thank the referral agent for their help.
What is a reasonable referral fee?
What percentage are typical sales referral fees at agencies? Most common, in my experience: a referral fee for 10% of revenue. Second most common: a referral fee for 5% of revenue. After that, options are all over the place—for instance, 20% of the first month's retainer, and nothing after that.
What is the difference between commission and referral fee?
Who pays a referral fee?
How Are Referral Fees Paid? Referral fees are paid from broker to broker rather than between individual agents directly. Referral agreements are, therefore, paid between cooperating brokers. The broker will then pay the agent after that.
What is the rule 8.5 fidelity and honest dealing in Arkansas?
8.5 Fidelity and Honest Dealing
This obligation of absolute fidelity to the interest of the client or clients is primary, but does not relieve a licensee from the equally binding obligation of dealing honestly with all parties to the transaction.