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What is a typical referral commission?
Agencies typically pay referral fees of 5% to 10% of the revenue they receive\u2014but there's plenty of nuance on how you handle it, and many agencies pay 0% in referral fees. You'll want to get advice from your lawyer on specific language, and your accountant on how to handle the money.
Can a Texas Realtor pay a referral fee?
Yes, as long as your license was active when you engaged in brokerage activity. For example, being active when negotiating a lease or sales transaction or when making a referral.
What is the difference between a commission and a referral fee?
Referral fees are a marketing expense, a payment for a lead (but it's only paid if the sale is made). Sales commissions are a sales expense, a payment to a salesperson to close a sale.
What is a referral network in real estate?
Stand-alone referral services provide online tools to match you with agents for free. Some services negotiate lower real estate commissions with agents and then pass the savings to you. The companies make money from referral fees that agents pay.
How do referral agents make money?
Referral Agents make money by sending their clients to another agent that they know and trust. The other agent handles the transaction. Because they brought the business to the other agent, they receive a referral fee when the deal closes. It's as simple as that.
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