A real estate recommendation fee is usually paid immediately after the client`s property closes. Transfer fees are the percentage (%) the net commission paid to the real estate agency that has been transferred. The referring broker should send a payment request through the real estate commission bill. Custom and practical in California real estate is that the transfer fee to a non-licensed with the California Bureau of Real Estate does not exceed $500 ($500.00) per transaction concluded. 25% is the national average transfer fee (Zillow). A real estate recommendation contract is used when a broker has a client who he wishes to refer to another broker for a fee. This most often occurs when a client requests services outside the agent`s jurisdiction or when he or she requests real estate services that the broker does not provide. Once the client and the recommended agent have been introduced, a recommendation agreement must be signed. This links and confirms the transfer fee, usually 25%, and all other terms of the agreement. This form is used by an agent if he agrees to obtain a fee to be paid by another broker for the transfer of a person who needs the services of the other broker and his agents in order to document the identity of that person and the terms of payment of the transfer fee.
A real estate recommendation contract exists between two (2) agents for whom a client is recommended by an agent to use another agent better suited to his needs for a fee. This is common practice when a client attempts to buy, sell or sell real estate outside the jurisdiction of an agent. Although a verbal agreement between brokers is fully applicable for a referral, a documented agreement clearly states that if an agent sends a client to another agent, he should seek mutual agreement. A reciprocal agreement requires that the two agents refer clients to each other for certain situations. The referring broker does not receive any other fees for transactions that the expelled potential client receives through the services of the other broker. In addition, the exderating broker and its representatives do not engage in any activity after making the referral that creates a loyalty obligation due to the potential client. Their participation is limited to the recommendation of the potential client. Accordingly, a provision of the recommendation royalty agreement stipulates that the referring broker will not give advice or participation in negotiations with the potential client.