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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Because it's against the LAW to do so!

Oct 03, 2018 07:34 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

No thank you, I have no desire to do your instructors job and obviously your instructor has no desire to do his/her job either.

Oct 03, 2018 07:25 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

This is a simple answer ... Because it is against the Law.  Plain and Simple.

Oct 03, 2018 07:57 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Well, now you know 

Oct 03, 2018 08:21 PM
Rainer
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

If you're a guy it may cause you to end up like this.../image_store/uploads/agents/hungrybear/files/image_1484889196.jpg

No further explanation should be necessary.

Oct 03, 2018 07:35 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

it's illegal!!!

Oct 03, 2018 07:32 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Because it's the law and I would not want to lose my license or have it blemished...if I where still active  (there are certain cases where it could be paid, i.e. commercial real estate...check your state law and if it would violate RESPA rules).

Oct 03, 2018 07:15 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's illegal.   No.

Again. Another Anonymous question.  Reported because I want to.

Oct 03, 2018 10:23 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

The law, we follow the rules.  A

Oct 03, 2018 08:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Just one reason, it is against the law in Tennessee and I teach real estate law so must do as I preach. :)

Oct 03, 2018 08:03 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hmmm, guess I am not in favor of violating the law.

Oct 03, 2018 08:11 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Because it's against the law, unless the person is a principal in the transaction (ie: the buyer or seller).  Period.

Oct 03, 2018 08:00 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Why should you obey the speed limit?   

Oct 03, 2018 08:44 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

so you can keep your license

Oct 03, 2018 08:21 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

It doesn't matter what I think, it's the law & if you do it you will be in a housing development called prison.

Oct 04, 2018 06:03 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Ask our instructor or refer to your manuals!  If these subjects are not discussed in your class, then you should change instructors/class

Oct 04, 2018 06:17 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

The term Professional means you get paid for a job. To be a Real Estate Professional you need a License. Otherwise every numnuts with Zillow would be a self proclaimed Expert. Bottom line- it's the Law- learn it, live it.

Oct 04, 2018 04:05 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Because it's against the law and I'd rather not end up in real estate jail. Why does this question have to be asked anonymously?

Oct 03, 2018 11:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A law designed to protect the club members.

Oct 03, 2018 11:01 PM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

because its against the law 

 

Oct 03, 2018 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Because it is against the law. 

Oct 03, 2018 09:50 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Many great responses.

Oct 03, 2018 08:40 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Now you know 

Oct 04, 2018 02:23 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It is against the law.  

I wish you all the best with your real estate studies and in your real estate career and finding the courage to let the world know who you are. 

Oct 04, 2018 07:57 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The law!

Oct 04, 2018 05:31 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It is a RESPA violation !!!

Oct 04, 2018 05:00 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is unllawful.

However, it is done more often than 'professionals' will admit.

The recipient is simply cloaked in the guise of 'lead generation.' There are MANY companies being paid referral fees who should not be. Just about any RELOCATION company to which an agent pays a referral fee fits that bill.

You do need to be clear if 'referral fee' is a form of  contingency payment disbursed by the closing company at the time of closing or whether the postal worker received a gift card for bird dogging for an agent.

Oct 04, 2018 04:48 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Because in Texas it is against the law.

Oct 04, 2018 04:42 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

It's the LAW! Why risk losing your license to practice real estate?

Oct 04, 2018 03:47 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Because it is illegal.  Why risk losing my license?

Oct 04, 2018 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

It is illegal.

Oct 04, 2018 03:11 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Brix Realty - Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

It’s not legal in Florida to say the least. 

Oct 04, 2018 02:15 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

You don't need to be seasoned to know that this would be against the law. Igorance or inexperience is no defense. 

Oct 04, 2018 01:46 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

It's illegal. Period.

Oct 04, 2018 12:34 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It is against the law. Only real estate brokers are entitled for referral fees.

It is also taxable too.

Oct 04, 2018 11:20 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because the state says so and I value my license.

Oct 04, 2018 10:11 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

As a rule-palyer I concentrate on what I can do NOT what I cannot do

Oct 04, 2018 08:48 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

because it's the law.... unlicensed people cannot be paid by a broker...

Oct 04, 2018 07:07 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Because it is illegal. -Kasey

Oct 04, 2018 06:58 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

Because it's against the law.

Oct 04, 2018 06:38 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Because it is the law!!! Here in NH nothing over $50 can be paid to a non licensed person

Oct 04, 2018 05:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered 

Oct 04, 2018 05:10 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I think they should be paid so you can get more of these unethical agents out of the business to pave way for those willing to follow the law. When you have questions like this it is always best to refer back to your law manual for your state to see what is legal and illegal.

Oct 04, 2018 04:21 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Because it's against the LAW. 

Oct 04, 2018 08:47 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Because it's bad juju.

Oct 04, 2018 03:28 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Follow the laws and regulations in your state to stay out of trouble.

Oct 04, 2018 02:25 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Had to do a swing by just for the fun of it.

Oct 04, 2018 06:42 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Because it is law.

Oct 09, 2018 08:33 AM
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

It would be unlawful to do so in our state.

Oct 07, 2018 04:35 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is the law, so ask your instructor.

There shouldnot be a fee paid to lead gen companies

Oct 04, 2018 08:43 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

It is against the law! 

Oct 04, 2018 07:12 PM