DID YOU KNOW THAT OVER
of all real estate transactions in the U.S. are generated by referrals? If only there was a company… “Oh, now I get it!”
You have questions. We have answers.
As a Realty Connect agent, do I have MLS access?
Realty Connect agents will NOT have MLS access, lockbox privileges, the ability to show homes, hold open houses or write real estate contracts.
Can I still help people buy and sell homes?
Realty Connect agents are NOT able to practice real estate, represent clients or help people transact real estate in ANY professional capacity.
What if I want to go back into selling real estate?
In fact, we have even created a special “return path” program for our agents who are interested in returning to a career in real estate sales.
Our process is simple. Just submit your referrals to Realty Connect and we’ll connect your clients with up to 3 agents from our network of top-performing agents nationwide, based on the client’s unique needs and the skills & strengths of the agent. We manage the entire process and pay you a 25%-75% referral commission when the deal closes.
A Referral Agent is a licensed real estate agent whose services are limited to referring clients for the purposes of commencing a real estate transaction. They do not actively solicit or engage in the sale of property.
Absolutely. Newly licensed agents are welcomed.
Realty Connect is currently a licensed brokerage in CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, TX & VA. However, we have over 25,000 top-rated agents in our network and can match your referral client in EVERY zip code in ALL 50 states.
No. Agents who join Realty Connect are not REALTOR® members and do not have access to the MLS.
Yes. Agents who join are required to keep their license active which includes taking the required CE education for renewal.
Our cost to you is a $100 yearly membership fee which covers holding your license for a 12-consecutive month period.
Other than a $100 year membership fee, we have no other required fees. Of course, you will still need to pay your state license renewal fees and keep up with your CE as a condition of keeping your license current. But those fees are paid directly to the state and your CE provider.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. If you have already selected the broker you would like to affiliate with, we may need to sign the transfer application. If you have not yet selected a broker, we now have a path for agents who wish to return to a career in real estate sales with one of the largest and fastest growing brokerages in the US who offers a special program to Realty Connect.
YES! You would refer yourself just as you would any other buyer or seller.
Yes, both are provided by our marketing partner, JCI Media. Once you join, you will have a chance to order these items (and more) through your agent dashboard.
Yes, you always have access to our network of over 25,000 top-rated agents, but you’re free to place your referrals with ANY agent of your choice (outside of our network).
Yes, you must be a fully licensed agent in good standing (current with C.E. requirements) to join Realty Connect and/or receive a referral fee. It is unlawful for any broker to employ or compensate, directly or indirectly, any person for performing licensed activity unless that person is a salesperson licensed (or associate broker) to the principal broker. A salesperson may not accept compensation for licensed activity nor pay compensation for licensed activity except through the broker under whom he/she is at the time licensed.
No, a referral agent cannot simultaneously hold an additional license as any type of salesperson, associate broker, employing broker or broker-of-record.
If you fail to renew your license on-time (prior to your license expiration date), you may renew your license during the late renewal period immediately following your license expiration date. However, you cannot perform activities requiring a real estate license or receive a commission until your license has been renewed. To determine what is needed to renew or activate your license, contact the real estate commission in your state.
No. Realty Connect agents may ONLY refer their leads and earn referral commission fees. Listing homes and/or representing buyers is NOT permitted. To do so would be a violation of our AFFILIATION AGREEMENT and would result in immediate license termination, forfeit of any/all pending referral commissions, and appropriate legal action. If you ever want to become an active agent, no problem! Simply let us know and we’ll help you transfer your license to another firm. You can cancel your membership or transfer to another broker at any time.
Send us an email and tell us about your experience. You can also give us a review on Google, Facebook or other social media channels.
Absolutely. Once you join, you will have access to our entire support team who can answer any questions you have.
Yes, Realty Connect is currently a licensed broker in CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, TX & VA. However, we have the ability to match clients and top agents in EVERY zip code in ALL 50 states.
Every real estate agent in our invite-only network is top-rated and of the highest caliber. We pride ourselves on finding the right fit for your client. However, we do not require our agents to use our network. You always have the option to choose your own agent outside of our network. So, if there is an agent in your market that you know, like & trust, you’re welcome to place your referrals directly with the agent of your choice. At the end of the day, our goal is to make great matches. If our agents prefer to do that on their own, we’re going to support those efforts.
Our service is completely free to your client.
We do all the work for you. Just submit your request, and we’ll send your clients up to 3 top local agents within one business day once we’ve contacted them to verify their real estate needs and contact information. Once your client selects the agent they like best, we already have referral agreements in place, and these agents are committed to providing the best possible experience for your clients.
No. Our network is not designed for cold referral/internet lead submissions. Reason being, 99.99% of cold referral/internet leads don’t convert. Our network is ONLY for friends, family & people you know. If you don’t know if your referral is a cold referral/internet lead, here’s a simple test: Ask yourself, when we call this person to verify their information, and we mention your name, will they know who you are? If not, this is a cold referral/internet lead. Agents placing cold referral/internet leads into our system is a violation of our AFFILIATION AGREEMENT and would result in immediate license termination and forfeit of any/all pending referral commissions.
- Past clients
- Your own transactions
- Personal contacts
- Professional contacts
- Social media contacts
We have researched and qualified all of our agents based on their location, property focus, and annual results. Agents must be invited into our network, based on stringent requirements, and they cannot pay to join. Referral agreements are already in place, and our agents are familiar with the entire referral process. Most agents in our network are full-time (40+ hours/week) with an average of 10+ years of experience & 100+ transactions. They’re trained to act quickly to ensure the best possible experience for you and your clients. Basically, these are pros who know how to take a referral and close it! However, keep in mind we do not require our agents to use our network. You always have the option to choose your own agent outside of our network.
We offer unlimited training opportunities starting with Agent Academy, our online community and training platform where our agents can connect with each other to exchange new ideas and proven strategies. We also offer a free 30-day boot camp to our new agents, where our expert trainers teach you 30 strategies over 30 days. During this training course, we’ll share the best places where you can find these opportunities. Plus, we even provide you with scripts, so you know exactly what to say! For ambitious agents who are interested in returning to a career in real estate sales, we offer “Real Estate 101”, where agents can join us (live!) each week to learn how to build a six-figure income in real estate sales, step-by-step.