REFERRAL NETWORK, INC. (RNI) – A License Holding Company
If you already have a California real estate license, we can show you how to use your real estate license to earn referral fees without being an active sales associate. Membership in RNI offers you the opportunity to earn additional income as a result of talking to people you already know. When the opportunity presents itself to help someone purchase or sell real estate anywhere in the United States, you can be ready to help and earn a referral fee at the same time.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or call us at: RNI@californiamoves.com
Northern California 1.800.245.6020
Southern California 1.800.292.2656 or please visit our website.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to keep office hours or go to an office?
Absolutely not! You will be dealing with Referral Network, Inc. by telephone. You will determine when you work. It could be while visiting relatives or friends, while on vacation or while traveling; wherever you happen to be when someone tells you that they would like to purchase or sell real estate or they know of someone with a real estate need. That's when you ask some questions, and call and register your referral. That's all there is to it. We do all the paperwork.
How much can I make as an active member of RNI?
That all depends upon you. Your earnings will be based on the number of successful closings your referrals generate. You receive a 20% referral fee off of the top of the referred side of the commission.
What type of properties can I refer?
Marketable residential real estate anywhere in the United States and Canada.
Can I request a certain Sales Associate?
Yes. Your referral can be placed with a Sales Associate of your choice, provided the Sales Associate you name can best serve the customer's needs and will accept the referral based on the referral fee due.
Can I call the Sales Associate direct?
Yes, as long as you first call RNI to register the referral and confirm the referral fee due to RNI. RNI will then send the appropriate paperwork to the Sales Associate. If you do not have a Sales Associate to whom you would like to give your referral, we would be happy to place it for you with a well qualified sales associate.
Are taxes deducted from earnings?
No. At year-end you will receive a 1099 to report your earnings. As your earnings grow, you may have to pay quarterly estimated taxes. Consult your tax advisor on how to handle quarterly or year-end taxes.
How do I renew my real estate license when it comes due?
You will receive notification from the California Department of Real Estate with instructions at the appropriate time. After you fill out lines #1-#14, send the renewal application to Referral Network, Inc. to fill out and sign line items #17-#23. If you enclose a renewal fee check payable to DRE and your continuing education certification paperwork, we will obtain the broker's signature on the renewal application and forward everything to the DRE on your behalf. If we only receive the renewal application, we will obtain the broker’s signature and return it to you to submit with all required paperwork to the DRE.
What do I say to a potential buyer or seller?
Find out if they have a real estate need. Do they plan to buy or sell real estate? If yes, explain that you are a "Referral Associate" and would like to have a qualified full-time Sales Associate contact them to provide the services they are looking for. All you need is the name, address, phone numbers, some basic information about their real estate needs and the best time for the person to be contacted.
Remember, if they are planning to sell a house – would they like assistance looking for a home to buy? If they are planning to buy a home – do they have a home to sell? There are many opportunities to get two referrals from one contact.
How can I generate more referrals?
Take the initiative to ask those in your sphere of influence about their real estate needs.
Call RNI anytime you want suggestions or assistance.
We look forward to discussing the Referral Network, Inc. opportunity with you.