Maryland Blogger: Referral Incentives in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements

Referral Incentives in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements

Referral Incentives in Maryland Real Estate Advertisements


Does the advertisement avoid any inducement to pay compensation or anything of value to an unlicensed person solely for the referral of a prospective owner, purchaser or tenant?

The Maryland Real Estate Commission prohibits referral compensation of any kind to unlicensed persons.


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 6 commentsRoy Kelley • May 20 2019 03:27PM


Our state now allows unlicensed people to receive referrals, every one has their hand out, Roy Kelley 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 5 months ago

No referral fees in our state either Roy, on the other hand we can make donations to the person's favorite charity, (ligitimate charity) Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy - It certainly varies by state and knowing the state laws is imperative.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 5 months ago

Hi Roy - knowing our state's laws is a good idea.  Why not real estate?  It makes sense.


Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 5 months ago

California has similar law, Roy!  It is important to know and understand real estate law in the state we practice in.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago