Frequently Asked Questions

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You may live anywhere in the world and still join Georgia Realty Referrals, as long as you are a licensed Georgia real estate agent.

Per Internal Revenue Service regulations, in any tax year where you receive in excess of $600 in referral fees, Georgia Realty Referrals is required to provide you with a Form-1099. Click here to complete a W-9 form online, then print or save as a PDF to send.

The administrative/brokerage fee is only 20% per transaction. You will keep 80% of all referral fees you generate.

Yes. That's a requirement of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, not our company. However, we do make it easy for you and provide links to online training options.

No, that's why our annual fee is so low and our commission splits are so high.  No board dues, Realtor membership fees, E & O insurance, technology fees, monthly fees, listing service fees, etc. Our business model is designed for the agent who wants to keep their license active, refer business out to the agent/broker of their choice and keep 80% of the referral fee.

We don't allow our associates to actively practice real estate (show or list property, have lock box access, etc.)  All transactions are handled on an "arms length" basis, similar to referring a client to an agent in another state.  As appropriate, we do encourage you to stay in touch with your client and the agent to whom you made the referral to make sure that everything is being handled as you would if you were involved in the transaction.

You may refer business to any participating licensed real estate brokerage. 

We strive to electronically generate and mail your referral check within five business days after receipt to allow sufficient time for funds to clear from the brokerage paying the referral fee. Our goal is to get your check to you as quickly as possible.

None. We've streamlined the process so that you can sign up online, including registration and renewal payments.

Active. Georgia Realty Referrals is a licensed real estate brokerage in the State of Georgia. The real estate commission does not differentiate between full service brokerages and holding companies.  In their eyes all licensed real estate brokerages are the same and must abide by state laws that among other requirements mandate that a licensee must be active and affiliated with a licensed brokerage to be legally eligible to receive real estate commissions.

Therefore, upon affiliation with GRR your license will be active with the Georgia Real Estate Commission and all of the current laws and regulations apply.

The real estate commission does not specify any limitations of a licensee in our holding company (i.e. not being able to list property to work directly with buyers); rather our Independent Contractor Agreement species and controls exactly what an affiliate can and cannot do with their license.

Call our office at (404) 939-2490 or email your cancellation to We will release your license online and send you a confirmation.
1) You have to maintain Continuing Education (CE) requirements with GREC, which is a minimum of 36 hours every four years, unless you are a new licensee, then there is an additional post license CE requirement.
2) Renew your license with GREC every four years (CE must be completed prior to renewal).
3) Pay your annual renewal of $99.00 to Georgia Realty Referrals.