Its legal for her to ask you to pay her 5% or whatever she wants. She can ask for anything she wants. Theres no law that says you hafta agree to anything she asks:laughing:. Personally I'd tell her to **** in one hand and want 5% with the other and see which one fills up first:w00t: But yeah dont expect to get any more jobs thrown your way from her unless your the only guy they can count on:laughing:. I dont do kickbacks for anybody...It's not a referal if you pay for it...its a service sold to you.:thumbsup:I received a job from a realtor that just sold a apartment unit to her client, she now wants a 5% refferal fee in writing (seperate from the contract) paid at the end of the job.
note: I am assuming the client does not know about the 5%
Is this legal?
Most likely 10-15% of the sale.If she is acting as the owners agent & signing your contract I'd saw you're stuck paying the 5% if you want the job. I'd put the additional 5% in a new contract, if she doesn't go for that tell her to pound sand.
She's all ready getting commission on the sale, sounds like a slimeball to ask for more.