My fiancé (34m) and I (28f) have been looking for a vacation rental property within our state. The area we decided to look was not within my MLS nor my area of specialty so we decided to refer it to another agent who specializes within the area we were looking in. We discussed a referral fee back in February and she agreed to give me one. Nothing more was brought about it since. Well, my fiancé just put an offer in on a house and is now under contract. I asked to make sure she still remembered the referral fee and she is now refusing to give me one since I was not in communication with her regarding the deal. Now, I’ve never asked for referral fee before so I’m not sure how it works. I always believed that you get a referral fee just for referring? Do you have to be actively working the deal too in order to get a referral?
Side notes: I have actively shown my fiancé houses within our area too but we decided on this more “attractive” area because we believe we could get a higher occupancy rate. ALSO, she has only shown him 5 houses since February when we first got in contact with her.