Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals Q&A

Q What if I haven’t yet left my current Broker?
A You may request to hire on to Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals by logging in online at South Carolina Real Estate Commission . Use the Online Transfer insert the Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals license number (21821) when prompted.
 
Q How long does it take to sever my relationship with my current broker and join Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals?
A This can be done immediately on-line via the Internet in real-time.
 
Q What if my license is about to expire?
A As an Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals Referral Agent, you must maintain your license in an “Active” status with SC Real Estate Commission in order to be eligible to legally receive referral commissions.
 
Q Can I refer a Buyer or Seller looking to Buy or Sell outside of Hilton Head & Bluffton?
  Absolutely. Our referral coordinator works with our 800,000 network brokerage partner agents . You simply submit your referral form to Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals and your coordinator will make sure your referral clients are connected with a professional agent, regardless of where they need real estate services with in the US or worldwide
 
Q If I refer a friend or relative can I share all or part of my Referral Commission with them?
A Yes, as long as the individual is either the named Buyer or Seller in the transaction for which you are sharing any part of your referral commission.
 
Q Can I use a referral agent other than a Hilton Head Real Estate Partner’s Agents?
A To provide the best available service,

Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals utilizes Hilton Head Real Estate Partner’s Agents exclusively, or in the case where Hilton Head Real Estate Partners does not have direct Agents,  we will use our network brokerage partner companies.

 
Q Can I show houses and be involved with a client whom I refer through Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals?
A No, once you submit a referral to Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals, you are no longer allowed to play any part in the transaction, other than to receive your referral commission upon closing.
 
Q Can I speak with the agent assigned to my referral client?
A Yes, when you submit your Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals Referral you indicate that you would like to speak with the assigned agent prior to client contact.
 
Q What if I decide to get back into real estate directly and sign up with a Broker?
A You are free to sever your relationship with Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals at any time. However, you will no longer be eligible to receive referral commissions on any referrals not in Escrow at the time you sever your relationship with Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals.
 
Q What if I decide to not renew my SC Real Estate License upon expiration?
A In order to be an agent with Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals, you must have an “Active” real estate license with SC Real Estate Commission. Therefore, once your license expires, you can no longer remain an agent or receive referral commissions from Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals. You would be severed upon expiration and your license would revert back to the state.
 
Q What if I submit a client referral while my license is active, but the closing doesn’t happen until after my license expires?
A In order to receive any commissions based on a real estate transaction in South Carolina, you must have an “Active” real estate license with SC Real Estate Commission. Therefore, once your license expires, you can no longer receive referral commissions from Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals.
 
Q What if I don’t know my Real Estate License number?
A You can either call SC Real Estate Commission at 803-896-4400 or search it on the SC Real Estate Commission website at https://verify.llronline.com/LicLookup
 
Q Once I join Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals, who do I contact if I have questions?
A Whenever you have a question about your relationship with Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals, or that of your referral client(s) with Hilton Head & Bluffton Referrals, you may call Jo Anne Rizza at 843-301-5825 or email joanne@hiltonheadrealestatepartners.com.
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