Question and Answer Regarding Whether An Attorney May Collect a Commission

Question: I am a listing agent and an attorney represented a buyer in a transaction. The attorney is requesting to share in my commission. Is that legal?

Answer: No, unless the attorney is a licensed real estate broker. Attorneys may not collect commissions unless they have a real estate license. However, they may be separately paid by their client.


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