Can a Real Estate Broker or Agent give a referral fee to someone who does not hold a real estate license?
Answer: No. Section 475.25(1)(h), Florida Statutes, prohibits a Florida licensee from paying a fee or compensating someone who does not hold a real estate license in Florida or another state.
I am not a lawyer and this is not meant as legal advice. I am a licensed Florida Realtor and this was taken from the Legal Center's Frequently Asked Questions of the Florida Realtors Organization website.