It is common courtesy for an agent to pay a referral fee for an introduction. Ask your agent if he/she has someone in the new area that they refer to. It's common for agents to know other agents that operate a similar real estate practice, or have similar training and designations.
Whenever we have clients who are buying out of our area we always research agents/brokers in the area and interview several till we find a good one, then pass along the info to our client in exchange for a referral fee from the new broker. This is standard operating procedure and since you are pleased with her efforts so far this would be the best way to handle it in my view.
Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
Are now from PH or are you planning to look for homes in PH? If the latter then I'd certainly be willing to discuss working with you and giving your previous agent a referral fee.
Referral fees are the way we agents thank one another for introducing us to clients we would not have met otherwise.
You so good to remember the fine service of your real estate agent - she will be so grateful.
Good luck to you,
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
Good agents often will show willingness to follow your interests even when they take them out of their comfort zone. Being able to communicate your needs and committment to them is important. Let them provide you with a direction that they are comfortable with...they you be the judge.
You are very considerate to ask the question and to be motivated to compensate your realtor.
Best of luck to you.
Regards, Suzanne Looker
We research agents working in the prospective area, interview them for the job of working for our clients, and verify their performance or marketing (for sellers). We get a referral fee for this work.
We do want our clients to have the best possible experience wherever they are buying!
Best of luck in your search,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
And the new agent would happily pay her a referral fee for that introduction.
Many people forget that Realtors work very hard and are only paid if we close a deal.