Introducing AARE’s Program for Referral Agents

What is AARE’s Referral Program?

AARE’s program is designed for licensed agents who wish to affiliate with an agency to do their real estate transactions only on a referral basis. 

How does the Referral Agent Program work?

A referral agent refers their existing clients or people in their network to full time AARE agents in exchange for a referral fee. Referral agents may not conduct sales transactions themselves without referring or partnering up with an experienced full time AARE agent who is meeting our minimum sales requirements. When you have a lead, you simply call our Supervising Broker, Tiffany Mohler at 760-444-0828 and give her the information. She will give the lead to one of our AARE agents who will follow up with the contact. 

What does a Referral Agent do and how can I become one? 

To learn all about becoming a Referral Agent, how it works, what I would do…please see AARE Referral Agent Opportunity.  AARE REFERRAL AGENT OPPORTUNITY

How do I generate referrals?

Reach out to your network or current customer database.  Let them know you joined a great agency with experienced agents that can assist them with all their real estate needs.  From residential sales, leasing, property management, and even commercial. When they are ready to buy, sell or lease, you want to make sure they are being taken care of by an experienced agent that is client focused and our agents provide that kind of service.  They can check out the agency by visiting our website

How much can I make as a Referral Agent with AARE?

Please see the AARE Part Time Referral Agent Program that clearly spells out our Referral Leads Splits and gives you an example of a typical transaction. AARE PART TIME REFERRAL AGENT PROGRAM

If I sign up for the Referral Program, do I need to send a minimum number of referrals per year to stay in the program?

There is no minimum although we suggest that you make at least 1-2 referrals per year. We provide virtual training videos how to increase your referrals and your success!

If my license is no longer active what do I have to do?

You must activate your license with the California department of real estate.

How much does it cost to renew my license?

Please check current fees with the California department of real estate.

How do I transfer my license to AARE?

Once you sign with us, you will need contact the CA Real Estate Bureau to move your license to AARE. We will give you instructions how to do this.  

Do I have to be a dues paying member of San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR)?

No. Once you hang your license with us, we will certify that you are a referral agent only. You will not be required to pay any dues or association fees. Please note you cannot be a member of Multiple Listing Service (MLS). 

Are there any costs to become a Referral Agent?

No. There are no upfront costs or monthly costs or E&O insurance costs to affiliate with our brokerage. We cover all the overhead costs. However, when you receive a referral commission or sales commission, there is a split with the company.   AARE PART TIME REFERRAL AGENT PROGRAM

If I sign up as a Referral Agent with AARE and  want to become a full time agent, can I do that? Is there a minimum number of transactions per year I need to qualify or stay active?

You may interview with AARE at anytime to become a full time agent by contacting our Supervising Broker, Tiffany Mohler at 760-444-0828 or email There is a minimum of 5 sales per year to stay active as full time agent. You may partner with an experienced full time AARE agent if you plan to sell less than 5 per year. Our goal is for our full time agents to be selling at least 8 transactions per year or $4,000,000 in sales volume. We will usually pair the part time agent with a coach or mentor to make the transition.  

What if I want to be more involved in a transaction? Can I do more?

Let’s say your sister calls you and wants you to help them buy or sell a property. Under our agreement, you must refer it to a full time agent who is fully qualified and  current on contracts, forms, disclosures, etc. If there is a mistake, that creates too much of a risk for us and for your sister! You will of course, still earn your referral commission.

How do I learn more about AARE?

Please visit our website here

I’m interested and would like to talk to someone about getting started!

Please call David Malme at 858-381-4200 or email to learn more about this opportunity. 

What if I’m interested in joining as a regular Real Estate Agent?

Please call David Malme at 858-381-4200 or email to learn more about the opportunities we offer for real estate agents. 





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