Is it common for a referral fee to be paid to the buyer out of escrow who then pays it to the agent.A friend who is a licensed agent for whom I arranged to receive a referral fee on a Real Estate transaction in which I am the buyer is now requesting that I ask the primary agent/broker who is representing me in the transacation that I receive the referral fee out of escrow into my name and then pay my agent friend the fee. He says this is common practice. I say it's not, it's cutting out his Broker out of a share of the referral fee and therefore its illegal. Who's right?November 14 2013 - Los Angeles00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.