Support Page - Alabama

[email protected] – administrative support, signature requests, miscellaneous questions
[email protected] – broker email, payment & Direct Deposit requests, and all other questions/concerns

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General Topics

Mailing Address (commission checks only):

Realty Hub
500 Westover Drive #89175
Sanford, NC 27330

Corporate Address:

Realty Hub
7635 Ashley Park Court, Suite 503
Orlando, FL 32835

Alabama Business Address:

Realty Hub
2100 SouthBridge Parkway, Suite 650
Birmingham, AL, 35209

Realty Hub forms as well as Far Bar Forms can be found in the “Realty Hub Public Folder” on Dropbox in the folder named “Forms.” 

When you first joined Realty Hub, a link is/was sent to you in your welcome email with the subject heading: “Welcome to Realty Hub! (SAVE THIS EMAIL)”. Additionally, Dropbox also sent you an email with the link.  

The $100 transaction fee is usually paid at closing through the title company/attorney handling the closing of the real estate transaction. Our template Commission Disbursement Order gives them instructions to mail it to us at a specified address.

Here are other ways to pay the transaction fee:

  1. Deposit the $100 transaction fee at any local Wells Fargo Bank. Our bank account number is found in Dropbox > Realty Hub Public > Important Info > Realty Hub Important Info

  2. Mail a $100 check to our mailing address (see above)

  3. Pay it electronically here.

Yes, please create the document requested and upload it to your agent folder at Dropbox. Send an email request to [email protected] for a signature and indicate the name and location of the item in your Dropbox.

Please don’t email any attachments (we will see them in your Dropbox folder). We will evaluate the request and please allow 1-2 business days for a response. 

If your request for a signature is related to being paid at closing/Commission Disbursement Order, please follow the steps outlined in the “Getting Paid” section below. 

If you need a Realty Hub letterhead, it can be found in Dropbox >  Realty Hub Public > FORMS > Realty Hub Letterhead

In the Realty Hub Public Folder – find a document named “Realty Hub Important Info”

Realty Hub Public Folder. A link was sent to you upon joining.

We do not maintain an escrow account and would recommend using a title company or attorney to hold any transaction related funds.

Please complete your 1099 info via this link.

We have sent you a notice in January with the above link. Once the 1099 is complete by the agent, our CPA will then process and completed 1099’s will be placed in your agent folder at Dropbox.

As noted in your Welcome email, it is the Realty Hub agent’s responsibility to keep track of all earnings.

Order your business cards here.

If you need signs, you can get them here. Promo Code: 50REALTYHUBFS (up to 50% off!)

Additionally, we give Realty Hub agents access to our logo so that they can design their own business cards and signs.

Please refer to Chapter 27 of Title 34, Code of Ala. 1975 and the rules promulgated by the Alabama Real Estate Commission.

Here is what the License Law says about advertising. It is as violation of law to:

Section 34-27-36(6) Publish or cause to be published any advertisement which deceives or which is likely to deceive the public, or which in any manner tends to create a misleading impression or which fails to identify the person causing the advertisement to be placed as a licensed broker or salesperson.

Section 34-27-36(15) If a qualifying broker or company, to allow a salesperson or associate broker licensed under him or her to advertise himself or herself as a real estate agent without the name or trade name of the qualifying broker or company appearing prominently on the advertising; or if the licensee is a salesperson or associate broker, advertising himself or herself as a real estate agent without the name or trade name of the qualifying broker or company under whom the salesperson or associate broker is licensed appearing prominently on the advertising.

Paragraph 6 is clear that advertising cannot deceive the public, cannot be misleading and must identify the licensee causing the advertisement to be placed.

Paragraph 15 says that a salesperson or associate broker must include the name or trade name of the qualifying broker or company under whom they are licensed, and that the name or trade name must appear prominently. So, what does that mean? It means that the licensee can use the qualifying broker’s name, the legal company name or the trade name of the company.

For branch offices, use either the company name with the branch identifier such as ABC Realty East Branch or the company name without the “East Branch” identifier. A salesperson at a branch can put either ABC Realty on the sign or ABC Realty East Branch. The qualifying broker of the company for ABC Realty is as responsible for the actions of this salesperson as is the qualifying broker at ABC Realty East Branch. The main office can always refer a customer to the East Branch if necessary.

What about franchise names? If you just put ReMax, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, etc. on your advertising but your company license name is ReMax ABC Realty, Coldwell Banker ABC Realty or Century 21 ABC Realty, then obviously using just the franchise name does not help a consumer know which company is being identified. In this case, use the ABC Realty with your franchise name. Suppose your company is licensed in reverse as ABC Realty DBA Century 21? Can you just use Century 21 in this case? Under the law, yes. Common sense would tell me that I would include the ABC Realty part to distinguish my company from other Century 21 companies.

Finally, don’t forget the prominent part. Don’t make the company name, trade name or QB’s name so small it can hardly be seen. Use your judgment and if you are unsure, send a picture to the Commission and we will evaluate it for you. Usually, if you need to ask, then it likely is not prominent. Right?

Please call us if you have any additional questions on advertising or any other legal topic at +1 334-242-5544.

Please refer to the email sent to you when you first joined with the subject heading: “Welcome to Realty Hub! (SAVE THIS EMAIL)”

Yes. We have the trade name “Realty Hub” registered with the Alabama Secretary of State.

Transaction Files

All transaction files are to be stored and uploaded to your agent Dropbox folder. An invitation was sent to you via Dropbox when you first joined Realty Hub. Additionally, a link was sent to you first join Realty Hub with the subject heading: “Welcome to Realty Hub! (SAVE THIS EMAIL)”.

Generally, all transaction related file need to be uploaded to your agent Dropbox folder. A link to your Dropbox folder was sent to you when you first joined Realty Hub with subject heading: “Welcome to Realty Hub! (SAVE THIS EMAIL)”.

Please upload all applicable files. *Mandatory documents are in BOLD.

Sale Transactions:

  • *Purchase Agreement
  • Addendums
  • Seller’s Disclosure
  • Commission Agreement
  • Brokerage Relationship Disclosure
  • Brokerage Representation Agreement
  • *Realty Hub Comprehensive Disclosure
  • Closing Statement/HUD/Closing Disclosure
  • *Realty Hub Commission Disbursement Form
  • *Realty Hub Transaction Form

Lease Transactions:

  • *Lease Agreement
  • Commission Agreement
  • Brokerage Representation Agreement
  • *Realty Hub Transaction Form
  • *Realty Hub Comprehensive Disclosure

Real Estate Referrals:

  • *Referral Agreement

Listings:

  • *Listing Agreement
  • Seller’s Disclosure
  • *Realty Hub Comprehensive Disclosure

About Dropbox

It is an online folder containing documents, logos, forms, and important information about Realty Hub. This is a public folder. If you upload to this folder, all Realty Hub agents will be able to see these files.
An online folder for your personal files. These files are private and only viewable and accessible between the agent and broker.

The link was sent to you in your Welcome Email.

The link was sent to you in your Welcome Email.

Getting Paid

Paid at Closing allows for you to receive a commission check payable in your name at the day of closing directly from the title company or closing office.

1. Check with the Closing Attorney to see if they accommodate Paid at Closing.

2. If so, please fill out the following forms and upload to your agent Dropbox folder:

  • Transaction Form
  • Commission Disbursement Form/Order

3. Upload all of the applicable transaction files to your agent Dropbox folder. *Mandatory files are in BOLD:

Sale Transactions:

  • *Purchase Agreement
  • Addendums
  • Seller’s Disclosure
  • Commission Agreement
  • *Brokerage Relationship Disclosure
  • Brokerage Representation Agreement
  • *Realty Hub Comprehensive Disclosure
  • *Closing Statement/HUD/Closing Disclosure (when available)

Lease Transactions:

  • *Lease Agreement
  • Commission Agreement
  • Brokerage Representation Agreement
  • *Realty Hub Transaction Form
  • *Realty Hub Comprehensive Disclosure

Real Estate Referrals:

  • *Referral Agreement

Listings:

  • *Listing Agreement
  • *Seller’s Disclosure
  • *Realty Hub Comprehensive Disclosure

4. Send an email to [email protected] to request a broker signature for the Commission Disbursement Form.

* Please don’t wait until the last minute to request the signature, we recommend 2 business days. Once the signature is issued, send the executed form to the closing agent. DO NOT EMAIL US ANY DOCUMENTS! Upload everything to your Dropbox folder.

This is a form with instructions given to the title company/closing office on how the real estate commission should be disbursed.

Step 1: Upload all of the applicable transaction files to your agent Dropbox folder. Mandatory files are in BOLD.

  • *Lease Agreement
  • Commission Agreement
  • Brokerage Representation Agreement
  • *Realty Hub Transaction Form
  • *Realty Hub Comprehensive Disclosure

Step 2: Instruct the Payor to make the commission check payable to “Realty Hub”

Step 3: Instruct the Payor to either mail the commission to Realty Hub or give the commission check to the Realty Hub agent

Commission Payment

Scenario 1 (slow): The commission check is mailed to Realty Hub

Realty Hub will pay you via Direct Deposit.

Please see: “How do I get paid via Direct Deposit?”

Scenario 2 (fast): The commission check is given to the Realty Hub agent

  • Please take the check to any local Wells Fargo Bank and deposit into our account using our account #: 1122504796
  • Endorse the back of the check For Deposit Only
  • Send a copy of the deposit slip to [email protected]
  • Realty Hub will pay you via Direct Deposit. Please see: “How do I get paid via Direct Deposit?”

1. Upload a copy of the referral agreement to your Agent Dropbox Folder
2. Request payment by sending an email to [email protected] with the following information:

     a. Referral Commission amount
     b. Who is sending the referral
     c. When was the referral sent
     d. Where was the referral sent to

3. Realty Hub will pay you via Direct Deposit. Please see the question below: “How do I get paid via Direct Deposit?”

  1. SLOW – Send to our mailing address (see above)
    OR
  2. FAST – Deposit at a local Wells Fargo Bank. Our bank account number is found in the
    document entitled “Realty Hub Important Info” and is located in the Realty Hub
    Public Folder. Please email us a copy of the deposit slip so we will know when the funds are released by the bank.

We pay via Direct Deposit to your Bank Account. Here’s how:

1) Upload all APPLICABLE transaction files to your agent Dropbox folder.

Generally, all transaction related files need to be uploaded to your agent Dropbox folder. A link to your Dropbox folder was sent to you when you first joined Realty Hub with the subject heading: “Welcome to Realty Hub! (SAVE THIS EMAIL)”.

Please upload all applicable files. *Mandatory documents are in BOLD.

Sale Transactions:

  • *Purchase Agreement
  • Addendums
  • Seller’s Disclosure
  • Commission Agreement
  • Brokerage Relationship Disclosure
  • Brokerage Representation Agreement
  • *Realty Hub Comprehensive Disclosure
  • *Closing Statement/HUD/Closing Disclosure
  • *Realty Hub Transaction Form

Lease Transactions:

  • *Lease Agreement
  • Commission Agreement
  • Brokerage Representation Agreement
  • *Realty Hub Comprehensive Disclosure
  • *Realty Hub Transaction Form

Real Estate Referrals:

  • *Referral Agreement

2) Send an email to [email protected] with the following bank information:

  • Bank Name
  • Bank Routing Number
  • Bank Account Number
  • Specify if it’s a CHECKING or SAVINGS account
  • Full name (as it appears on your bank statement)

Per our bank (Wells Fargo), a verification of first time payees takes 4-5 business days.

* Please note that Direct Deposits scheduled on any working business day before 6pm Eastern Standard Time will be received the next working business day.

Payment Requests

Please make sure Steps 1 & 2 above are completed. Send an email to [email protected] to request a Direct Deposit and include the following:

  • Location/Name of the transaction folder/file in your Dropbox 

Dropbox Training Videos

Video Instruction: https://youtu.be/AMq5Ajw7Edw

IMPORTANT NOTES!
  • Only access Dropbox with ONE email address.  Many problems can be avoided this way.
  • Use the same email you provided to Realty Hub to sign up for Dropbox
  • Recommended to be proficient using the web version before downloading Dropbox to your computer
  • After signing up, close the page. Open a new tab and sign in again.
  • A Dropbox account is free with 2 gigabytes of storage
  • Make sure to only work within your agent folder. This is the folder Realty Hub created for you. Any files and folder not in this folder will not be seen by Realty Hub staff.

Video Instruction: https://youtu.be/FUW6JDhVrj0

  • Please don’t share files with Realty Hub. We automatically see them.
  • When you “share” a file, the person gets an email from Dropbox
  • You can also create a link to the file and send that link via email/text message.
  • This is a great way to share a Commission Disbursement Order with a Title Company

Helpful Videos

Video Instruction: https://youtu.be/43bue5g7FRA

Here is the link to the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: https://get.adobe.com/reader

You should be able to perform all the functions demonstrated in the video using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

This is the Support Page for Alabama

This is the Support Page for Alabama

What is a real estate referral?

> A real estate referral is the act of referring someone, usually a client looking to engage in a real estate transaction, to another licensed real estate professional. This real estate agent (recipient of the referral) will help the client and then collect a real estate commission upon successfully performing the services requested by the client. At Realty Hub, the real estate referral fee is super low. We charge our agent $100 per referral/transaction and the agent keeps the rest.

What is a real estate Referral Agent?

> A real estate referral agent is a person who possess a real estate license and refers clients to other licensed real estate agents. When these agents get compensated for performing real estate services, the agent who made the referral can collect a portion of the commission earned by the agent who received the referral. At Realty Hub, we have many agents who don’t perform any real estate services but instead, make referrals and get paid for them. We have active agents in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida who make referrals to other real estate agents all over the USA! These agents can save thousands of dollars a year by not having to subscribe to the MLS or pay any mandatory Realtor association dues.