Some Common FAQs

Does Turtlestone offer a referral bonus?

  • Yes, this happens through our Revenue Sharing Program. An amount of $250 will be paid to the referring agent. There is no cap on this program. The amount tiers to $300 per closing after three agents are referred.

What about the cost of the risk management Insurance (E&O)?

  • E&O Insurance is included in our flat fee 100% commission structure. We do not charge any additional fees.  

Do you charge a desk fee or any other additional fees?

  • No, we do not charge additional fees beyond what is stated in the agreement. We like to keep it simple.

How long does it take to join as an Agent?

  • The process can be completed within 24 hours, give or take.

Do you offer Transaction coordinating?

  • Yes, our Turtlezoom program is our in-house transaction coordinating for $299 per closing.

Can I build my own sales team?

  • Yes, you can recruit other agents to your team and negotiate your own commission splits. Out of the split paid to the team leader (you), an admin fee is paid to Turtlestone of $499 to $699. The rest is paid in commission to you!

Does Turtlestone provide training?

  • We can help with the process of a transaction from the beginning to the end. Our transaction coordinating service is a great resource for a successful closings. 

Can an agent be paid directly from escrow?

  • Yes. We have provided a Commission Demand form which can be used by an Agent.

What about Board of Realtor memberships and MLS Access?

  • Turtlestone is a member of  NAR, CAR and local associations, as well as, many MLS organizations. Local associations offer support and resources to Realtors. Our Agents individually access the MLS. Please inquire with your local Board of Realtors about MLS access and/or membership costs, dues and requirements.                                                

How long has Turtlestone been in business?

  • The first agent with us joined nine years ago under our 100% commission plan. We continually try to make the realty process better for agents around California. 

Does Turtlestone provide office access?

  • Yes, agents have access to our main location. There is a private office and a common area.

Where is The Turtlestone Group Located?

  •  Our corporate office is located in Rocklin, CA. Many of our agents do work remotely around the state. Our transactions are completed via email & phone. Our Agents operate remotely.

What about yard signs?

  • All Agents will be granted access to an online store with Turtlestone sign templates available for purchase. 

How do I get broker support?