Regardless of the title any fee is given, all fees related to a transaction charged to a buyer/seller are subject to royalty. No one can vote to disregard royalty on any transaction.
If an associate charges any fee to the buyer/seller and calls it a “processing fee,” “listing fee,” or any other kind of fee, this is considered a commission to the associate. This must be recorded in the WinMORE system as a bonus, which is a fee over and above the real estate commission. Per the P & G, royalty is never waived and, therefore, must be paid on all fees that pertain to a transaction.
Keller Williams follows an economic model of capped commissions and fees for associates. Commission Transaction Fees for 100 percent associates referenced in the P & G Manual 126.96.36.199 are allowed, providing the Market Center adheres to the Policies & Guidelines Manual. 100% Transaction fees can be posted as a deduction in the WinMORE system or charged through the monthly billing process.