Anyone can make a referral. But brokers in all states can only pay referral fees to another licensed broker. All states have a real estate license act that controls the business activities of real estate licensees in their state. And all states require referral fees be paid only by one broker to another broker. IIC is a licensed broker in Illinois which allows us to make referrals anywhere in the US and be paid a referral fee, which we then give at least 70% of to your charity.