This is my first post and I look forward to networking and sharing wisdom within this group. I've run this past my broker and my negotiating firm and they both gave me a thumbs up but I know this is a specialized group. I have an investor buying a short sale about $20,000 below market value. While screening buyers before accepting an offer, this investor said he would pay the approved price and pay my brokerage an extra $15,000 of commission on the HUD. Our commission is small on this deal but my guys negotiated a tremendous price. It's a $45,000 and similar properties go for $65,000. Can I receive this bonus to my brokerage for a job well done and perhaps itemize it as a consulting fee? The buyer is paying cash. Thanks in advance for everyone's input. God bless.