Agent fined $5K by Minnesota Department of Commerce for alleged title company ties

The alleged 'kickbacks' involved meals, a shared hotel room and an event for mutual clients

Have you ever crashed on the hotel-room couch of a title agent or lender friend — and did you know that it could potentially get you into trouble? Minnesota real estate agent Brandon Doyle was recently fined $5,000 by the Department of Commerce (DOC) for allegedly receiving “things of value” in exchange for referrals to a title company. Liberty Title, the title company in question, will pay a $45,000 fine, according to a consent order.