As the regulator responsible for administering the real estate laws in Ontario, I have the unique opportunity to see the many sides of the real estate sector. I believe the vast majority of registrants are dedicated to providing professional service to consumers. They are committed individuals who work hard to earn the trust of their buyers and sellers and do their best for them. However, there are some in the industry who intentionally break the rules and cause consumer harm.
A home I tried to buy was sold to someone who offered less. Doesn’t the seller have to accept the highest offer? The simple answer is no. Once sellers are presented with written offers they are free to choose one of them, reject all of them, or make counter offers. There is no obligation to accept the offer with the highest price. In fact, the seller is not obligated to accept any offer. Even if a competing offer includes a lower price, it might be more attractive for other reasons.
Is my real estate agent allowed to collect a referral fee when they recommend a home inspector to me? I always recommend that buyers get a home inspection, so I’m glad to hear that you’re looking for the right inspector for you. Your broker or salesperson is allowed to receive a referral fee when they connect you with a home inspector, but they are required to disclose their referral arrangement to you in writing before you contract the inspector’s services.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".