That’s the word Sanjay Bhasin, who was in town from Bangkok, chose to describe his hunt for a Brooklyn pied-à-terre. “You can’t find anything,” Bhasin said, standing next to his wife, Marion, and his aunt, Meher Dhondy, at an open house in the borough last week. “Everything moves very fast. And the thing that amazes me is that people are willing to pay so much for so little.”Of course, it’s no longer news that the New York condo market is in high demand.
Sure, there are reasons to go to a big firm. The big guys will always be better known. They’ll always have a big advantage in nabbing the blue chip anchor tenants. And there are all sorts of surprising drawbacks to going small that you never realize until you’re there.
When asked why he gave up his 25-person brokerage to strike out on his own with just a single partner, Premiere’s Allan Profeta had this critique about the life of running a bigger firm: “I ended up spending most of my time babysitting.” The reason these words ring true is not just because one gets the feeling that at the larger firms there is a lot of handholding of the junior brokers; implied is also the dull hoops to jump through, from HR to marketing departments to sniping at rival...
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".