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Financial Post quotes Craig Carter in an article about the need for homebuyers to be aware of standard agreements that tend to favour sellers

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“Don't fall for the old 'It's standard' line from a real estate agent. There's nothing standard about their forms” by Julius Melnitzer, financialpost.com

Financial post quotes Toronto lawyer, Craig Carter, in an article about the need for homebuyers to be aware of standard agreements that tend to favour sellers.

Craig Carter, a real estate lawyer in Toronto with Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP, says real estate agents can make things difficult for vendors by insisting that listing agreements are “standard” — including the terms governing the payment of commission.

“The reality is that changes can be made, although MLS makes it really awkward to do so, and often the broker has to give you a side letter,” Carter says.