Ellen Roseman

Personal finance columnist at the Toronto Star and previously the Globe and Mail. My passion is consumer advocacy and making sense of money

Oct 19, 2021
Published on: LinkedIn
1 min read

Now Toronto writes about a hidden camera investigation by CBC Marketplace that uncovered illegal practices by real estate agents.

“The Canadian network sent reporters posing as buyers to three real estate agents who topped Google searches for that neighbourhood, looking for homes that matched the criteria of Petit’s home. According to CBC, two of the three agents lied about the home, saying it was over-priced or the sellers wouldn’t pick up the phone, deliberately steering the undercover reporters away from the home because their earning potential would have been slashed from an estimated $36,500 to about $14,600.”

Toronto area real estate agents caught illegally steering customers