Beauty and the brokers

The Real Deal

By Vanessa Weiman
Sept. 28, 2011

Beauty and the brokers

New York real estate agents compete to be named sexiest in the city

From the September issue: This ain't no beauty contest. Or is it? Editors at the real estate website Curbed decided to spice up the news-poor days of summer by running a "hot brokers" contest, which pitted 32 male and female brokers against each other based solely on their looks. 

Competitors were picked by readers in a poll. The contest, concluded late last month, invited readers to vote for their favorites. 

Brokers had varied reactions to being included. Corcoran Group salesperson Gavin Hammon (who made it to the final round) said he was "honored." 

"Repulsed and exhilarated" were the words Nest Seekers' Ryan Serhant (out after round 2) used to describe his mixed feelings about being nominated. Serhant added that he eventually voted for his competition. "A broker should never get more publicity than the property," he said. [more]

Ryan Serhant Ryan Serhant
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker