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“Next Step Realty” is a different take on real estate realty TV

September 28, 2015 03:20PM
By Adam Warner

Next Step Realty

Staffers Margit Weinberg, David Ghysels, Erin Wilson, Michaela LaLanne and CEO Blair Brandt celebrate in a scene from the show.

From the September issue: What’s the next step in real estate-themed reality TV? ABC Family has turned the focus of popular shows like Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York” on its head. Gone are luxurious properties geared toward high-end living. In their place, the new “Next Step Realty NYC,” explores the other end of the market: rentals for new college graduates.

The program, which airs Tuesday nights on the cable network that is also home to hits like “Pretty Little Liars,” shares its name with a Manhattan-based rental brokerage led by CEO Blair Brandt that targets the freshly minted renter. [more]