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Bravo's highly-addictive Million Dollar Listing depicts slick-as-oil realtors that will rack up dollars at almost any social cost and spend more time showing other people's apartments than they do living in their own. And it's true: The New York real-estate game is cut throat, with a continuous flow of new realtors joining the market from all walks of life. But we found the real super-fashionable, yet down-to-earth brokers that prove they can make moves with the right mix of hard work, city savvy, and killer personal style. Ever the voyeurs, we did the daily rounds with four of the city's top sellers for an inside look at the industry — and of course, some of their favorite for-sale or just-sold cribs in the Big Apple — suspenseful music and backstabbing not included.
Photographed by Jen Dessinger
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