Regrets, friends, but it will be one more day until we open the polls for Curbed's Boys & Babes Contest to choose NYC's hottest real estate brokers. Apparently trying to capitalize on our delay, the Curbed inbox fills with two (2) separate emails, a mere 22 minutes apart, touting a very special broker not previously nominated. Friends, meet Citi Habitat's Joshua Balog. Let's hear from his backers:
1) "Joshua Balog, a broker for Citi-Habitats, found me my dream apartment. The apartment is great but the process of getting it went smoother than I ever imagined. He was ontop of every detail including his apprearance, this once model/actor [IMDB page, yo!] should be number ONE on the top ten most attractive and professional brokers list."
2) "I had an afternoon apointment to see apartments with Joshua Balog, and let me tell you the moment I saw him, my knees went weak. I would have rented any apartment this guy showed me, his Prada suit and hazel eyes were a little distracting when I should have been looking at the apartments. Although his looks were intoxicating, his suave professionalism and intelligent humor lightened the job of finding an apartment. I am almost sorry to say I did find an apartment through him, and can't keep looking! (I might have to move again soon)."We know an organized PR campaign when we see one. And: we like it! Alas for Balog and his fans, nominations for Boys & Babes closed Friday, and hazel-eyed Joshua did not make the cut. The polls?for real, for really real?open tomorrow. Brace yourselves. BREAKING: Looks like the anti-Balog camp is mobilizing. Two emails just landed noting the dreamboat's un-hot grasp of the language, as exhibited in this listing: "PRIME WEST 70'S - This beautiful 1BD,1BATH with hardwood floors comes completely gut renovated. Great Park and City scape views make this apartment the epidemy of New York living. To top it all off, enjoy the wonderful restaurants and plenty of entertainment that the Upper Westside offers. To view this apartment or any others on our web-site, please contact Josh Balog."
· Agent: Josh Balog [Citi Habitats]
· Broker Boys and Babes Update: Last Call for Nominees [Curbed]