Did you think it was really only Selling Sunset that was making super stars out of people that sell home? Not any more, as real estate brokers are the newest Instagram influencers, sharing the enviable properties in their portfolios to armies of thousands of fans. It’s a heady blend of property news, decor inspo and modern interior design ideas, and is causing a total overhaul of the image of what an estate agent can be.

Top of the that list is  Grant Bates, associate director at Hamptons International. HIs insta account, @grantjbates, is a hive of inspiration. And what  he doesn’t know about houses, isn’t worth knowing, so we asked him exactly what needs to be done, this summer, to shift your property now.

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Homes that look ready for a family are most sought after, Grant says

(Image credit: Sarah Mailer Design)

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