Next Step Realty LLC, a startup that connects college graduates through social networks with real estate brokers, agreed to acquire rival Post Graduate Apartments for an undisclosed price.

The company, which does business as The Next Step Realty, is an associate of Century 21 Premier Elite Realty in Miami. It operates as a referral service for recent graduates seeking rentals in more than 28 cities, including New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and London. The company was founded in 2010 by Blair Brandt (pictured) and Belton Baker, graduates of University of Richmond and University of North Carolina, respectively.

Post Graduate Apartments, based in New York, provides design tips and apartment-searching advice.

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