Centered around The Oppenheim Group, a brokerage owned by Jason Oppenheim, Selling Sunset is a binge-worthy show on Netflix which features sizzling juicy drama, over-the-top luxury Hollywood real estate, outrageously glam cast and showcasing LA’s high-end lifestyle.
Do we need more reasons to watch this part-real estate, part-soap opera series? However, with any other reality show, there are many things viewers don’t see and aren’t aware of since the show is carefully crafted for audience’s viewing pleasure and entertainment only. Worry not, as we have rustled up inside scoops of Selling Sunset that will make you go “I didn’t know that!”
The Oppenheim group is actually made up of 11 agents
The Oppenheim Group agents Chrishell, Christine, Mary, Davina, Maya, Heather and Amanza all feature in the show, but there are actually four more agents – Nicole Young, Graham Stephan, Peter Cornell and Alice Kwan – working for Brett and Jason, who don’t feature on camera.
Chrishell wasn’t part of The Oppenheim Group before Selling Suneset
She was the only agent who wasn’t already working at The Oppenheim Group before filming started. Speaking about adding her to the cast, show co-creator Adam Divello previously told Variety: “[S]he really is a realtor and has a real estate license selling homes when we met her.
“I think we were lucky to get her, I think she adds something that is very unique to Los Angeles, and we’re doing a show about realtors in Los Angeles. The fact that we have one who’s an actress and happens to be married to an actor who’s on a very successful TV series is a plus.”
That outrageously expensive house did eventually sell
The stunning 20,000 square property in the Hollywood Hills that was priced at $40 million was finally sold after much struggle. The property however was sold at $35.5 million, making it The Oppenheim Group’s record-breaking sale.
Chrishell was previously engaged to Matthew Morrison
Years before she met Justin Hartley, Stause was engaged to actor Matthew Morrison from 2006 to 2007. They never got married, however.
Jason has been recognized as one of the top real estate agents in the country
The Oppenheim Group works with numerous celebrity clients
Jason said he “probably wouldn’t have signed up” for “Selling Sunset” if he knew it would focus so heavily on the cast’s personal lives
During an interview with Hello! magazine, Jason admitted that he thought “Selling Sunset” would be more focused on the “nuances of real estate.”
“Had I known the show would be this focused on our personal lives I probably wouldn’t have signed up for it,” he said.
Jason continued, “I wanted it to be all about the nuances of real estate, but I now realise the show I envisaged wouldn’t be that popular! I’ve come to accept the idea that I’m on more of a reality show than a real estate show.”
Netflix doesn’t pay for the cast’s hair, makeup, or wardrobe
Christine, the most extravagant dresser in Selling Sunset revealed during an interview with Refinery29 that Netflix doesn’t compensate for any of their make-up, hair or clothes seen on the show.
“Netflix doesn’t pay for anything,” she said. “I pay for my own hair and makeup and wardrobe and everything like that, and it’s worth it. I have fun with it, and I know that people love to watch it and be like, ‘What is she going to do next?'”
Christine gives herself four hours to get ready before filming
“My hair takes a minimum about two hours, depending on what I’m doing to it,” the real estate agent told People. “I give myself a four-hour window from when I have to leave my house.”
“I’m not just throwing on a T-shirt: I’m planning everything. I’m like, ‘Okay, what’s the scene, what’s the background? What are we doing? Am I going to be walking? Am I going to be sitting? Is this outfit going to be wasted? Is it being showcased?'” she said, adding, “I take all of that into account.”
Some of the showings are staged
During a $12.4 million house showing, Christine’s client criticized the kitchen and she replied “This b—- doesn’t even cook.” The sound byte has since gone viral on TikTok.
During her interview with Refinery29, Quinn revealed that the woman she was talking about was a friend, not a client.
“That actually wasn’t a client. That was one of my best friends. Sorry, I’m going to ruin that, but I just have to,” she said. Quinn added, “In real life, I would never, ever talk to a client in that way. It’s not how I function. My sassy tongue comes from calling out friends and having fun. But when it comes to being a professional, I’m 100% professional. I deal with a lot of difficult clients.”