Selling Sunset is a popular Netflix series which has been renewed for a third season, and it will air in August. The series delves into the personal lives of the real estate agents who land huge commissions after selling luxury homes. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about how much the Selling Sunset stars actually make.
How much do the Selling Sunset agents REALLY make?
Fans of the series have become obsessed with some of the main real estate agents as they share updates about their lavish lifestyles on social media.
The realtors are known for landing deals on some of the most expensive homes in LA, including a $40million (£32million) house.
From what fans see it seems they must be on huge salaries, as well as receiving cash for taking part in the series.
However, they may be surprised to hear the stars do not actually get paid an annual salary.
Like most real estate businesses, staff at The Oppenhiem Group get paid by commission only – which means they only earn money if they actually sell a home.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk real estate agent Mary Fitzgerald said: “I think the hardest thing in real estate is working for commission only.
“Spending months sometimes with a client and then they change their minds.
“The best part can also be when a client finds something they love immediately and I make a huge commission with very little effort.
“This unfortunately is not normally the case, but I have double-ended deals represented the buyer as well on my own listing, so this is the best scenario for an agent.”
Some of the other cast members, including Christine Quinn, agree commission is the most frustrating aspect of the job.
Still, many of the cast members have earned money in other ways, as they are also actors and fashion models.
Chrishell Stause and Heather Rae Young have both previously starred in other films and TV series, so they already have a fair amount of money behind them.
Romain Bonnet is a well-known French model, and Christine Quinn is also known for her modelling.
According to Heart.co.uk, Quinn is believed to be worth $2million (£1.5million), Young $1million (£799,000) and Stause $3million (£2.3million).
Twins Jason and Brett Oppenheim, who run the show at The Oppenheim Group, are worth an extortionate $50million (£39million) as they were also trained lawyers.
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Evoke also reported the stars do not receive the entirety of the commissions they land for selling luxury homes.
The big commission the stars are after is the $1.2million (£1.086million) commission for selling the $40million house.
Real estate agent Davina Potratz spoke to the publication about how the commissions work and how much money they actually get.
She said: “The salespeople have to work underneath the broker license and the brokers also carry more responsibility, if anything goes wrong or if anyone gets sued the broker is responsible.
“But if you get, say, 2.5 per cent commission of the purchase price then that share goes to the broker and then the salesperson who did the transaction, if it was their client, they have a split with the broker.”
So she explained the commission is split between a number of people including the broker and the salesperson involved.
Fans will hopefully find out in season three who made the sale on the famous $40million house, as it was teased in the season two finale.
Viewers have become obsessed with the daily lives of the real estate agents at The Oppenheim Group.
One fan said on Twitter: “Selling Sunset on Netflix makes me want to move to LA and sell insane houses.”
Another fan said: “Three episodes into Selling Sunset and I’m ready to drop everything and be a multi-million dollar real estate agent.”
Selling Sunset is available to watch on Netflix now