7 Revealing Facts to Know About Netflix's Selling Sunset
There's no question that real estate reality show, Selling Sunset, has been Netflix's breakout amid the pandemic—but what has been doubted, however, is the legitimacy of some of the agents, and the "real"ness of other aspects of this series.
As Los Angeles residents who frequent West Hollywood regularly (namely Sunset Plaza, where the show is filmed), we can share some firsthand truths you may not have known otherwise.
Keep reading for seven revealing facts to know about Selling Sunset.
1. Jason and Brett Oppenheim Have Been Renowned Names in L.A. Real Estate for Years
While the female Oppenheim Group employees are quickly becoming household names thanks to the series, their bosses (and Oppenheim Group cofounders) Jason and Brett have been consistent forces in luxury real estate. They've been standouts in The Hollywood Reporter's annual Top 30 Real Estate Agents issues multiple times (even prior to launching the show). Pre-show, they were especially known for finding Orlando Bloom a sweet Beverly Hills dig, and listing Sunset Plaza's then-priciest home at $40 million.
2. There's No Overt Evidence That Heather Rae Young Did Real Estate Prior to Joining the Show
Heather Rae Young has changed a lot since joining the cast of high heel-wearing hustlers on Selling Sunset. In addition to playing second mom to fiancé Tarek El Moussa's kids, her real estate career appears to be a far cry from the life she led prior. An extremely deep dive through her Instagram reveals she was a model (something she's addressed on the show), but there's no sign of selling homes. That said, she's apparently had quite the charmed life, much spent in a bikini, at the club or at the gym (we're envious, not gonna lie). We don't know when she took up real estate, but according to the show, it suits her well.
3. The Oppenheim Group Office Features a Screen Where Passersby Can See Clips From the Show
Tourists and locals alike frequent the chic area of West Hollywood's Sunset Plaza. It's one of the most beautiful, safest parts in the area for walking, so if you happen to be around, there's a good chance you'll effortlessly stroll past The Oppenheim Group HQ. Be sure to keep a lookout for clips from the show on a screen that faces the street. What can we say? Always hustlin' the business, amirite?
4. Mary Fitzgerald Is Living Her Truth
We're gonna go with a hunch and say we doubt every single little detail about this show is 100% accurate, but to our surprise, everything, based on our deep-dive investigation, appears to add up for Ms. Mary! From her longtime employment with The OG, to her years-long friendships with Christine and Amanza, to her former relationship with Jason, to having a grown son (he's quite handsome, may we add), she appears to be giving viewers an honest depiction of her life, past and present. We knew we love this girl for a reason!
5. The Oppenheim Group Is Actually Located and Filmed Where It Claims to Be
Another honest portrayal of the series is its West Hollywood location. As a matter of fact, the brick interior home to the cast has been stationed in that very location for years before the show ever aired. As depicted on the program, the Sunset Plaza neighborhood right on Sunset Blvd. is one of the city's most prestigious sections of town. Its bustling business area is filled with chic dining establishments (including Chin Chin, Tocaya Organica and Le Petit Four), top-tier beauty and fashion boutiques (including Badgley Mischka, Blushington, Blue Mercury and Drybar) and so much more. And the homes that rise above it (just mere minutes away) are as gorgeous and expensive as they seem on TV.
6. Scenic Shots From the Show Are Filmed in West Hollywood and Blocks-Away Beverly Hills
While many L.A.-based shows will film shots of Downtown because of the high-rises, skyscrapers and freeway traffic that embodies a real city, Selling Sunset accurately shoots scenes primarily from near its Sunset Blvd. office or in the prime 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, which starts only approximately five blocks from The Oppenheim Group.
7. Jason Oppenheim and His Signature Bronco Are Always Spotted at Local West Hollywood Hangouts
Much like Lisa Vanderpump and her PUMP/SUR staff, Jason's face is no stranger to West Hollywood hotspots. We've spotted him at trendy lounge Olivetta and popular coffee spot Dialog Café, and we've seen his classic Ford Bronco cruise in and out of the Sunset Plaza parking structure—we swear we're not stalking you, Jason *wink*.
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