How Much Do Selling Sunset Agents Get Paid? How The Agents Make Their Money
22 May 2023, 17:31
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The cast of Selling Sunset make their income through commission only, but how much do they get paid?
Selling Sunset follows estate agents at The Oppenheim Group as they battle to represent high profile clients in buying and selling the most beautiful mansions in LA, with each of the realtors receiving a high rate in commission.
After the reality show dropped series six on Netflix, fans want to know a little more about how the Selling Sunset ladies make their money..
Each of the realtors doesn’t actually receive a salary from The Oppenheim Group and instead, they make their money just from commission, meaning they only receive a pay slip if they actually sell a house.
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Proving they clearly make a steady income though, each of the women have gorgeous homes and designer accessories to show for their success.
In season two Davina managed to take on a $75 million listing which she would have made a whopping $2,250,000 in commission on... if she'd sold it.
How much do the Selling Sunset agents get paid?
The percentage of commission the agents on Selling Sunset are paid varies from property to property, but given the kinds of mansions they’re selling, it’s a six-figure rate almost every time.
Speaking to Express.co.uk about the way they make their money, Mary said: "I think the hardest thing in real estate is working for commission only."
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She added: "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," Mary explained.
“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."
The agents typically make a 3 per cent commission from the cost of each listing, the houses on Selling Sunset are often in the high millions. For example, a home sold at $5 million by one of the Oppenheim Group ladies would bank them a $150,000 commission – not bad!
Away from the show, each of the stars has become a celebrity in their own right, with thousands of followers on Instagram meaning they can now charge for social media posts.
Before the series, Heather and Chrishell were both actresses and former star Christine was a model, meaning they’ve made a fortune from their previous industries too.