Selling Sunset is an American reality TV series that was created and developed for Netflix by Adam DiVello, the creator and producer of other reality shows, such as The Hills and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
This reality is focused on a group of agents belonging to the Oppenheim group, a real estate firm that is focused on high-end and luxury properties. It explores their professional and personal lives over the course of four seasons, with a fifth one still to come.
The first season premiered on March 21, 2019, the next one coming out in May of 2020, followed by a third in August 2020. The fourth season premiered in November of 2021, and the fifth season has not aired at the time of the writing.
The show received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program in 2021.
The fifth season of Selling Sunset is yet to come, and Netflix has announced two spin-offs that will follow other agencies. Selling Tampa will be set in Florida and stick with Allure Realty while Selling the OC will be trailing the Oppenheim Group branch in Newport Beach.
The show has been quite successful and has introduced the viewers to the cast of characters working at the agency. This cast includes Brett and Jason Oppenheim, the twins behind the Oppenheim Group, Chrishell Stause, an actress and real estate agent, Christine Quinn, a real estate agent who celebrated a wedding within the show’s time frame, and other agents. Other notorious personalities include Heather Rae Young, a former Playboy playmate and actress. Season four sees the addition of Vanessa Villela, a telenovela actress, and Emma Hernan, model. These women have gotten their real estate agents licenses even if they are also known for TV or modeling work. These and more personalities have served as main or recurring characters throughout the show’s run, with the appeal of both the personal drama of the stars’ lives and their work in luxury real estate. Their dates and relationships, personal drama, and conflict, and competition have made the show quite popular and have led to the announcement of two spin-offs.
The key cast members of the show are:
- Brett and Jason Oppenheim
- Chrishell Strause
- Heather Rae Young
- Christine Quinn
- Maya Vander
- Mary Fitzgerald
- Romain Bonnet
- Vanessa Villela
- Emma Hernan
- Amanza Smith
Selling Sunset is focused on expensive Los Angeles homes that have price tags in the millions and these lavish properties, as well as the driven stars who do this luxury work. The experience offers viewers some insight into the lives of this segment. Also, it fits with other real-estate-focused shows by showcasing the beautiful homes available for millionaires and competition between the agents to seal their deals.
Selling Sunset is available on Netflix with at least one more season of the show to come, as it has been renewed for the fifth season, with the fourth one being released recently. It remains to be seen if it will be renewed for a sixth season or more beyond that.
The show is sure to please fans of reality TV, especially those that enjoy real estate. It has a good balance of work and drama for an engaging and exciting watch.