Selling Sunset

Selling Sunset: Is that really how homes are sold in LA?

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Audiences in the UK have been soaking up the glamour of the luxury LA property market in Netflix’s lockdown hit Selling Sunset. So how different is it from the property race here?

“Plain and simple doesn’t get the house full. I’m here to go over the top,” says high-end real estate agent Christine Quinn, as she plans a “burgers and Botox” open house at her latest multi-million dollar property in the Hollywood Hills.

There are concerns from her co-agent that this might give buyers the wrong impression. To this, Christine, of supermodel stature with an impressive platinum blonde ponytail, quips: “I’d love to live in a Botox house!”

This is Selling Sunset, which follows the lives of real estate agents – “realtors” – working for the Oppenheim Group in Los Angeles, California.

Away from Botox parties, there are “twilight” house viewings, immaculately furnished properties, celebrity clients, sweeping views of the sun-kissed LA hills, and fierce confrontations over deals and office gossip.

It is worlds away from British property TV, which might see Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer engage in some light banter over knocking down a partition wall.



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