The girls are fighting 🤪

According to Josh Flagg, not all of the stars on Selling Sunset are legitimate real estate agents, and some former cast members are sharing their opinions on the matter.

Maybe these people are giving real estate a bad name, but they make the rest of us look so much smarter!

The Rundown

Josh Flagg, famous for appearing on Million Dollar Listing, took to Instagram to share his unfiltered thoughts on Selling Sunset.

While it’s a little hypocritical for the legitimacy of a real estate reality star to be questioned by *checks notes* another real estate reality star, most of us came to the same conclusion after watching an episode or two of Selling Sunset.

Even Christine Quinn, a breakout star from season 1, agrees: 

Selling Sunset was never really about real estate. After all sex (and drama) sells.

Are Selling Sunset Agents Actually Licensed?

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time the legitimacy of the Selling Sunset agents has come up in the news. Back in 2020, Chrissy Teigen—to no one’s surprise— stirred up some drama with this Tweet:

In my opinion, anyone can do a glamorous walk-through of a multimillion-dollar house, but I need to see these women dealing with municipal regulations or permitting. But that doesn’t mean the cast members aren’t licensed. 

After the Chrissy Teigan Tweet fiasco in 2020, Jason Oppenheim, President of the Oppenheim Group, made an official statement to People to clear up any confusion:

“Mary, Heather, Maya, and Christine were licensed and successful real estate agents at the Oppenheim Group many years prior to filming our show. Amanza worked with us as a designer, and has been a close friend of Mary’s and mine for many years. Chrishell was a practicing agent at another brokerage, many years previous to filming Selling Sunset. As a licensed agent, Davina had transacted many deals before joining the team in 2018.”

Jason Oppenheim

Jason Oppenheim’s Take Today

Was Jason Oppenheim the only one who got the joke?

In a TMZ interview, Jason revealed no bad blood between his Selling Sunset conglomerate and Josh Flagg. According to Jason, there is no beef, and he even attended Josh’s wedding.

When probed on the possible sexism of Flagg’s implications that Selling Sunset agents didn’t have as much credibility as Million Dollar Listing stars, Oppenheim stated that he didn’t “want to go there.”

As for the issue of whether or not the agents of Selling Sunset have their licenses, Oppenheim backed Quinn’s earlier claim, reiterating once again that everyone on his team is licensed. 

This is one of those times when real estate becomes interesting to the other 99% of the population. Say what you want about it, but all press is good press. Creating a consistent conversation around real estate allows everyone to create content and keep real estate in mind.