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- Netflix has renewed Buying Beverly Hills, announcing Season 2 of the real estate reality show featuring Mauricio Umansky’s The Agency, including daughters Farrah and Alexia
- Season 1 launched last November and immediately stood out from other real estate shows by not hiding the mistakes made by younger, less experienced agents.
To all the Netflix subscribers out there who are hopelessly addicted to real estate reality shows, we have excellent news: Buying Beverly Hills has been renewed for a second season.
BBH focuses on Mauricio Umansky’s The Agency at their Beverly Hills location. Umansky—who has sold homes to Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, and Prince—runs the operation with his team of agents, including daughters Farrah and Alexia.
The series allows viewers a glimpse into the world of luxury real estate as Umansky and his agents sell homes in the coveted 90210 zip code.
Taking vulnerability to a new level
Mauricio Umansky, who is married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, compared Buying Beverly Hills to RHOBH in an interview with Today.
It’s putting ourselves vulnerable to a whole (other) dynamic. I’ve now allowed cameras into all of my life with the exception of sleeping. So the vulnerability is there
Season One of the series launched last November and immediately stood out from other real estate reality shows by not hiding the mistakes made by younger agents.
Alexia, 26, is one of those younger agents. Admitting she was “scared” about showing her bumpy start to the cameras, she nonetheless agreed to it and readily acknowledged—and learned from—mistakes she made on screen.
I will definitely do my homework a lot harder next time.
Farrah Aldjufrie, aka Farrah Brittany, who appeared on the Over Ask Podcast in February, is now engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Alex Manos. And it looks like Season 2 will feature some of their wedding plans.
The Buying Beverly Hills series is a product of Wheelhouse’s Spoke Studios and Just Entertainment and is exec produced by Brent Montgomery, Pam Healey, Will Nothacker, Justin W. Hochberg, Liz Fine, Adam Sher, Deanna Markoff, Ed Simpson and Luke Neslage.
And then there’s Selling Sunset
At the other end of the real estate reality show spectrum is Selling Sunset, which, unlike BBH is facing an uphill battle with its upcoming sixth season. They’ve lost some fan favorites and taken on some new cast members.
Christine Quinn, one of the departing stars, is less than optimistic about the show’s future.
“I definitely think it’s going to be a completely different show, and I don’t think as many people are going to tune in. And then the people that do tune in are going to realize it’s very different. They have to get to know a lot more characters. It’s not as glamorous. It’s not as fun anymore. I think they have an uphill battle right now. I really do.