How much money do the Selling Sunset agents earn?

18 May 2023, 16:03

Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause wearing pink sunglasses and Chelsea ringing the gold bell in the Oppenheim office
Selling Sunset agents make a pretty profit from their mansion sales. Picture: Netflix
Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

What is the salary of the Selling Sunset cast and how much commission do they make? Find out how much Chrishell Stause, Mary Fitzgerald, Amanza Smith, Heather Rae El Moussa and the rest of the agents earn.

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Selling Sunset is back with season 6, and we cannot wait to see what drama the new series has in store especially with two newbies Nicole Young and Bre Tiesi.

The popular Netflix show, which first aired in 2019, follows a group of glamorous real estate agents working at The Oppenheim Group with the company having some of the most incredible multimillion dollar mansions in Los Angeles on its books.

And it's not just the huge homes in the LA hills that capture viewer's attention but the fancy lifestyles, luxury cars and high end wardrobes raising the question - just how much money to the Selling Sunset agents earn?

Due to the huge price points of the houses they sell, many viewers may have guessed that the likes of Mary Fitzgerald and Chrishell Stause ahve pocked a huge amount of money from the deals.

The Selling Sunset cast earn huge commissions from the houses they sell
The Selling Sunset cast earn huge commissions from the houses they sell. Picture: Netflix

How much do the Selling Sunset cast earn?

You may be surprised to learn that the real estate agents don't actually get a salary, but instead get commission on the houses they sell.

Predictably, though, the commission is generally pretty high - and they usually pocked a six-figure sum from each house they sell.

The commission they get ranges from around three to six per cent of the sale price, so pretty much every sale gives them an eye-watering pay packet.

When Mary sold a house for $8million, for example, she took home $240,000, three per cent of the cost.

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The real estate agents sell some of the most expensive houses in LA
The real estate agents sell some of the most expensive houses in LA. Picture: Netflix
Selling Sunset is available to watch on Netflix now
Selling Sunset is available to watch on Netflix now. Picture: Netflix

Mary has previously opened up about what it's like working for commission, telling the "I think the hardest thing in real estate is working for commission only.

"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.

"This unfortunately is not normally the case, but I have double-ended deals representing the buyer as well on my own listing, so this is the best scenario for an agent."

How else do Selling Sunset stars make money?

Let's not forget that Selling Sunset isn't their only form of income as many members of the show have established businesses, sponsorship deals and other careers away from the show.

For example, Chrishell is an actress, Emma Hernan has a food business and Amanza Smith is qualified in interior designing.