‘Selling Sunset’ analysis: The rich list revealed

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by Jo Rammell
3 min read

TV escapism at its finest, Netflix’s ‘Selling Sunset’ follows the agents of LA-based Oppenheim Group, as they sell luxurious - we can only ever dream of - multi-million dollar mansions, to the rich and famous. 

With an average price tag of millions, the agents stand to make big bucks in commission. But, who stands to become the richest on the show? 

Having to watch my favourite show for work was tough… but someone has to do it.

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The most successful agent on 'Selling Sunset'

I compared the listings on every episode of the show for each ‘Selling Sunset’ agent, calculating their potential commission per sale. 

Not all of the commission goes directly to the agent. According to Davina Potratz - the top agent - an example split would be 75% vs 25%; 25% of the commission goes to the broker, and 75% of that money goes in the agent’s pocket.

Agent: Davina Potratz

Total House Listings: $75,000,000 (£57,370,125)

Total Commission: $2,250,000 (£1,721,104)

Agent's Commission (75%): $1,687,500 (£1,290,828)

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Agent: Christine Quinn

Total House Listings: $37,080,000 (£28,363,790)

Total Commission: $1,082,400 (£827,966)

Agent's Commission (75%): $811,800 (£620,974)

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Agent: Mary Fitzgerald

Total House Listings: $34,345,000 (£26,271,693)

Total Commission: $1,005,375 (£769,047)

Agent's Commission (75%): $754,031 (£576,785)

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Agent: Chrishell Stause

Total House Listings: $15,789,000 (£12,077,559)

Total Commission: $539,670 (£412,812)

Agent's Commission (75%): $404,752 (£309,609)

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Agent: Maya Vander

Total House Listings: $14,690,000 (£11,236,895)

Total Commission: $440,700 (£337,107)

Agent's Commission (75%): $330,525 (£252,830)

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Agent: Heather Rae Young

Total House Listings: $11,914,000 (£9,113,435)

Total Commission: $375,570 (£287,287)

Agent's Commission (75%): $281,677 (£215,465)

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Agent: Amanza Smith

Total House Listings: $8,250,000 (£6,310,714)

Total Commission: $247,500 (£189,321)

Agent's Commission (75%): $185,625 (£141,991)

The most successful agent on Instagram

The ‘Selling Sunset’ ladies not only use their negotiating skills, but also their social media influence to sell their houses. I also calculated who has the biggest reach and who can earn the most for a paid advert . 

Agent: Heather Rae Young

Followers: 937,376

Instagram earnings per post: $4,665 (£3,541)  

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Agent: Chrishell Stause

Followers: 760,707

Instagram earnings per post: $3,789 (£2,876)

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Agent: Christine Quinn

Followers: 626,603

Instagram earnings per post: $3,123 (£2,371)

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Agent: Mary Fitzgerald

Followers: 505,392

Instagram earnings per post: $2,521 (£1,914)

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Agent: Maya Vander

Followers: 349,276

Instagram earnings per post: $1,744 (£1,324)

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Agent: Amanza Smith

Followers: 200,436

Instagram earnings per post: $1,003 (£761)

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Agent: Davina Potratz

Followers: 71,149

Instagram earnings per post: $478 (£363)

(Conducted using Influencer Marketing Hub and correct as of 6th August am)

Season 3 of Selling Sunset is out now on Netflix. If you haven't watched it yet... you're missing out!

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Written by Jo Rammell
Senior Digital PR Specialist

Jo arrived at Evoluted towards the end of 2017, bringing several years’ digital experience with her. She cites the continuous innovation of new tools and how they can be utilised for targeting as being a key inspiration behind her interest in the industry.