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18 May 2023, 16:03
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.
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.
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.
Mary has previously opened up about what it's like working for commission, telling the Express.co.uk: "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."
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.