Do ‘Million Dollar Listing LA’ Brokers Think ‘Selling Sunset’ Is Fake?

Some of the Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles cast members aren’t completely convinced Netflix’s Selling Sunset is totally realistic.

The entire team appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and opened up about the new Netflix series, which on the outside appears to mirror Million Dollar Listing. However, not so fast. Host Andy Cohen asked the team for their thoughts during the After Show and the conversation took a laser focus first on Tracy Tutor’s opinion.

Josh Altman, Tracy Maltas, James Harris from 'Million Dollar Listing LA'
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But it was Josh Flagg who bluntly states, “I have never seen any of those people in real life, except for the boys. I’ve never seen one of those people. At any listings.” Some cast members try to stick to the positives about the series, but it becomes abundantly clear many cast members wonder if the show is truly about “Selling Sunset” or more of a dating show.

‘Selling Sunset’ is really a dating show

The cast wants Tutor to comment about the series the minute Cohen brings up Selling Sunset. Clearly she’s shared her opinion with the cast in the past. “I’ll say this, I have mad respect for women in real estate in Los Angeles,” she begins. “I just think that the show is not really about selling real estate. I think it’s about dating bachelors in the Hollywood Hills and it should really be a Bravo show.”

Tutor adds and little spice to her remark. “That being said, if you wanna sell real estate, come on over to our show and figure out how that works,” she says. Meanwhile, Josh Altman is seeing laughing as he has heard Tutor’s opinion but has yet to see the show.

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Cohen also admits he hasn’t seen Selling Sunset and wonders if the series is cast with bad real estate agents. “Tracy that was so nice compared to what you said,” Altman adds, reflecting on a private conversation he had with her about the show in the past. David Parnes reveals they even have a group text on the subject.

So is ‘Selling Sunset’ fake?

“I will say that I’ve not met them yet at a listing that I’ve ever been to,” Tutor shares. “Or an open house or anything of that manner. To me, it’s like a totally different animal. And I will get crushed for this, so I have to walk a very fine line.” Cohen doesn’t want Tutor to hold back, which is when Flagg adds that he’s never seen the agents, but has seen brokers Jason and Brett Oppenheim.

“I will say this, the boys [the Oppenheim brothers] are great,” Tutor says. “They’re super successful. And rightfully so. The women on the show are beautiful, engaging in their show. And I wish them the best of success.” She says as she winks at the camera.

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James Harris tries to add a positive spin on the conversation. “If anything the show is shot beautifully,” he says. “They way they shot the show, the cinematography looks phenomenal and they show LA real estate great.” Tutor adds that many of the cast members’ Instagram handles focus heavily on real estate … the rest of the Million Dollar Listing cast bursts out laughing.