‘Million Dollar Listing:’ Which Brokers From the Show Made L.A’s 2019 ‘Top 30 Agent’ List?
Competition is fierce between agents on Million Dollar Listing. Cameras often catch brokers competing for the same multi-million dollar property, which sometimes results in some pretty intense fights.
Territory dominance and jockeying for position seems to be the name of the game for both west and east coast brokers on the show. But how do cast members rate among their peers?
The Hollywood Reporter issues a list of the top 30 brokers in Los Angeles, California. A number of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles brokers have made the list for the past three years. So who made the list this year? Plus which new and old cast members have graced the top 30 for the past three years?
These agents made the 2019 list
The 2019 list was all about who is still making magic during the luxury market downturn. Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles agents who made the list this year (and previous years) include Josh and Matt Altman, Josh Flagg, plus the team of James Harris and David Parnes.
Every broker from the show, with the exception of Tracy Tutor made the coveted 2019 list. Also, making the list from Bravo is Mauricio Umansky, Kyle Richard’s husband from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Richards’ daughter Farrah Brittany also made the “up and comer” list. Brittany works for Umansky’s firm, The Agency. Umansky is Brittany’s stepfather.
Each featured agent was also listed with a signature sale. For instance, Flagg, who is the only remaining OGs of the Los Angeles franchise scored an off-market deal for $14 million. The Altmans sold “the Razor house” in La Jolla to Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz for $20.8 million.
This fan-favorite dropped off the 2019 list
Although Tutor didn’t make the 2019 list, she was included on the 2018 top broker list. Her spotlight sale was assisting actress Rose McGowan to sell her home, which was featured on the show.
Joining Tutor were Flagg, the Altmans, Harris and Parnes, plus Umansky. Matt Altman shared the secret behind the Altman brand. “We don’t say no, we just figure out a way to make it work,” he remarked. “We break records, we break molds and we make it happen.”
Flagg commented about his extensive knowledge of the area. “I can tell you going back 50 years who has owned any property in Beverly Hills.” The 2018 list is the first time Harris and Parnes appeared on it. The duo began appearing on the show beginning in season seven. However, Tutor only started with the show on season 10.
This cast member was a ‘Million Dollar Listing’ favorite
The 2017 top broker list included one original cast member who has since left the series. Flagg, the Altmans and Tutor graced the top broker list, but Parnes and Harris did not make it. Umansky made the 2017 list and had the highest sales volume of $430.5 million for the year.
Madison Hildebrand, who was an original cast member made the list in 2017. Hildebrand is an expert in the Malibu market and appeared on the show solidly from season one through season six. He returned as a friend for a season and then was a main cast member for seasons nine and 10.
Fans bonded with Hildebrand because of his keen business sense, but also his playful sense of humor. He shared which character in Hollywood best depicted a real estate agent. “Annette Bening’s character in American Beauty. I am not sure it influenced me, but I related to it,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.