‘Promoting Sundown’ Realtor Reveals Ugly Aspect of Promoting LA Homes

  • Superstar realtor Emma Hernan advised Insider her job is not as glamorous as “Promoting Sundown” portrays it.
  • Hernan mentioned she has to crawl into tight areas, create gardens, and run round for purchasers.
  • As a realtor, CEO, and Netflix star, she is used to working as much as 15 hours a day.

Working as a realtor and promoting properties in Los Angeles looks like essentially the most glamorous job on the earth within the common Netflix collection “Promoting Sundown.”

The present revolves round a dozen ladies working for The Oppenheim Group, an actual property brokerage based in 1889 and presently headed by Jason Oppenheim. The stylish realtors are filmed exhibiting multimillion-dollar homes to rich purchasers, driving round in flashy vehicles, and eating out all through the day.

However one of many realtors working at The Oppenheim Group, Emma Hernan, advised Insider in an interview that the job is not filled with the glitz and glam that viewers may count on.

“What everybody does not see is that I am crawling in a small house attempting to see if the home is okay for inspections,” Hernan mentioned.

Regardless of being filmed carrying fashionable outfits, Hernan mentioned behind the scenes she has to put on a tough hat when attending home inspections with a view to assist out the development crew.

“The final property that I listed, I created the backyard as a result of I wanted it to look excellent for staging,” Hernan mentioned. “I used to be telling them the place to place the succulents.”

“Promoting Sundown” does not present what number of viewings the realtors really match into at some point, Hernan mentioned. The true quantity of day by day showings need to be reduce down as a result of solely a lot can match into one episode, she added.

In actuality, the Oppenheim Group realtors are working round LA, attending back-to-back home viewings, and assembly purchasers, Hernan mentioned.

“Think about attempting to schedule to see 10 homes a day, scheduling them each half-hour, after which one of many brokers modifications the time,” she mentioned. “It is a number of exhausting work.”

Filming, which might final from three hours to 10 hours or extra per day, implies that Hernan can typically work 15-hour days. Though it takes up a number of time, Hernan, who can be the CEO of her personal plant-based meals firm, mentioned she’s in a position to deal with different work throughout filming.

“I labored my butt off to get the place I’m right now,” Hernan mentioned. She added that her largest actual property offers got here in at $15 million and $19 million. “I’d positively be the star of the circus for my juggling expertise.”