‘Promoting Sundown’ Renewed for Season 8, Jason Oppenheim Reveals – The Hollywood Reporter

Sitting on a sofa post-workout session in his workplace on the Sundown Strip, L.A. actual property dealer Jason Oppenheim tells The Hollywood Reporter solely that his well-liked Netflix actuality present Promoting Sundown has been renewed for an eighth season and that manufacturing will start quickly on the newest installments of the sequence.

“For me, every season will get increasingly more enjoyable,” says Oppenheim, who had initially hoped that the present — a bingeable mixture of actual property, oft-combative private dynamics, over-the-top vogue and L.A. nightlife — would run for at the least three seasons. “Once we have been doing season one, we have been like, ‘If we are able to get to season three, we had an actual present. Something above that will be icing.’ We’ve been operating on icing for years now.”

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From left, Mary Fitzgerald, Romain Bonnet, Emma Hernan, Bre Tiesi and Chrishell Stause within the ‘Promoting Sundown’ season 7 reunion particular

It’s a Friday night, simply 5 days forward of the premiere of Promoting Sundown’s season 7 reunion particular, which airs Wednesday on Netflix at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is hosted by Queer Eye’s Tan France. The teaser video for the reunion consists of what seems to be a confrontation between two of Oppenheim’s ex-girlfriends, actual property agent Chrishell Stause and mannequin Marie-Lou Nurk, with the latter, a shock visitor, asserting cryptically, “Chrishell was only a subject on digicam.” At one other level, France asks Oppenheim, who is attached to a lie detector, “Are you continue to in love with Chrishell?”

It’s quite a lot of consideration on Oppenheim, who says he has usually tried to remain above the fray on the present. “Jason all the time tries to fake like there’s no drama occurring,” mentioned solid member Emma Hernan to THR earlier this 12 months.

However Oppenheim — lately featured in Individuals’s Sexiest Males subject as “sexiest 46-year-old” — admits that he’s develop into extra relaxed about being on digicam.

“I feel I simply put down my guard extra each season and I feel I’m much less anxious. I’m extra prepared to share. My pores and skin will get thicker and I’m actually studying. I do know it gained’t go eternally, so I’m actually simply making an attempt to benefit from the course of,” he says.

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From left: Amanza Smith, Chelsea Lazkani, Jason Oppenheim, Nicole Younger and Brett Oppenheim in the ‘Promoting Sundown’ season 7 reunion particular

“Should you would have requested me in season one, will I share a relationship on digicam or go on a date or battle with my brother or no matter it’s, I used to be so involved and cautious and now I’m simply not that method anymore concerning the present. I’m simply extra prepared to be open and share. It makes the present extra enjoyable the much less you concentrate on it. It makes me happier,” continues Oppenheim, who says that he’s not at present courting anybody. “Fortunately single,” he underlines. “Who is aware of for the way lengthy, however I’m joyful proper now.”

Oppenheim has loads to be joyful about. Promoting Sundown season 7 was ranked No. 2 on Netflix’s checklist of prime English language reveals for the week of Nov. 6-12. Season 2 of the spinoff present Promoting the OC aired over the summer season on Netflix. And the unique Promoting Sundown has been nominated three years in a row for an Emmy for excellent unstructured actuality program.

Within the years since Promoting Sundown debuted in 2019, the Oppenheim Group has grown from 10 brokers to round 80 and has added actual property places of work in Newport Seashore, San Diego and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. “Greater than 20 % [of the growth] I must attribute to the present,” Oppenheim says.

TMZ reporters not often lose sight of him. Simply earlier than his assembly with THR, a reporter for that outlet had come as much as him within the car parking zone of his workplace. “She wished to ask me if Bre [Tiesi] was nonetheless on the firm,” says Oppenheim, referring to the agent and solid member who stormed out of the opening celebration for the Oppenheim Group’s new places of work within the finale of season 7. (Tiesi instructed THR she’s nonetheless undecided if she’ll stick with the brokerage.)

Not that he’s hurting for individuals seeking to work on the Oppenheim Group. He notes that the brokerage receives “half a dozen to a dozen emails a day” from of us who’re “ followers of the present” and need to be brokers there. “I imply, I don’t need to rent a fan of the present. I need to rent an actual property agent. However we get quite a lot of inquiries. It’s flattering,” he says, including of the stream of unsolicited emails that are available, “We get simply all types of issues. I get some marriage proposals now and again — not something I’d settle for.”

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He additionally notes with satisfaction {that a} TikTok video tour he lately gave of the places of work — wherein he reveals off the whiskey bar, vapor fire, herringbone flooring, 11 Ravens pool desk, classic Paul Richardson studio lamp, furnishings by Rove Ideas and even a DJ set-up — has racked up 3.7 million views. Given the curiosity within the present and huge battery of home windows dealing with Sundown Boulevard, indicators say, “Please keep three ft from the glass.” Says Oppenheim (who on the finish of the interview indicators autographs for a household who accosts him within the car parking zone behind the places of work), “Followers are up right here all day lengthy.”

Jason Oppenheim’s tour of the brand new Oppenheim Group places of work.

In the course of the sit-down interview, Oppenheim is at his most animated and garrulous when discussing the enterprise of promoting properties.

As involved as he’s with how the town of Los Angeles’ controversial mansion tax is slowing down the posh market (“I feel the tax income on this metropolis goes to go down the tubes,” he says), the dealer is much more fearful concerning the latest class-action lawsuit towards the Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors (NAR) as effectively a choose variety of nationwide brokerages accusing the actual property business of colluding to inflate agent commissions. A jury dominated towards NAR and its rule {that a} residence vendor should pay a fee to the agent who represents the customer. NAR is anticipated to enchantment the choice.

“It’s throwing an enormous wrench in proudly owning an actual property brokerage,” says Oppenheim. “There are nations which might be structured just like what I feel the Division of Justice and these plaintiffs are searching for. And in these nations, Australia being a preeminent instance, lower than 10 % of patrons use an agent, and after they do, they solely pay one %. So basically the customer agent fee is gone, and that’s one thing that would occur on this nation.”

If patrons aren’t required to have brokers within the U.S. sooner or later, continues Oppenheim, “you’ll see 1,000,000 jobs misplaced. You’ll see 500,000 to 750,000 brokers depart the occupation and also you’ll see most likely 1 / 4 million individuals who work at massive brokerages lose their jobs. This could possibly be as dangerous as seeing each main brokerage in america going out of enterprise, as a result of only a few brokerages would have the ability to survive dropping 40 to 50 % of their income. So it [will be] devastating to the financial system. It’s devastating to the actual property occupation. And I feel it does a big hurt to patrons inasmuch as in the event that they’re not represented on the acquisition of possibly their most vital monetary asset … from a shopper safety perspective, I don’t see how that protects the patron, the customer.”

He’s hopeful although that at present excessive rates of interest, which have additionally slowed the posh market, will come down subsequent 12 months. “I feel [they] will come down subsequent 12 months. I’d prefer to see rates of interest within the fives on a 30 [year mortgage],” says Oppenheim, including that he doesn’t need to see charges drop way more than that. “I don’t assume they need to. I hope they don’t come again right down to the place they have been. These have been too low, artificially low.”

And Oppenheim is effectively conscious that the Promoting Sundown phenomenon gained’t go on eternally. “In a number of years,” he says, “I’ll be again to only being an actual property agent once more.”

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