The Oppenheim Group can be a fierce jungle and even though the company only works with competent and expert real estate agents, some cast members of Selling Sunset are more competent than others. It’s not easy being a real estate agent because there are so many aspects involved in selling a luxury property. From construction and staging to price fluctuations and flighty clients, the agents have to handle it all. In professions like these, prioritizing skills become quite key because time is money when it comes to real estate.
From the very first season, it became obvious that Mary, Christine, and Maya are cut above the rest. What set them apart was how well they juggled multiple properties. Each agent has an area of expertise. Mary, for instance, is an expert at managing or supervising the construction of new properties and she’s also a quick closer when it comes to big deals, while Maya is great at pitching modestly-prized properties. Now, every agent has a fair idea of how to divide their time when they’re trying to close Escrow. But some of them are simply better at it than others because they are better at balancing their time and planning.
8 Emma Hernan
Emma is a versatile agent and she is a pro with blueprints and previewing development properties, That is in itself quite a bonus since it cuts down the back and forth that’s usually needed before presenting a home. Though Emma is the latest addition to the Oppenheim Group and the show hasn’t shown too much of her work, it’s evident that she’s terrific at her job.
She usually does a lot of homework before she shows a property so the buyer has a pretty good idea of what a property can end up looking like. It also saves a lot of time for both parties. When she was pitching the Bird Street property to Jamie Freed, she already knew exactly what remodeling the house needed to make its value go up which saved her client the hassle of spending days working out the renovations.
7 Davina Potratz
In Season 5, Davina has a tough time scoring listings, and Mary, too, isn’t too happy with her. It doesn’t help that her colleagues aren’t the most supportive and Davina gets in some of the biggest fights on Selling Sunset. Her time management skills do factor in quite heavily, as Mary points out in season 5 that Davina simply may not be the best judge of a buyer’s character and needs to prioritize better.
When she goes to her former client, property developer Adnan Sen for a third chance, Davina does look a little out of her depth. She also fails to score a co-listing opportunity that was almost promised to her and fails to impress her client Tal with a property. Season 5 does kind of make her look incompetent as she blames the real estate market for being unpredictable and fails to secure sure-shot listings and ends up spending way too much time with them.
6 Amanza Smith
Amanza is a quick worker because she’s usually prepared for almost anything. When she goes into a meeting or a pitch discussion, she’s already the most prepared person in the room which saves a lot of time when it comes to the decision-making. She’s a decorator and helps in staging properties so she usually has to figure out a property’s strengths and weaknesses pretty early on, even before it is shown to a buyer.
Amanza is often dropping by to meet buyers or her co-workers with essential props or fabric samples and knows how to maximize the time she gets with her clients. For instance, when she met Chrishell to talk about designing the interiors, she came prepared with outlines and fabric samples so they could figure out what exactly she wants.
5 Maya Vander
It became evident from the very first season that Maya is a total pro, be it at trouble-shooting Escrow problems or figuring out the strengths of an otherwise unappealing property. Her expertise also makes her one of the most efficient agents since she knows exactly how to pitch a house. Maya is a great listener and is always looking out for details so when her clients tell her what they’re looking for, she doesn’t waste their time pitching or showing something that wouldn’t be interested in.
When she is tasked with helping Chrishell learn the ropes of the profession, Maya demonstrates herself as a dynamic and perfectionist agent who is all about making the most of her clients’ time. However, she handles some expensive properties which are difficult to unload and is often seen struggling to close a deal.
4 Heather Rae
Heather is a quick mover and she’s versatile when it comes to expertise since she also excels in staging properties. Heather has always been great at prioritizing and she respects her clients’ time just as much as she cares about her own time.
In season 1, she tries to find a buyer for 1490 and also tries to find a property for Dr. Tsai, and juggles some pretty major accounts simultaneously making sure to balance her projects right. In seasons 4 and 5 it becomes clear that Heather is one of the most competent agents since she is very cautious about planning ahead and always knows how to pace herself.
3 Chrishell Stause
Chrishell has come a long way since season 1 when she was a recruit in the Oppenheim Group. One of her best skills is negotiation because she never backs down and her resilience often impresses her clients. In the fifth season, for instance, she spends very little time with properties she feels are not great for her portfolio.
Moreover, she also navigates her life post her divorce and finds a new home in season 5, so fans get a look at how she balances her personal and professional life. This is a bonus since fans have always wanted to see more of the agents’ personal lives on Selling Sunset. And it goes without saying that despite being in a relationship with her boss, Chrishell’s efficiency is the reason she can flawlessly manage her time and compartmentalize.
2 Christine Quinn
Christine has been a superstar at the Oppenheim Group and naturally, everyone thinks of her as a tough competitor. That could explain why Christine has some of the most dramatic quotes on Selling Sunset. Christine is a great study of her clients, which saves her a lot of time because she knows who usually goes for what.
In the sixth episode of Season 1, she reveals that she has been selling houses on the Sunset Strip for years which gives her an edge. Christine reportedly sold $ 37,080,000 worth of houses from seasons 1 through 3, which is a staggering amount. Besides, she also knows how to handle bad days. For instance, when she couldn’t get in touch with a house manager in season 1 and had to turn away an important client, she admitted to the problem and kept her head high. So, Christine’s straightforwardness also helps her save a lot of time in the field.
1 Mary Fitzgerald
It becomes pretty apparent that Mary is a pro and perhaps the most experienced agent in the company. This is also why Mary is one of the most likable characters on Selling Sunset. Though a lot of fans initially thought that Jason and Brett were partial towards her, she quickly implemented that she was extremely competent and also quite far-sighted.
In the sixth episode of season 1, she revealed that she closed two Escrows and had almost finalized another deal within a few days, while her colleagues were struggling to find listings. She’s persuasive and firm when she has a deal to close which saves her a lot of time. Her work ethic earned her the position of Vice President in the company and since she represents both buyers and sellers, and also has to supervise property constructions, she can prioritize well and probably has the best time management skills.
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