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Reality Check: 'Selling Sunset' sells an alternate reality 

Real estate reality TV isn’t exactly real. "The Bachelor" alums Jason and Molly offer their candid feedback on the glamorous and dramatic SoCal reality show.

March 31, 2023
2 minutes

Jason and Molly Mesnick, two real estate agents who just happen to be veterans of one of the most famous and influential reality TV shows ever — "The Bachelor" — offer an insider perspective on real estate reality TV and a dose of actual reality.

Stunning homes, beautiful people and plenty of drama — Netflix's "Selling Sunset" has it all. The real estate reality show, which follows the Oppenheim Group as they sell luxury homes and the glamorous L.A. lifestyle to affluent buyers, leans into competition and conflict among team members and devotes plenty of airtime to drama — both within the group and in the agents' personal lives. 

Beyond the infighting and designer clothes, does the show portray a convincing picture of agents selling real estate? Jason and Molly say… absolutely not! 

"That is the most ridiculous stuff I have ever seen," said Jason. He and Molly pointed to several examples of not-so-believable real estate agent behavior, including footage of multiple deals going down at once and a suspiciously unrealistic home tour. 

See what else Jason and Molly have to say about what "Selling Sunset" is — or isn't — selling, and learn why men on reality TV shows all seem so tall. Give it a watch!

Jason and Molly Mesnick are likely best known for their time on ABC's hit show The Bachelor. They met on the reality series in 2009 and married the following year. Currently residing in Kirkland, Washington, with their 2 kids (Ty, 18 and Riley, 9), Jason and Molly run a successful real estate business.

Jason has been in the industry for over 10 years with $200M + in transactions. Molly joined the team a couple of years ago, and together, they have built out a team of top agents in the Seattle area. Their goal is to make their clients the most money, as quickly as possible, with the least amount of stress.

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