Why did Brett Oppenheim leave the Selling Sunset brokerage?

The realtor has reappeared in season seven of the Netflix show, leaving many wondering why Brett left Selling Sunset in the first place

Why did Brett Oppenheim leave

Season seven of Netflix’s Selling Sunset is finally upon us, and many are still wondering why Brett Oppenheim left the family brokerage and if he's still involved in the show.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the next series of the glossy hit real estate reality show. And there's certainly plenty to look forward to following Selling Sunset season six, in which new cast members Nicole Young and Bre Tiesi stirred up some drama, while Chrishell clashed with Jason's new girlfriend, Marie Lou. 

But despite the new additions, recent seasons of Selling Sunset have seen some key cast members exit the show. Christine Quinn and Maya Vander no longer appear on the show, while Davina left Selling Sunset in season four and Heather Rae El Moussa left during season seven. Now fans want to know why Brett Oppenheim left the famous brokerage too.

Why did Brett Oppenheim leave the Selling Sunset brokerage?

Brett Oppenheim left The Oppenheim Group to start his own brokerage, Oppenheim Real Estate. On the firm’s website, Brett is listed as the president and Broker of the company. While his twin brother, Jason, is listed as founder and president of The Oppenheim Group.

While he still features in Selling Sunset alongside his brother, fellow cast member Christine Quinn previously confirmed that he had left the group. She said to Glamour: “Brett has left to start his own brokerage.”

Christine also hinted that Brett may end up poaching some of The Oppenheim Group’s agents for his own firm. She said: “We don’t know who will move where. It may be the battle of the brokerages!”

However, for season seven of Selling Sunset, Brett made something of a return, appearing in several episodes of the show. The series saw Brett become frustrated with his brother for the amount he was spending amid high interest rates and the new mansion tax affecting their business. 

He also made several appearances throughutoSelling the OC season two, which aired in September 2023.  

Did Brett and Jason fall out?

While there have been rumours of a feud between the brothers, Jason has confirmed that there is no bad blood between him and Brett. In fact, he even said that he and his twin still work together, and it seems both their firms are actually tied together.

Oppenheim Real Estate and The Oppenheim Group both have explanations on their websites that in 1889, Jacob Stern, Jason and Brett's great great grandpa, founded The Sterm Reality Co. This was later changed to The Oppenheim Group.

They both describe the companies as family businesses, meaning they technically still work together.

Jason said of Christine’s comments about Brett leaving: "I think Christine tried to fan those flames. He's not starting his own brokerage and hiring agents and competing. We're still working together."

So this would explain why Brett still appears on Selling Sunset, and why the twins still get on so well!

What is Brett Oppenheim’s net worth?

Brett Oppenheim is worth a whopping $50million (£37.8million), according to Celebrity Net Worth. His twin brother, Jason, is worth the same amount. This makes them the richest cast members of Selling Sunset, which is hardly surprising given they run the business.

Brett studied law at university and went on to enjoy a successful career as a lawyer before focusing on real estate full-time with Jason.

Today, they are two of the most successful realtors in LA, and have sold properties to some of Hollywood's biggest stars including Meryl Streep, Orlando Bloom and Dakota Johnson.

It isn't known exactly how much The Oppenheim Group is worth, but the business reportedly sells over 100 properties each year, and is responsible for over $1billion worth of sales.

Is Brett Oppenheim single?

Brett Oppenheim is believed to be dating model and tattoo artist Samantha Abdul. The pair have been spotted out and about together, however neither party has confirmed their relationship status. 

Previously, Brett dated Australian model Tina Louise for eight months, but confirmed they had split in December 2021. While answering fans’ questions on Instagram, when one asked if he was single, Brett replied: “As of very recently, actually, yes.”

Following their split, he dedicated an Instagram post to his ex, confirming they were still on good terms. He wrote: “I am grateful for you Tina. For your love, your laugh, your smile, and for our enduring friendship."

Brett and Tina’s split came shortly after his twin brother Jason and Chrishell Stause revealed they had also split.

“While Chrishell and I are no longer together, we remain best friends and we will always love and support one another,” Jason confirmed in an Instagram post.

If you're looking for more Selling Sunset news, we've revealed the Selling Sunset cast net worth and their ages and partners. We've also taken a look at where previous Selling Sunset cast members are now.

Robyn Morris
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Robyn is a freelance celebrity journalist with ten years experience in the industry. While studying for a degree in Media and Cultural Studies at London College of Communication, she did internships at Now and Heat magazines. After graduating, she landed a job at Star magazine, where she worked her way up to features editor. She then worked at Future as Deputy Celebrity Content Director across Woman, Woman’s Own, Woman’s Weekly and Woman & Home magazines.