- Mary Fitzgerald, a real estate agent on Netflix's "Selling Sunset," denied that Jason Oppenheim shows favoritism toward her during a recent interview with Insider.
- Other agents at The Oppenheim Group have complained that Jason hands multi-million dollar listings to Fitzgerald.
- "I just keep laughing about it because it’s so stupid. It doesn’t happen. He doesn’t just give his listings away," she told Insider.
- Fitzgerald explained that most of her clients come from referrals, social events, or the show.
- "They say he gives all of them to me, so I’m like, 'Name one,'" she said, adding, "I haven’t heard one yet."
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Whenever Jason Oppenheim calls Mary Fitzgerald over to his desk to check out a listing on Netflix's "Selling Sunset," there seems to be an inevitable train of eye-rolls from the real estate agents in the back.
Several of them have claimed that the president and owner of the Oppenheim Group favors Fitzgerald, who he briefly dated years ago, and frequently hands her multi-million dollar listings.
"I just keep laughing about it because it's so stupid. It doesn't happen. He doesn't just give his listings away," she told Insider via Zoom on August 28.
Fitzgerald said that it's not a broker's job to give listings to agents, joking that Jason wouldn't just "throw money away."
"It's your job to earn it and work for your own," she said.
Fitzgerald, who got her real estate license around the same time as Jason in 2008, explained that he would bring new agents onto his listings when they were fresh out of the gate so they could host open houses, meet buyers, and begin to build their own portfolio of clients.
And if a property is too far from where he lives, or he thinks the client would get along better with one of the agents, he'll assign listings to the team every once in a while.
"Other than that, he doesn't just hand out our listings," Fitzgerald said.
Her clients can mostly be traced back to referrals, social events, and "Selling Sunset," she told Insider.
"It's been a very long time since he's given me a listing," Fitzgerald said. "They say he gives all of them to me so I'm like, 'Name one.' I haven't heard one yet."
While the other agents haven't explicitly attributed Jason's perceived special treatment towards Fitzgerald to their romantic past and close friendship, they've made a point to express their frustration on the show.
Christine Quinn, who's had on-and-off issues with Fitzgerald throughout the first three seasons of "Selling Sunset," has aired her complaints during off-screen interviews as well.
After announcing that Jason's twin brother, Brett Oppenheim, was leaving the brokerage to start his own firm, she toyed with the idea of following him if Jason's "favoritism" toward Fitzgerald continues during an August 18 episode of "Not Skinny But Not Fat."
"Mary gets every single listing, and Jason just doesn't want to do work, so he just gives it to her. And it's just so frustrating. He doesn't give it to anyone else, so we're all just sick of it," she said.
Quinn continued, "We're all like, 'Would you ever leave?' Totally, like if this continues, if this favoritism continues we'd absolutely."
Amanda Hirsch, the podcast's host, asked the reality star if she thought Jason was "still in love" with Fitzgerald, who married Romain Bonnet during season two.
"Yeah, I do," Quinn said, later clarifying, "Well, like platonically, not like relationship-wise."
Fitzgerald confirmed to Insider that Brett's departure from the Oppenheim Group isn't going to change the cast's dynamic, explaining that he's still doing business with them despite the structural change.
"Nothing has changed as far as our personal lives. It's just a matter of where he hangs his license," she said.
"Christine has a tendency to say things in a weird way. I'm sure it gets people talking, so I guess in some way it helps. But no, we're all still very happy together."
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