Published: 8:00 am PST, November 20, 2023
Sell the OC star Sean Palmieri hands over his keys to the O group.
“Unfortunately, the culture of the Oppenheim Group was not a good fit for me and I am very excited about the future as I have just signed an partnership agreement with a great, high-performing team and mentor: Steve Games, former owner of Prudential California Realty Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty ” the real estate agent says in an exclusive statement to ET. “Our team recently launched Coldwell Banker West.”
“Returning to the tranquil atmosphere of San Diego County, where I first traveled from Florida to California, brings me great joy,” he adds. “I am excited to explore the opportunities that exist for my business and my success in this vibrant community.”
ET has made contact Jason OppenheimBroker and owner of O Group for comment.
Sean’s announcement follows the surprise release of a first look at the third season of the Netflix series, which debuted as part of its sister series Sell SunsetSeason 7 Reunion Special. Sean was noticeably absent from the recording while he starred Alex Hall, Polly Brindle, Gio Helou And Brandi Marshall Everyone was in attendance, even though Sean was apparently the star of the upcoming season’s drama. Especially his heated arguments with his castmates AustinVictoriaseem consistent with the “culture fit” issues he notes in his statement.
When ET sat down with the cast in August before the start of the second season, Sean Season 3 preview as “double performances, double drama” and shared some of his insights from filming the two seasons back-to-back.
“I feel like I took the initiative in business and kept most of my colleagues at arm’s length because I started to realize that if I got involved in too much drama, friendships would fail,” he said. “I saw that Polly and I were really close. There are a few others in the office that I was close with and now we don’t talk as much because there’s a lot of back and forth. There’s a lot of finger pointing and it’s like, there’s not really much to gain in this office. It’s like, when you call someone out on their bullshit, you say, ‘Oh God, he called me out, and now it’s time for me to go after him!’ Like, “How dare he?!” It’s starting to get ridiculous.
“There’s a lot of gaslighting going on,” he added. “So for me it was a blessing because… 1700512646, I just do my thing. I treat people with respect. I think the only agent who would say I’m close to him is [Alexandra Jarvis], so to speak, since day one. When I first met her we just got along really well and she was the only agent that I could just have a real, good dialogue with, have a good relationship with and always have good, fresh energy. But with some friends, I mean, in the beginning until now, I was more reserved about it. I think, folks, this is too much hypocrisy. It’s very childish. And I think we’re in our mid-30s. We’re adults and we need to start acting like it.
What Sean’s change in office means for his future Sell the OC, that is unclear. Netflix has not yet picked up the series for seasons beyond Season 3, and Sean reiterates to ET that the broker swap is strictly a “business move” that he’s “really excited about.” He is now the second Orange County agent to part ways with the Oppenheim Group this year Tyler Stanaland announced its own exit in October.
“Leaving the Oppenheim Group was not an easy decision, but it is the right decision for me and my customers,” Tyler said in his own statement. “Not only am I joining my father and brother at Douglas Elliman, but I am also joining a brand that has unparalleled reach and presence in the market and a renowned network of agents and industry leaders.”
Seasons 1 and 2 of Sell the OC are now streaming on Netflix. Season 3 is expected to premiere next year.