Real estate reality shows are for entertainment – remember that

What’s with all the new real estate shows? I mean, I watch them too, but damn…

If you’re a reality TV fan like myself, I’m sure you’ve seen the surplus of different series that bring a spotlight to the glamorous side of the industry. Whether you’re glued to your TV while watching “Selling Sunset” and “Million-Dollar Listing” or you’ve been hooked on new shows that offer more diversity in the field like “Selling Tampa” and “Ladies Who List: Atlanta,” there are so many realty programs out right now.

It’s funny. My personal favorites are “Selling Tampa” and “Ladies Who List: Atlanta” for a pretty simple reason. They bring attention to women in real estate who look like me. I basically see myself in these boss, money-making Black women, and I STAN.

According to a recent Census Bureau study, less than six percent of real estate agents in the United States are Black. Black women are even lower than that. And let’s not get into Black women agents who are in the luxury space…

I got my real estate license just weeks before these two shows even premiered, so I was very excited to hear about them and watch. Series that highlight a sector of the realty world that many don’t see? And here I am. A newly licensed agent?! Perfect timing! Sign me up.

One of the great moments of watching each episode is seeing how people, Black women especially, react to the shows on social media – Twitter to be exact. We all know that Twitter is definitely a wild place with people who aren’t afraid to share their two cents about trending topics. The viewers of these series are no different.

Aside from the usual shade here and there, I love to see that women all over are being inspired by the featured agents. From talking about loving their business savvy, intelligence, fashion-forward style, watchers are living for the Black girl real estate magic.

Now, it is entertainment. So, even though real-life career occurrences do get featured on the shows, it’s also important to note that just because you’re loving these bosses doesn’t mean that working in real estate is easy, and all money and glamor. It’s not!

The memes of people looking up to how to get a license in their states make for a good chuckle. The bread these agents make only adds to the excitement. But, it’s serious business. The ladies and men on these shows just make it look easy.

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