“Real Estate Wars,” a Bravo-TV reality show pitting Orange County agents against one another as they try to woo wealthy clients and settle bitter scores against a backdrop of luxury homes, will debut on Thursday, July 6 at 10 p.m.
The show “brings the cut-throat world of real estate in Orange County to life,” Bravo said in its announcement on Thursday, May 18. “With 10 agents, eccentric clients, multi-million dollar deals, old vendettas, and one common goal of winning, all is fair in real estate and war.”
The Register reported on the filming last year, as the cast and producers began popping up at a variety of swanky open houses around the county.
The show is a twist on Bravo’s popular “Million Dollar Listing” series, but players in this production face off as members of two opposing teams.
They feature high-end O.C. agents John McMonigle and Jojo Romeo, who Bravo bills as the “real estate queen of Orange County.”
McMonigle’s crew includes agents Drew D’Angelo, Hunter Fedden, Leo Goldschwartz and Hoda Hajirnia.
In addition to Romeo, the opposing group includes agents Spyro Kemble, Eliisa Stowell, Kylie McCullough, and Kacey Taormina.
Other reality shows on Bravo and HGTV have turned real estate agents into celebrities. But some industry types criticize these shows for its focus on personalities and say they don’t adequately portray how deals get done.
A few local agents who work with wealthy clients said privately they’d feel queasy about turning over their public image to the producers of a reality show.
Josh Altman, a star of “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” said in an interview with the Register last year that the program has opened doors for him and other cast members.
“They’re going to have so much footage of you, they can make you look pretty much however they want you to look,” Altman…