REAL ESTATE REALITY TV JUST GOT A LOT MORE REAL
A new docuseries on YouTube delves deep into the reality behind real estate.
Houston Hustle documents the everyday lives of agents on the Julia Wang Team.
“I want to show the grit, the glamor, and most of all the hustle that it takes to make it in this industry,” Wang states. “Because it’s not all parties and pretty dresses like you see on some reality TV … there’s a lot of sweat and tears behind the scenes.”
Wang has been courted by many reality TV producers in the past five years. “I could never get excited about the concepts they were pitching. They all wanted to typecast me in a way that didn’t feel authentic.”
Ranked the #1 Houston Realtor on Social Media, Wang has built a large following based on her honesty about real estate and the challenges she has faced. “Being scripted would have eroded the brand that I have worked so hard to build.”
Then one day she realized that she could still use video to share her truth – and do it her way. She hired a videographer to tail her team from mentor meetings to million dollar listings.
Before our eyes we see Wang’s fledgling agents flounder, at first, then slowly begin to flourish.
One week Leah tells Julia she can’t work because “the dog ate her laptop charger” (yes, she did); the next she lands her first listing live on camera. A working mom of four, we watch Rebecca suffer many personal setbacks before finally hitting her stride.
“That is hustle,” says Wang. “That is what we do. Becoming a successful realtor is all about overcoming your own limitations and documenting that journey on screen has been amazing.”