O Group agent Gio Helou hits big milestones in 'Selling the OC' season 2

Catch up with the realtor as you dive into the new season!

Gio Helou from Selling the OC
(Image credit: Netflix © 2022)

With big listings comes a big dose of confidence—just ask Gio Helou. 

The realtor made a splash in the Selling Sunset spinoff, and now that we're about to embark on Selling the OC season 2, we're going to encounter a career milestone from Helou...and a bit of judgement about a potential new hire. 

Described by the O Group as someone who "brings local expertise and an unmatched reputation to the team," Gio has considered himself a "top dog" in the Oppenheim Group's Newport office, as he was one of its first recruits (then joined by his colleagues, including Tyler Stanaland, Alex Hall and Lauren Shortt).

According to People, it was his wife, Tiffany, who steered him toward the company. While out snagging coffee, she pointed out the office and insisted that her he take a gander and switch brokerages. Well, it turned out she was onto something. When Gio returned later in the day, he just so happened to bump into Jason Oppenheim, and the two were somewhat of a twin flame, and he claims their matching Rolex watches ultimately sealed the deal for the new work opportunity. 

Let's catch up with Gio now that we're in the midst of season 2.

Who is Gio Helou from 'Selling the OC'?

Gio comes from a family of realtors. His mom, Lisa Helou, also has a career in real estate (like Tyler's dad, John Stanaland) and is actually featured on the debut season.

Gushing about Lisa on Selling the OC, Gio said: "My mom is a total badass. She's been selling real estate here in Orange County for longer than I can say. She's taught me everything I know. And I really want to live up to her legacy."

But it was also his father, Carol Helou, a residential builder, who introduced him to the industry. 

"My dad is a builder," he told  Real Tea. "I actually started working with him. And it was really great learning the building side of things and understanding how much things cost for clients if they want to remodel or build their dream home from scratch. So it was great to be able to bring that to the sales side when I joined my mom about four years ago."

But Gio has more going on than you might have expected. In a somewhat unexpected revelation from The O Group employee, Gio was once a filmmaker and participated in creating a documentary, though there are very few traces of his love for the industry online.

Although the realtor's Instagram is largely devoted to his career, we know he has a taste for the luxurious, whether it's homes, cars or motorcycles. From Ferraris and Porsches to Triumph bikes, Gio likes to ride fast.

You can also catch him on Instagram with his wife, Tiffany, whether they're at industry events or gearing up for a relaxing weekend by the beach. Speaking of Tiffany, drama ensued on the show when she arrived at the office launch party. Sure it might not be the same level of drama as the Tyler Stanaland-Kayla Cardona almost-kiss, but it did play out throughout the debut season. Tiffany had felt snubbed by Alex Hall at the party, and naturally, the issue created friction between Gio and his colleague. 

Big news for Gio and Tiffany

The esteemed realtor is about to get a new title: father! In July 2023, the reality star and agent shared the good news on Instagram.

"Secret's finally out!" the couple wrote on Instagram. "Baby boy Helou due end of September. It wasn't the easiest road (still isn't) to get here, but God answered our prayers and we can't wait to meet our baby boy in a few short months."

We'll kick off September with the dramatic new season, then hopefully the tension will cool off as Gio gears up for parenthood. Sadly, his parents parted ways in the middle of Tiffany's pregnancy, and Gio even listed his family home with the O Group, something we see in season 2.

We're certainly curious what's next for Gio, his family, and the rest of his peers. In case you're unaware, here's the scoop on Selling the OC season 3. You're welcome!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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