Catch up with Sean Palmieri, resident O Group bachelor, before 'Selling the OC' season 2

Sean Palmieri is making a name for himself in real estate...and turning heads on reality TV

Brandi Marshall, Kayla Cardona, Davina Potratz, Jason Oppenheim, and Sean Palmieri attend FYSEE Reali-Tea | Netflix at Red Studios on May 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, California
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Sean Palmieri might've been one of the quieter cast mates on the Selling Sunset spinoff, but he certainly got everyone's attention—in real estate, reality TV, and beyond. 

So who exactly is Sean, and what do we know about the agent? In a new interview with LA Style, he noted the importance of staying grounded and forging ahead professionally when times get tough.  

“Being a person of influence is someone who shows up no matter how hard things in life can be. Being able to move forward and believe in that little spark inside of you even when you feel like you are at your lowest," he told the publication. "Being someone who leads by example and also staying true to yourself is very important, no matter what show or opportunities come your way."

We're certainly anxious to see what the sophomore season has in store for him professionally and personally, but first, a quick catch-up!

Meet Sean Palmieri from 'Selling the OC'

The Florida native decided to swap one sunshine-filled state for another. Upon graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in advertising, Sean first stepped into the real estate industry in Miami, but eventually moved cross-country to pursue other avenues.

Before he landed in the Oppenheim office, he was the head of luxury marketing for Coldwell Banker Global Luxury in Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles. He also worked for One Sotheby’s International Realty. All of these factors add up to an impressive resumé, and his O Group Profile states: "Over the years, Sean has acquired an extensive amount of knowledge and valuable skills working alongside California's top agents and brokers to represent multi-million-dollar luxury homes in Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Malibu, Orange County, San Diego and more."

But that doesn't necessarily mean his career has been a walk in the park. In fact, Sean gave a sneak peek of his vulnerable side when speaking to the TODAY Show,  and he confessed how stressful the industry can be. 

"I think it’s key to always take time for yourself. This is a very, very intense industry. (There’s) a lot going on. It really does play with your emotions," he told the outlet. "You could be close to getting a deal and literally 10 minutes later it’s not going through. So, always remember to put the emphasis on your health and your mindset."

Plus, he admitted to Deluxe Version that getting acclimated to reality TV was not quite so seamless, either.

"Having twenty people in a room filming you while you’re working with clients can be stressful," he told the publication. "But sometimes you forget the cameras are even there. That’s when the magic happens."

Where can you find Sean Palmieri on Instagram?

In his free time, you can catch Sean working out, traveling and indulging in his foodie side, all of which are on full display on his Instagram account, @sean.palmieri. We do catch quite a bit of photo ops with his co-workers, too—like all the Alexes (Alex Hall, Alexandra Rose and Alexandra Jarvis, if you needed a reminder). Glad to see drama-free photos with the colleagues, right?!

Who is Sean Palmieri dating?

Ah, the million-dollar question! We're not entirely sure who the O Group bachelor is linked to currently, but he did make a candid reveal about his love life during a pizza party with co-workers during the first season.

"You guys know, I've dated girls, I've dated guys. As of right now, I think they're both equally crazy," he said. 

He decided to take to Instagram in March 2023 to reveal what dating life is like in L.A., and we're chuckling at its accuracy. Guess everyone's a lil' crazy! Perhaps we'll learn more on the relationship front in season 3? 

Catch Sean Palmieri in Selling The OC season 2, available to stream on Netflix beginning Friday, September 8. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

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. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.