Why Did Davina Potratz Leave 'Selling Sunset' and The Oppenheim Group?

Why did Davina Potratz leave 'Selling Sunset'? The Netflix series is back for another season but Davina is not. What led to her departure?

Allison DeGrushe - Author

May 17 2023, Updated 5:23 p.m. ET

Davina Potratz in Season 3 of 'Selling Sunset'
Source: Netflix

Ever since Netflix introduced reality television shows to their platform, millions of users have grown obsessed with the luxurious real estate company, The Oppenheim Group, and the outrageous personal lives of its agents featured in Selling Sunset.

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On May 19, 2023, Netflix will release Season 6 of Selling Sunset. With the new season comes many familiar faces and even some new ones. Unfortunately, some cast members who appeared in previous seasons will not be returning — and one of them is Davina Potratz.

Why did Davina leave Selling Sunset? Let's take a closer look.

Davina Potratz in Season 2 of 'Selling Sunset'
Source: Netflix
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Why did Davina leave 'Selling Sunset'?

In Oct. 2020, Davina spoke with People and announced she was leaving her job at The Oppenheim Group in order to join their main competition, Douglas Elliman, in Beverly Hills.

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"I'm really excited to be a part of Douglas Elliman and their very sophisticated and global new development division," she said.

Davina also mentioned that she held connections with several employees at the organization, and they made an offer she couldn't refuse. "My background is in new development sales and marketing, so this is just a wonderful opportunity for me. It's just very in tune with my skills."

"Davina has always been a tremendous asset and a valued agent at The Oppenheim Group, and she is also a friend whose career decisions I very much respect and support," Jason Oppenheim said in a statement to People. "I will always want the best for Davina, and I hope that we continue to work together in the future."

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She said she's also still on great terms with the Selling Sunset cast and was apparently struggling with the decision to move on. "It's not that I wanted to leave," she added. "But I had a great opportunity. It was a purely business decision."

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Will Davina ever come back to 'Selling Sunset'?

Even though she left the high-end Oppenheim Group real estate business, that didn't mean she was off the show for good. Although Selling Sunset is ostensibly all about extravagant properties, it also touches on the personal lives of the agents.

"I certainly hope that I'm still part of the cast," she told People. "Brett is not at The Oppenheim Group anymore either, so I don't think that that's going to be an issue at all."

Davina was still very much a part of that in Season 5 — and although she does not appear in Season 6, hopefully we'll see her again in future seasons!

Season 6 of Selling Sunset premieres on May 19, 2-023, on Netflix.

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