Million Dollar Listing Agents Worked With Celebrities On These Real Estate Sales

As many of us spend hours driving to listing appointments, fielding off other prospective buyers at open houses, and wondering if we really do need a second bathroom, celebrities unsurprisingly don't need to fight the same real estate battles as we do. According to Forbes, how stars buy their homes varies drastically compared to us ordinary folk. One of those ways is, obviously, they spend a lot more. Although the median home in the United States cost about $186,000 in 2016, celebrities generally spent between $3.5 and $20 million on their homes. Plus, celebs don't need to scour Zillow as we do. Most of the homes they purchase never actually hit the Multiple Listing Service since many celebrity transactions are off-market deals to preserve privacy.

However, as we all know from watching "Million Dollar Listing," the real estate reality show agents know how to deal with big-spending buyers, including celebrities. Thanks to their many A-list clients, agents like Josh Flagg, Josh Altman, and Fredrik Eklund never get starstruck. Here are just a few that the agents from the show have dealt with.

Josh Flagg sold Adam Levine a Beverly Hills historic ranch

Josh Flagg has a penchant for historic homes with tons of character, and that's exactly what he represented when he sold a listing to Adam Levine, the face behind pop band Maroon 5. According to the Los Angeles Times, Levine's ranch that he bought in 2012 dates back 80 years and sits on nearly four acres with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It also has just the right amount of privacy for a star as sought-after as Levine. The estate sits tucked behind the gates of Wallingford Estates, which has many older properties that exude charm and offer tons of living space (via Beach Cities Real Estate). It's also a very exclusive neighborhood — there are only 14 homes here.

Levine decided it was time for a change from his Hollywood Hills abode, but it seemed like he was ready for a place with a view, which is exactly what the Wallingford Estates offers. Since it's situated on top of Benedict Canyon, Levine's home has crazy canyon views, allowing the star a natural respite after a long day in the studio. Plus, thanks to the four-acre property, there's tons of space to build another estate onsite if he so chooses (via Trulia).

Josh Flagg helped Steve Aoki sell his ultra-modern Hollywood Hills home for $1.5 million

When DJ Steve Aoki decided it was time to move on from his five-bedroom abode in Hollywood Hills in 2014, he too called Josh Flagg to help him get the job done. Per Curbed, Flagg was the listing agent behind 8734 Wonderland Avenue, a nearly 2,500 square foot home that Aoki picked up six years prior. So why would Aoki want to leave behind a dramatic mansion with its own recording studio? At the time, Aoki was getting ready to head to Ibiza for a summer DJing gig, said Entertainment Tonight.

Aoki and Flagg listed the super-modern home for about $1.5 million. Even the house entrance is dramatic, thanks to a winding wrought iron staircase tucked next to white walls. It's adjacent to the sunny living room, which is outfitted with lots of windows as well as a stone fireplace. An eclectic metal chandelier towers over the entire open space, flowing into the dining room marked by an all-glass table surrounded by black chairs. However, despite all of the glass allowing natural light into this home, it still had the privacy that Aoki needed. The house sits at the top of the street, easily keeping out unwanted guests.

Josh Altman brought a buyer for Reba McEntire's $22.5 million Beverly Hills compound

Country star Reba McEntire passed off her colossal Beverly Hills compound in an off-market transaction in 2015. And it was Josh Altman who brought a buyer to the listing. Dirt reported that Altman's unidentified buyer bought McEntire's nearly 10,000 square foot home with six bedrooms for $22.5 million. McEntire made a considerable profit since she bought it for only $9 million a little more than a decade prior. The home includes an entertainment room, a chef's kitchen, and a gathering area with its own bar.

McEntire's former home may have been in busy Beverly Hills, but it still has tons of privacy thanks to its foreboding gates and nearly two acres of land. It's been that way since the property was built in 1993. Onsite, there's also a 2,000 square foot pool house that's perfect for visitors, in case the current owners don't want anyone intruding on their enormous living space. However, McEntire certainly wasn't left homeless. She owned a home at that time near Nashville, Tennessee, that was located on an 80-acre farm. Clearly, McEntire has a love of large houses. The Nashville abode had nearly 12,000 square feet and a whopping 10 bathrooms.

Josh Altman helped Miley Cyrus find her $4 million Hidden Hills farmhouse-style ranch

Miley Cyrus has Josh Altman to thank for her $4 million Hidden Hills ranch that feels like the perfect fit for the country-born star. Per Lonny, Altman brought her to the modern farmhouse, which includes a set of horse stables. The home dates back about 70 years and is also far away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi since it's quite literally hidden inside a gated community. Cyrus only owned the farmhouse for four years, but she was in good company in Hidden Hills. Some of her neighbors included Marc Anthony, Jamie Fox, and several members of the Jenner and Kardashian families.

Like a classic farmhouse, her ranch has a wraparound porch, although this one surrounded the home's second floor rather than the first. Beneath the balcony, Cyrus had an outdoor lounge, complete with shade, colorful patio furniture, and even a pool table. Inside, exposed white wood beams fill the ceiling space, which sits atop wood floors for a cozy feel. There's also a gigantic brick fireplace in the living room, which flows directly into the kitchen and dining room, complete with a breakfast bar next to a grand piano. It's all highlighted by tons of natural light thanks to windows that are nearly floor-to-ceiling length.

James Harris helped Kris Humphries snag a $6.2 million Beverly Hills bachelor pad after his split from Kim Kardashian

Thanks to James Harris, Kris Humphries snagged a $6.2 Beverly Hills home in 2015. Page Six reported that the place was constructed in a mid-century modern style and had three bedrooms and four bedrooms inside 3,300 square feet. Harris also got a deal on the 60-year-old home for his client — it had initially been listed for nearly $6.5 million.

At the time, Humphries was a new bachelor due to his 2013 divorce, and the home was a perfect bachelor pad thanks to its living room bar, primary suite fireplace, and illuminated pool that overlooks the entire city below. However, it was almost the deal that wasn't. The transaction was highlighted on "Million Dollar Listing," and some tense negotiations took place before Humphries could walk out with a deed in hand. But it all finally worked out once the seller realized that Humphries would love the place just as much as he had (via Bravo TV).

Fredrik Eklund sold Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's $20 million Greenwich Village townhouse

As Fredrik Eklund always makes clear, he can do what other brokers can't. And that's precisely what he did with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's Greenwich Village townhouse, which Eklund sold for the couple for $20 million after previous agents couldn't find a buyer. Per the New York Post, Parker and Broderick spent three years trying to offload the historic property they bought only one year prior. However, they paid $19 million for it, making $1 million in profit.

The East 10th Street brick home has as much space as it does character. Even though it's located in New York City, where square footage and outside space are precious, Parker and Broderick's former townhouse has five bedrooms throughout its nearly 7,000 square feet and an outdoor garden with tons of florals and greenery. Unsurprisingly, it also has a colossal walk-in closet perfect for "Sex and the City" star Parker. The flowing kitchen and dining area have doors that open to the garden and outdoor patio. Plus, there's even a parlor room with towering ceilings and detailed fireplaces as a throwback to the home's nostalgic history.

Fredrik Eklund helped Jennifer Lopez get a $22 million Madison Square Park penthouse

We can only guess if Jennifer Lopez thought Fredrik Eklund's high kicks were up to par while he helped her buy a $22 million penthouse in Madison Square Park. New York Daily News reported that the long-running "Million Dollar Listing" alum snagged Lopez a four-bedroom abode with tons of coveted outdoor space, totaling 3,000 square feet of patio room. The apartment's building also has its fair share of star-worthy amenities for the singer, dancer, and actress. These include a doorman stationed 24/7, a fitness center, storage space, and personal elevators ideal for privacy for the building's celebrities, one of whom is Chelsea Clinton. Actually, this building couldn't get any more private. There are only four units in the whole structure.

Lopez's New York City home is also one of the widest in the city — the building takes up a whole block. Inside, there are also bathrooms nearly entirely outfitted in Italian marble, stunning high-end cabinetry throughout the kitchen, and smartphone technology that allows Lopez to control everything from the lights to the heat from her iPhone.

Fredrik Eklund helped Rebel Wilson save $1 million on her celebrity-ridden New York City apartment

In 2017, we watched Rebel Wilson comically tour New York City apartments with Fredrik Eklund on the TV show. But finally, after a tough search, they scored a two-bedroom apartment at 443 Greenwich Street, a former warehouse, for nearly $3 million. WWD reported that Wilson is in good company here. Many other A-list celebrities have called this address home, including Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. They must love this building's marble details, stainless steel appliances, reclaimed wood pieces, and acid-splashed glass.

And more importantly, this building has loads of privacy, thanks to a lush courtyard surrounded by building walls and a garage tucked underground. There are lots of other amenities stars love here, too. Onsite, there's a doorman available all of the time, a huge indoor pool for swimming even during cold New York City winters, a wine storage area, and a Turkish steam room for unwinding after long days at work. And even better, Eklund got Wilson quite the deal on this 1,300 square foot place — she paid $1 million under ask, possibly due to Eklund's top-notch negotiating skills, as we've all seen on "Million Dollar Listing."

50 Cent wasn't happy with Fredrik Eklund's work on his 52-room Connecticut mansion

Unfortunately, Eklund can't make all miracles happen. Per Us Magazine, we all remember when Eklund toured 50 Cent's Connecticut mansion with 52 rooms, including a nightclub with stripper poles, an indoor pool, a private fitness center, a personal theater, and lots of entertaining spaces. The mansion, once owned by Mike Tyson, gets even better outside. It has 17 acres of property with places for playing basketball, a resort-style pool with a secret grotto, and homes for visitors. But still, not many people were in the market for a home with its own club (this was 2018, long before COVID-19 days, remember.) Eklund found a buyer, but they only offered $4.2 million, which 50 Cent was unhappy about.

50 Cent rejected the offer, but he probably regretted that decision just a year later. With a new agent, another buyer offered $2.9 million in mid-2019, which 50 Cent finally accepted, per The Wall Street Journal. That was at a whopping 84% loss of what 50 Cent originally listed the house for 12 years prior, when he put it on the market for $18.5 million. However, 50 Cent wasn't hurting too much. He donated every cent of that $2.9 million to the G-Unity Foundation, the rapper's charity that seeks to help those living in struggling neighborhoods.

Fredrik Eklund sold Bethenny Frankel's New York City apartment for $7 million in just one day

We've seen Fredrik Eklund and Bethenny Frankel together lots of times on "Million Dollar Listing," but in 2017, Eklund sold the "Real Housewives of New York" star's Tribeca home for nearly $7 million in just a single day. He was so proud of his feat that he shared it on Instagram. People said it was likely a huge relief to Frankel, who was trying to offload the home after she split with ex-husband Jason Hoppy a year prior. Although she was likely glad to leave the 3,600 square foot apartment at 195 Hudson behind, we're sure having a good time clicking through the listing.

The home has four bedrooms, a kitchen with tons of built-in appliances, including an espresso machine, and a colossal closet (via The Wall Street Journal). Frankel bought the apartment six years prior for about $5 million and poured half-a-million dollars into it to make it to the Big Apple palace that it is today.

Shonda Rhimes bought a Hancock Park mansion that was represented by Josh Flagg

Adam Levine's historic abode wasn't the only celebrity house with a past to catch the attention of Josh Flagg. He was also the listing agent behind a Hancock Park, Los Angeles mansion that Shonda Rhimes picked up in 2017. According to Variety, she bought the property, which neighbors the home of stars like Antonio Banderas, for $4.5 million. Inside, Rhimes enjoys charming touches like marble floors, dark wood details, lots of fireplaces, and even a library adorned with exposed wood beams.

But there are lots of modern elements to Rhimes' third Hancock Park home, too. The rectangular-shaped pool is completely heated and surrounded by a stone patio next to an onsite abode for visitors. Plus, in the kitchen, a mix of the old and new reigns supreme, thanks to the state-of-the-art appliances tucked next to wood cabinetry and beige colors to match the tone of the rest of the home. It all dates back to a century ago when the home was originally built, and the style certainly reflects that, even outside. The house's stone façade is adorned with several peaks, and a huge iron fountain sits in the front yard.

Josh Altman helped Kim Kardashian sell the Beverly Hills home where Kris Humphries proposed to her

Kris Humphries wasn't the only former star of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" to call a "Million Dollar Listing" star when they needed some real estate help. Kim Kardashian did just the same when she decided to offload her Beverly Hills abode in 2020. Per People, Kardashian hired Josh Altman to sell her home for $5.7 million. If the Spanish-style residence looks familiar to "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" fans out there, that's because it is. Humphries proposed to Kardashian in the primary bedroom of the abode with a trail of rose petals.

But besides the storied TV history, the 3,800 square foot mansion is simply a stunning and ultra-private place to live. It's hidden behind monitored gates as well as lots of foliage. Inside, residents enjoy a minimalist ambiance — a precursor to Kardashian's famously monastery-like home — filled with lots of white accents, dark wood floors, and barely any wall décor. But one custom decoration has long been intact: Kardashian's initials etched in her dressing room that was once filled with her envy-inducing wardrobe. Other standout elements of the home include a gourmet kitchen with tucked-away appliances and a breakfast bar, a bathroom with a huge standalone tub, and fireplaces in several rooms to warm up the otherwise sterile spaces.

Josh Flagg was the agent behind the sale of the Bloomingdale Estate, which was bought by Tom Ford

We can't imagine how Josh Flagg felt when he sold the century-old Bloomingdale Estate in Holmby Hills for a whopping $38.75 million. It reaped him quite the commission in 2016. However, we can certainly see why the former historic home of Betsy Bloomingdale was calling Flagg's name. The Hollywood Reporter said that the nine-bedroom mansion had many nostalgic elements, including a regal living room, a library stacked with books, an entertainment room with a pool table, and even a separate dining room for employees. And fittingly, someone with exceptional taste picked up this home — fashion designer and director Tom Ford.

Bloomingdale — yes, of none other than Bloomingdale's department store — lived here with her late husband until her death right before the home's listing. But during Bloomingdale's heyday, her abode was quite the gathering spot for Hollywood A-listers and politicians. We're sure they enjoyed the Bloomingdale Estate's enormous pool, elaborate gardens, and tennis court. And after the sale, Ford could do just the same, also with millions in his pockets. He put his Sante Fe home on the market for $75 million right before picking up the Bloomingdale Estate, reported Town & Country.

Milla Jovovich called Josh Altman to help sell her Tuscan-inspired Beverly Hills Post Office home

When Milla Jovovich, star of movies like "Resident Evil" and "The Fourth Kind," decided to bid goodbye to her Beverly Hills Post Office home in early 2022, she called Josh Altman to get the job done. According to The Wall Street Journal, Jovovich wanted to sell the Spanish-style home she and her husband had owned since 2007, so they could move on to renovating a new place in Hollywood Hills. Altman put the residence, which was brand new when Jovovich bought it, on the market for $13.995 million.

With 11,000 square feet of living space on half of an acre, the home has lots of Tuscan charm, which attracted Jovovich to it in the first place. It also includes just as many amenities outside as it does inside, including vegetable gardens, tons of lush lawn space, and an outdoor fireplace and dining set ideal for entertaining.