At the end of season five of “Seller Sunset”, the staff of the Oppenheim Group held a party for one of the original stars of the series, Maya Vander, who planned to move more permanently from Los Angeles to Miami. The wife and mother had been along the coast for a few years, but with the birth of her third child on the horizon, she decided it would be best to settle in Miami with her family. In December 2021, however, Vander revealed on Instagram that the baby was stillborn at 38 weeks. However, she remained in Miami and actually launched a new business project earlier this year. So what does that mean for her future at “Selling Sunset”?
Vander has been with The O Group for years and is one of Jason and Brett Oppenheim’s most trusted real estate agents (she even closed a $ 12 million plus house at the end of this season). And while she moved to LA in the early 2000s from Israel to start a new life for herself, her relationship with her husband eventually took her to Miami. By that time, however, Vander had built up his career and apparently would not leave it. When Netflix began filming “Selling Sunset,” she and her husband had just moved to Miami, she told the New York Post in January. Vander ended up flying back and forth from LA to Miami to film and continue his business in California.
Now that she’s in Miami more permanently, she set up her own luxury real estate business, The Maya Vander Group. “My business in Miami is going really well. I started my own team here. I have a couple of girls working with me. And the market in Miami is amazing,” Vander told the Post.
However, Vander still has business in LA, and appears to still be employed by The Oppenheim Group. She is still listed as an agent on The O Group’s website, and a source previously told Us Weekly that Vander continues to work closely with the brokerage firm. “She is still with the Oppenheim Group and makes deals in both LA and Florida,” the source said. “She’s actually still working with Jason [Oppenheim] even though she’s in Florida since she has customers there. “
However, Vander’s appearances on “Selling Sunset” can be few and far between starting next season. She said on “The Domenick Nati Show” in December that she probably would not return full time. “I’m probably not going to be a full-time cast because it’s going to be hard for me logistically to do back and forth again,” Vander said, noting that she would like to be present for her children. So while she may still handle some customers in California, cameos may be all we get from Vander going forward.