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Truth is, in between posting Twitter and Facebook photos of his seemingly endless red carpet walks and attendance at movie premieres, Chad Rogers actually does sell homes -- about $65 million worth thus far this year. And he's quick to point out that the year isn't over yet. He's an associate in the prestigious boutique agency of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate in Beverly Hills.
"This has been my best year to date," said the baby-faced Rogers, who looks well younger than his 33 years. Rogers acknowledges that he carefully cultivated becoming a celebrity personality in the national real estate market. He works the social media circuit like a pro and has built up a following that he stays in touch with at least daily. And of course, his multiple seasons on Bravo's hit series, "Million Dollar Listing," brought him into the living rooms of more than a million viewers each episode. Without question, of the three featured agents, his role was the quirkiest.
Rogers had story lines about getting $600 haircuts and ordering $700 cakes bearing his likeness to serve at open houses. He also propelled his chihuahua, Starla, into stardom along with himself. He carries Starla with him everywhere and the dog has her own Twitter and Facebook fan pages. Rogers, as viewers learned, is an obsessive compulsive neat-freak, fluffing up couch pillows and finger-dusting the smallest crevice.
Rogers grew up in Malibu assuming that he would one day work in his father's business of owning and developing mobile home parks across the country. His dad had other ideas and set some tough bars for him to cross: Get a Realtor's license, get through college with nothing less than straight A's, and then maybe, the young Chad was told. With a Realtor's license under his belt and a perfect GPA, Chad was sent to work one college summer in his dad's mobile home park in Apopka Florida.
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