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Luxe Listings Sydney: D’Leanne Lewis on succeeding in male-dominated real estate industry

Luxe Listings Sydney star D’Leanne Lewis says she ‘had to work three times as hard’ to succeed the male-dominated real estate industry

Amazon Prime’s new series Luxe Listings Sydney follows the lives of three elite real estate agents selling the most expensive homes in the Harbour City.

And one of the show’s stars, D’Leanne Lewis, has revealed that being a woman in a male-dominated industry meant she had to work ‘three times as hard’ to success.

In a preview for the upcoming show, D’Leanne revealed she was once told she could never work in top-tier real estate because she was a woman and ‘too young’.

Fierce: Luxe Listings Sydney star D’Leanne Lewis says in a trailer for the Amazon Prime show she ‘had to work three times as hard’ to succeed the male-dominated real estate industry

‘I thought, “Well, that’s bulls**t”, and now I am number one in my company and I’ve been number one for the last 18 years,’ she proudly said.

The mother of two, who drives a luxury Range Rover, added: ‘I’ve had to work twice, three times as hard to show that I’m absolutely capable.

‘[Managers] were like, “No girls are going to do real estate; you’re too young.” It was so misogynistic. It was crazy.’

D’Leanne also said there were ‘plenty of egos’ in real estate – and the trailer hints at her personality clashes with co-stars Gavin Rubinstein and Simon Cohen.

Rise to the top: In a preview for the upcoming series, D'Leanne revealed she was once told she could never work in top-tier real estate because she was a woman and 'too young'

Rise to the top: In a preview for the upcoming series, D’Leanne revealed she was once told she could never work in top-tier real estate because she was a woman and ‘too young’

Kicking goals: 'I thought, "Well, that's bulls**t", and now I am number one in my company and I've been number one for the last 18 years,' she proudly said

Kicking goals: ‘I thought, “Well, that’s bulls**t”, and now I am number one in my company and I’ve been number one for the last 18 years,’ she proudly said 

While their rivalries appear to be fierce, D’Leanne is more than capable when it comes to negotiating deals.

‘You can have the confidence of 100 men, but if you don’t have the results it counts for nothing,’ she said. 

‘I have been called a Rottweiler in heels, but I don’t think I’m a pooch. I’m certainly not a Rottweiler,’ she laughed.

Rivalries: Elsewhere, the agent explained that there are 'plenty of egos' in the real estate business, as the clip cut her cheeky interactions with her competition Gavin Rubinstein (right) and Simon Cohen (centre)

Rivalries: Elsewhere, the agent explained that there are ‘plenty of egos’ in the real estate business, as the clip cut her cheeky interactions with her competition Gavin Rubinstein (right) and Simon Cohen (centre)

Results queen: While the rivalries between them appear to be fierce, D'Leanne proved she more savvy when negotiating deals. 'You can have the confidence of 100 men, but if you don't have the results it counts for nothing,' she explained to a client

Results queen: While the rivalries between them appear to be fierce, D’Leanne proved she more savvy when negotiating deals. ‘You can have the confidence of 100 men, but if you don’t have the results it counts for nothing,’ she explained to a client

Entertainment Weekly has already called Luxe Listings Sydney ‘Amazon’s Aussie answer to Selling Sunset’.

The show is just one of many Australian originals coming to Amazon Prime this year.

The streaming service is also set to air a new season of Packed to the Rafters, called Back to the Rafters.

Luxe Listings Sydney will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on July 9 in Australia and in over 240 countries and territories around the world

Property porn! Luxe Listings Sydney is just one of many Australian originals coming to Amazon Prime this year. The series will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on July 9 in Australia and in over 240 countries and territories around the world

Property porn! Luxe Listings Sydney is just one of many Australian originals coming to Amazon Prime this year. The series will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on July 9 in Australia and in over 240 countries and territories around the world

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