Lisa Helou – Mom of Gio Helou, Seen on Selling the OC Shows

By | April 16, 2024

Lisa Helou attained her real estate license in 1976 and has made multi-million dollar sales in her career, making her one of the most well-known real estate agents in California. She is also the mother of the successful realtor Gio Helou, who credits his knowledge in real estate to his mother.

Lisa Helou is a successful LA real estate agent

Lisa Helou is a successful LA real estate agent

Early Life and Education

Lisa Cantagallo Helou was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Syrian father and a Lebanese mother. She attended the Citrus College and California State University from 1973 to 1976.


Lisa is an LA native real estate agent. Currently, she works for the Oppenheim Group as an associate. Before joining the Oppenheim Group, Lisa worked as a Global Luxury Advisor for Engel & Völkers Newport Beach from 2015 to 2018. She also worked for the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury from 2019 to 2021.

Lisa Helou works at The Oppenheim Group

Lisa Helou works at The Oppenheim Group

Lisa is known for her assertiveness and relentless pursuit to meet her client's needs. She also takes pride in her old-school tactics and approach to selling real estate.

Lisa has a proven skill set in the real estate industry and is serious about maintaining her integrity and character.

Family Life

Lisa got married to Carl, a residential builder. They have three children, the realtor Gio, and two daughters, named Fianna and Gyna. They lived on Balbao Peninsula and are members of the Balboa Peninsula Point Association.

Lisa Helou with realtor son, Gio Helou

Lisa Helou with realtor son, Gio Helou

Unfortunately, Lisa and Carl decided to part ways just before Gio and his wife, Tiffany Helou, were preparing to welcome their first child.

Gio is a real estate agent at the OC branch of The Oppenheim Group. He pursued Bachelor of Arts in Film Marketing in Pepperdine University. Fionna Helou has been working for Engel & Völkers since 2015 as a global real estate agent advisor.

During her free time, Lisa also loves riding her bike or cruising the bay in her Duffy boat.

Selling the OC

Both Lisa and Gio appear on Selling the OC, a reality TV series for Netflix. It revolves around the Oppenheim Group, a high-end real estate brokerage firm in the Orange County area. The series follows a group of agents, including Lisa and Gio, as they navigate their professional and personal lives.

Lisa made her debut during the second episode of Selling the OC at Gio's open house. During the episode, Lisa gave her son some advice on creating ambiance and the importance of "no wine upstairs."

Lisa Helou debuted on the episode on Selling the OC

Lisa Helou debuted on the episode on Selling the OC

Lisa also appeared on the sixth episode of Selling the OC to share her knowledge and experience with younger colleagues, Alex Rose and Alex Jarvis.

Since making her debut in the second episode, Lisa has been posting updates and the behind the scenes of the show on her Instagram page. In season 2, Lisa joins her son at their family home as he prepares to list it on the market.

There's no clear figure for Lisa Helou's net worth, but many sources estimate it to be around $10 to $15 million.

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