Jeff Lewis (IV)

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Self on Flipping Out



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  • Jeff Lewis was born in Southern California and has been living there his entire life. He attended Chapman University in Orange County where he received a degree in legal studies. After college he pursued a career in Real Estate and worked for several top companies before he began his own business. In the last nine years Jeff has renovated over 45 houses. His TV career began in 2006 when he appeared in a friend's promo reel that was later seen by Hollywood executives which landed him his own reality series "Flipping Out"



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    • Jeff Lewis: I've kind of re-strategized and it changed the way that I'm running my business and also running my personal life. These toxic people are also being replaced with people that are more productive and effective and professional. And as a result, we're finding that my life - I have more personal time now because I'm not having to micromanage every single person in my life. And that has caused - that's basically eliminated a lot of stress for me.

    • Jeff Lewis:(On his OCD getting worse) I think it does - I think it has become worse as I got older. What's interesting is I think it was very exaggerated as a child and then I think that it mellowed, but then now for some reason it's getting a little more exaggerated as an adult.

    • Jeff Lewis:(On how he got into Real Estate) Well, my dad. Although he was never doing real estate full time, he was just supplementing his income. So I kind of picked it up by osmosis. I watched him. He owned commercial property and buildings, and I was just a little kid sitting in the passenger seat following him around as he visited his different properties. It was always interesting to me, but there was always a component that was missing. I've always been creative, and the segment of real estate that my dad was involved in really didn't quite interest me. He was all about the buy and sell, just the numbers and the money. It took me until I was in my late twenties to understand and get my purpose. I liked the facet of real estate that I ultimately went into because it is ultimately very creative. I have that balance, because I really do feel like I have a strong interest in business, but I also want to be creative at the same time.

    • Jeff Lewis:(On Bravo being a good fit for him) It is. I think it ultimately ended up being the best home for me. There was another network that wanted to order twelve episodes, and that of course was a little bit tempting, but I thought Bravo was the best home.

    • Jeff Lewis:(In response to hearing his assistants calling him crazy) When I first heard that, I was a little thrown back, but I'm self aware enough to know that my behavior isn't always so normal and that most people would consider it crazy. That said, when Jenni finished that sentence, she went on to say that all geniuses are crazy. Which really, I found the second half of that sentence to be a huge compliment. I thought, wow, this is a girl who really respects my work. She knows how hard I work, and how much I put into this, and how much I care. It's very hard to shut off. As much as I'd like to shut it off at 7 o'clock and continue with my evening, I'm always thinking about it - thinking of ways to make the houses better, important changes that could take the property to the next level. I'm always thinking.

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    • Jeff Lewis has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

    • Jeff Lewis used to date his "Flipping Out" co-star Ryan Brown.

    • The New York Times called Jeff Lewis "A man balancing multiple mortgages like bricks on a noodle."

    • Jeff Lewis has three dogs and two cats.

    • Jeff Lewis graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1988.