Cast Blog: #MDLLA

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Josh: There Are Always Going to Be Mistakes

James: This Was the Ultimate Opportunity

David: Arguments Help Us Communicate

Josh: Real Estate Is About Relationships

Josh: Talk About a Fast Deal

James: We Had to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat

David: Finding the Right Listing Seemed Laughable

Josh: We Just Raised the Bar

James: We Work Best As a Team

David: This Deal Took Some Creativity

Josh: It's All About Who You Know

Josh: I Treat Clients' Money Like It's My Own

James: I Always Make Time for Family

David Spray Tans for Success

James and David Only Care About Commission

Josh on His Client's Disappearing Act

James and David: Unstoppable Team, Great Fashion Sense

David: He Who Takes the Risk, Gets the Listing

Josh: This is the Most Exciting Season Yet

Josh: You've Got to Point Out the Positives

James on Altman's Unprofessional Behavior

David Loves His Hounds!

Josh: I Could See Right Through Ryan

Josh: "Who Books a Venue a Year in Advance?

James Loses a Sale to Cupid

David Learned a Valuable Lesson

Josh Can't Risk "Holding" a Property

Josh: Altman Will Do Anything to Get a Listing

David: I Respect Tomer's Need for the Number 7

James' Secret to Elevating Interest

Josh on the Golden Wheelchair

James: Altman Lacks Respect and Etiquette

Mauricio's Vote of Confidence

Josh: I Couldn't Get Mad at Heather

Josh: I'd Be Happy to Mentor The Spice Girls

James: My Wife and Children are My Life

David: James and I Have Our Blow Ups

Josh Flagg's Record-Breaking Deal

What David Loves About Real Estate

James: Kristoffer Put Us Through the Ringer

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Josh is glad Heather stood up for herself -- and women everywhere.

Wow. . .that was the quite the action packed episode. I'm not sure which was more exciting to watch, the awesome negotiation scene I had or the big confrontation with Madison!

Let's start with the Orlando Scandrick deal. I think what you need to take away from this is that not every deal is going to be easy. You have to have tough skin to be in real estate, but if you stick it through, success is that much sweeter. Once again I treated my clients money like it was my own and got them the house $100K less than they would have spent. People ask me all the time what are some of my keys to success. Well, that's one of them! You save your client money and they will always come back to you. I was very excited about closing that deal and that's another closed sale in the books for me! In fact to date, in 2012 I am about to pass the $100 million sales mark!!!

On the other hand let's talk about the other two agents that are having really tough years trying to sell properties. I'll start with Flagg. The house he was trying to sell we all knew was going to be a tough uphill battle. I am not surprised he went after the lease. At least he made a little money for his time. The scene with Flagg and the kid was funny but not nearly as funny as his Bar Mitzvah video. I literary fell on the floor laughing when I saw that. Flagg has over $250K in coins??

Madison co-listed again as his secret weapon to get the listing. Not surprised that he needed another agent to help him get a listing. The house was beautiful and the builder did a good job. We'll have to wait another episode to see if Madison finally gets his first sale in LA of the season.

OK. . .now for the fight scene. Let's just look at the facts on this one

Madison owes Heather $7,000 for deals that she did everything on while she was still employed -- deals that closed while she was still working for him and a couple that closed a week after her being fired for dating me. The cheap and cold hearted Madison decided he would take advantage of a woman that earned the money, needed the money, and was fired for reasons outside of her job. Even after she was fired, emails were sent to Heather from Madison assuring he would still pay her. He strung her along for two months and then decided not to pay up (Wow what a scumbag).

I have no regrets about anything that happened at that open house. It was important that Heather confronted Madison, who was avoiding all her calls and emails. I wanted Heather to stick up for herself -- and women in general -- and not let Madison bully her around just cause he has more money than she does. It is not easy to be a woman in this business and in this town because people like Madison feel that they can take advantage of them. If you ask me, she didn't aim high enough when throwing the drink. LOL. And as for Josh's open house, that was the most action that gross house will ever see. He shouldn't worry about losing the listing -- we would have done him a favor if he did cause that house will never sell.

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