Josh Altman

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

on Jul 25, 20120

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.

68 comments
MyNeurosurgeonSucks
MyNeurosurgeonSucks

Where are the mirrors in this house?  Oh, just follow Josh Altmans eyes!  Have you ever seen a guy so busy checking himself out?  I have no reason to be jealous of him.  I just think he's an obnoxious douche with a Napoleon complex.  Sure Flagg marches to his own drummer, nothing wrong with that.  Madison is a nice guy and there are people who still value that.  But Altman,  he tries to bully people to cover his own insecurities.

Tara1
Tara1

You are all so CLEARLY jealous of Josh Altman. He is an absolutley AMAZING real estate agent. YOU people are the one's who need to stay out of his business. Heather is his Girlfriend therefore he has every right in the world to stick up for her to madison or anyone else. Josh altman is what makes the show MDLLA period. Without Josh Altman I wouldn't even watch the show. He is a very talented and gifted agent, in fact he has inspired me so much I am now in the process of getting my real estate license!!

 

Josh A. There is ALWAYS going to be Haters, your doing something right when you have all these jealous people... I however think you are AMAZING! YOU are the reason I watch the show. You truly inspire me, I hope to be half the real estate agent you are one day! keep up the amazing work!!!

 

queenjane
queenjane

I am just not clear why you think you have any right to even participate in business between Heather and Madison.  She is your girlfriend-you are not her agent!  If you are what's out there to defend women in general my gender is in big BIG trouble.  So thanks but no thanks.  You come across as an egotistical buffoon.  Leave it alone!

moxiegirl
moxiegirl

Thank-you Josh Altman! You have given me excellent teaching opportunities.....to be able to purposely have my kids sit down and learn some life lessons as to...what inappropriate behavior is, and....the type of person you need to avoid being associated with in life.

Question: Does Altman have any "friends" other than the people he has working for him? (Including Heather who washes his dog for him).

Suso3280
Suso3280

Sure Josh, we may get really lucky and you won't be there in the future episodes. I wasn't much of a Chad fan, but he topped you. You are nothing but EGO. All you do is worry about the other guys upstaging you. You are the biggest egomaniac I've ever seen.

NOW, I dare you on your next blog to tell us how you REALLY feel about the negativity and unpopularity  directed at you and your blog. How does it feel to know that MOST everyone can't stand to watch your jealous ass. Say something about that, why don't you.  At least Josh F. and Madison have fans. Your only fans are Jennifer and two people on your page, LOL. Josh F and Madison have tons of good reports, atta boys. etc...YOU??? GO HOME.

Diane69802
Diane69802

Who do you think you are?  We know who you THINK you are but.....seriously you are the most unprofessional and immature and YES I agree with one of the other comments that you act like a "used car salesman".  Anything for a deal I believe it what you said.  Stay  OUT of Heather's deal with Madison...it's none of your business, if she is a big girl she needs to handle it herself and you need to keep your big mouth shut and stay out of it...not your concern.  Madison showed much more professionalism than the two of you drama queens that disrupted Josh Flagg's Open and I would have thrown you out.  He obviously spent alot of money to put that together and you two acted like a couple of low class idiots!  Good for Madison for walking away.

What_the
What_the

This guy is a class A douche.  Bravo:  Lose him.  And while you're at it, lose Heather too.

Diane69802
Diane69802

Who do you think you are?  Actually we know who YOU think you are and you are not!  Stay out of Heather's business it has nothing to do with you. If she is a big girl she can pull up her big girl thong and handle it herself which apparently she cannot (nor can you) in a business-like manner.  You actions at that Broker Open was Unbelievable....completely unprofessional and immature...would NEVER hire either one of you.  You might have more listings than Madison but he has way more class and you let him show it!  Again, stay out Heather's business she needs to handle it herself.

njane
njane

What a slimy guy. It's becoming hard to watch this show. 

skostal
skostal

Josh, you might of got the girl, but its her buisness and not yours.   This wouldnt of happen If you would of left her alone.  She be working for madison and not have all this stress that you are giving her.  Grow up.

LindaT
LindaT

I'm team Heather & Josh!!!! Madison is creepy!

LindaGlitz
LindaGlitz

What a jerk. If I wanted to sell or buy property in your area and you were the last agent alive, you wouldn't get my business. I wonder what your clients and business associates think about your on-air comments regarding some of the conversations in the segments. You'll be lucky to get anyone's repeat business. Or......is this all drama staged to make the viewers believe it's real????

mommom1015
mommom1015

When you say "Anything for a Deal" you mean it. It seems very little is beneath you. Earning the almighty dollar is not everything. I think you often price low to get a sure thing. That is not working for the best interest of your client. It seems when you save a client money it is more for you to brag about and stroke your huge ego. Madison and Josh Flagg outsell you in class and dignity. I hope this will be posted.

Arkaboogie
Arkaboogie

Could you and Heather be any more unprofessional than to get into a screaming match at another agents open house?  Good thing that Josh Flagg didn't call your agency and have your head on a platter.  You and yours should have been escorted to the door ASAP.  Who would have guessed the a bouncer should have attended as well.  If Madison owes her money, take him to court.

lholet2002@yahoo.com
lholet2002@yahoo.com

I would like to say you always look so nice in your suits....so professional, so business-like. If I had a house to sell, particularly an expensive one,  I would want you to represent me.  I don't think "casual wear" is appropriate.....even to sell a beachpad in Malibu....and I won't mention other agents' names.  Dress like a professional, act like a professional -- you do both of these.  You are a good example for your profession.  Nothing says "success" like a good-looking man in a goodlooking suit and tie,  Kudos!!

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

First of all, Heather, does not represent all women.  She throws a drink, a classless move, and then runs behind you to defend her.  We don't know all that has gone on behind the scenes and I suspect neither do you. In time you will find that you have been played by her. 

How can you say Josh Flagg hasn't had a good year in real estate?  Seems like he has been doing alright.  Madison, I don't think is struggling as much you think. I think he has other irons in the pot that will probably pay off.

Ambitious, confident is one thing. Rude, and obnoxious is another.  Enjoy your "high" because the fall isn't going to be so nice.

Oceankitty
Oceankitty

Josh A., What I have observed from your behavior in this last season of the MDL:LA show, is you being unprofessional, phony, and someone with an overactive "little man" ego, who enjoys deliberately hurting other people! Not only have you pretended to play the BMOC, you set out to deliberately undermine a significant competitor's company and gleefully destroy the well-cultivated personal relationship that existed, by deviously planting negative suggestions into the mind of a trusting and impressionable mind. I do believe you knew exactly what you were doing. The question now is, can you live with the ultimate long-term repercussions of what you have set in motion? What you've done shows what and who you really are . . . Poor Heather will be caught in the cross fire somewhere . . .

Bobbiejjj
Bobbiejjj

Do you watch the shows when they air on TV (I can't imagine you don't)?  Do you like the way you act?

dees_star8888
dees_star8888

Heather does NOT speak up for women everywhere! if anything she makes women look bad! if a man did what she did it would be an outrage..

diana.wagner.16144
diana.wagner.16144

I love this show,Josh Altman my favorite.Love to watch him work!He is the shark in the tank.

Leechiv
Leechiv

I'm so disappointed at how unprofessional Madison is being.  I smell envy - you go Heather!

Dez44
Dez44

What happened to you this season?  Stop putting Josh F. & Madison down just becuz they haven't sold as many properties as you have.  The tides will turn my friend.  You should stay out of Heather & Madison's business.  You look like the puppet master pulling her strings.  I honestly hope you dont return next season.  

 

Roroco08
Roroco08

Really dislike how you repeatedly use the word "bucks."  It definitely has the slimy used car salesman ring to it--maybe that's why you're giving off that impression?  You also sacrificed looking professional so that you and Heather could stage a confrontation with Madison.   Maybe you'll lose  business over it when viewers pick a "grown up" for a realtor.

ireneg
ireneg

josh, what is happening to you, you are so off your mark. first you almost loose a deal because you disagree with the seller on price. how condescending. secondly, just because a buyer says he can spend between  2 to 6 million, that doesn't mean  right off the bat you show him a 6 million house(so happy the agent called you on it    AND ON TV) you really looked like a slime ball here..third, YOU tell heather to go tell madison off and in an open house, soooo bad, and this is only one episode.  yikes! i think you are better off without heather, since dating her its been downhill (ocean county) for you.snap out of it you look really creepy.  team madison & joshf.

squirrelmonkey
squirrelmonkey

Dude....you are actually a little creepy!!!  Stop giving your "girlfriend" bad advice!! 

MzChrizti
MzChrizti

I think this is more of a Heather is costing you too much money thing. You're selling oodles of houses and making a lot of money. What is 7 grand to you anyways? Seems to me like it's more Heather needing the money cause you aren't footing her bills. Better get her as your assistant and put her to work.

 

BTW, if you're selling so much already anyways, why did you even need to get involved in a property with Heather? Aren't you busy enough and making enough money? Seems like your problem is greed plain and simple. You want it all so no one else can have it.

abbs0205
abbs0205

love, love, love the show! ;)

ibis
ibis

Why are you getting involved with this, Heather was out of line and you were unprofessional in having her confront Madison during an open house, don't realtors have certain ethics and code of conduct?

Gracie2012
Gracie2012

Why are you getting involved in Heather's business dealings with her previous employer? You're acting like her father instead of her boyfriend. Furthermore, Madison said that there was no contract between them saying that she would get commissions. He was doing that at his discretion. Heather is a spoiled brat like he said. And yes, I am a business woman. You both (you and Heather) need to grow up. P.S. I would never buy or sell a house with you. You look and act like a slimy used car salesman.

kazport11
kazport11

Why does it matter if Madison sells 1 house of 10. You should mind your own business. As far as Heather goes.. Classless

dee01
dee01

Heathers behavior will end up hurting her. I don't see anyone wanting to hire her as a realtor and/or anything else after the way she has handled this situation. 

LilyPearl0560
LilyPearl0560

Josh, I liked you last season.  This season, not so much. You really need to step back and take a look at your actions. Being successful in business does not necessarily make you successful in life.  There are others factors. Karma Karma Karma.

 

MeMe23
MeMe23

You may think your arrogance is a good quality but if you would be confident and humble...!! You egged Heather on to confront Madison, do you think he cares that you got the girl!!!??? What did you get..a flake that does whatever you tell her. she spent years with Madison and his family embraced her and she crapped on him because you told her too. If she doesn't have any $$$, why don't you give her some? As another poster said...why do you care so much about Madisons sales. I hope something happens that brings you down about 6 stories...not just pegs....when they switch to you, I go to the bathroom because after you have heard one blowhard you have heard them all!@@ No luck wished to you! Bravo...i hope you will decide to post it, do you think Josh A's ego can take it!!

sleeplessinohio
sleeplessinohio

Love the way they fight..(.Escrow) are you kidding me!

A3morgan
A3morgan

Women everywhere! Nice ploy to think you're going to get women to like you. I can't even believe you're in real estate. You're so unlike able.

SusanAzar
SusanAzar

Josh Altman is a liar, a thief, and should get fired. He put things in Heathers head – She betrayed Madison and moved on. Now she wants money? Her and Josh Altman should get fired from the show.

sandy47
sandy47

I think you and Heather were bullies to Madison. You acted like you were 10. Heather should be ashamed of what she did to Madison I hope she wakes up and see you are just in it to win it and its not really about her. Madison was very good to her and he was a good froemd/ Were you jeolous of their friendship and wanted to betray him. Some day she will see the truth in you!!!!

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

It's not unusual in AZ for an agent to miss out on commissions when they change Brokerages.  The Broker own the listing.  You can hardly chalk it up to her being awoman.

moxiegirl
moxiegirl

 @Tara1 So we're all jealous of Altman! None of us are allowed to have intelligent opinions and just respect one another because we're different, we've lead different lives and have different perspectives on life...and the people we choose to surround ourselves with. My family and I would not hire him or surround ourselves with people like him...that's our choice and that's what we teach our children. I'm a 44 yr old female physician who comes from a family of physicians and we all lead very happy and successful lives... we are far from feeling jealous of Mr. Altman. I tend to believe that most of us who write here would not attack one another for having a different opinion. I cannot imagine that anyone else would defend and write what "Tara1" wrote about such an "AMAZING " man...unless you're his mother...or a twelve year old girl with ONE BIG crush on the guy!

alexa619
alexa619

 

Well you don't have to mention other agents' names because you already commented on Madison's blog! Lol! Very passive aggressive of you!

Lorise69
Lorise69

 @Oceankitty

 I agree completely..except for the poor Heather part..she is completely aware of her surroundings and what is going on. She is just as fault as Josh A...

bravofreak
bravofreak

 @Oceankitty

 Exactly! EEEESh! Every time this guy shows up on the screen I feel like I need to go wash of the slime. He is using her to hurt Madison for some reason.....what do you think it is?

Fanatic
Fanatic

 @diana.wagner.16144

 R U insane!? He's such a jerk; he's "perfect" for the insecure, needy woman who thinks she can't do any better. I have trouble looking @ him! Don't know which eye he's looking out of; and not as smart as he thinks he is. But only a person w/ a REAL education would know. Won't disagree w/ the "shark" analogy though!

A3morgan
A3morgan

@Leechiv Why do you think Madison is being unprofessional? Do you know something we don't?

UThousewife
UThousewife

@ESinAZ So true! He is so full of drama. She also works for him as an asst, if you'll remember, not as an agent. So she wasn't guaranteed anything but salary or hourly. What a crybaby...

phatlyps7
phatlyps7

@Fanatic @diana.wagner.16144 I wish I could like this comment more!