Cast Blog: #MDLLA

I Am Iron Man

Josh discusses his eccentric client and Madison's suit.

We're back for another season and I'm so excited for everyone to see some of the amazing deals to come together! I wish the cameras were rolling for these first five months of 2012. I've already sold over $88 million!

My client Steve is one of the coolest guys I've ever met. He is the modern day "Iron Man." I must say that was one of the easiest sales this season. Steve's house had such an amazing backyard, but I never thought it would actually bring someone to tears. . .I'm so happy the cameras were there! That was what we call an emotional buy!

Can we talk about how cool his flying machine called "Parabounce" is? For those of you wondering I never did go up in the flying machine.

I know the home that Josh Flagg sold very well. I can't believe they included that extremely expensive art in the lease. That house is in the same guard gated community as Britney Spears' house that I just sold this past month for $4,250,000.

Isn't funny how Madison wears not just a suit, but a suit with a hanky. . .hmmm wonder where he got that from!?! He must be feeling the pressure to keep up with me. I guess imitation is the best form of flattery.

Thank you for your continued support of the show! The response has been overwhelming! Keep watching all season long for the drama is coming soon. . .

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Josh Altman

James: This Was the Ultimate Opportunity

James Harris talks the Laguna Beach listing and why he's excited for the future.

Wow! What an incredible journey from start to finish. This season has been nothing else but amazing. David and I have learned a tremendous amount about our business, our competitors, and the goals we have ahead of us. I can personally say that I have never been happier. I am beyond blessed to have my incredible family by my side, our business is booming, and there is so much on the horizon. There is no better way to wake up than knowing that you are excited about what your day has to offer. I remain positive each day, and no matter what obstacles we come up against, we remain positive and overcome them. 

Listing a home of such magnitude in Laguna Beach was the ultimate opportunity for David and me. As you saw in the episode, it’s no easy task entering a new market, especially one as community-oriented as Laguna. You really have to know someone to be brought in, and our international connections and track record make us desirable to work with. However, working with a client who doesn’t necessarily need to sell comes with challenges. There would be very little room to negotiate with the asking price, and therefore I felt a world class marketing strategy was essential in reaching the perfect buyer. I suppose I was also wary of the fact that the local brokers in Laguna seemed hesitant to work with us! 

We definitely took a sigh of relief when we saw Madison walk up to the door. While this home wasn’t the right fit for his clients, we look forward to crossover business with Madison, as #BondStPartners expands into more beach cities. Closing the deal on this Laguna Beach property not only proved our worth but also secured my confidence in our future. While David and I have our moments of disagreement, we have the same values and vision. We were on the same page completely about foregoing $100,000 of our commission to make the sale happen. With David as my partner and my beautiful family by my side, I’m excited for what the future holds. 

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