Josh Altman

Josh wonders if Madison is ever going to sell a house this season.

on Jul 18, 20120

A huge part of my clientele consists of professional athletes. I've sold homes to some of the biggest names in sports, and I love working with them. I used to be a field goal kicker for Syracuse University and it brings back amazing memories hanging out with some of these athletes.

Orlando Scandrick in football is like me in real estate -- young and at the top of his game. Looking at houses isn't for everyone. I could look at them all day, while other people like Orlando could care less. That's why we have business managers, to run certain aspects of our financial life. When dealing with celebrities and athletes I typically deal with their business managers just as much as I do with them. (Agents take notes.) Jamie is one of the top business managers in the business and he deals with some amazing athletes -- another Syracuse graduate on top of his game. He was a pleasure to work with and since then have continued our business relationship.

23 comments
Katt61
Katt61

Totally out of line: you and Heather. And you egged her on and congratulated her for being innappropriate and immature. You remind me of a snake and I can't imagine anyone tolerating you for very long.

Jonster
Jonster

I think everyone here is being a tad too hard on Josh Altman!  People need to chill out, get a glass of wine.  It's a TV show.  The negative comments prove how popular MDL is.  Personally, I like Josh.  I like all of them.  That's why I watch the show.  I like it better than NY.  The real estate is far more beautiful.  Josh A. says he lives and breathes his job.  He's the ambitious straight guy with big sales and Heather isn't stupid.  And I know she has a long relationship with Madison who exposed some of his own feelings for her with his Mom.  This is a great story arc.  And they're all playing it for what it's worth.  I do think Josh and Madison were unprofessional and Josh coming on like a big, swinging d___ at an open house was unforgivable.  But everyone knew they were on TV.  Good TV.  My question is this:  I'm new to the show and I was wondering if Heather and Madison had some kind of intimate relationship before she finally fell for Josh.  I heard he was kind of bisexual before and is now gay.  Josh really hates him.  There's so much going on in this show on so many different levels!   

Chgobmw
Chgobmw

Josh; You and Heather came across Very unprofessional and childish!! You provoked Heather and your comments to Madison were very immature.... Grow up and Ditch the arrogant attitude! Arrogance Is a sure sign of insecurity!

joseph40108
joseph40108

Just watched the episode.Where guy was looking at between.Two and six million.But advisor.Said two million. Something not right there.Next he will be wanting down grade his car.But is his business.And his money.He made it.So if looses It.Some else dipping into also.

Chankanaab
Chankanaab

I'm wondering who gave Heather the idea that she's entitled to anything after Madison fired her.  Could his initials be JA?  Looking forward to her proving that Madison was right about her tomorrow night.

janb55
janb55

Josh--people who are secure with themselves don't need to be bashing and condsecending to others. You are so self-absorbed you can't see what an arrogant jerk you are. Heather works with you, represents you. Heather lost whatever class she had when she threw her wine at Madison. There's enough real estate listings to go around. All three of you have different selling styles and you're all surviving. And I don't think I'd go around bragging about being a field goal kicker for Syracuse University's football team--they haven't been a good team for a long time.

momofthree
momofthree

I agree with some of the other viewers -- stick to the sales, not Madison.  You're interesting to watch until the bashing begins. 

Jillyone
Jillyone

It was not that Orlando "could care less" [sic], clearly, it was he was in over his head....has no clue what he can afford and what he can't....good he is smart enough to have hired someone who has the chops to look out for his interests. Re Madison, HE doesn't come across as a used car salesman....forget, bet he would rather eat ground glass than wear a brushed gold, initial pinky ring. (Eeeeewwwwwwwwwww.)

jillybean1
jillybean1

Pat yourself on the back much?  Gosh, you are so pompous.  You're not all that.  I don't know what Heather sees in you, if I were her, I would run as fast as I could.  When you brushed her hand away from your tie, that said it all.  Run, Heather, run, imagine what your life will be like.  He will always be seeking perfectionism and will find fault with every little thing. 

Lck
Lck

You really need to get over Madison. You sound a bit obsessed. I assume the only reason you're dating his former employee.. is because she was his employee!

bella216
bella216

Its funny I don't see it the way all these others do - I think Madison judged Heather without having a sit down conversation with her....was quick to fire her and not really see that it wasn't either of your intentions to list the one penthouse together....so to jump and fire her....I think Madison was mistaken.....I think HE let his personal feelings toward you affect his relationship with Heather.....so with that....Although you can appear a bit arrogant - Madison seems a bit sneaky and underhanded and unable to separate work & business....in reality - you would have been able to handle the busines separate from your personal feelings - because the job is the job.  Madison was not able to do that.   Do I think you are a bit high on your horse...yes....you should take it down a notch....and make a decision not to piss with a skunk.....take the high road.....

Jerseygirl2
Jerseygirl2

Every blog about Madison?  Why? Jealous maybe?

nsbates
nsbates

shame on you and Heather.  She should not have thrown the drink on Madison.  You got the girl alright, are u sure you want her, lol.

Sidda
Sidda

Josh, I do love watching you because to be so young you are at the top of your game. However enough with Heather. You love her, she loves you, you both hate Madison, Madison hates both of you. We get it but the show isn't about 3 guys and a girl. We need to get the show back to what it is about 3 successful guys selling real estate. I love watching Josh Flagg so much more than any of you three. So I hope last week was the last of let's kick Madison and throw wine on him.

jpinphx515
jpinphx515

Love you on the show!  You have amazing sales focus and know how to get the job done.  Why feed the Madison drama with and without Heather?    You seem like an "eyes on your own paper" kind of guy.  There are better things to be doing (that will make you $)!!    Keep rocking those sales!

Michelle01
Michelle01

I loved when Jamie told you off!  You don't listen to your clients wish list... Jamie was right, all your after is $$$ ! You and Heather need to leave the show! I think you are in love with Madison, that's why you TRY to bad mouth him! Just go away!!!

christen.m.gordon
christen.m.gordon

I would rather deal with a humble person rather than someone like you.  I love Madison and every nasty thing you say and do makes me want you off the show more and more.

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Lolas__Bags__

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Lolas__Bags__
Lolas__Bags__

Hi Josh ... Another great show tonight! I didn't like the way the (arrogant) football player's business manager talked to you but you handled it well. I really don't think he realized the football player told you between $2-6 million for his house. (This football player doesn't realize it but he has a great business manager!) I'm sure you'll find him a great house for $2 - $2.5 million. I think Heather is good for you. She's brought you down to earth a little ... especially after you turned down the home that the director wanted you to sell (last week) for $4 million and you said $3 million. I sat there myself and said "You're going down $1 million dollars? How about $3.5 million?" (and that's what it sold for, around that amount I think.) Heather told you it was a mistake and had you call him back ... and you sold his home! I really like her. She seems to be down to earth and an easy-going young lady. I think she's the type of girl you needed in your life. I knew she worked for Madison and then Madison became angry she was dating you. I think he feared Heather would pass on information about his dealings on to you. You never know who to trust these days although it now sounds like Heather is a very savvy broker/realtor! I don't know the whole story, of course, about all that went down.

 

 Regarding Madison, that was one beautiful house after being built but no one was interested in buying it. Wow! How can that be helped if NO ONE is interested in buying?? Don't know why since it has a spectacular view! I think leasing it was a good idea for 1.5 years because like he said, it can be back on the market then and hopefully real estate will go up. I, personally, didn't see anything wrong about this deal. Yes, you all want to sell houses because you make more commission, but it doesn't always go that way. I've seen some houses on the show just "rent".

 

As for the home Josh Flagg had to sell, he immediately knew it was going to be a hard sell because it's on an exclusive street but looks totally different than all the other home ... that's for sure! I bet the neighbors had a FIT when that home was built!! Do you think he should have turned it down and not try to sell it? I thought it was VERY clever of Josh to come up with the circus idea and people loved it!! In the highlights for next week, you and Madison are fighting about Heather and she even throws a drink at Madison!!  Now, Josh, you and Madison should know better to do that at a showing but I'm sure Bravo was OK with it to make it more "exciting"!! Personal problems should never be solved in that type of environment!

 

All in all, I think you're a great broker/realtor. I've seen where a broker finds a house then invites realtors to look at it ... and they in turn contact clients who would be interested in it. I didn't realize that's what brokers do. I thought only realtors sold the actual home and received the commission. Looking forward to next week's show. This is one of my favorite shows on Bravo ... and I DO like all 3 of you!! You all have different ways of selling a house.

 

That's funny that you're from Syracuse, NY. I'm from that area!! Take care!  

Lauriejean
Lauriejean

Why don't you lay off Madison?? Dang -- you're so arrogant and cheezy...Madison has more heart than you'll ever have.

nothanksillpass
nothanksillpass

Dude, you need a reality check.  Your sales are nothing to be bragging about; anyone can sell a house when they bully sellers into listing at rock bottom prices, and then bully them again into accepting offers that are even lower.  If you'd had your way, you'd have cost that one homeowner (house under the Hollywood sign) at least $500k.  Yeah, that's really something to brag about. 

 

And your obsession with Madison is laughable b/c it shows your glaring insecurity. Probably still too busy nursing your bruised ego b/c more people said they'd choose Madison to sell their homes.  

Had2Say
Had2Say

All I have to say about Orlando Scandrick is WHAT A JACK A**! Just goes to show you... money doesn't buy class but it can buy ignorance! He shoulld hire someone to raise his daughter so they turn out somewhat decent, learn some manners and develop respect for other people. Good thing you aren't judged in football for anything other than running an throwing a ball. Honestly, now I know I could never be a salesman if I had to deal with people like him on a daily basis. He and anyone that knows him should be embarrased by that kind of behavior. Jerk!

Lck
Lck

@Annie003 He probably is proud of what he did. Josh A. reminds me of an old-time used car salesman.