Josh Altman

Josh Altman explains why he confronted Madison and what he thinks of the Heather situation.

on Aug 1, 20120

Great episode. I had a lot of fun taping this one. My seller John is a very smart man. But when it comes to real estate, I'm smarter. Just because you put money into upgrading an interior of a home, doesn't mean you will get the money back you spent. In my opinion, the only time that it's OK to take an overpriced listing is if you have an agreement to drop the price if you get no action after four weeks. The price reduction meeting in the Rolls Royce was intense. I thought he was going to drop me off in the middle of no where! Ninety-nine percent of the time I can tell what a property will sell for within 100K. And in this case I was right again. That place MOTO ART where the buyer works is amazing. I already bought a several pieces from him.

Let's get to the comical part of the episode. . .Madison's cease and desist letter was a joke, kind of like his negotiation skills. I went to talk to him man to man to put all this past us and once again he walked out with his tail between his legs. Although according to his attorney's letter he was suffering emotional distress. . .LOL!!! Maybe that's why he is not a good realtor, because you need tough skin to make it in this biz. I love how he says that I do the talking for Heather. The truth is he avoids her calls and emails so I need to track him down. And the cease and desist requested Heather to stop contacting him.

78 comments
Patamar2
Patamar2

Madison never had is tail between his legs!  You are the epitome of egotistical, self-centered, selfish, arrogance!  You are what people used to call slimy & oily!  You lured Heather from her friend, Madison to hurt him. When you hurt her you will blame her & not your own actions. 

HawaiiBlue
HawaiiBlue

Sorry Josh - I used to love watching you but you are starting to become arrogant and a braggart.  You kind of think you are right all the time about everything.  I agree with what others say here, let Heather and Madison work things out. 

astellucci
astellucci

Dude, stay out of heathers fight! Madison and her are both wrong. Let the pieces fall where they will. Let them go to court and you deal with your problems. I really don't like Madison, but just stay out of it bud.

backgammon
backgammon

Madison is correct!  When you offer a Bonus, it is the choice of the giver.  Watching Heather over the years, she had a very good deal with Madison.  She is the one who decided to go behind Madison's back and she got what she deserved.....nothing!

roxy973
roxy973

I can not believe Maricio would allow this clown to represent him in a professional setting. He and Heather are so unprofessional they need to go away. Madison was right to let her go,contacting his customers just shows how low class she is.

Maricio I love you on RHBH. Josh being associated with you really turns me off of you.

kmaxey
kmaxey

Please stop saying "Bucks". It sound s very crass. You can show more class than that! Bucks sounds like you're selling used cars on a corner lot in anytown USA. Class it up Josh!

 

queenjane
queenjane

Josh, dear, we are long past the time a man needs to defend a woman's honor.  This kind of intrusive behavior is just offensive.  MYOB!!  If the $$$ is that important to you why don't you be the hero and give it to her and be done with the whole issue!!!  I guess it should also be said the Heather needs to tell you to back off--you are not only making yourself look silly but her too!

sunny2012
sunny2012

First time reading these blogs and first time posting here...I am in agreement with Madison, not Josh A, on the Heather issue.  I have reached the conclusion, after reading the comments (and laughing out loud at the irony), that Hogan needs therapy.  She is obviously clueless about business and matters of the law, and enjoys being a bully.  I think it says quite a bit that there are so many angry posts by someone who tries to present herself as a professional.  Professional what?  Obviously not a business person or an attorney...Apparently she's an expert at posting on Bravo though...

catsmom22003
catsmom22003

ju saying if madison just sold first house of season how can he owe heather money? did sh work on listing or elling the house nall i sawher o was gt manny  and pedi and tell madison she was workig hard lol

Jamiect
Jamiect

Josh, waiting for the day Madison goes for the KO. It will be so worth the wait.

janb55
janb55

Josh-- Heather didn't stand up for herself--she isn't going to make it in the world of real estate if she can't handle disagreements with fellow agents BY HERSELF.  Hope your boss Mauricio saw your behavior on these past few episodes and calls you out on it. You have no class when you act unprofessionally at any broker's open house.

coach_ab44
coach_ab44

Josh Josh --please let go of this --you're a professional ---Heather's actions are classless--

JstHappy
JstHappy

Josh,

 

you are awesome, I wish I could hire you to sell my house. It shows you give 100% to the property you're working with. Quite impressive.

ShilohSnapp
ShilohSnapp

Haters gonna hate! Madison is so jealous of you and for some reaason he feels entitled because of his family. Keep your head up and keep hustling!

pharris
pharris

You said Madison sold his first house this season, which was after Heather quit, so if he didn't sell any, how does he owe her any money???

Bond
Bond

I also should add i would bet property that Josh A reads this feed back and doesn't care. that's the ego in him.

Barbarajean
Barbarajean

For some eason you seem to think you're the best agent out there. FYI you would be the last person I would hire. I think you are dishonest and a two timer. You should mind your own business when it comes to Heathers dealing with Madison. If she can't take care of it then what kind of Real Estate agent is she going to be. She needs to stand up for herself and you need to butt out. Goodness you are so cocky and rude.  Get over yourself. 

Hogan
Hogan

Josh,

You and Josh Flagg are my favorite. Madison should have gone the way of the other guy from last season. His facial expressions and that hair, OMG! It sounded to me like Heather was caving from what I saw of the previews. If she has, that is it - dump the whole issue and don't listen to her on the topic ANYMORE. It has happened to me, a friend will talk and talk and when I have gotten involved THEY are the ones not wiling to do anything. My opinion is she should cut her losses and get to WORK! What's with the bathing of the dog in the middle of the day, why wasn't she on an appointment? Anyway, I am team Josh Altman!

mibasho
mibasho

Josh, after several episodes of Million Dollar Listing L.A. I was wondering how long it would be until you picked on Madison again.  I’m so shocked with your conduct-you shouldn’t be on TV Show-you shouldn’t even be in public.  Its one thing to do anything and play anyone for the almighty dollar, but you’ll stoop to the lowest a human could go.   How embarrassing! What did your company think about your behavior? Was it really worth it? To totally belittle yourself at the opening was even worse than your daily conduct.  You ruined your reputation and Heather’s.  Heather said she’d like to handle it in private and you pushed the issue. You threw her into the ring. Do you really care for her?  Or just like to have someone at your side as you conduct yourself in a bully manner. If you were a gentleman, you would support her decison whatever that may be. She’s an adult. I see how Heather looks at you for approval that’s embarrassing for us woman. You pulled Madison into a situation and at Josh Flagg showing.  J. Flagg welcomed you and Heather. You caused a violent disturbance.  I would have called the police on you. Thank GOD, Madison has enough class for the three of you. Money doesn’t make you a man, Altman! You appear to come from good family, but obviously didn’t inherited class or respect.   Think before you act? It appears you have something personal against Madison and somehow had a part in breaking up what was a great relationship! How much of the commission that Heather claims is owed to her by Madison do you get?  How your co-workers and higher ups put up with you, and your behavior-is beyond me. You may be selling, but at what extent of ethics.  You’d be fired for your conduct especially for your public representation at an opening/showing and on national T.V. IN A HEART BEAT YOU“D B GONE!! Oh yea you have no heart, or class. Give up the macho act, you got the girl.

AJR
AJR

Josh, one other thing.  You may want to contact Mauricio Urmansky on how to be a professional real estate agent.  From the look of things, you need some help.

shoegal73
shoegal73

Personally, I think Altman is the biggest a** on the show.  Confidence is one thing; arrogance is quite another.  All of the "this is a new suit" and "these loafers are custon" make me want to stab myself.  As for the confronting Madison, not your business.  I would bet that if your assistant pulled what she did, you would do the same thing.  He has every right to not pay her the comission, it was at his discretion.  She was fired...HELLO.  I realize that this show represents only a bit of your real lives; however, you seem to spend a lot of time bashing the other cast.  I'm not seeing them do that to you.  It was very rude to confront Madison at another brokler's event, regardless if you felt you were right (even though it isn't your fight to fight).  Manners and common courtesy go a  long way and you seem to be seriously lacking in both.

dbm2012
dbm2012

Your ego is out of control. the way you talk about Madison is so immature. the way you talk about and TO clients is beyond ridiculous. I would fire you on the spot. I thought you said you have to have a thick skin in real estate? YOU and Heather are making HER look veyr weak and spineless. She can handle this situation with Madison in a mature adult fashion IF she would only act like it. Stop, You are ruining this show for me. I love Madison and Josh. YOU are boring and extremely rude. I say bring back Chad.

AJR
AJR

Josh, I hate to tell you this, but you quite frankly started this whole mess between Heather and Madison on the previous season of MDLLA.  It was you who pushed Heather into forcing Madison into the position of making her an Real Estate listing agent.  In a sense, you were personally responsible for getting Heather fired.  Heather is also partly to blame for letting you run her life for her.  I know you care for her well being, but you helped Heather ruin her own career.  Madison is also partly to blame for some of it, but it is his business and he should be allowed to run it the way he seems fit.  If you are such a good man and care so much about Heather, why don't you hire her as a Real Estate listing agent.  I suppose that would eat into your own personal profits, wouldn't it.

Oxford
Oxford

What a joke is so appropriate for this blog. Must you degrade you're fellow cast mates? Oh that's right you are awesome and everyone else is stupid. Then why was Josh Flagg considered one of the most up and coming Real Estate Brokers in Forbes Magazine? I don’t think you’ve even got a cover of the TV Guide. Does it make you feel better to be so mean even when it's not called for? I think you might be homophobic. Do me a favor, please learn how to punctuate and learn English, I can just imagine what your MLS descriptions state. LOL! May God bless!

 

katlu33
katlu33

Guys like Josh are a dime a dozen!  Underneath all that bravado is an insecure little man with low self esteem. I'd be willing to bet that he was the guy in school who could never get the girl, got bullied and or teased and went home whining to his mommy how "all the kids don't like me!"  Now that he's got a couple bucks in his pocket, or so he says, he thinks he's all that!  Honestly, I find him to be the joke...so transparent! 

SophieGirl
SophieGirl

Josh has proven to be an incredibly arrogant guy.  It's really a turn off and it looks like Heather is a perfect match for him.   What a narcissist.  Josh you are not doing 'women everywhere' any favors.

sandy47
sandy47

Josh, You had no business going over there and I  do not blame Madison for sending that letter to  Heather, it was very unprofessional for her to do that in public at a showing in front of clients and for her to contact his clients she should be  reported to the real estate bar. You know darn well If Madison was the one harassing you or Heather you would be going after him. You are very immature and seems heather is acting just like you. If I were Madison I would report both of you, Madison is taking the high road and even the poll on Andys show showed everyone seems to be on Madison's side, Heather is a big girl and f=does not need her boyfriend fighting her battles which she started

Rustie
Rustie

Josh A. was out of line talking to Madison's brother that way.  He should also let Heather fight this battle.  He is making her look weak and petty.

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

I suspect you don't know the whole story between Heather and Madison.  His whole family took her in and took her on trips, invited her into their home, and so forth.  I don't disagree that Madison should pay her. But, she whines to you and you come running to her rescue. It seems like the player is being played but you are to arrogant to notice.

Why do you bash Madison and Josh Flagg's sales?  Seems like Josh Flagg sells and has other business opportunities.  Madison, does come from wealth, and it could account for such a laid back attitude. Truthfully, I think real estate was a temporary thing for him. He so loves being in front of the camera. 

Nothing wrong with being ambitous, driven and sof forth. But, you are not endearing or humble. Someday you are going to have to be.

Francina
Francina

You're no doubt exceptional at what you do, but what made you think you could angrily bully Madison?  What was the point? Your girlfriend threw a drink at him, his lawyer sent her a letter.

Let it go. You looked like an out of control, petulant little kid. As for the "reputation" comment, it's YOUR reputation that's going to suffer from your own belligerent attitudes and actions.

mutter
mutter

Sorry Josh, wasn't your battle to fight.  Heather should have called Madison and ok'd the co-listing, incase you forgot, she worked for him.  Your wrong to fight Heather's battles.  What you have now done is almost considered bullying him into dropping the cease and disist letter.  Josh, put i away and right it off.  This is making you look like you are arrogant and pompous jerk.  Where is Chad?  I liked him much better/

LindaT
LindaT

You are the most interesting guy on the show. Who cares what stupid, scripted situations the other Josh gets in to, his grandma is his most interesting storyline. And Mr. Wimpyman Madison is just so passive aggressive, and what an excuse-maker! Can't even watch him. I thought this show was supposed to be about the hard hitting, fast-paced working of the LA real estate market. That's what you deliver, that's why I watch. Bravo needs to dump those other 2 guys! Hey, Bravo, how about Maricio - Kyle's husband??

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

You don't seem like the type of person that  would take advise from "bloggers" or "viewers", but here goes. You're personality is big and showy, and that is you. I think you really care for Heather, and I'm sure she for you. I hope that since this season you have soften your approach to her. Support her and guide her, but let her handle herself and handle her business.

mspaz
mspaz

Somebody tell Josh that he is not Ari Gold.  The clothes, the way he walks with the phone, the fake tough guy image all like Ari.  Please stop!!  Who says let's see who has more in escrow?  Insecure people who try to act like someone else. 

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

Does it make you feel better to insult Madison and Josh Flagg on their sales or lack there of?  Does it make you feel like a he man to fight Heather's battles?

I think Heather and Madison's issues go deeper than you know. His whole family took her into their lives, took her on expensive vacations and such.  Does she have ambition I don't know, does she want to be taken care of and not have to work, I cannot answer that either.  But, I suspect in time she is going to use you and move on to the next well off family.  Unless of course you put a ring on her finger.  Does Madison take things to heart. Yes, but I suspect that he hopes that this show launches him into other things.

Josh Flagg is likeable and does succeed in this real estate business. Quirky, yes, but he does sell houses.  So, why do you keep saying he doesn't?

Are you driven, yes, ambitious, yes and I am sure successful. But, kind, humble, giving...I think NOT!

Rustie
Rustie

Josh ~

1.  Don't talk to Madison's brother that way.

2.  Step aside and let your lady "Shine".

Rustie
Rustie

Josh, you clearly are a nice guy and want the best for Heather.  Try to back down and stop protecting her and her career.  She needs to do this on her own.  Be the great supporter and lend advice but step aside and let your lady shine.  :-)

 

debbie.yateswilcox
debbie.yateswilcox

Josh Altman is not a ethical person when it comes to  his business.  He is so cocky.  He needs to learn a lessen or two on how to treat people right instead of always putting himself first.  He also had no right fighting with Madison in front of all those people.  It just showed what kind of person he really is.

Patamar2
Patamar2

 @kmaxey

 All Altman talks about is how expensive his "things" are, he cares only for himself.

Patamar2
Patamar2

 @ShilohSnapp

 Altman has nothing for Madison to be jealous over.  Altman is a sleaze

HazleZora
HazleZora

 @Rustie Well, she is weak and petty. Throwing a drink at Madison over a private matter (that she brought up!) in a professional setting (and that particular setting!) speaks volumes about her maturity. What is the point of spending all that money on clothes and makeup and hair when you act like a common streetwalker. Like her man, she needs to learn that clothes do not make the person.

AprilReign
AprilReign

 @mutter Something odd is going on with Chad - According to data provided by Chad, his 2010 sales record was 82 million, and yet 2011 was only 26 million. It's only half way through 2012, and he's now at 45 million already. Seems like something happened to him last year to create such a huge... divot in his sales like that. And another thing I read elsewhere, some reality tv columnist speculated as much about the split between Chad & the network,  that something must have happened, and he sent the writer a cease and desist letter from his lawyer! Someone's a bit touchy. About what, I am not sure. Finally, Chad has intimated that he might be back on air again. I don't know if it will be on MDL, doubtful. But I am intrigued if we'll be seeing him and his Starla again.

sandy47
sandy47

 @mutter I liked Chad too and wish he was still on too see what played out with his girlfriend,

Hogan
Hogan

 @LindaT @ you are so right about Josh A. Love him! Maricio is someone I thought about too...but then you know his wife with the show...and perhaps you have watched her...don't you think she would have a problem being upstaged by Maricio. I don't think he will tempt fate that way. Kyle is a real piece of work. That aside, Josh A certainly is the guy, Madison is a joke and a poser.

Hogan
Hogan

 @merriment @ please! She is calling a 'man' a Mr. Wimpyman and she is not wrong.

Char_Lee
Char_Lee

 @merriment I know, right? Hey LindaT, the 80's called, they want their homophobia back.

Char_Lee
Char_Lee

 @Bravofan66 Then she would have said he was Mr. Laid-back, and not Mr. Wimpyman. Are you kidding that it isn't a gay slur? I can't count how many times I have seen posts about  the so-called the "effeminate" behaviors of different Bravo men, including Madison and Jeff Lewis, and others. Those are gender stereotypes AND gay slurs.

Bravofan66
Bravofan66

Yes, I don't  care for Altman, and I like Madison, but I didn't take Linda T's Comment as a gay slur. I think she was just referring to Madison's laid-back personality as compared to Josh A's pressured approach to business.Their styles are very different.