Josh Flagg

Josh Flagg doesn't know who be sides with in the Heather/Madison debacle.

on Jul 25, 20120

Now that was an episode!!!

In fact, i think that was the best episode of Million Dollar Listing I have ever seen! I still am perplexed as to what is going on between Madison and Heather, as there seems to be more than what meets the eye. I really don't know who I think is right and who is wrong. I can say that I think they are all handling it very unprofessionally, but I still don't know who is right or wrong.

I love Heather, but she should not have thrown that drink at Madison. And I love Madison and Josh, but their behavior was completely out of line, and it was selfish of them to do that at my open house. They did not think of the consequences for me, and while I may have been smiling the entire time, believe me, I was extremely upset. What are you thoughts?

By the way, I hate that stupid Chihuahua!

49 comments
Patamar2
Patamar2

NEVER, EVER look a dog in the eyes for an extended time & especially that close or they will bite.  It is a challenge to fight & you were lucky the Chihuahua was nice to you!  It was your fault & not the Chi's.  Aside from that you are great & have remain decent & nice whilst in a cut throat business.

bentley97
bentley97

I agree with gr8tc8....You take a chance every time you do that with a dog..My son has a bite mark on his very handsome face ...What a shame...We love you Josh

gr8tc8
gr8tc8

Josh.  I have seen you go eyeball to eyeball with at least three different dogs.  I am afraid you are going to get your face badly bitten. Seriously, looking a dog in the eye, especially that close is just courting disaster.  It is an aggressive challenge from the dogs point of view.  Be careful.  I don't want you to get hurt. 

GreatLakes
GreatLakes

Finally got to see this episode with the marathon Bravo is showing before your finale tonight. I think Josh Altman egged Heather on, and ultimately the two of them were greatly out of line. They should have been asked to leave, and asked not to return to one of your broker opens until they can behave in a more professional manner. Unfortunately, the way everything happened, this would have been difficult for you to determine at the time. Best of luck to you, Josh. 

coach_ab44
coach_ab44

You compliment each other ---I was shockedJosh A wasn't upset with Heather --Side with Madison he's trying to handle it with class--but Heather stepped over the line---she's not a professional and  I think her days with Josh A are numbered ---

 

Ask your Grandmother ---she's such a lady---and sooooo good foryou--

njane
njane

Love you and your grandmother!

goblue3940
goblue3940

Josh, love you and Madison. The new Josh is a major @ss. He was the instigator at the Open House. Heather should've been removed immediately when she threw the drink on Madison and his friend. Madison was walking away from her and her owner, Josh. He had done the right thing, they escalated the situation and that's the only time Madison got involved, which anyone would do. I'm not going to allow some puppet to throw a drink on me and my friends, EVER. I understand it was your Open House & you just wanted to remain neutral, but you should've told them to leave immediately. They were the ones that started it and they were the ones that made the real scene. If they didn't leave, file a formal complaint. That was a disgusting display of assault & bullying.  Also, I see from what little I read of Josh A's blog , he thinks you should thank him for the disgusting scene because it's the only way that house will sell. He wrote this after he had time to cool off just adding further proof he's a complete @ss & completely delusional. Wearing a suit, constantly, doesn't mean you have class or character. He's a cheap Ari Gold Wannabe and Heather's his puppet/pet. 

bentley97
bentley97

I love Josh Flagg...I really enjoy your furniture and style...The fellow across the hall was a jerk...You spending all that time on his listing just so he could feel good about his Apt...I hope this gets back to him...About Heather,she is as much of a Shark as Josh Altman...They should swim to another town...

Tzimmer
Tzimmer

Josh Altman is drama. Are we sure he didnt want to be on the real housewives of Beverly Hills??

evestar50
evestar50

I like watching you and Colton. I do think you would make great parents. Best wishes for a great future!

lholet2002@yahoo.com
lholet2002@yahoo.com

I have one more comment.  Once when I was very young someone (who was drunk) insulted me and I had the WORST URGE  to throw a drink, whatever.  It took all the willpower I had to say " please excuse me" and walk away. Here is kudos to all those people who summon their courage in difficult circumstances and say "please excuse me".....it takes a lot of guts to walk away.  But you are the better person for it.....you don't humiliate yourself....and you dont create problems for your host.  I hope this is a good message for a lot of younger people who might read this.  It takes a bigger and more courageous person to walk away.....any fool can throw a drink....and embarrass themselves as well as anyone else.  It doesn't matter who is "right or wrong".......it is called "being civil in society". 

lholet2002@yahoo.com
lholet2002@yahoo.com

Josh.....Agree with you.  Sometimes I want to make a hole in the wall....but when in public "grin and bear it".  It's what your Grandmom and I would call "pull out the grace and style" (even if it kills you).  I am 72......I love your Grandmom, I'm glad you make the most of your time with her.  It is not easy getting old, sometimes we don't know how to do it well.  Oh, to be  young again...where we might do things better - the second time around.  Continue to be close to your Grandmom.....it makes you a terrific person.  She loves you, I know you "make her day"....and because you do......we love you too!!!

dees_star8888
dees_star8888

As the person in charge of the party as soon as that drink was thrown you should have asked them to leave. It seem like you liked the drama and that is why you let it play out and you let them attack Madison. It was very hart to watch and I am sure your guest felt the same way but Madison tried to walk away from the situation and you did nothing to help him. It was all Heather and her boyfriend and you should have taken control and told them to leave not Madison and you have no reason to be upset with him

kenny@91
kenny@91

In all honesty Heather just needs to deal with her own buisness with the people who it actually concerns. Josh A has no buisness putting his two sense in and causing a scene. Pretty much Heather just needs to deal with things on her own and stop having her bf fighting her battles.

Oahustacey
Oahustacey

Heather and Josh Altman are 100% wrong.  Madison tried to walk away and say not here.  He just defended himself.  Love you and Madison.

Kymmie
Kymmie

I LOVE seeing your soft side with Colton.  You are very sweet to him and he is just darling!  Ying and Yang, different but the same!

You were also super sweet to the young guy you watched for the afternoon.  I think you would make a fantastic father...you came front a lot of love and you know how to give it.  You'll be fine!

Josh Altman is obnoxious!  UGH! 

Bravofan66
Bravofan66

Congratulations! You became the only grownup in the romper-room. When I first saw the show a couple of years ago, I didn't think that was likely to happen, but you've learned: there is a time and place for everything. You've still got the wit--it would have been easier to jump in and zap some little remark to end the squabble, but why bother? With the cameras rolling, all you had to do to win was just stand back, be professional, and let everyone watching make their own comparisons. It's just as well  not to try to figure out who was right or wrong in that situation--it wouldn't affect the outcome one bit.

 

Tantrums make for good television, like the "New Jersey Housewife" flipping a table at a restaurant, but do they show the judgment one of those high-rollers can trust  when it's time to do business--and lets face it-----it's always time to do business.

OhRobert0
OhRobert0

Without knowing the full details, it is really difficult to say who is right and who is wrong. However, Altman does seem to want to be somewhat of a bully but Madison is not going for it. I don't think Heather had bad intentions at the beginning, but she has certainly allowed things to slide that way. Too bad. This show is not as much fun to watch when everybody is being nasty to one another -- we could watch a RH episode for that!

Brasil_1977
Brasil_1977

Altman is to blame for the whole scene. He is the one who encouraged Heather to talk to Madison. Madison was minding his own business until the 2 krazies got there. 

Josh, you are so awesome! You and Madison are my faves!

mskassie25
mskassie25

Josh~ I think what i would have the issue with is Heather was in the wrong bringing that up at your open house, it was very inconsiderate of you, no matter how mad she was at Madison, that was not the time or the place. Not to mention it because very childish and probably very awkward for your other guests. :)

nychick88
nychick88

Madison tried to do the right thing...He kept his composure, and then Heather tossed her drink at him...So what do you expect?? And then he walks away to wash off his shirt, and like a little child -- Josh Altman's follows him to argue with him!! I am disappointed that you didn't kick out Josh & Heather...They were the instigators!! And why are you saying that Madison was selfish?? He was being ganged up on...And if you recall -- he was the one that ultimately walked away. Don't fault Madison for Heather & Josh Altman's bad behavior...that's just plain wrong!!

NYCGIRL310
NYCGIRL310

I think you and your partner we be very good parents, the both of you guys have so much to offer. Don't give up take one day at  time. Lisa PS. Good Luck!!!!!

artartart
artartart

Josh, love your show. Wasn't all the art glass lighting in the featured house done by Dale Chihuly? As the world's foremost glass artist, I would have guessed that his work could have been a big draw and added millions to the value. Just curious as to why it wasn't mentioned in the show.

cindy8w
cindy8w

Josh,  Love the video of you as a youngster.  You were and are so cute.  Your interaction with the 10 year old and the Chihuahua were priceless.

crystaldupuis
crystaldupuis

Josh I think you are such an amazingly honest and sweet man and I do agree with you on the heather and madison situation I think heather was wrong because Josh altman pushed her to start that convo in the wrong place madison is also very professional in my opinion you keep doing what you do because your great at it and btw I love your grandmother she is so funny as you are too I record all seasons just because I like you!Good luck!

Mugsy928
Mugsy928

From what they showed you handled yourself very well.  I enjoyed watching you and your boyfriend talk about where you want to be in the future.  You two are cute!  It was also very funny when your friends son came over.  I would of loved to of been a fly on the wall that day! 

spababe
spababe

You are right, there is a time and a place for everything and at your open house was not the right time.  I enjoy the show and love you 3.

rosemarywn@hotmail.com
rosemarywn@hotmail.com

well, after watching the episode you should be upset with Heather for start the circus at your open house, and thank Madison for trying to avoid her...

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

Totally agree! I however think that Heather's behavior is by far the worst. I hope that they apologized to you, even though that doesn't change the past, but at least is acknowledgement of inappropriate behavior.

lindasqd51
lindasqd51

Some advice--Never stare a dog down--it's a dominance thing-even a little dog can be dominant. When that little dog didn't look away-I thought for sure he'd bite your nose.

Great idea about the circus.

 

janb55
janb55

Josh--you should have asked all three of then to leave. Let's see who contacts you with an apology for their behavior.

deelee
deelee

Hi Josh.  LOVE YA.  But my advice to you is to just sit back and watch.  Everyone involved wll self destruct which makes for GREAT reality T.V.

lisapauline.demartino
lisapauline.demartino

I have always loved Madison but I'm not sure he fired Heather for the right reasons, although there may be more we didn't see. Either way they didn't need to work together anymore. Josh was in her ear and working her up about Madison too much for that to stay calm. Can I just tell you I cannot stand that guy!!! He tries too hard to be some Alfa male! It is such BS!! He's just a little dog barking big through the fence while the gate is closed, as soon as it opens, he backs away and lets Heather argue and looks like an idiot and so did she.

 

By the way, I love your relationship. I love how he seems concerned for your health and he seems kind and loving, a keeper for sure!

TinkerJill
TinkerJill

Josh, I love watching the show and learning more about you and your family.  You have/had an amazing life thanks for sharing.

mduquesne
mduquesne

I totally think that things could have been handled a little differently between Josh, Madison, and Heather. Clearly Josh's open's house was the wrong place for that conversation to take place among brokers and other agents. I'm like you Josh, I don't know who is right or wrong, but I love Josh and Madison's relationship, I think they are the bomb.com together.

Scooch44720
Scooch44720

The throwing of the drink was out of line and you should be furious at that.

 

The verbal banter is another thing all together.  How soon we forget the sage advice of one of your former colleagues who was wise beyond his years:

 

Talk is cheap.  

bsbfankaren
bsbfankaren

Unfortunately, it was a set up that you got caught in the middle of.  Josh pushed the confrontation, and reveled in each and every moment of it.  It's all about his ego, and not the close relationship Heather and Madison once had, and that is really too bad.  You don't bring someone into your family, then feel happy about them getting close to someone who is nasty to you.  Heather chose her side, and needs to simply walk away.  Then again, I suppose that wouldn't make for good television, now would it?

Ventures
Ventures

That was a horrible episode which only reminded people of how greedy realtors can be. Josh, you should have kicked all of them out for fighting and messing with your business at your broker's open. I don't have a lot of respect for heather and josh a. for their lack of professionalism and regardless of what heather says, I don't feel Madison fired her for dating her BF, but more for not being upfront about that co-list w/ josh a. She was after all, still receiving a salary from Madison @ that time, so that makes her still obligated to tell him everything that would affect him. She may have been an ok assistant at one time, but she's beginning to look pretty lazy and nasty -- mostly for spending more time on trying to get paid for commissions on deals that she herself probably did not bring in herself. Anyhow, I don't know of any realtors who get paid a salary while trying to built a business so it looks to me she was trying to have her cake and eat it too.

Woodside
Woodside

Josh, you handled that fight with so much grace in the moment. I've always loved your work ethics, and was touched by how visibly embarrassed you were, because it adds to your credibility (for those who don't work with you/know you, obviously). My husband is Realtor in the SF Bay Area, and I don't think he would have handled a disruption of that magnitude as gracefully, especially at one of his open houses or a broker's open. Then again, he's a retired Marine who doesn't suffer fools! haha.

 

I'm sure those local brokers knew you well and didn't equate you with their outburst. You handled it well. What was upsetting was how they were so unprofessional as Realtors in general. Hopefully the majority of viewers understand this is not how the majority of agents act. The market is getting better but it's still got a ways to go. Now's not the time to give Realtors a worse name than they already have. ;)

Yaboo
Yaboo

I specifically created an account to respond to your behavior towards the chihuahua.  Putting your face right up to an unfamiliar dog and staring at it the way you did, is considered an extreme act of aggression to a dog.  You are so fortunate that the dog did not bite you.  The dog showed an incredible amount of restraint and you should be praising that dog for putting up with your ignorant behavior.  You can tell a great deal about a person by the way they treat animals. 

shanlea
shanlea

It was unprofessional. They are doing a disservice to their own selves.

oara3blean
oara3blean

Definitely think that Heather and Josh A behaved in a unprofesional, childish & inmature manner.  Hope they have apologized to you for what they did.  That was neither the time and place.

Your face to face with the chihuahua was hillarious.  I can't believe that as a dog person you did not expect that thing to bite your face off. 

Last week your aniversary dinner with your BF was very sweet but it broke my heart seeing his reaction.  As a gay man myself I love seeing actual gay couples making it in a "normal" day to day way. It gives me hope that I too can find someone to enhance my life.  You guys do seem to love each other beautifully.  Eventhough you appear opposite the love is seeing from far away.  It was precious seeing you with that boy, when you realised that you had things in commun your lite up and you "father " instinct came out.  I am rooting for a baby for you guys (maybe two) Best wishes.

mario.jesmanowicz
mario.jesmanowicz

It was very interesting episode, but if Colton wants kids now :) he should be talking to your grandma. She will "show" you why it is a right move for you :)

Mommyjam
Mommyjam

 @Brasil_1977

 BRAVO---please don't let this show turn into a RHONJ wreck.  Get rid of the drama queens and just leave Flagg and Madison....

dees_star8888
dees_star8888

 @artartart yes i agree all the glass was a piece of art and you seem to down play it and make fun of it.. He is world renowned artist and his art is shown all over the world! If anything his pieces would have been a great showcase

Mommyjam
Mommyjam

 @crystaldupuis

 I love grandma too!!!!  Wish BRAVO would replace the RHONJ with Real Golden Girls featuring your grandma!!

snoopndascoop
snoopndascoop

josh, who makes those glasses you are wearing in this clip?

AprilReign
AprilReign

 @Mommyjam  @Brasil_1977 Yea, remember when Chad was on? Talk about drama. He and Josh F. did NOT get along. Of course I sided with Josh, because Chad is.... well it's hard to say what he really is, but whatever it is, it's nauseating. I heard something vague about him getting another gig? That would suck.