Madison Hildebrand

Madison notices how vulnerable everyone was in this episode, himself included.

on Jul 17, 20120

This episode really had each of us in very vulnerable places. Josh A. had a difficult client who clearly did not like him, Josh F.'s boyfriend puts him on the spot about their future. . .and babies. Whoa. And I get quite personal about my business affairs with Heather and in touch with my artistic side.

But seriously, hosting that open house with the art was a huge success. We had over a dozen artists featured, all of whom donated proceeds to FreeArts.org. It was a huge success for the charity, the artists, and my client! Win-win all the way around.

It wasn't such a bad spot to be negotiating another deal either; overlooking the bluff of Point Dume in Malibu. . .complete with dolphins. Those are the days for which I am so grateful.

OK this was good TV! Josh F. and his boyfriend are so fun to watch together. Their dynamic is so unique, as Josh F. behaves as if he had already lived on this planet for 65 years. He and Colton are just so funny.

22 comments
mario.jesmanowicz
mario.jesmanowicz

Very stupid advice from Josh A about confronting You at Josh F open. Also Josh A has to be very insecure man if he measures one's value in how much money one makes and in front of so many people.... I almost miss Chad :)

njane
njane

You took the high road! 

Chgobmw
Chgobmw

Madison; Joshua and Heathers behavior was extremely immature, hateful, and unprofessional! Joshua clearly provoked Heather, which does not excuse her classless act! Rise above them and just walk away, it's clear everyone is siding with you... Stay Grounded and be the better man, which clearly you are.... Karma has a way of reminding people that Hate is not the way.... Keep up the good work!

susanne
susanne

Madison, You really did your very best to handle Heather and the situation....a tough spot to be in when someone behaves the way Heather and Josh did. Josh wishes you would just sell a house, you just did....your moms. Was he not watching? Josh A needs to understand the word KARMA...when he says the things he does. Madison, you are a class act!!! Please do not think twice about this Heather thing anymore. She needs to just move on...obviously you treated her great...otherwise she would just be able to let go!!! Hmmmmmmm..... Love watching you on the show, think you and Josh Flagg really make the show!!! Love how creative you are when selling a property...interesting, have not really seen Josh A be all that creative...sigh....boring. Love you Madison, keep doing what you!!!!! Oh, and if you have some spare time maybe you could teach Josh A. some of your amazing etiquette skills, then, in his spare time he could teach them to his girlfriend!!!!!!

janb55
janb55

Madison--you cut Heather loose, just let it go and get on with your business. She lost all class when she threw her glass of wine at you. She's Josh A's problem now. You have your own style of selling real estate and you're successful doing so.

wifeyrj
wifeyrj

Madison you are such a kind soul and the type or realtor anyone would love to have. Too bad Heather didn't show her true colors earlier. Your business is much better off without her. Keep your head and don't let them bring you down.

Jillyone
Jillyone

Madison:  sincere congrats on yr new assistant!   She is everything you once wrongly assumed Heather was: smart,  with real character, and no ignoble,  hidden agendas, and not an ingrate.   It's a journey....and you make it with class.

francien
francien

You are a very genuine person.  Please keep being you.  Josh A. wil get his.........I love your portions of the show.  Let eather go.  She will realize soon that sh wa used by Josh A.

FoxyTuTu
FoxyTuTu

Hi Josh, I am so sorry to see how you are disrespected by Josh and Heather. They both Deserve each other. Shame on them ! they are Unprofessional and weasils. Stay as far as you can away from them, they are like  cancer............bad news

Maggietish
Maggietish

Really love watching you.  You need to cut Heather lose. She's a sneak and betrayed you - we all saw it.  All she had to do was excuse herself from hte listing meeting and call you for your input.  Since she chose not to do that, she showed her greed and disloyality to you.  I've been a Realtor for 23 years and have to say that you were more than generous with her - who gets paid a salary and then gets a cut of the deals.  She had it made with you and chose a differenct course for her life.  If she was any good, she wuoldn't be demanding money from you - where is her production?  No matter how she tries to spin it she betrayed you and we all saw it.  It had nothing to do with her being involved with Josh but rather that she was partnered with you (with your paying the bills) and didn't even give you the courtesy/respect of discussing a joint lisiting with Josh.  Now she wants money from you - she is kidding.  She;s a loser and is making a total fool of herself on each and every show - dump her. You did nothing wrong - she did. 

bella216
bella216

No offense but I think you let your personal feelings get in the way of business....I think if you give people the benefit of communication and hearing the entire story you'd have seen that Heather wasn't intending to go into the group listing with her boyfriend - they were to be separate....so with that you were unable to see past your personal opinion and pre-judged Heather based on your dislike of Josh Altman.  That in turn makes one unhappy....you have basically said you didn't trust her so why wouldn't SHE be defensive.  Also, I think it takes alot of nerve to expect a realtor to pay you a 'finders fee' bottom line is your parents needed a realtor and you aren't licensed there....it just seems like a way to take the realtor's money knowing she will be doing the out of pocket costs and listing and showing the property.....if your parents think you should be paid - let them pay you.  If your dad wants you involved in the process let him pay you separately - this seems like he just wants to shirk the profit from the real realtor doing the job....not impressed.   Josh Altman may be arrogant but he is upfront about it.....you seem a bit more sneaky.....and when you are calling other agents greedy - you should have some clean hands yourself....I'd say out of all three of you Josh Flagg is the most sincere and considerate realtors on the show.....

azden
azden

Madison, keep your head up high as you always do. I am awed at Heather's disgusting behavior towards you. My guess is she isn't capable of being more than an assistant or a sidekick - she couldn't even get one listing on her  own. She just sat back while her boyfriend did all the talking. I'm glad you won't be giving her any of YOUR hard earned money anymore - now she can mooch off her boyfriend who's now gonna have to start paying for her living expenses. Out of courtesy Heather should have at least had the decency to pass on co-listing with her boyfriend but honestly, she knows she can't do it on her own. She doesn't have your charm, good heart, good nature or warm personality. The reason people flock to you is because you're such a good person and I've never seen you do or say anything negatively about anyone else. Heather has an aire about her that she's better than everyone else and she's just gonna ride on the coat tails of her boyfriend now. Just sit back and watch it now. Unless Heather and Altman get married, Altman's not going to be able to keep splitting commissions with her. Stay sweet Madision and don't let her ever drag you down, way down to her level.

Jerseygirl2
Jerseygirl2

If it weren't for you and Josh F. I would not watch the show, Love you Madison!

jpinphx515
jpinphx515

Madison, why keep the back and forth with Heather?  I know that after knowing someone for such a long time and then having them turn their back on you can be very hurtful.  You got to cut bait with her and keep moving forward.  When her and Josh crash and burn, she's going to have a problem. 

 

You're too talented in your field to be bogged down by drama. 

Michelle01
Michelle01

Lovin you , Madison! You and Josh F. are the best! Fire the rest!!!

TXAg07
TXAg07

You are amazing.  I watch the show for you and Josh F., not that other jerk.  You are genuine, nice, and caring.  Everything Josh A. is not.  Don't worry, he'll get whats coming to him. 

By the way you're much better off without Heather.  She's just as arrogant and greedy as her boyfriend.

eric_ebryant7
eric_ebryant7

Can anyone tell me what kind of sunglasses Madison is wearing while he's talking to the owner of the Malibu house on the deck overlooking the ocean in season 5 episode 6? They're blue. Thank you!!

Lauriejean
Lauriejean

Oh my goodness Madison...I recently saw a commercial where you tore you shirt off, and wow, you have a killer bod!! You are so handsome & debonaire...

Anyways, I agree with you -- this episode was GOOD T.V.!! And WoW...I was left on a cliff-hanger at the tail-end of this episode. It really shocked me to see Heather toss her drink at you...That was so rude of her to that!! You don't need that drama in your life...You're so genuine and sweet. I'm glad you seem to have a much more genuine assistant now!! Best of luck to you!!

jervetta.burns
jervetta.burns

Madison- I love your sunglasses (the blue ones) What brand are they?

Jillyone
Jillyone

 @jpinphx515 

 

He can't "Cut bait," given Heather did not accept Madison's generous two weeks pay severance package, but seems to feel she is owed something and calling him. 

 

Madison pointed out, his choice, during their association,  to give Heather a percentage of all his commissions,  was just that, his choice and nothing contractual.

NayefTissa
NayefTissa

 @eric_ebryant7 were you able to find out?? i am looking for those tooo... i found out Toms is making glasses and they are very similar but they didnt have that same color black