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What a crazy episode! Yet again, the drama continues!
But before we get into all that, can we just talk about how beautiful my listing was that sold for $6 million in the Pacific Palisades? That builder is truly talented -- and to think he only does it as a hobby! Wow! I also loved last week's setting of having the listing meeting in the studio interrogation room and making the deal in that studio again! I'm so pleased that the co-listing strategy with Aaron worked. It is not what I would do for every listing because I am certainly capable of selling a property on my own (and Coldwell Banker is definitely the company to do it with), but in this particular situation, the client wanted more. This ended up working out even better as we ended up bringing in our own buyer -- or as we call it, a "double pop."
Only in Beverly Hills would you see a home on Rodeo Drive that tore down all the bedroom walls upstairs and converted it to an illustrious master 1-bedroom home. Bonkers, right?!? Would you pay $2.9 million for that home? I guess Josh F. has a valid point -- it IS on Rodeo Drive.
Heather is behaving the way she is toward Madison only because Josh is manipulating her thoughts and actions in the relationship. Plain and simple.
I would just like to offer to paint a portrait of Rex for Madison. It would be a gift . You can see my work on facebook or at Thetechnicolorpet.com. I need some photos to work from. Madison, or his friends, contact me if you're interested and let me know where to send the completed work to. I paint pet portraits and would like to do this as a memorial.
I think Josh and Heather are pissed at Madison because it seems like he has moved on.
They want attention.....................losers.......Grow Up it's not High school
Lana How many times will you copy and paste this? It was the listing agent for the building not the owner of the apt., and she should have given her boss a heads up that Josh was going to try and get her a listing in the building. What business has she brought in, if she was doing well she would not have needed her boyfriend to try and get her a listing.
Madison, you lost absolutely nothing by losing Heather and I am surprised that your mother still cares for her. She is an opportunist and she could not find a better "Schtup" then Josh Altman----------perfect for each other. They will use each other and move on to use others. Under normal situations, Heather would never go for a short Josh Altman, but she needs him now to get ahead in her doomed real estate career. Never mind, you are a nice guy Madison and obviously you have a conscience. Love the way you handle your clients. Out of the three, I think you are the most responsible, and credible. I would certainly want you to represent me, out of the three! Best to you!
The 3 of you are the CLASS of Bravo ---Love Love your show--HUGE FAN of the show--can't wait for Josh to dump Heather --which I predict will happen---
You make great TV, Madison; huge fan here. You also show incredible restraint with Josh A., because the rest of us are imagining throwing his chihuahua-face over a cliff. Poor, POOR Heather, uh huh; why doesn't Josh A. just pimp her some more since he's obviously her muscle these days. Cough. Love you and Josh F. and will continue to watch and learn from the best RE guys in LA.
You should be embarrassed. You are the one who started the ENTIRE situation. Don't you remember last season when you did not give Heather an answer about her moving into the Beverly Hills market WITH YOU. You kept putting her off time and again. You did not show HER respect on any level and she had to make a move. Your fault buster.
I am just curious.....after watching the season whether Madison feels badly or not since clearly Heather did not do what he had accused her of. Both Josh and Heather were trying to do the right thing with that listing that they ended up having to co-list. Seems Madison was trying to hold Heather back from bettering herself and making assumptions in which he was waaaay off base. I think Madison was awful to Heather and owes her an apology and money!
Madison, I don't know how you did it in taking the high road when Josh came to you. It was very obvious he was trying to get a rise out of you and to make you look bad on television and I believe Heather did know he was coming to see you and I think he was so mad that it backed fired and was still trying to get to you when you left the room and was still trying to goat you, Don't ever stoop to their level. You are much better then that.
Here is what I think: Madison is in love with Heather and is jealous! I don't think Josh is a snake like he thinks and HE is over reacting..it's part of business..people come and go and it was time for Heather to move on..
Madison - I love you, but I always think it's hilarious that your tagline is "You CAN mix business with pleasure" ... and that's what started the whole debacle with Heather - she mixed business with pleasure.
Heather was very naive (at best) in thinking that it would EVER be okay to start dating someone who is a direct competitor to Madison's business. Do the words "conflict of interest" ring a bell for anyone? Josh A. appears to be very hyper-competetive, and -might I say- a bit smarmy, so it makes it very clear that the lines of professionalism and trust were crossed. It doesn't matter whether Heather tried to tell Madison about the listing...she should never, ever have consider dating Josh A. Period. (And by the way, why would she want to ?)
BTW...it seems some people forgot that Heather was leaving your business to start with & had given you an ultimatum. So that would null & void anything as far as commission to begin with.
Josh A. is so full of hot air he could could fill a hot air balloon. His ego has almost cost him a few deals & you would think he'd be smart enough to tone it down but he isnt smart enough . Was he there when Heather came to work for you? If not... he doesnt know Sh_t from Shineola & needs to put his BIG nose else where. You handled things in the right manner, which is something he & Heather are to immature to understand. Heather will tire of his boring ass ways & I would almost bet she comes begging for her old job back.
Madison is completely justified in all of his actions. He has handled this stressful situation w/ professionalism. Josh A. owes Madison's brother an apology for the way he talked to him.
(side note: I love the way Madison's brother's facial expressions say it all. "Hey you, lets step out back and handle this.") :-)
Your heart isn't in selling real estate. You enjoy the camera, being out and about hob knobbing and such. It is obvious to anyone watching.
I know that issues have been brewing between you and Heather. But, if she is owed commission money pay her. Better karma in the end. Heather seems to need to be "in" and have others deep pockets to reach into. Josh A is being a brut because he ego is big he cannot come down to earth and see the whole picture.
@seasonedviewer7 He wouldn't be doing a reality show on TV if he didn't like being on camera. That does not excuse what he and Heather did to him They are both very unprofessional and need to keep their personal business out of them doing real estate and deal with it when they are all not working
Exactly, but if watch closely he isn't about selling real estate but hosting pagents, doing news segments for entetainment shows and so forth. He isn't about real estate. Josh A keeps commenting how Madison doesn't sell anything....because he is busy doing a lot of other things that will give him camera time.
@seasonedviewer7 I completely disagree, so I guess it isn't obvious to
everyone! Madison is an amazing real estate agent! Heather is not entitled to commission, she knows that, she had a contract which she violated!
Josh A has talked endlessly about how Madison has done poorly in sales since the season began. I in no way am saying Madison is not a good real estate salesmean but the season has showed he much rather being do things (including real estate) that put him in front of the camera.
Love you Madison...please do not let Josh A and Heather bully you..Shame on them for being bullies!!!!!!
Love you. Contracts are concrete - if she broke it she broke it. I would send her copies and copies of it, highlighting the areas of importance that apparently she is not understanding. Typical real estate assistant- cant even understand what she signed or recall it. She spends more time fixing her hair then reading what she's signing. GoTeam Madison!!!
Remember you walked away and Josh followed you...lol he is absolutely ridiculous. At least you have your dignity. Heather is classless, who throws a drink like that? She wouldn't have to be so confrontational if she didn't doubt herself! That's what bullies do...they use aggression to get what they want! All I can say is good for you for saying let's handle this like adults, get your lawyers, you think I owe you money and I don't think so, let's let the law decide.
Madison - continue being professional with this Heather/Josh mess. Heather comes off as Poor Little Me and Josh comes of as Little Caesar. Neither one showed any professionalism. Josh keeps edging Heather on to confronting you - he started the hole mess when he told Heather to confront you at the Opening of Josh F. listing. Continue with your being way you are and you will come out the winner and they the looser.
Madison, what is the decorating style for the house you co-listed in the Pacific Palisades on last night's episode? It was absolutely gorgeous and totally the look I want to try for when searching for a new home. Any help on naming or categorizing that style and decor would be much appreciated. Thanks! I'm a huge fan!
Love you Madison Josh A is a creep and the people in the circle will soon get his drift. He is unethical in the deals he pulls and I think it will come back to bite him in the end just wait ."
daisybu @Just what makes Josh A unethical. Maybe you should look up a term before you use it, genius.
I am so on team-Madison! Josh should not have talked to your brother that way. I think you are handling a stressful situation with dignity and class.
Cheers to you!
Lana Do you not understand that Josh should not be involving himself
in this issue, especially since Madison has wisely had his attorney involved. Josh is a hot headed weasel, he'll find himself with serious legal issues if he doesn't back the he_ _ off!
Itokagi23 @Madison probably wrote the letter himself on an attorney's stationary. No attorney would have encouraged him to do anything but ignore the matter.
Lana @Madison's firing of Heather was emotionally driven - not driven by any business issue at all. He could not believe she wanted to leave the office and on top of it start seeing Josh A.
It is clear that you do NOT understand the contract world. Madison allowed her to move to another area against what he believed. She chose to get involved with Josh A. and that totally got her into a mess because she was not thinking about her job. Bottom line is when the opportunity came up that the houses were up for sale and needed agents, she should have contact Madison ASAP to let him know what was going on. That is what was in the contract. No notifying him was a breach and she got what she deserved and now that she has lost her job because she chose to have her relationship rather than be loyal to her boss, she needed to go. Madison is about making money and with comes Trust and Heather is not to be trusted. She will move on as soon as a better opportunity comes her way.
Madison I love you but you are TOTALLY wrong in regard to the Heather situation. You saw the episode where we ALL saw what happened. I realize that you didn't know it at the time, but she tried to tell you. She also tried to call you a million times and you wouldn't take her call! Is it really a shock that she'd be pissed? Or that Josh A would track you down at an open house to TRY to talk to you about it? You're being ridiculous and hopefully you can see that now.
Madison you are doing the right thing. You cannot be bullied and degraded publicly even if the two spouting the nonsense are total fools! I'm glad you're letting your attorney handle that crap and your back to being that even tempered professional that knows his business. Good for you. Love you and Josh F. I hope Heather and Josh A. get married, they deserve each other
Josh F and Heather could not have acted any worse at the open house if they tried. Both were soooo unprofessional! But please don't lower yourself their standards. Just walk away with your dignity and class. head held high.
carlierose @get your people straight. Given your attention to detail, what would you know about professionalism?
Hey Madison, IMO you look classy with the Altman and Heather situation. Altman just continues to make an a$$ of himself. I'm sorry you have to deal with him, but his lunacy really cracks me up! Hopefully knowing that viewers think you are great will help you deal with the mess.
You and Josh F. were fun on Watch What Happens. Congrats! on the E! News gig! I will definitely tune in.
I am on Heather's side in this one. From the moment she asked to grow within your company, you have treated her horribly. I don't think that her mistake of accepting the co-listing was big enough to be fired over. You two just needed to work out the boundaries of your new arrangement. Then she doesn't get paid for the work she has put in? Then you come down on her with your lawyer just for her asking for a recommendation so that she can secure new employment? I can't blame her for getting emotional and Josh for getting protective. That's how you treat a "sister"?
It's HIS BUSINESS, he doesn't have to anything for anyone but for himself. He was hesitant on even going into this with her and he should have listened to his intinct on that one, However, there is a lesson to be learned. He doesn't owe anyone anything because IT'S HIS BUSINESS and he can choose what he wants to do,.
I thought you handled yourself well tonight hold your head up. I think it's funny how he keeps saying you owe Heather money for deals that have closed but yet he also says you just sold your first house so which is it are you not selling houses or do you owe Heather commission too funny.
I have worked with realtors in the Malibu area and have never, ever seen the shenanigans of Josh & Heather ... no one with any class would DARE to go to another agent's open house and start a brawl. You stand your ground, Madison; Josh Altman's clients are watching and learning what a slimeball he is!
Madison, Anyone with half a brain can see what Josh Altman ia all about. He and Heather acting so inappropriately. She throwing the drink and him constantly trying to come to her rescue is absurd. I don't think he has a clue what an ass he is. What happened is between you and Heather. Stand your ground and don't deal with those classless clowns. You and Josh F. have more class than Altman ever hopes to. Somebody SHOULD drop a house on him!
Love you Madison, you make the show...I think Josh A. is stepping way out of line with this whole Heather deal. He has no place in hers and your business affairs. He has a terrible attitude, terrible manners and I would never use him for a listing, NEVER. By the way, he not only doesn't look good in pink, he just plain dosen't look good..I for the life of me cannot figure out what Heather sees in him..ewwww....I think you need an order of protection from that guy (term used very loosely). Just keep up the positive attitude, the professional manner and things will always go your way...Josh A..leave the show please, you are a looser !
Josh A. is totally unprofessional as seen multiple times in his dealings with you. I think he sees you a some one to bully to puff his own ego out but he looks ridiculous. He is also NOT empowering Heather. She needs to WOman up and handle her own issues, professionally and without hurling libations. He says you only have one rep? Hell, he should be much more cautious with his own.