Josh Altman

Josh Altman doesn't want you to miss the real estate lessons you (and Josh Flagg) should learn from this week's episode.

on Aug 14, 20130

Another episode in the bag....

What I love so much about this show is the fact that you can watch and learn about real estate in between all the drama and bling. On a similar note, looking forward to seeing if I can find a house for Roby's client.

There were two important messages this episode when it comes to closing deals in real estate.

One: Know how to manage your client. . .Every client is different and reacts in different ways to offers when selling their house. What you have to realize is that as an agent, you are the expert, not the homeowner. Every seller thinks their house is worth more than it really is because it's their own home that they love. If Josh F. knew how to approach his client in the right way, maybe the Benedict house wouldn't still be available today. Since this episode, my client has moved on and bought something else, which leads me to my next point.

69 comments
Sammehkitteh
Sammehkitteh

You rock, and it is clear where you get your amazing traits: Grandma.  She is amazing and in my opinion a pioneer in feminism.  I love her and wish I was your sister so I could have her as a Grandmother! :)

suejacobs4
suejacobs4

Josh Altman looks like an animal and I need help trying to figure out which one.  Any ideas???

 

Mingra
Mingra

Tonight Josh Altman actually took part in an illegal and unethical act by double bidding on two homes to create interference with Madison's clients. Unless he had expressed interest in the top house by his clients, which he admitted they were not interest, he committed an illegal act and should be investigated by the California Real Estate commission.

highkick
highkick

Heather aka Glimmer 88 - Josh  A may still have people calling him for business but if he continues with his awful behavior will only hurt his reputation. It's funny that you think buyers/seller are not also viewers of the show.  I actually hope Josh A keeps showing his true colors in the show -he is only hurting  himself in the end.

pharkey
pharkey

You all do realize that this is scripted, right? In every Bravo show, there has to be the "one you love to hate". Chad Rogers wasn't  acerbic enough, but Josh A. is so oily he fits the bill perfectly. He's a genuine slimeball.

madsharky
madsharky

Three:  Not only is insulting the other real estate broker as soon as you walk in the door a bad way to start negotiations but it also makes you look like an arse on television. 

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

You people go ahead and keep hating theJoshAltman........  and he'll just keep on doing what he does best--his job.  His record speaks for itself. 

Addicted2BRAVOTV
Addicted2BRAVOTV

What's sad is that I don't think Josh Altman is really the douchebag he is on the show...he just feels the need to show this side...

 

When you break it down..his parents seem like good people and he is close to his brother..and he is respectful to his parents..things that are good indicators of a person's character..

 

I get the whole "shark mentality" in business...but being a douche bag to every person you come in contact with isn't necessary...it's clear that insecurity plays a huge role in this behavior..the dude needs to relax and try to be himself or at least the person he shows to his family and Heather and his dogs....

SFViewer
SFViewer

Could we see some homes that weren't already on RHOBH?

NYApple
NYApple

Yikes, you're clearly disliked on this show.  Many people are great at their jobs but are also humble, respectful, honest human beings.  I like how you park you car with the valet and tell the bartender scotch with "two cubes".   Can you be a little more affected?  Also you look like a hamster.  I apologize for that last comment.

BeingTrue
BeingTrue

I have been in 'Business' for many years and people like you, come along every week with your big shot brash attitude.. you really are 10 a penny. Your juvenile immature arrogance and slimy attitude is very predictable with the remarks you say to the other cast and I would never 'do business' with some one like you...Your more suited to be a back yard sleazy second hand car salesman... Your all mouth and no substance.  I guess you have a contract with Fisker, to show your 'New Drive' in every shot your in.   .ok.. ok. we get it...the irony is ... I read, Fisker has filed for bankruptcy and is waiting for a Chinese buyer .. It would be nice of Bravo to get rid of you and replace you with a Lady realtor, just to mix up the cast...     ( ps 2.5% commission on $20 million is $500K not $450 as you stated...another reason, I would not employ you)...

piperbeau
piperbeau

Josh I wouldn't want you to sell my house simply because you are to eager and tend to lowball the prices! for the "quick" sell.. I'm not sure that you have your clients best interest! I'm thinking that you watch out for yourself more than your clients.... all in all I think your a pretty decent guy!

taniasveta
taniasveta

Josh A is the only one that sold a condo without a profit because his mom asked him to help an old woman. Josh A sponsors charity work. Madison only sponsors what is in his direct interest. Neither Josh F or Madison sold anything out of kindness. Lets look at the facts rather than pretty eyes. 

plainsman
plainsman

Josh A, you are one broker with whom I will never do business, and I will avoid Hilton & Hyland, too, for enabling you. You are a walking, talking example of bad business.

missnellie
missnellie

You simple are arrogant and slimy. I have made corporate moves all over this country and would never had hired the despicable likes of you.

MARISAa
MARISAa

I wan't to be 92 yrs.old and have that much class. Stay away from Edith Flag. Your out of her class.

 

vjohnston73
vjohnston73

On a totally separate note, in seeing a preview video I think for next week maybe, you seem to be all heart in your relationship with Heather. Although those bitchy girls thought they were cute, the birthday friends were rude to you in discussing a proposal. If I were Heather and those were my friends, I would be mortified that they even brought up a personal thing between a couple that should only be done when truly ready. You handled yourself very graciously in the face of their confrontation and pressure; for that you should be commended.

Gwenever
Gwenever

On every show there's got to be a villain, caniving and vile person... Altman A+ in that department -you fill the roles perfectly.

RealEstateCPA
RealEstateCPA

Josh A. may be a decent real estate agent, but he's a humorless, arrogant, obnoxious and egotistical punk.  I will never understand people like Josh who seem to get their kicks by insulting others for no good reason.  On the few occasions in my life where I've met people like Josh A., I've made it a point to stay as far away from them as I possibly could.  He's extremely unlikable, and I think the responses from the viewers here reflect that.

Maxie1605
Maxie1605

Josh throwing the poor valet and saying to the car out front!  God his arrogance makes me want to puke!  He is one of the biggest DORKS on the planet!  I'm born and raised in Beverly Hills and people that act this way are very insecure!

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

Whatever you guys say---Josh A is a very good realtor and everyone knows it. Why do SO many people call him with they want to sell/buy real estate?? I wonder....... maybe because he's good at his job!! Just because he has confidence in his ability and yeah, maybe some arrogance, ( but not undue) --everyone wants to dislike him. No matter what the viewers like or don't like--people will continue to call him and he will continue to excel at his job because he DOES care about the clients. He strives to show them properties with the features they want and he doesn't stop til he finds it. If he cared ONLY about the $$---he wouldn't be where he is today. And you people want him to have a little sensitivity? Ok---he does--he loves animals. It's apparent with the way he is with his dogs, and last night he made the comment about not shooting any ducks from the balcony. So see--he's not the bad guy you all make him out to be. Somebody list something "shady or underhanded" that he's done...... I'd like to know what it is. Y'all just don't like him purely because he is confident about his job and isn't afraid to say it. Wow, that's really a reason to hate him.

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @highkick  I cannot believe you people really think I am Heather.  That is so ridiculous.

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @yelahjl I am just a viewer like you are.  I am NOT HEATHER.   So you believe in all America that Heather could be the ONLY person that is a JA fan and comes to the blog to post. Well, I assure you I am not her.   Most of his fans write to him via Twitter but I don't use Twitter.    I also wrote Madi a very nice post on his blog page because I really liked what he did in the last episode.  So I am not trying to tear down Madi and Flagg--I just like Josh A and I think it's funny that it makes you guys soooooooooooooo mad.  hahahahahahahaha  Have a great weekend haters !!!

sissy1226
sissy1226

 @Addicted2BRAVOTV I have to agree with some of what you said... but I do not agree with all I do believe Heather may  also be a snake in the grass that Josh A is... So to compare him with Heather would be the same in my opinion.

 

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @Addicted2BRAVOTV  You're right for the most part--but really, the only people we see him act that way toward are Maddy and Flagg.   He is great with his clients, and other agents like Marisa and Mauricio, etc.......

HH8
HH8

 @Glimmer88

  "Somebody list something "shady or underhanded" that he's done......  I'd like to know what it is."

 

Gee. I don't know. Like, not telling his FRIEND Marissa that his client planned to tear down her mother's house. Her reaction was heartbreaking when she found out . . . at the key-transfer.

AND, aggressively insisting that she close the deal before it could hit the MLS, where she may (probably) have gotten more than $21 million for the house.

nursern0343
nursern0343

 @Glimmer88

 You  must be Heather blogging for him. He is the lowest of the low. He loves dogs, so did Hitler and look what he did to people. Understand that I'm NOT comparing Altman to Hitler but loving dogs is not a reason for liking Altman and his unethical, slimy arrogant ways !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

missnellie
missnellie

@Glimmer88 You obviously never deal with real estate agents. Josh A is arrogant, disrespectful, conniving and sneaky.......all aspects one avoids in hiring an agent.

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @BeingTrue Just cause I don't hate him like you do I'm a fool.  Yeah.  You are the foolish misguided whatever you are. 

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @friendoftexas  @taniasveta He is only disrespectful to Madison and Flagg because they are that way to him. Look what Madison did to Heather, when she did nothing to him.  He only acted like a brat because he didn't like who Heather was dating.  If it had been someone who wasn't a more powerful agent than Madison, he wouldln't have any problem with Heather dating him. 

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @HH8  You failed to mention that Marisa admitted that it was the clients' house/lot to do whatever they wish with.  He didn't tell her because it would've upset her.  If Marisa was really pissed about it, she would've made a huge deal and she didn't.  She was just a little emotional for just a second because its a family home but ---she is in the business and knows how things are.

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

Miss nellie---YOU might not hire him, but OBVIOUSLY lots and lots of people do, including Bill Rancic--who is a big real estate enthusiast and winner of The Apprentice--so just because Josh A comes across as arrogant on this show doesn't mean he isn't fabulous at his job, which he obviously IS.

Sammehkitteh
Sammehkitteh

 @Glimmer88  @BeingTrue @Glimmer88(Heather) You should really shut up.  You are revealing yourself more and more with every comment you make. 

sissy1226
sissy1226

 @Glimmer88  @BeingTrue From what we can see on tv and what he lives in doesn't look like he is raking in the money.... Remember he is suppose to know real estate....

 

BeingTrue
BeingTrue

 @Glimmer88

 Well...I only watch the show to appreciate what the other two do .  not your slimy boyfriend.....your the one that has to live with him...what a bimbo...

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @BeingTrue Well you keep on hating while he keeps on raking in the money.  And he doesn't get clients by being a jerk, so if he comes across this way on tv, whatever.......  That's not how he is with his clients obviously. Enjoy the show !!  I know I am.......

BeingTrue
BeingTrue

mmmmm....well...it takes one to know one...and anyone with half a brain cell would see right through his phony arrogance....what an idiot

southern_goddess
southern_goddess

 @Glimmer88  @friendoftexas  @taniasveta What on earth did Madison and Josh F. do to this stump?!  Bottom line is, Josh A play his silly little games with Madison and Josh F because they don't fight back, but I'd LOVE to see him go toe-to-toe with Fredrik and Ryan of New York!  He would be sent home VERY QUICKLY with his tail between his legs!  Josh only goes off on Josh F, Madison, and people who he THINKS is beneath him, in order to make his self-esteem rise, from the "small man complex" he so badly suffers from!  

HH8
HH8

 @Glimmer88  @HH8

 Yeah. She did say that . . . after a while. However, you can see that a bunch was edited out because after the buyer mentioned that his client was going to tear down the house, the scene looked choppy. She was blindsided and visibly upset. Josh A. is no friend.

sissy1226
sissy1226

 @Glimmer88  @yelahjl The only money he is making is off the tv show.... Real Estate is not his game... people like Altman do not progress long in the real business world... Enjoy it while you can Altman the free ride is almost over. When Bravo ratings fall they will get rid of you quickly... The show is all about Madison and Josh F....

 

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @yelahjl No I just think it's so funny to get you all riled up because I am a fan of his.  And you seem to be leaving quite a few posts as well my dear YELAHJL-- whatever the hell that is. 

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @yelahjl Also while you guys sit here and hate on him, he is out in LA working hard and enjoying the good life and doesn't give a rat's ass about the negative stuff anybody on this blog types about him.  So type away !!!  Keep up the good work Josh !  That goes for Madi and Flagg too cause i like all three of them--Josh A just happens to be my favorite.

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @yelahjl You're really stupid if you cannot figure out what I meant. 

HairyKari
HairyKari

 @Glimmer88 Well, if the only good thing to say about a person is that he is fabulous at his job, that really isn't saying much. If how well a person does at his job can define his whole persona, Josh Altman would be great at shoveling manure out of my barns!