Wow it feels great to be back! 2012 was an incredible time in my career. I ended up selling almost 200 million in sales and was ranked as one of the top 30 realtors in the country by the Wall Street Journal. I'm very excited to see what type of numbers 2013 brings as I have already sold 140 million to date and this upcoming season on MDLLA should be the best by far due to the hot market, low inventory, and even bigger commissions and drama.
The first episode of the season starts right where I left off. . .selling the dream! The house I sold in Episode 1 is one of my favorite homes that I have ever sold.
There were a lot of nay sayers when I re-listed the house almost 2 million over what I sold it for six months earlier, but what most realtors don't understand, is that what separates me from other realtors is that I create the market, not follow the market. This is one of the biggest profits in the shortest amount of time I have ever seen in my career. I got a ton of press off of this sale as it brought the values in the immediate neighborhood to another level. In fact, all the neighbors personally thanked me LOL.
like i said, do not let haters bust your balls. You are right there for your clients, and I like u. Thats all u need baby
you have no class and could never measure up to Mauricio nor Madison nor Josh F. I would love to see you try and bully Mauricio since your back stabbing girlfriend works for him now... But of course we all know that you wouldn't because Mauricio would chop you down to size- oh wait you're already beneath Mauricio....
The way you threw your water bottle trash to the girl at the door was soooooo classless and disgusting. Who treats people like that? So unkind. Deplorable.
jessandmac42 Who does that? Only a classless POS like Altman. He is so full of himself and he actually believes people like him. The house he sold for the 2 mil profit sold itself. He was simply an order taker. Any one of these agents on this show could have the exact same thing.
you're the best! Love watching all 3 of you guys. Good show, and you are definitely not as viscous as NY. You are competing with each other, but at the end it feels like you still respect each other professionally, regardless of how bad the fights sometimes seem.
Don't let any1 bust your balls, I would choose YOU in a new york second over those other lames to represent me all the way
Were you asked to ''act'' like this when you joined the show? Rarely does the new guy walk in acting like he owns the place...and I find it hard to believe you wouldn't get along with Madison and Josh. You're family is too nice, also, can't believe your actions would be ok with them...when something doesn't seem right, I cry foul!
Any time a man starts bragging about his car, well, he might be insecure about "other areas" of his life that aren't so great. Get it? Shoe size and what you drive can't make up for a severe "lack" in other areas of life. I sold cars myself, back in the day, and Altman reminds me of every disreputable salesperson I ever worked with. May make some money, but you have to have some soul to go with it. Altman is missing the "soul chip".
I love you Josh Altman! I am happy Heather is working with Mauricio! What a great thing for the both of you! Can't wait to see your grandmother; you were so sweet to speak highly of Josh Flagg's grandmother on Watch What Happens Live...you were only telling the truth. She is fantastic and I like Josh Flagg too. I wish you all could be friends, but oh well.
Hogan Actually Heather is NOT working with Mauricio. She and Sam Real now appear to have their own "boutique" agency.
real estate is cut-throat business in Los Angeles. I tried buying a house 2 years ago...and it was a loose-loose-case. The fights behind the scenes for good deals are unimaginable. Every time i would give an offer, someone would come up with a better one or somehow the property would be snitched out...I just had no chance of getting a good deal...It take a rare type of broker to slice through the back-door deal-cutting actions. No wonder Josh A is so driven and aggressive and will push over anybody trying to stay on his way. Being nice just does not find good deals in this business. I end-up rebuilding my old house ( i should've hired Josh to find a deal for me). In Los angeles in a good area good deals are impossible to achieve by average folks. I understand this show. We are not here for 'beauty' competition. Once my own friend tried to bead under me to get a good deal without telling me. This is how competitive market is. I dont know where all those people are comming with all-cash offers. All of a sudden even during the bad-market times, people misteriosly have all cash to offer to buy a house. The working folks are squeezed out of the market to find a good deal. There are too few houses with too many people wanting to buy them. Josh...it taks a person like you to serve the customers. Do not aplojize.
lol lol lol...off shore ..... Go global and make some cash. Start with $10-20K. Also...that 1 or 2 percent you hear about equals millions of people in the U.S.. Then there are Canadians, Asians, Middle Easterners....so many who have the money all over the world.
I don't get how people lash out about Josh when Fredrik and Ryan are ten times worse. What Josh does in deals makes even Mauricio take notice...and that's hard. Josh learned a lot from him and now he is growing. Mauricio is now worth almost 100 mil since he started his own Agency. These shows do a lot for business if you handle it right.
Neszoe i suspect that there are companies that buy put good deal properties for investment.
I agree with that. In fact Josh and his brother started that way. Flipping. But the market slowed to a stand still and nothing but nothing was happening. then people with "cash" got wise and bought when the getting was good. Including Rohney's old company Bain Capital. In a few years they will sell and make a mint like Josh's client did in six months. He is right some properties are a gift that keeps giving.
Sorry but you come off as very taken with yourself. As a successful real estate agent, you are entitled to be proud of your accomplishments but you consistently lay it on too thick. You're definitely a mark!
Enough already with how much you make, what you drive, etc., etc. Your ego is so freaking huge. Maybe if you'd humble yourself a little, people might like you. Please quit insulting your viewers. We all know you kick ass in real estate and make a boat load of money. That doesn't make you a classy guy though. Money can't buy you class. lol. Thank you Contessa.
Great to see you back as well Josh. As soon as I am ready we will be calling you for another property in the OC or Malibu....great negotiator.
@Neszoe He is in a market that practically sells itself, I would have a lot more respect for him if he was forced to work in a depressed market.
Joel....Los Angeles is STILL depressed. We are the last to come out of it. We have lost major business here and was on the brink of bankruptcy. At one point you couldn't give your house away. We were hit hard by the Bank scandals and many many people lost everything. Two of my rentals valued at over 2 mil are now down to $800K. You don't have to like the man....or the things he says to taunt the other guys on the show. They have to get ratings to stay relevant. But you should respect the fact that he has made a good name for himself here and major profits. He is an excellent negotiator and gives his clients more than what they ask for.
I was very pleased with him and as if looks matters...he is handsome in person as well as TV.
JoelCairo Neszoe There wasn't anymore of a depressed market than that in California, I don't like the dude but he did make it in that down turn. Real Estate is barely starting to come back.....
Lubby....I am glad as a real estate owner.. but kind of nervous as a buyer. Things can't rise as fast as they did before the downturn. This was not the first one here but it was devastating. Not too fast a recovery because when it falls its like a Building Buster BOMB....... (I think that was what the Bush administration called those bombs that rained down on Bagdad)
Literally...... Flash and Awe..........................................
JoelCairo Neszoe There you go. That house for the 2 mil profit..SOLD ITSELF JOSH. You were an order taker on that one.
Josh, you are greedy and arrogant to the point of extreme loss of integrity. You are so envious of Josh Flagg who has more personality and money than you and Madison who has the looks ....sorry you don't. You act like a greasy used car salesman. Get some class. Those expensive shoes and clothes won't carry you for long. You make Fredrik look like a Nobel Price winner.
In your dreams...lol lol lol Josh has never sold property and lied to the broker or the clients as Fredrik has. He doesn't even allow for the brokers to make deals with his clients. He says ridiculous things and yet he makes the sells. Fredrik is ruthless which is why he is #1 in NY. I'd like to see you try to negotiate with him in purchasing property.....lol lol lol LQQK and Listen please. When has he "loss integrity"? Because he doesn't like Josh or Madison???? Madison acted like a scorn lover last season. He was whinny and tried to Hurt Heathers reputation over what he perceived as a backstab. If you watched the show you would have heard the CLIENT say to both Heather and Josh that they had to work TOGETHER. What does he care if the two firms don't like each other ????
That deal would have benefited both Josh and Madison as well as Heather.
But that's what happens when you pay attention with open ears and eyes....you learn something.
Josh Altman...all that cocky arrogance is only a cover for some deep rooted insecurities...it's unattractive and immature to constantly feeling the need to put down, belittle, humiliate, and throw cheap jabs at the other brokers on the show...you may sell alot of real estate but you are a cheap sellout...not impressed...and funny thing..all the gazillions of high end real estate your brag about selling and obviously "taste" and "style" are things you did not gain from your accomplishments...your home and interior design and exterior (yard) are cheap and tacky...the other two brokers at least have homes that show some style and design...where do you shop Z'Gallerie or RC Wiley??? Need to call Jeff Lewis to help you out..maybe cut back on buying so much hair gel and tanning sessions...
Addicted2BRAVOTV i have lived long enough to notice that insecure people are very driven to prove to the world that they are worth something. I suspect that Josh brother who is older was too intimidating for Josh...so he put his life on a line to prove to his brother he is capable of being somebody....brotherly competition would be my guess.
good observation...I agree and add "male ego". Some people are just driven and want to win and make lemonade out of the lemons we had as a real estate market. ..... lol It was bad girl.
Addicted....some facts you may not know. Not everyone who has a little something in the bank has good taste in furnishings. lol lol lol.....
Did you know the Rupert Murdock still lives in his original home.....Billionaire and yet he doesn't live in a giant mansion. Don't get me wrong he does live in a beautiful large estate home...and yes he has had decorators but that is not what is important to him.
Josh F. = 8 mil
Madison = 12 mil
Josh A - 10 mil
Addicted2Bravotv = a good observer of Z'Gallery or RC Wiley and the so so taste of Josh A.
Let's hope that after he marries Heather she will update him with a new home and more expensive "things".
I would rather do business with someone like Josh Flagg for the simple reason I could stand next to him without worrying I'm going to be hit by lightening for all the bs. You? Not so much... You might make more money, but you lost your soul long ago.
Why were you so rude to the young lady with the brochures at Flagg's open house?! She was just doing her job.
You are successful and talented (kudos) but you obviously suffer from some deep insecurities because of the way you treat CERTAIN people.
Either it's shot man complex or a small dick complex. Those small sized men have a natural anger for no reason. They are just mad at the world. But to think...what does Heather get out of that deal?
Maybe .... just maybe....she is "IMPRESSED" with his size..............
Maybe .... just maybe....she "LIKES" that he treats her well and will fight for her..........
Maybe .... just maybe....she "LOVES" his drive and business skills................
Maybe .... just maybe....she is "INTREGUED" at what she can do with her future and doesn't have to worry about money because of his success. As his wife doors will open so that HER skills can grow and shine in the real estate world in Los Angeles. ...............
Maybe .... Just maybe....she just loves him and accepts him for the MAN he is regardless of the size of his "little Man Syndrome"...........................
I do think you and Heather make a cute couple. I think you work very hard. Even though the fashion shoot photo's of you two in your home are completely cheesy, it's just who you are and that's fine. But the one thing you did on the show last night that made me cringe for you was when you walked into Josh Flagg's listing and threw your empty plastic water bottle on the "cigarette girls" brochure tray and said, "Yeah, hold this". This girl was there to hand out brochures, not to take your recycling/garbage. Remember the old saying, "Be nice to those you meet on the way up because you will meet them on the way down". The Universe is watching.