Josh Altman

Josh Altman gives us the backstory on his relationship with Mauricio, and his take on Ferris Bueller, er, Josh Flagg.

on Feb 17, 20110

I can't stress how important it is in real estate to surround yourself with the best people in the business. That's why it's so crucial to choose the right brokerage when starting out. If you surround yourself with the best and learn from the best, you become the best.

My co-worker, Mauricio, is a major player in the L.A. real estate game. I co-listed many millions of dollars worth of real estate this year and last with Mauricio. Co-listing is not that unusual in LA. Mauricio and I have the same style and passion for the business, and it's obvious what a great team we are when we work together. With a big time open house, comes big time pressure. The seller on my property is the designer and builder, so I understand why he wanted to be at the open house. I usually would not be thrilled if the seller stayed for a broker's open, but it was actually helpful in this case being that he is the builder, and no one knows a house better than the builder.

Does anyone else feel like Josh Flagg was actually Ferris Bueller when he said, "I'm' the pretentious son of a bitch today because of my mom?" I think I laughed so loud I scared my dogs. Got to hand it to him, he is funny.

I am very familiar with Josh's listing on Readcrest. I think it's a great bachelor pad. If it had a pool, then it would be in very high demand. He tried to make up for the pool by hiring twin blondes. The kid knows how to think out of the box sometimes.

Note to self, if I ever buy a Lamborghini, do NOT let Madison borrow it. And by the way, how great is Maks! He is one of my favorite clients and obviously amazing on Dancing with the Stars. I think Madison is the only person who has never seen Dancing with the Stars. Speaking of Madison, I definitely was feeling a little tension between us.

At the end of the day, you don't always sell the house. You have to put your client's interests first. It's not always about the money. If you're a good realtor money will come. In this case, I felt the smart move for my client was to take the lease and keep positive cash flow on the property in a down market.

Thanks everyone for tuning in and making this the biggest season of Million Dollar Listing yet!

Follow me on twitter @thejoshaltman and check out my website at thealtmanbrothers.com to view my properties.

24 comments
tevye
tevye

I LOVE Bravo but never watched this show until Josh Altman showed up....Josh A. is DEFINITELY the ONLY agent I would hire. Completely professional, just enough shark and more than enough sexy to GET THE JOB DONE!! Madison and Josh are YES men who kowtow to their clients even when THEY KNOW BETTER! Josh is a real man. PERIOD. You can list my home anytime.

mari g
mari g

Biggest crush ever, you are a little hottie-- how tall are you? LOL :0)

BusyBeeLA
BusyBeeLA

Love ya Josh A! I never watched the previous seasons, but the addition of Josh A. makes me tune in every week. I love a man that has business savy and swagger, but you seem to be very sweet as well. The episode where you sold Ruth's condo showed what a genuinely nice guy you are. I wish you only the best, keep shakin' the haters off!

kisha from ATL
kisha from ATL

Glad to see they added some manly man to the show! Love the way you wear those suits. Seriously though, I think you do a great job and were very smart to hook up with someone like Mauricio. Much success to you!

jk
jk

Thank you for getting rid of chad. Annoying and i cant stand to see that dog anymore. Josh Altman is all about the deals where as chad was about the 5 min of fame

rierie
rierie

i like you josh , u have confidence and style..no matter where u live u shouldnt be showing anyone a house in shorts and sneakers...ewww that was tacky..what ever happened to chad though

JewishHottie
JewishHottie

Aye Josh Josh, If I weren't already married I'd be your housewife! Hell I'd love taking our kids to school in a range rover! Make that money honey. Just remember to stay humble and a "mench" Love YA!

Janet Morgan
Janet Morgan

You're growing on me. I like you more with every episode but I still miss Chad. I was so excited to see Mauricio on the show. He's a hottie!

cee-loo
cee-loo

Dude, you are cool. I like your business sense, but in a weird way you resemble elmo.

Michigan Gal
Michigan Gal

Love you Josh. I'm glad you took Chad's place - couldn't stand Chad. Love the show though.

Cooper11
Cooper11

Josh, you are much betther than Chad so I glad you are on there and I do have to agree with someone that stated you do seem to be so normal. I really like you style of dress, you personality, they way you interact with your clients, love the way you interact with your dogs and it was so nice of you to help our mother's friend sell her place w/o taking the commission. I really like you. Not be jocking your nutz and all but I hope you stay on the show.

Viewer from Virginia
Viewer from Virginia

Hi Josh,

Your confidence charisma and charm is intoxicating!

I am a big fan of the show and this season did not disappoint at all!! You are a great addition to an already winning recipe for an interesting and entertaining reality show.

Thanks to your style and swagger (love the suits), you are bringing suave and sexy back to real estate! You and Mauricio together are a force to be reckoned with in both the looks and the "getting it done" department.

Your confidence, charisma and charm got my attention and your keen business savvy has kept it this far.

My Thursday nights just got a whole lot better.

Kga

maki
maki

Hi Josh- I actually went to NSHS back in Boston with u and ur brother. Its good to see that u & ur brother are doing so well! Ur a good addtion to the show. I actually watch ALL the episodes now! Wish u the best!

monakaykay
monakaykay

Josh, you are much too sweet and normal to be on this realty show. Hope you don't become like the rest of the fame whores! Love you the way you are.

Viewer from Philly
Viewer from Philly

How could anyone prefer Chad over Josh? Josh knows his business and dresses for success. That's how we roll east coast style. Not to mention the fact that he leaves his dogs at home where they belong instead of carrying them around in a bag to his appointments like Chad did. Josh is awesome!!

Real Housewife in California
Real Housewife in California

Bring Chad back. He adds more character on the show with his hair than you do with your "I'm trying too hard to be cool" sleazy personality. Be real dude. Geez, calling Josh F. a kid? Puhlease... Look in the mirror, your the kid wearing big boy suits.

developer
developer

I thought Chad's attitude was bad and I was not sorry to see him go, but now that I've seen two episodes...I wish Chad was back on the show and Josh Altman wasn't. I still like watching Madison and Josh Flagg, but I fast forward through all the Josh Altman's segments....I'd prefer to see Chad back than endure Altman's attitude....he's a real turn-off!!

Golflady1999
Golflady1999

Josh -

Just curious what line of business the lady was in that leased the home for $50,000 per month. She indicated that she traveled from Dallas to LA often. That is a huge amount of money in this economy.

The Count
The Count

I am not sure why Maks was being shown a $6 million dollar property that I am sure he cannot afford? At that price point there should be pre- qualification by the realtor taking him around so as not to waste everyone's time!!

FinkDifferent
FinkDifferent

That house that you and Mauricio sold was AMAZING. I wish I had a house like that. :)

Ha ha. Don't give Madison a hard time about that Lambo. For all the money that they ask for one you think that they would make them easier to start and move. :)

I just want to tell you that you are one bada-- real eastate agent. I wish my real estate agent was as tough as you. You always seem to get the deal done.

Coach G
Coach G

Josh, I am feeling your style and you got that swagger. Keep up the good work and keep sellin.

Sailor
Sailor

Perhaps the reason you felt tension from Madison was the offensive attitude you brought to Malibu. You also put Maks in a position where he could not even tell you that he liked the house. I can't believe you had your client's best interest at heart. Were you really that nervous about leaving your turf for the beach?

Viewerlinda
Viewerlinda

Glade to see you on the show, and what a joy to also see Mauricio working with you, looking forward to seeing him again. Hope you enjoy adding a little extra to your life with BRAVO besides just selling real estate.