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Wow! What a week. Believe it or not waking up to 37 new emails is really low for me. I was excited to hear from my friend and client, Jason. He is a great client to have, and he is constantly wanting to buy a new house and then move on. The first deal we did together was on a house he purchased in Brentwood Park. He paid $14 million for it and nine months later I sold it for him for $14.5 million (Ah the good old sky-rocketing price days).
Heartridge is a great estate, it has massive grounds and is very private. However it is 45 minutes away from Beverly Hills. I knew right off the bat none of my buyers would even be open to seeing something so far away. The house really sells itself, it has all the bells and whistles. The toughest part of this whole listing was getting people in the door. Normally in my open houses I have some kind of outrageous attraction, but this time I knew I had to tone it down. I needed people to notice the house and want to come back. The catered lunch I had was perfect, it got people in and the food was so amazing it kept them around. And thankfully I had Lupe the housekeeper around to entertain me, she was very funny.
I am so excited that all of you got to see the process of me writing my book. Writing a book about how to make a very successful career in real estate is something I have been thinking about doing for a while. I never did, because I could never find the time. Thank god my wonderful Grandmother gave me a push to do it. I knew the only way I could get this done is if I locked myself up in a room and just did it. That is why I checked into a hotel. The first day was really rough, and getting started was hard because I didn't know what to start with. Thankfully my Mother's advice of starting from the "beginning" lit a spark in my brain. So I started from day one. The book serves two purposes: it is in a way my autobiography and a how to guide in making it in the high end real estate market. I held nothing back and had a great time thinking back on my life and all the amazing things I have been able to do. I don't think I left that hotel room for two weeks, I wrote day and night. The book is something I am really proud of, and it is available for pre-order and as an ebook at http://www.JoshFlaggBook.com and will be released on March 22nd. I hope you all enjoy it!
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Josh: As a person who has watched this show from the beginning, I really didn't like you. You won my heart last year as I watched your interactions with your grandmother. You really are a sweetheart. Not to worry . . . I won't tell anyone. Good luck with the book.
Josh You are so sweet, kissing Lupe showed who you really are, I've always known you are a very talented businessman, but personally you are even better, you come from loving parents and grandmother and it shows, you are a total class act
Josh,I just adore the interaction you have with your grandmother.Seeing how you dress when you are alone and the well appointed surroundings of your home is such a throwback to the glamorous days of Hollywood.Don,t change a hair of your uniqueness for anyone...ever!
Heartridge is a beautiful house. I wish I could afford that house. It is exactly what I would want in my dream house. Granted, I wouldn't pay anywhere near $13 million for it. Sellers need to remember that this is a buyer's market and won't pay high prices when they don't have to.
Josh you are so great you are my favorite, I just Love that you are so great to your Grandmother, she is so smart and she is so tuff,and elegant at the same time.God Bless her she is a True survivor, and so shall you be.I pray that all will start to pick up business better this great 2011 year.And also why dont we see you guys on Andys late night show,that would be a blast, all of you at the same time!
My favorite episode was where you'd purchased a huge red ribbon for the new buyers when they came to get the keys. I like it when a sales person gives me just that little bit of extra attention, it tells me the person has a lot of class.
Josh, Oh what I would do if I were around your age again. For being so young, you have come very far. Take life for what it is Josh? Get what you want now , while your young you may think oh, I have lot's of time. Well? You don't! It'll slip away, fast,and soon. If ya want kid's? Don't till ya about 35 -40, that's only 10-15 year from now, and that too shall past quick. You appear a great young man, very goodlooking,and cute to a point. Love your Grandma,and good folk's, Mom. Take care ,enjoy life,it passes fast.
During the first season, you were not my favorite. Now, you are just adorable! Love you, love your family, love your dog!! I know your book will be a huge success and I will enjoy reading it. Your family must be just a wonderful group and it is reflected in who you are as a person.
Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars !
( As Robin Leach says ) Best of everything to you!
Smart,talented & hard-working kid who loves his family...young people could learn a lot from you, have you ever thought about public speaking for at risk teens??? I really think you have a lot to offer America's youth!!!
Love you on the show!!!
We're happy we'll be able to see your life with Colton. You've been our favorite from the beginning for so many reasons and the fact that you're in a committed relationship gives us just one more. "Bravo" Josh!
You are right, but they still want to get a house for a good price. Look at the billionaire buyer. They initially offer $15M for the house that was listed at $19.5M They could afford the $19.5M, but they didn't want to pay it if they didn't have to. In the end, they didn't pay the asking price. It is a buyer's market and no one will pay asking price. They want to get the most bang for their buck. In a seller's market, they won't take anything less then full price. Look at the housing boom we had. Sellers were getting at or above asking price for their homes and in many areas they were getting multiple offers.