Well, well, well the moment we have all been waiting for-- this "fight scene" between Altman and myself. I was nervous to see how this played out, but I think it showed fairly accurately. I am not sure any of it was justified, but sometimes one gets emotional. Speaking of emotions, the speed dating social was an interesting attempt at finding a match. There was a lot of excitement and energy. I think I described it on TV as, "I feel like I am the only nut in a tree full of squirrels." I have no idea where that line came from, but it is the best way to recount the experience.
Boys aside, this quick lease deal was such a fun property to work with. The owner, Jane, who used to be an entertainment agent, had a very cool house, not to mention she was a total sweetheart. The only challenge here were the six rascal dogs. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs, I just don't really trust the little snapping ones when they don't belong to me or my friends. They are too testy with their teeth!
Altman had a nice sale in the episode. Looked like it was easy money, but I have a feeling it probably was a little more complex than what we viewers saw. Did anyone notice the big house Altman's client did not buy was featured on American Idol last week? The scene with Altman and his assistant getting lost around the condo lofts did not make a lot of sense to me. What I do know is that Heather and Altman are getting serious. Hmmm.
It is at this point where we must be asking ourselves whether Madison was raised by wolves. Madison, my man, you're on the threshold of being out of control. Your remarks to Altman at the Malibu house were, to put a good spin on it, sophomoric. To take a quote from The Godfather..it's only business Madison..not, as you are making it at every opportunity, personal. It's time to try to "Man -up" ( if you're capable of that) in your verbal interactions with Altman. You feign protectiveness of Heather, but reveal a selfishness to keep her under a glass ceiling as your assistant. You may be fooling yourself, but not the audience. Altman doesn't have to be your best friend in order to work productively to sell a listing. We all have to work productively with people we don't care for by filtering our feelings from reaching our tongues. Do you have a filter or just a tongue ?
A word of advise Madison things change in business and good loyal employees are hard to find your assistant Heather want to expand your brand to Hollywood. It would be unwise not to allow this to happen just because you think Altman is behind does it really matter? People evolve in business and eventually move on but a friendship could last a lifetime.
Also what is your deal this season you seem like a real hater towards Altman?
As realtor to realtor - I must say you are the most impressive one. I love your ethics and morals. You a good one, just keep doing the right thing. Hugs, V~
Just began watching the show and, thanks to iTunes, I've not watched all four seasons (or at least as far as the fourth season has gotten). I think you're a good guy -- balanced, thoughtful and fairly grounded about what matters and what really doesn't.
As a corporate consultant for the last 20 years, I'm going to take the liberty of offering you some advice. Obviously, you're free to ignore it, but please know it's offered in a spirit of genuine goodwill -- I'd like to see you succeed even more than you already do.
The advice concerns your staff. The show has filmed you twice dealing with a staff member wishing to quit or change jobs, and in both instances, the women had been struggling to find a good time to talk with you. In both cases, however, you felt betrayed by their news when they finally shared their thinking.
Madison, once upon a time you had a mentor, who was willing to teach you, let you grow, and eventually go out on your own. The people who work for you need the same chance. They need to know you're thinking about their future as well as your own, and that you'll not just take what they can offer, but give what you can, too. The fact that your assistant wants to find a way to work with you and still develop her own skills says an enormous amount about her loyalty to you; the fact that you're taking it as a betrayal suggests you're not thinking much about her. The "did your boyfriend put you up to this" approach is demeaning, suggesting she's not capable of wanting to grow her career, or smart enough to want more.
Madison, you seem like a good man. Take a more active approach to developing your staff and creating opportunities for them to advance, and they'll work with you forever. Insist they stay stagnant in only one role and they'll eventually move on to a job with more opportunity. I guess, in real estate terms, I'm suggesting investing for the long-term rather than flipping your employees!
Madison you are adorable! I love Million Dollar Listing. I know the perfect guy for Madison. He stars on Holly's World. He is as handsome as you and you two would make the perfect couple!
I think Madison is adorable. I think the perfect guy for Madison is the handsome gay guy that stars on Holly's World. Madison should make a connection!
Wow! I forgot what I was going to say, reading those few harsh and strange comments? I see where you are coming from in this, while I don't think Altman is tried to persuade Heather, I think seeing him, she got excited again about being an agent and there in W Hollywood. But, the ultimatum part, bothers me. Because anyone watching can see how much she cares for you, and to then, pretty much say she may quit if you say no, was surprising. I don't think you are being out of hand this season, like the other poster said? I'm curious to see how it all turns out, and yes, I get the player aura, well, maybe not player? But Altman just seems on all the time, not himself, which puts on that air I guess. Take care and be well!
What is it about your girl friends that make them want to constantly fix you up? I am sure you are perfectly able to find the guys you are interested in when you are ready.
Madison, you are such a cutie....brains and beauty in one gorgeous package.Don't rush trying to find a mate, you're still so young and it will happen when you least expect it!And who knows, the guy thats going to N.Y.. to be in a broadway play might come back.but a young actors life is such a nomadic life sometimes....you have to go where the job is!You'll find someone before too long....good luck to you!
Maybe it's me, but doesn't it seem unprofessional for Heather to go on interviews without even mentioning it. I know we don't see everything that happens because the show is only so long but come on. If they were that close a long heart to heart should have been done. Josh Altman knew it was wong and I say that because of what he said to Josh Flagg. Maybe it seemed like he put the bug in her ear about branching out because she met him around the same time she said something but he encouraged her more so after he got mad at Madison. I don't think what he said about your boyfriend putting you up to it was deaming anf I'm a female. I think that knowing how Josh Altman is made he say that. Watching the show it can be preceived that Josh A is kind of arrogant and he wants what he wants. So I can see why Madison said that. I think that Madison was taken aback and it wouldn't have been such an issue if he was approached differently. And the timing made her request look like Josh A had more of a hand in it.