Mike Shouhed

Mike diagnoses his business relationship with Reza.

on Nov 5, 20130

Partnership is an arrangement in which parties agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. Reza must not know the meaning of the term. If he thinks that he keeps all his deals and takes half of mine, this partnership is heading nowhere fast! At least he's smart enough to ask me to come along to show him how I can negotiate when he's thinking about buying a used Porsche. I AM THE KING OF NEGOTIATING!

Anyways, on to more interesting and juicy things... Lilly's party! "Persian Prom": WTF does that even mean? It was a beautiful party with some beautiful people that's for sure. Were there a "gaggle of gold diggers" there you may ask... YES! That's L.A. for you though. They're everywhere! Lilly's outfit changes were very entertaining. I was upset that she decided to be so catty about rejecting MJ's apology and request to be at the party. Not every seat was filled at dinner! I have thrown MANY MANY dinner parties and always add a few chairs as insurance in case someone brings a guest that wasn't accounted for. Also, everyone knows that not everyone who RSVPs shows up. Lilly was just power tripping.

Best regards,

Mike Shouhed

49 comments
lalvarez124
lalvarez124

Mike, you've been successful before and you will be again.  Based on the intro for the show, you were very successful before.  You don't need Reza.  I didn't think Reza needed to train you for anything.  Maybe the terms of your partnership should be in writing so that everyone is clear.  As for Lily'z party, i didn't hear an apology from MJ.  She could have RSVP'd if she really wanted to go. She didn't want to go, She doesn't like Lily and for Lily to extend an invitation was more than extending the olive branch.  Reza took advantage to try to get in MJ's good graces.  And for everyone to remain silent and hurt Lily, especially after taking advantage of her hospitality.  What kind of friends are all of you?  

jules@1216
jules@1216

Mike, you are truly a real gentleman & friend. Everybody should be blessed to have a friend like you. I have never seen anybody like you. Ii wish I had friends like you. always there when someone is in need of a big smile and hug,

Kudos to your parents for instilling in you the values of what makes a perfect gentlemen. your brother also.. don't want to leave him out. they are all lucky to have you on the show... 

Lubby
Lubby

Didn't you say in the first year you were a real estate broker who willed and dealt heavily? Weren't you supposed to be an experienced real estate agent? What is Reza supposed to train you to do? I think he is disappointed you aren't bringing anything to the table. Trust I don't like Reza either but I wouldn't form a partnership with someone who I needed to train. EVER. 

Escapade
Escapade

All that money and YOU STILL CAN'T SPELL?   What is a "Parnership"  DUMB

Calendargirl@20
Calendargirl@20

You seem to be the only person with the voice of reason on this show.  It absolutely amazes me how immature your friends are.  They absolutely have no set boundaries or limits on how they behave. They may have the know withal on how to make money, but that's about it.  Hopefully you will continue to be the smart one out of the bunch.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

lovelaughs33
lovelaughs33

It was Lilly's birthday party- it's Lilly's way!  Neither you nor your other Shah friends have the right to dictate who she should make breaks for and it is extremely disrespectful to attend her party and talk smack like you guys did.  

 

I'm glad Lilly is smart enough to recognize what exactly is going on here: you guys are being jerks to her to probably make up for your guilt in the way you guys treated MJ last season.       

Blink
Blink

Sometimes it's never a good idea to mix friendship and business, especially when seeing first hand some of the problems with Reza and MJ.  IMO alot of his dissatisfaction with her, stemmed from business, her getting more for doing less.  As far as Lily, maybe she was power tripping, but like you guys didn't last year when you disinvited GG to Carbo under the guse "you didn't want to ruin the trip."  Well, since MJ failed to RSVP, maybe to Lily that was a sign MJ's apology on the reunion show was a lot of air and she was still trying to be disrespectful.  And just maybe Lily didn't want her "party ruined" like you guys didn't want your trip ruined.  Double standards much...she was gracious enough to invite a woman who has treated her like "poo" because she wanted to please you, Asa, GG and Reza.  IMO you're the most rational on the show, don't lose it now.

jpinphx515
jpinphx515

oh.. and by the way...  Why in the world did you pose for Playgirl??  I don't know what their "pitch" was but if you wanted to pose naked for gay men (majority of the readers of Playgirl) why not own that?   Of course you are good looking but like any woman, you don't have to take your clothes off for recognition.  (at least recognition that's worth while).

jpinphx515
jpinphx515

Come on.... you willingly went into a partnership with him.  Don't cry now about the terms you signed up for.  Why you felt you needed him is beyond me, but hopefully there's a clause where you can exit the partnership without a financial penalty. 

 

Why did you agree to have him take half your commission?  And in regards to RSVP'ing, it takes 1 second to click "YES".  MJ didn't do it because she doesn't respect other peoples time.

bjunebug28
bjunebug28

Mike don't trust Reza in business.  If he could so easily turn on his lifelong BFF MJ on national tv and not care one bit that he was destroying her reputation, he will not hesitate to turn on you.  

Whasup
Whasup

There must be other places you can work. Reza brings this show down. Why do you guys feel so entitled? Put some distance between you , he is a user.

AddictedToBravo25
AddictedToBravo25

We haven't seen you working... Yet???... Therefore hard to comment on what if anything you have brought to the table.

PlasticPeggy
PlasticPeggy

that's not power tripping.  You're usually the voice of reason so IDK what the issue is here.  Lilly was being nice to even invite someone who has been nothing but an ass to her from day 1.  You obviously had the etiquette down enough to RSVP for you and Jess, why is MJ exempt?  

zocola
zocola

Mike, how could you be so wrong? You are usually the voice of reason. MJ needs to walk the walk. Lilly was right to diss her. MJ was catty and rude not to RSVP on time.

backgammon
backgammon

I see the entire Prom differently.  Lilly was kind enough to invite everyone to her party.  No one including you ever hold MJ responsible for anything.  It is time she learned to be a grown up.  You RSVP to a dinner party.  Period.

 

Also, when you are a guest at any event, you don't make fun of the Hostess.  This is not a US custom, it is common sense, which your group seemed to be lacking.

Fraser
Fraser

You made a huge mistake by entering a RE partnership without specifying a few things. First you have to agree that EVERY listing you take on be an exclusive co-listing, meaning you both represent the client in the sale of their home and do equal work in making the sale. It does not matter who has a bigger rolodex to bring in more clients, what does matter is once the potential buyer walks in and signs an exclusive with you both, as a RE team that the work load will be split and the commission will be split. Secondly, you must market the property using ideas that both of you worked on and agree to. Each property requires a different approach and if you are not on the same page you will have issues.

What Reza is doing is simply NOT right at all and I would rethink being his partner. If I were you I would pack up and move on to The Agency that is run by RHOBH Star Kyle Richards husband. He is amongst the top RE brokers and in his level, physical looks and a dynamic personality equal success. You bring a lot to the table and need to be with a company that is legit and that is fair.

Then onto the Porsche scene. When you buy a Porsche you NEVER go in buying a new one and making a big deal over the price. Do your homework to avoid sticker shock and never discuss the pricing method in front of the salesman. Reza looked like a fool complaining about a used Porsche....who does that in BH? If you cannot afford it you should not be driving it. You have a MB and he has a BMW....for the level you both are at in your careers and the way you spend money, these cars are fine for now. Once you start making the huge commissions from RE THEN you can drive around in a $200,000 NEW Porsche and not before!!

Octoberquilt
Octoberquilt

I wouldn't trust Reza. I miss Sammy. You seem like the only one that doesn't think money grows on trees. I don't care for Lilly but it was Aza that was trying to stir the pot. Lilly's girlfriend took Lilly away from Aza to avoid a big scene..kudos to her.

UThousewife
UThousewife

You said it.. Lily is just power tripping.. Why is it that you are the only one that seems to think clearly??

p-note
p-note

Watch out for Reza he will turn on you in a heartbeat.... For realz! 

KARMEN111
KARMEN111

Mike you are one of the few people in the group that shows true character and class. I wish you all the best and warn you NOT to trust Reza.  If he can turn on his best friend of so many years, he will eventually turn on you.  I turned channels immediately after the princess announced her 4 outfit changes. I just can not stand her. 

Victorias
Victorias

Mike I think you really need to Reza's friendship and loyalty. He is being very slick in his business matters with you. He is making you look stupid.

ambs2013
ambs2013

I just love you Mike you are a true gentlemen.  Dont trust Reza I feel hes kind of a snake the way he treated MJ last season was horrible so watch your back.

NuGaPeach61
NuGaPeach61

Then I guess you won't be expecting people to RSVP your wedding?

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

you are the only clear thinker in the group

KraftyKat
KraftyKat

I ADORE YOU...you seem to be the only voice of reason on this ridiculous show...You were DEAD ON in your observations regarding the "persian prom"  LOL 

shysharon
shysharon

It's called Sachel in Yiddish! Mike, neither of them have any...

momo2
momo2

Spot on Mike!!!! Love how you keep it real.  That party was ridiculous.. Self promotion is never classy. Apparently the after party was a bomb. Hope they show that.

 

Reza showed his true colors last year with MJ his supposed "bff"...hope you aren't his next victim. Loyalty isn't his strong suit. 

JaneGold
JaneGold

Well, you should have known Reza was shady when you stole the job right out from under MJ's nose. That was SO not cool. And MJ was right -- she did work harder and brought in more business than you ever would. I wonder if Reza regrets dropping her as his partner now that a year has passed and you still haven't closed a deal... Hmmm. Well, at least from this post, it seems like your not on the "everyone throw MJ under the bus train" that you were riding last year. Lilly is scum.

jpinphx515
jpinphx515

Mike..Mike..Mike...  You can sell ice to eskimos...  sometimes business with friends isn't the greatest of ideas.  Keep the friendship, lost the partnership. 

TampaLisa
TampaLisa

 @Lubby 

I'm in residential real estate...Mike was in 'commercial real estate', big difference. He just felt

he was led on to be in a partnership with Reza, switch gears, and things would have improved.

That said, Reza is all about himself, will show the way, BUT, in sales, the brilliance is always do

better, and never show those you mentor you're secrets. If Mike produced more than Reza,

there would be a problem. If he doesn't produce, he'll make it known, as he did, and will kick

him to the curb if you step on his toes. That is the way it works, in this business, and many others. Didn't you notice.....the 'pending'  Porsche purchase, looking homely....it was a tactic move,

(like a murderer entering a courtroom looking their worse) and a dig at Mike.

My hubby is a GM for a huge dealership, knows the 'game' more than all of us combined, and works each 'player' differently, in the high end store he stresses everyday. We are a good team, and

and make it work effectively for our family.   Some friends cannot mix business with pleasure.

jules@1216
jules@1216

 @Whasup

 Hey ! watch what you say about Reza  lol.. he is hysterical ! It would be pretty boring if reza didn't bring his sense of humor to the show...

Lubby
Lubby

 @Fraser What exactly has Mike done? I have yet to see him work. This was a partnership meaning that BOTH people are bringing something to the table. Reza certainly doesn't need Mike to hold his hand. 

As far as the Porsche you have no clue what you're talking about. Reza was complaining about the milage. Doesn't matter if it's BH or Malibu when you buy a car you don't want a lot of miles. I've own Porsches before trust no one wants high miles on them, it devalues the car. They are there for Sunday drives "if that" as you can't go most places in BH with one. 

jpinphx515
jpinphx515

 @Octoberquilt Sammy was CREEPY and condescending to women.  Remember the first season when he told his date that she'd be hotter if she would get plastic surgery?  ughh.. I don't miss him at all.  I agree with you about Reza.

cinchy
cinchy

 @Octoberquilt I like Sammy. too.  I don't know why they don't have him on regularly.  He's the voice of reason, the peacemaker. 

cinchy
cinchy

 @p-note Well, from what we've seen of his behavior with MJ, that's true. 

backgammon
backgammon

 @KARMEN111

 I like Lilly.  She seems to be the ONLY woman on the show who has a career and actually works.

 

Lots of Jealous people out there who wish they had what Lilly has. 

UThousewife
UThousewife

 @KARMEN111 I fast forward through a lot of her scenes. Out of all of the reality shows I find her extremely insecure. The comment with her saying she was awkward in High School? Well, she still is. She may look um, pretty? attractive? But she is a mean girl and doesn't have the best social skills.. I couldn't stand her last year.

backgammon
backgammon

 @momo2

 You think asking your friends to join in a celebration of your birthday, is Self Promotion?  I see it as being generous and wanting to share your day with your friends.  Lilly was just mistaken to think these rude people were her friends.

PlasticPeggy
PlasticPeggy

 @JaneGold

 actually MJ said she doesn't work nearly as hard, because she doesn't have to.  Please.

backgammon
backgammon

 @JaneGold

 I would be curious to know why you think Lilly is scum?

 

Because she has a very successful company?  Because she is attractive? (even with her big hair)

 

Somehow I thought women celebrated the success of other women, maybe just not in California.

Lck
Lck

@UThousewife @KARMEN111 .. The only interesting thing about her party, was seeing her without makeup before it started. Sad.

Pleasurine
Pleasurine

 @CreoleRed504  @NuGaPeach61 A wedding vs. a birthday party???? BIG DIFFERENCE. However, I do believe he would, because at the end of the day you want to share your day with the ones you love. Which is why Lily should have not invited her in the first place. She really didn't want to do it anyway, so why be fake about it. 

constanc
constanc

 @PlasticPeggy  @JaneGold Mj Is full of SHIT'''Reza-is phony @times'but you got to watch how he works''' MIKE keep the friendship-----as partners 'NO'''Lilly I love-she gives CLASS To the GROUP'''N SHE WORKS''NOT A LAZY BONE IN HER''GGG''OMG''THANK GOD HER SISTER TELLS LIKE IT IS'''''''ASA??? SAMMY????