Josh Altman Talks House-Hunting With Kimye
What's it like helping mega-celebrities find a home? The agent tells all.
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles is back this week—and that means new deals and new drama, especially when it comes to the agents' clients.
Perhaps some of the biggest celebrities one of our agents, Josh Altman, has had to deal with: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. And after working with the couple a while back, he's opening up about helping them find the perfect home. In case you didn't know, he was the man who sold the superstars their home in Bel Air before they sold it to move closer to her momager, Kris Jenner.
"I've met them both numerous times, and she's incredible," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I've sold three of her houses so far. Talk about a hard-working individual and being on your game, she is non-stop. So, nothing but respect there, and I'm so proud of all their success. It's f---ing awesome."
While he's worked with Kimye in the past, he revealed he didn't have a hand in their most recent real estate transaction. However he totally understands the couple's real estate philosophy: buy near your family.
"Unfortunately, I did not. That was in the neighborhood where all her family is already there and they have their go-to person in that neighborhood. Kim is one of the sweetest people Iíve ever dealt with, sheís so on her game and you gotta respect that. It makes sense," he told OK!
He added, "Let's put it this way: I was talking to my brother the other day and we were laughing about how they all buy houses across the street from each other. But we looked at each other and said, you know what, if we had the money they have, we'd also buy houses across the street from each other. It's fun, when you get to a certain point of success in your life, I come from a very tight family and I'd love to live across the street from my brother. I don't know if my fiance would like that though."
Considering that Kimye is among the many A-list clients that Josh works with on a daily basis, he doesn't consider celebrity status as a factor in how he treats his clientele.
"I treat everybody the same, I don't care if they're a mega-celebrity, I don't care if they're a mega-businessman, but you do have to be on your game all the time [when helping a celeb]. They're very good at what they do, and they expect you to be very good at what you do. You got to be on your game," he added to the THR. "It's become a pretty everyday thing."
And for those wanting to see Josh Altman work with one of those stars, he teased that cameras were rolling during one of those purchases.
"I have two. One of them I'm super, super excited about, a mentor in a way. A very successful businessman that is on one of the top TV shows in the world right now," he dished, only adding that fans are "going to have to tune in" to find out who that person is.
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