I Hate Jill Zarin Million Dollar Listing March 30, 2011
Quincy is still on vacation, I’m so jealous! I know she’s upset about missing the finale of Million Dollar Listing but family comes first! I offered to trade places with her but she didn’t go for it, surprising huh?
Josh and Josh and Madison on the season finale of Million Dollar Listing, this season went by so quickly but I do enjoy these guys.
Josh Flagg just recently came out (to the viewers) as gay and introduced us to his boyfriend Colton. What little we’ve seen of these two together, I find it to be a bit of a strange relationship. Flagg admits that they are polar opposites but it seems to be even more than that. Josh is intelligent, well-traveled, cocky and very confident. His partner Colton Thorn seems to have little confidence and even showed a bit of ignorance when it came to Josh’s business dealings. Even someone outside of the industry knows that the first offer isn’t the end of the deal, Colton seemed to not understand how it works. I hope Mr. Flagg knows what he’s doing and that no one gets hurt in that relationship.
I was impressed that Josh admitted he has had an easy life and that his family’s wealth has allowed him to do anything he wants to with his life. He has committed to this business that he has built but also told viewers he wants to make more time for his relationship. I think our little Josh Flagg (25 years old) may just be growing up.
Josh cut a pretty good deal tonight with an $80,000 commission, he was very creative selling a home that was still under construction yet priced over $4 Million. Just because Josh isn’t interested in pretty girls doesn’t mean he doesn’t see the value in bringing in three beautiful skimpy dressed young girls at his broker’s open to hand out gift bags and cocktails. And it worked! At times Josh Flagg comes across as lazy and a bit of a bumbling idiot (Can’t work his own phone? Starting a fire at his desk?) But I think if I were selling my home and had a choice of these three brokers, I might just choose Josh Flagg.
Josh Altman is also cocky, from what we’ve seen he doesn’t really have anything all that special to offer. Josh Flagg goes all out with wild and unusual ideas to sell his homes. Josh Altman could be any realtor anywhere, nothing special about him. He admits that during Broker’s open tours these real estate agents view up to a dozen homes in one day so standing out is important, yet he did nothing to stand out. Luckily his assistant sat down at the piano and created something fun so that the house stands out in their minds. Josh did zip, zero, nada!
In the end he got the listing for the beautiful house on the famous Mulholland Drive and was able to sell it but there wasn’t anything impressive about his style or his ability to negotiate. In fact the buyer’s broker that Josh was dealing with had to be a complete moron, she said no less than three times that her clients want that house, love that house and have to have that house. Once the person you’re negotiating with knows this, you’ve lost all edge in the deal. My 10-year old son could have closed that deal.
Josh is dating Madison’s assistant Heather who apparently wants to move forward with her career. I certainly don’t blame Heather but Josh Altman’s influencing her to go behind Madison’s back makes him a snake in my book. I think Josh should have encouraged Heather to be upfront and honest with Madison.
When Josh Flagg catches wind that Heather was interviewing for another position he contacts Madison to let him know what is going on. Something that a good friend would do, I was actually a bit surprised Josh F cared enough to bother to make that call. When Josh Altman confronted Flagg, I felt that he was completely out of line. Madison and Josh F have known each other and worked together for several years, Altman had no business butting into Heather’s career and business relationship with Madison and he had no business butting into a phone call between Josh Flag and Madison.
I think it is great that Josh A is encouraging his girlfriend Heather to further her career but he should teach her how to do it ethically and honestly. Josh Altman is dishonest and a snake.
Madison Hildebrandt doesn’t seem to belong in this dog eat dog world of cutthroat real estate brokers but he holds his own. He closes some pretty impressive deals and I think his strength is in the way that he cares so deeply for his clients.
The exorcism or seance or Ghostbuster’s fiasco that took place in the little Malibu home was over the top yet Madison went with it because it made the client happy. It was all a bit strange and unexpected seeing Madison reveal that someone recently died in the home (a California law apparently) prompted this prospective buyer to bring her psychic to the home to evict the ghost. I guess the ghost wasn’t paying any rent?
Only in California would they create such a ridiculous law of having to reveal someone died in the home within the past 3-years. Does this affect the home’s value? Is the dead person going to haunt the new owners? They didn’t bother to reveal that the stilts holding up the house are “toast”, don’t worry about the house falling into the Pacific Ocean just take care of the ghost of a dead guy living in the back bedroom.
In the end Madison made the deal on the golf course, sinking putt after putt, he then made the hole in one closing the deal on the spot.
Unfortunately the show left Madison’s situation with Heather up in the air, she left with Josh Altman on a vacation and she left Madison with an ultimatium. She is determined to have the career move that she wants but it seems Madison is not ready to expand his business in this volatile economy. Add to that the underhanded way that Heather handled this situation and inevitably Madison no longer trusts her, so why would he bring her on as a broker?
Well, she must have done something to earn his trust back, they have gone into partnership together, Heather tweeted her web site announcement after the show aired, here is her web site:
I don’t know if I agree that Madison did the right thing, it appears as though he is rewarding her for her bad decisions, while she did approach Madison first, I think she should have been honest with him when she was pursuing other avenues. Good luck to Madison with this one.
Some Tweets from tonight
Starting with the always classy Josh Flagg: (12,830 followers)
If you missed Bethenny on George Lopez, you can watch it here:
Bethenny Frankel Challenges Mike Tyson | Lopez Tonight http://t.co/Nh9SFfG via @AddThis
And Bethenny on Ellen:
For those of you who may have missed it yesterday, our very own HD is nominated for Poet of the Year, I hope you’ll all take a minute to do what I did and go vote for her! She’s amazeballs!
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Until Next Time….