To put it lightly, Josh Flagg has never been a fan of Josh Altman. Last season on Million Dollar Listing the competing real estate agents even came to blows. C’mon, admit it. You were SO happy when Josh slapped Altman across his face. His arrogance earned it!
But now Josh Flagg is calling out Altman again. This time it has nothing to do with competing for the same piece of property. Instead he is questioning Altman’s values. Personally, I wasn’t sure he had any to begin with…
On this week’s episode of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, James Harris and David Parnes have been showing their $48m listing, Faring, around the clock. There is not one offer on the table, so they are now considering a price reduction. Hmmm…you don’t say?! They are now off to see a new property estimated at only a measly $10m. The owner and developer, Tomer, show the Brits a newly constructed 9300 sq. ft. modern home with stellar views and a Las Vegas style pool. Is it just me or are all these modern properties starting to look the same? I must admit that I can envision throwing some awesome pool parties there. Though, I’d have to binge party like Lindsay Lohan as this guy only wants to lease it for…drum roll, please….one month!!! WTH?? Tomer said they could discuss selling later after he sees how it goes with the lease. I’m confused. He doesn’t want to sell? He might want to sell? It’s anybody’s guess, but they do agree to $47k for the one month lease. They arrived at this figure as the list price had to have a “7” in it. His lucky number. Not to mention some major OCD going on there. More on that later.
Josh Altman and his sidekick, Mikey, are scoping out a mid-construction property in the Hollywood Hills. Josh wants to find out who he can contact in order to get the listing. He has Mikey dress up like a construction worker to take a closer look. Poor Mikey. Always doing the dirty work for him. Even Josh admitted that his ‘mini-me’ intern who would supposedly do anything for him, wouldn’t do it. Mikey is able to get the contact information. Such a good sport. And, yes, we will pretend that there is nothing abnormal about carrying a construction worker costume around in your Porsche.
Sarah Jessica is no stranger to reality TV – or Bravo. First of all, she’s friends with Andy Cohen. And second of all, she appeared on Bravo’s short-lived Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist. [Confession: I kinda, secretly loved that show].
Sources say Sarah Jessica and hubby Matthew Broderick are desperate to sell their massive Greenwhich Village town home, which is listed for $22 Million and they aren’t having much success. So they’ve hired a familiar face – Fredrik Eklund!
Believe it or not, Teen Mom 2 won Wednesday night, with 1.553 million viewers. Also this week, 1.559 million watched the ALDC prepare for Nationals on Dance Moms and 1.018 million tolerated Josh Altman’s ego on Million Dollar Listing LA. In summary, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, and Teen Mom 2 ruled the cable ratings this week, and I don’t know whether to weep for our society or thank all of you for the job security.
This week we find James Harris at home in his bathrobe, still moping from last weeks’ spat with David Parnes over the marketing of Faring, their $48m listing in Holmby Hills . His pretty South American (?) wife, Valeria, finally speaks and offers some tough love with a bit of ego stroking to get him back on track and earning the bacon. She seems to know how to handle her husband!
Josh Flagghas returned to the Dolce Vita restaurant, where he is carted in by Colton in a golden wheelchair. Yes, a Golden Wheelchair! Who knew those even existed??? Josh tells him that he fell in their yard. Pruning trees. Colton, who apparently was not around at the time of the incident, is not buying it and wants to know what really happened. Josh sheepishly tells him that he was standing on a stool dusting dirty vodka bottles, which upset his sciatic nerve. This makes more sense. He needs a drink now – a dirty martini! Colton gives him the side eye about drinking when he is on painkillers, while Josh asks him for a walking cane to go with his wheelchair. Colton is so sweet. I often wonder if he ever takes Josh’s’ dry sense of humor at face value?
This week the brothers from another mother landed a massive opportunity in the form of a $48 million dollar spec home (eat your heart out Joe Gorga!), but unfortunately they couldn’t stop arguing long enough to formulate a solid plan to market the house – even though they partnered with Mauricio Umansky‘s The Agency (if you recall Mauricio once worked with Josh!).
“With or without a piece of Pilates equipment, the property in Holmby Hills is a masterpiece from top to bottom,” writesDavid. “James and I take our clients’ trust seriously, working tirelessly to meet their needs. I believe in visualization, organization, and planning while still thinking outside the box. And for a property of Faring’s magnitude, the marketing strategy must pull out all the stops to match.”