Stars of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing”, Josh & Matthew Altman’s Exclusive Interview with IARP!

Stars of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing”, Josh & Matthew Altman’s Exclusive Interview with IARP!

The Altman Brother’s Talk About Their Big Move!

The Altman Brothers are best known for their starring roles on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing,” and while they appreciate the opportunities the show has given them, they point out that they are no overnight success. Matthew Altman reveals, “we’ve been grinding for 15 plus years, all we do is work!” The Altman Brothers closed over $3 billion in sales during that time, added numerous industry accolades to their name, including top national agent rankings in the Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Their hard work is paying off, as the Altman Brothers recently informed International Association of Real Estate Professionals (IARP) that their high-ranking success has led them to open up their very own office in Los Angeles!

The Altman Brothers waited patiently before moving into Robertson Boulevard’s former Lululemon store what they say is “the ideal spot” for their new office. The space, opening in March 2019, is located at 105 South Robertson Boulevard and is surrounded by high-end designer furniture stores, upscale fashion shopping, and the iconic gourmet restaurants The Ivy and The Henry. They believe their new ground floor location in this bustling neighborhood and shopping community will provide many walk-ins and ultimately a larger client reach due to the higher foot traffic and premiere signage. The office is large enough to film Million Dollar Listing - Los Angeles and a prime space to showcase up and coming new developments with maximum exposure. 

Their team consists of 20 people, 4 staff members and 16 agents who have been with them for many years. They refer to their team as family and have created a space uniquely adapted to their team’s lifestyle and well-being. Their philosophy keeps their employees happy and allows the team to maintain productivity.  They are a very tight group, so it’s important that if they bring anyone on, that they get along and work well with the team collectively.  While they have invested much into their advanced technology platform, they’ve invested in their employees too, so everyone on the team understands how to leverage the extensive network and real-time market data to provide the best information and service so clients are confident they are making informed decisions.  In the meantime, the best advice they have for new agents is to go to the book store and buy It’s Your Move by Josh Altman which will help you learn how to snag deals. Following that, they suggest you purchase the upcoming book The Altman Close which will aid you in closing the deal. 

The Altman Brothers will be the first team from Elliman to have their very own office in Los Angeles. With top offices in New York, Miami, LA, and Aspen, Elliman is the world’s top brokerage. Josh and Matthew are very excited to be expanding like and explain they are “so happy to be with Elliman, the best brokerage in the world because it has provided us with the largest reach to the most elite clients in the world. We are so privileged to be partners with them.” March 2019 is set to be a fantastic new chapter for this duo and the IARP is looking forward to seeing them continue to expand and provide an incredible model for real estate professionals around the world. 

To join the International Association of Real Estate Professionals (IARP) please visit www.iarp.com for more info!

A-List Couple Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Buy Brooklyn Heights Apartment in Matt Damon’s Building!

A-List Couple Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Buy Brooklyn Heights Apartment in Matt Damon’s Building!

Brooklyn & Queens Real Estate on the Rise!

Actress Emily Blunt, star of “Mary Poppins Returns,” and her actor husband John Krasinski bought two condos, at The Standish Building in Brooklyn Heights, for a combined $11 million. They join current resident Matt Damon, who broke Brooklyn records when he bought a penthouse in the building for $16.75 million at the end of 2018. 

According to Douglas Elliman’s latest market report, home prices in Brooklyn are higher than ever. The median and average sales prices for the borough both broke records, crossing the $800,000 and $1 million thresholds for the first time in the third quarter of this year. “As the Brooklyn market continues to reinvent itself over the past five years,” says the report, “There is no standard of comparison with historical trends.” International Association of Real Estate Professionals (IARP) reports that New York City is seeing a construction boom like never before with the bulk of these new housing units being constructed in the outer boroughs—mainly in Brooklyn and Queens. 

However, IARP asserts that real estate professionals in these neighborhoods should focus more on Queens rather than Brooklyn if they are looking to have quick and profitable turnovers. According to the StreetEasy report, prices there have risen at a consistently faster pace than in Brooklyn, yet remain relatively affordable with an average listing price of $657,000 compared to Brooklyn’s $950,000. Also, the report conveys that the homes in Queens moved off the market quicker than Brooklyn, selling after a median of 62 days. Furthermore, with Queens proximity to Manhattan, it’s convenient transportation options and the abundance of new residential projects, more New Yorkers are seeking to move into this area. IARP advises that real estate professionals who are looking to make the most profit in the outer boroughs of NYC, should focus their efforts on this market and its buyers. 

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Finally Sell Their Pacific Palisades Family Home to Adam Levine, Post-Divorce!

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Finally Sell Their Pacific Palisades Family Home to Adam Levine, Post-Divorce!

Ex-celebrity couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have sold their Pacific Palisades family home to Maroon 5 frontman and “Voice” judge, Adam Levine. And, it appears that Levine really does have “Moves like Jagger” because he just landed quite the deal: the 8,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, ranch-style abode sitting on more than 3 acres of land was listed for $45 million, but Levine got it for $32 million! 

While divorces are disappointing news for a lot of people, they’re good business for deep-pocketed buyers, like Levine. For most marriages, the biggest shared asset between the couple is their family home and often the couple would like to sell the property as quickly as possible during a divorce. The International Association of Real Estate Professionals (IARP) explains that whether it’s the marital home or it’s a joint investment property, as a Real Estate Agent you will come across selling a property for couples going through a divorce. During the process of listing the properties, it may almost seem like you are managing two deals at once. If the sellers are not together and are making decisions separately, you may even be facing conflicting decisions about which offer to take or how to price the home.

IARP would like to offer some insights on how to remain professional, unbiased and detached in order to sell the house at the best possible price. 

  1. First, you want to check the title on the house. If the home is owned as community property that means that both halves of the couple have an equal interest in the property. If it’s community property, hopefully, it’s an amicable divorce and the two parties are still civil and want a clean, quick, and simple break. However, you might have to deal with less drama-free couples, in which case, having attorneys negotiate or hiring a mediator may be the best way to determine an appropriate distribution of the cash from the sale.
  1. Next, if you’re dealing with both parties, remember that you should NEVER take sides.  You are a professional real estate agent, you are not there to mediate their divorce. Stay neutral and try not to participate in any of the drama. Remember your job is to get their house sold! 
  2. Finally, always keep it neutral with your divorcing clients. They are both equals on the title, so you should treat both equally — the issues that led to the divorce are none of your business and not relevant to the sale of the home. Another key component of that is to always keep both sides equally informed. If you have to communicate with both of them separately, make sure that you’re telling each of them the same data as the other. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90067
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(310) 691-5476 
Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm PST