Someone told me once, “If you want to have the job done, right and fast, ask the busiest man.” In the case of Josh Flagg and his Team (Hilary), this adage can’t be more correct. Yes, he’s busy, but wouldn’t you rather work with someone who is in demand than not ? Most critically, he and his team ALWAYS returned phone calls, text message and emails…..even when we weren’t bringing to him what would be considered “an expensive house” in WLA. I’ve worked with real estate professionals throughout the world and, unfortunately, I’ve been disappointed by most real estate professionals in Beverly Hills, even as recently as only 3yrs ago, when we purchased our home in Beverly Hills, where the broker came with a long list of accolades, but with his nose stuck high up and acting as though he was doing us a favor, by him doing absolutely nothing (where even after closing, we suffered the consequence of his mistakes),….but….Josh and his Team truly have been a breath of fresh air and won the respect and the trust of both my wife and I. He sold our complete Fixer-Upper home in Beverly Hills, literally, 3 days after we first met, even before the agreement was even drafted, which closed in less than 1 mo (and…most importantly, for the price we wanted). We also asked him to sell our luxury high-rise condo (over many others who contacted us), which he sold to an all-cash buyer for faster than a 2wk escrow, which was as trouble-free as one can ever hope for. No demands for major repairs/discounts/re-negotiation, which is almost unheard of…for an all-cash buyer. Had we listened to Josh’s original recommendation, we would have sold our condo even faster ! We should have already known, after our first experience with Josh.
I’m a super busy professional and with my wife expecting with our 2nd child, we didn’t need another layer of stress in our lives. We truly couldn’t have been happier with his professionalism and his always being available, when we were available. He doesn’t sugar-coat the facts or try to buy your affections, but you can also talk to him, point blank. He knows his market, he has tremendous connections and he doesn’t play funny games with other agents or with your listing to try to drag out the sales and/or to maximize his commissions or waste your time….AND….he will advise you to try to get you the best price you might be able to get. THAT is what we got from Josh and his team, when many WLA agents I experienced are “bird-cage kickers”, making it seem like he/she is creating a lot of activities, but it’s all for “show”. Whatever impressions you have of his image on his “Bravo Million Dollar Listings,” remember not to confuse the “reality show” TV from real life. If you appreciate and prize the same qualities from your real estate professional that we did and want some real, who is looking after your back (instead of only his/her own), then, you would be very happy with Josh and his incredible team. Oh, did I mention that he and his team are actually pleasant and even likable ?