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Making dream-home wishes come true — the art and delight of sales

Josh Altman from Million Dollar Listing, a television show from Bravo!, says, “Real estate is something I love to do.” He loves everything about real estate – flipping, financing, fixing up, and even the unpredictability of it. His favorite part is getting people their dream home.

This year at Sage Summit, he's giving away sales tips on how he moved from an average real estate agent to becoming a million-dollar real estate agent. “Sales is an art.” Josh’s session at Sage Summit is “If I can sell Barbie's Dreamhouse ... How to Inspire, Influence and Achieve Sales Greatness” will feature tips on sales, how to negotiate, and how to rise to the top.


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Josh Altman television personality and real estate agent in LA
About the interviewee

Josh Altman has managed to master every aspect of real estate. Prior to his national exposure on the hit television series “Million Dollar Listing” on Bravo, Josh was a successful property developer by ‘flipping’ for profit properties throughout LA. Simultaneously, Josh was running his own real estate finance company for two years before joining the Hilton and Hyland team. With his well-rounded experience in all areas of the industry, Josh prides himself on being a one-stop-shop for buyers and sellers.

His personable and professional character allows Josh to build and maintain solid relationships, which explains why his business has grown mostly from referrals and repeat clients. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to give back to his community. He was a kicker on the Syracuse University football team that won the Big East Championship two years in a row playing in both the Orange Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. After a short stint in NYC, he moved out to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of real estate. Josh has lived in Los Angeles for the past 10 years and currently resides in the Hollywood Hills. Visit his website at:

Ed Kless
About the interviewer

Ed Kless is the senior director of partner development and strategy for Sage. He is a contributor to industry publications, including the Journal of Accountancy and Harvard Business Review, and has spoken at many conferences worldwide on project management, pricing, and knowledge workers. In addition, Ed is senior fellow at the VeraSage Institute. He lives north of Dallas with his wife and two children and ran for Texas State Senate in 2010 and 2012 as a Libertarian.