Oct 7, 2017 3:51:04 AM

Harcourts Pacific Regional Director, Rob Forde meets with Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing star, Josh Altman

Topics: News, Auction, Growth 0




Harcourts Pacific Regional Director, Rob Forde sat down last week with Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing star, Josh Altman to discuss all things real estate, including the Harcourts brand, and its philosophy behind their non-distressed auction platform.

Considered to be one of the best real estate agents in the United States and specializing in luxury housing markets across Los Angeles, Josh Altman is now talking auction with Rob Forde, and its benefits within the real estate market.

According to the Altman Brother’s website, Josh Altman has sold over $1.5 billion in real estate including the most expensive one bedroom house in history, which sold for over $20,000,000.  His achievements are not overlooked as he is one of the stars of Bravo TV’s hit show Million Dollar Listing.  Josh Altman and his brother Matt Altman are responsible for selling over $3 billion dollars of real estate, putting them at the top of the list when it comes to residential real estate sales. 

Forde took this unique opportunity to open Altman’s eyes to the incredible 93% success rate Harcourts’ auction platform has had in closings since coming to the US in 2010. 

Altman quotes, “I can see how a lot more people are going to start doing auction now as opposed to the traditional way of selling houses.”

Altman is certainly no stranger to success and was impressed with Harcourts auction numbers, considering it’s a growing method of transaction for the United States.  During this get-together, they were already light-heartedly hinting at Altman’s consideration to use auction as a method of sale for his own property. 

In discussing auction, Rob Forde points out,

“It is a process we are comfortable with at Harcourts where we hold thousands of auctions internationally every year.  We recognize today’s buyers are different than they were 5 years ago, and thanks to the internet pushing everyone to want something now, there’s a need for a greater transparency in purchases.  With that, our non-distressed auction method can help the US market sell property in a cleaner, more transparent way.”

In hand with this cleaner, more transparent transaction for the buyer and seller, auction also creates a confident, more decisive decision during the purchase process of real estate.

Rob Forde talks about his experience,

“After spending some time with Josh Atman, he seemed impressed with what Harcourts is doing with auction, and even joked about putting his own house up for auction!”

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To see the full conversation, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5OL_mCMLtY


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Or Harcourts USA auctions, visit http://www.harcourtsauctions.us   


About Harcourts USA:

With over 840 offices in 10 countries, Harcourts International is one of the fastest growing real estate groups in the world.

Harcourts offers a full range of real estate services, specializing in residential, commercial and rural property sales as well as property management services. Harcourts works closely with affiliate, Luxury Property Selection to offer clients a comprehensive real estate solution.

In 2008, Harcourts launched its charitable arm, the Harcourts Foundation to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities. In 2013, Harcourts celebrated its 125 year anniversary.

Please direct all media inquiries to Emilee Koerner, PR Coordinator at Harcourts USA: Emilee.koerner@harcourts.net


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