Their goal is to raise up to $400,000 and allow clients to allocate commission Flagg would make to the charity of their choice. Flagg took to Instagram in late May to announce his plan.
“In light of everything going on in the world right now, my husband and I have decided to lend our support to those in need. For the month of July, we will be donating our commissions to our clients’ charity of choice. While these times have been tough, we will get through this together,” he posted along with a video.
Flagg is giving back during tough times
Flagg acknowledged that luxury brokers make a considerable amount of money. “Brokers, we make a lot of money so I thought let’s do something nice for healthcare workers or anyone that really needs it, people are going through a hard time so why not?” he told The Real Deal.
He then shared his goal of reaching anywhere from $300,000 to $400,000. But added certainly there was no specific limit he had in mind. He and Boyd plan to donate the entire commission from any sale ranging from $1 million to $100 million during July. Flagg urged Instagram followers who were interested in participating to send him a direct message.
Cast member Tracy Tutor applauded Flagg and joked with him on is post. “When did you break into my house to shoot this?!😆 @joshflagg1 @bboydla,” she wrote. Paul “PK” Kemsley from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sent Flagg a wave emoji. Kemsley and wife Dorit reportedly had problems selling their home and are now offering it for $30,000 a month to rent.
Season 12 promises to be a wild ride
Million Dollar Listing LA returns on June 16 with season 12. The season was originally supposed to drop in early May but was backed up until late May. Then rescheduled for June 16.
The trailer offered enough jaw-dropping teasers to leave fans on the edge of their seats. Flagg shared in a clip that the market was stable, pre-pandemic. “The L.A. market is shifting and it’s not falling, its stabilizing,” he shares in a confessional. “And that’s a good thing because everybody knows I like money.”
Flagg told The Real Deal that the real estate business has gotten a little dicey during the pandemic. “Obviously it’s not that easy to show properties, I think people are lightening up a tad and everyone is trying to stay as busy as possible,” he admitted.
During the new season, Flagg and Josh Altman team up for a listing, and of course, it doesn’t go entirely as planned. Plus, Fredrik Eklund from Million Dollar Listing New York has moved into town. Viewers knew Eklund made the move last season. But they get more context behind the move and if he truly poses a threat to Altman’s business.
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles premieres on June 16 at 10/9c on Bravo.