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Although we spent last night dreaming of all the ways to punk readers of Agent Genius, Benn thought we should keep things on the up and up. So, today would be the perfect time to make an announcement so big that either your head will pop or you’ll feel called to go eat ice cream!!! Keep reading…

Recently, a commenter came out of nowhere and mixed things up right away. Always on point, thorough and often funny, these comments have catapulted a new blogger into the forefront of rational thought in the real estate blogiverse. Benn invited him to come join and we are proud to announce Bill Lublin as the newest contributor on AG! This Philly Real Estate Broker has joined the fold to speak amongst the best and brightest in the real estate conversation.

bill lublin = new AG contributor = genius!

Things to know about Bill Lublin

(1) “I can get in a disagreement with someone and then take them out to ice cream.” Yes, that’s a quote from Bill. Seriously.

(2) Instead of whining about the status quo, Bill is very hands on with leadership- he’s a 2008 Chair of the Professional Standards Committee, a member of the NAR Risk Management Committee, and the Chair of a Presidential Workgroup. Dang, when do you sleep, Bill??

(3) Bill’s no dummy (or at least the bio on his website that I’ve copied and pasted from says so)! He has a degree from Penn State, has a bunch of letters on his business card (GRI, CRBM, etc) and is the former President of the Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS, was appointed to GPAR REALTORS Hall of Fame in 1998, and has been a State Certified Real Estate Instructor since 1979! Sounds like an overachiever to me, let’s beat him up for his lunch money! (just teasing, Bill- you can keep your lunch coins)

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(4) Bill used to be in Cirque De Soliel and had to quit on account of his real estating taking up too much time.

One of those things is false, but the other three are impressively true! On a serious note, I had a long conversation over the phone with Bill today and learned that despite his heavyweight credentials and leadership roles, he is an extremely down to earth guy with an awesome sense of humor and will appreciate ice cream and Cirque De Soliel being mentioned in his debut.

Please help us in welcoming Bill Lublin to Agent Genius!

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Bill Lublin

    April 1, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    So much for setting expectations low enough for me to meet them – 🙂

  2. Matthew Rathbun

    April 1, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    I am incredibly happy to see Bill join the family! I finally get to be a big brother, awww…. It’s just not the fact that I am no longer the rookie author; but I have REALLY enjoyed Bill’s insight and comments on many posts. Awesome to have you to read!

  3. Andy Kaufman

    April 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Welcome Bill!

    Can’t wait to hear about the cirque.

  4. monika

    April 1, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Well… I can’t wait to read more. So Bill will you be in DC in May?

  5. Rob Aubrey

    April 1, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Welcome Bill. Look forward to some Philly slant. You can take the boy out of philly

  6. Jim Duncan

    April 1, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Well done, Bill. Welcome.

  7. Daniel, the Real Estate Zebra

    April 1, 2008 at 9:18 pm


    It’s not nice to tell falsehoods about people being in the GPAR Hall of Fame. 😉


    Glad to see you aboard. Loved your comments, now looking forward to your posts.

  8. Vicki Moore

    April 1, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Welcome to the crew. Looking forward to hearing you stir it up.

  9. Liz Luby

    April 1, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Bill…you don’t waste any time! Nice work. I’ll be a faithful reader. Best, Liz

  10. Jay Thompson

    April 2, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Excellent!! I didn’t “meet” Bill until recently, but have been impressed with his candor and humor (and he writes really long comments — longer than me!)

    Welcome aboard!

    Penn State huh. I used to work with Joe Paterno’s son. Not that that really matters.

  11. John Lauber

    April 2, 2008 at 5:25 am

    That’s super Bill. I live and work just outside of Philly myself. I definitely need to keep an eye on you now. Looking forward to your posts.

  12. Mark Lesswing

    April 2, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Bill, you are as engaging in print as you are in person!

  13. Laura S Flournoy

    April 2, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Me too!
    …. I didnt see an answer to Monika about DC in May?
    Will you all be there? And will you attend the Gen X & Y work session?

  14. ines

    April 2, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Penn State??? PENN STATE!!!! there goes the neighborhood.

  15. Bill Lublin

    April 2, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    @Matthew – always wanted to have a big brother – but boy are you old 🙂
    @Andy- I worked the Cirque in the Show “O” – I was the guy that cleaned the big bucket of water
    @Monika – Yes I will be in DC and hope to see lots of you guys there too! I would love to have the opportunity to actually meet the faces in front of these beautiful minds!
    @Rob – But you can’t take the Philly out of the biy…. What street did you parents grow up on? I may have sold a house there 🙂
    @Jim – Thanks You got me started – Is this a case of be careful what you wish for? 🙂
    @Daniel – High Praise from the worshipful Zebra!
    @Vicki – Thanks – Hope to live up to the crew’s high standards!
    @Liz – See what an inspiration you were?
    @Jay – Working with JoePa’s son – being next to greatness (I mean he was next to greatness working with you !)
    @John- Loving the Rock! – I have a house in East Pikeland I need to get sold – 360 Western Rd- Check the MLS and hook me up please!
    @Mark – Thanks for your kind words – we’ll talk in May 😉
    @Laura – I fly to LA tomorrow so I was remiss in getting on line today (actually had to do office stuff- what a drag) Yes I will be there and I would love to attend the session if it doesn;t conflict with Rosk Management or professional Standards Meetings (I had that commitment first) but I hope to meet as many of the geniuses as possible
    @Ines – Yes, Penn State (Formerly the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania founded in 1855) – Not the first time I made values plummet by my mere presence –

    Thank you all for your welcoming remarks and your patience with my fumbling attempts at writing, and thank you Lani and Benn for your invitation as well as your warmth and encouragement – you are all truly special people

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