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…the Agent Genius Brand is born


The Theme Concept

From the clip and taking in the clean space of the page you can see the large robust fonts, brilliant spacing and padding that allows your eye to travel comfortably across the page. We’ve also put together a fresh take on the traditional news flavor of blues and grays that give the content a serious but still comfortable palette in which to read from.

What’s Going on at Agent Genius?

Over the past 5 months has grown, not only in the talent of the writers and contribution of our readers, but also in traffic to the point that I received a call from our service providers last week informing us that we were on borrowed time.

After some serious review of the cpu usage, and traffic at peak ours it was decided that moving to our own servers was more than necessary- and will happen in the coming days.

With this in mind, as well as the need to provide our writers with the boldest platform possible in which to promote their talents I decided to move ahead the completion of the custom digs you’re reading from now. Our theme we used previously (although beautiful in concept in the early days) was great, it simply didn’t allow us the ability to grow- we were busting out of the seams.

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So here we are…

This agentgenius theme created by elite by design allows us to grow and expand. Using the ‘box’ CMS functionality we’re able to add and remove features, promote people, events, and other hot items as we see fit without the tubular approach most blogs take on. We’re also are elated with our new brand.  The new logo keeps in tact the now famous running man that has become synonymous with our ever changing real estate environment and continues to challenge our colleagues and peers to continue to always expand their box.

The new theme, brand, and servers are my gift to our writers and our commentators here at Our many thanks to all of you for the explosive success of Agent Genius – it doesn’t happen by luck, it happens because of you…

Benn Rosales

Where Agent Genius Goes From Here

Besides the fantastic writing that already takes place here at, the sheer volume of events taking place over the next 4-6 months gives us a fantastic opportunity to break in the new brand and theme as well as the opportunity of testing out and exploring the potential of many new social tools in order to bring you coverage of mega-events ‘real time.’

Live Coverage…

  • SxSW Austin
  • Austin barcamp
  • Inman Connect SF
  • REbarcamp08
    • Using Video, Utterz, Twitter, and more…

Also, Continued Expansion of…

  • Micro-Blogging – exposing you and your blog to our readers
  • 2.0 Real Estate Practice
  • Innovative Marketing Strategies
  • National Real Estate News
  • More Technology and Start-up News
  • Technology Product Review
  • Continued Hands-on Demonstration of Social Media in Real Estate
  • and continued great writing from our contributors (obviously)

We’ve already broken the multi-author mold, and now we’re on our way to resetting the bar entirely.

[Stay tuned, keep reading, and we’ll keep growing… ]

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Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.



  1. Robert D. Ashby

    January 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    I love it and thanks. I am looking forward to where we are all going in 2008.

  2. ines

    January 27, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Holy Cow! I thought I was at the wrong blog! You guys have to warn us! I must have refreshed the page a couple of times because I could not believe my eyes!

  3. Elite By Design

    January 27, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks so much for letting me work with you on this Benn. This has by far been one of my best projects. I never knew I could transform my theme into something this beautiful and unique. Congrats on the new theme, I know it will serve you well!

  4. Andy Kaufman

    January 27, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for the beautiful new home Benn! Really looking forward to pushing the boundaries in 08.

  5. Jennifer Wilson - Agent Solutions

    January 27, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Wicked! I love the new look. You guys have done a great job on this one. Way to go Elite By Design.


  6. Lani Anglin

    January 27, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    So, it was really nice not knowing what you were working on this month, because this crapstorm of helping you get this live tonight was not preferrable. The site looks GREAT!!! What a lead up too… I am really truly impressed!

    Can’t wait to see where the AG brand is going!

  7. Ines

    January 27, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Oh! I forgot to add…..NICE!!

  8. Jay Thompson

    January 27, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Looks fabulous!

  9. Mark A.

    January 27, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Brilliant Design. I guess, I have to step out of the comfort zone of Google Reader more often now, to read AG “in the flesh”. Thank you for the hard work, and congrats on the design re-launch of AG.

  10. Jonathan Dalton

    January 28, 2008 at 12:14 am

    This was worth getting out of the feed reader to see.

  11. Ricardo Bueno

    January 28, 2008 at 1:20 am

    I’ve been stopping by here from time to time and I have to say the new design really looks great!!!

  12. April Groves

    January 28, 2008 at 2:54 am

    It looks great Benn! Much impressed and thrilled to be a part of this whole thing 🙂

  13. Larry Yatkowsky

    January 28, 2008 at 4:26 am

    Now you need a new cup to matches the site’s design.

    Very nice – kudos to all involved.

  14. Robert D. Ashby

    January 28, 2008 at 4:33 am

    My next question is…when are the shirts and other apparel going to be available?

  15. Jim Duncan

    January 28, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Brilliant. Beautiful, clean, simple yet chock-full of everything.

  16. Vicki Moore

    January 28, 2008 at 7:57 am

    I’m not worthy. I bow to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

  17. Matthew Rathbun

    January 28, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Outstanding…. This made my fav place to read even better!

  18. Matthew Rathbun

    January 28, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Hey… I like Robert’s question – when can AG-wear?!?!?

  19. Mariana

    January 28, 2008 at 8:38 am

    This is awesome. Now we all need Tshirts.

  20. Teresa Boardman

    January 28, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Nice job . . now could someone be so kind as to send me a link to the log in screen? This genius can’t find it.

  21. Charleston real estate blog

    January 28, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Benn, it is just beautiful, congratulations, Howard

  22. Chris Lengquist

    January 28, 2008 at 10:23 am


  23. Steve Belt

    January 28, 2008 at 10:55 am

    This explains the, “check back in 60 minutes” message I kept receiving last night. Very nice.

  24. Jay Thompson

    January 28, 2008 at 10:55 am

    @Teresa – to log in:

  25. Jay Thompson

    January 28, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Whoops, check that. It’s

  26. Jim Duncan

    January 28, 2008 at 11:25 am

    @ Jay thompson – you writing over here, too? 🙂

  27. Charleston real estate blog

    January 28, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I think Jay is only second to Benn when working with wordpress.

  28. Michael Price

    January 28, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I like the t-shirt idea. Set up a cafepress account. I’ll buy one. 🙂

  29. Benn Rosales

    January 28, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    @Everyone thanks sincerely for all of your kind words and emails. There is a lot behind the scenes that goes into, it is almost a full time job in and of itself. Your words make it worth it.

    As for gear, it’s already in print.

    @Tboard bookmark as was previously mentioned

    @Brian the pleasure was mine

    @Larry your article means more to me than all the comments in the world, I thank you, sincerely

    @Mathew and everyone else

    I am truly humbled by all of your responses and those that have thought enough of our hard work to track back to this – my many many humble and sincere thank yous. Those that havent gotten to it yet, I thank you in advance.


  30. Brian Wilson

    January 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    The new layout is very nice and clean. Great job!

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