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Lani is the Chief Operating Officer at The American Genius - she has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH and Austin Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

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  1. Ines

    February 6, 2008 at 10:19 am

    OMG! Lani, you are the BEST – this is awesome! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIANA!!! you know we love you and you ROCK! (that picture says it all!)

  2. monika

    February 6, 2008 at 10:25 am

    LOL…I love it! Mariana looks so cute in that picture. Happy Birthday Mariana!!!

  3. Benn Rosales

    February 6, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Happy birthday – will you be celebrating at the mongwean grrrrl?

  4. Ann Cummings

    February 6, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Hey Lani – this is so cool, and I love the ‘ish’ on 1973!

    Mariana – hey birthday girl!! I hope you have a FABULOUS birthday today!!!

  5. Carole Cohen

    February 6, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Very creative! Happy Birthday, Mariana!!!!!

  6. Jay McGillicuddy

    February 6, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Happy birthday Marianna. Hope you have a great day. We will celebrate too even though we can’t all be together.

  7. Laurie Manny

    February 6, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Happy Birthday Mariana, hope you have a wonderful day!

  8. Lani Anglin

    February 6, 2008 at 11:23 am

    “ish” is what Mariana gets for not telling me in person her birth year last month OR putting it on her Facebook. I’m probably wrong, but neener neener.

    Happy birthday sweetness- you’re so loved! 🙂

  9. Jay Thompson

    February 6, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I had no idea the Queen became the Queen on this day in history.

  10. John Novak

    February 6, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Happy Birthday, Scoop!! Sundance and I are hoping it’s a fantastic day for you. And good luck next week with your blogging presentation at Family Reunion. KW agents will get to learn from one of the best!!

  11. Mariana

    February 7, 2008 at 8:20 am

    LOLOL!!! Thank You Lani!! You are absolutely the most awesomest!! (… 1973ish works as it would still make me younger than Derek, but it was actually 1975 … )!
    This is the BEST BIRTHDAY POST ever!!! … and that picture of me! Ha Ha! ROCK ON!

    Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes – both here and elsewhere on the ‘net! I spent my day training new agents, napping and eating (I WISH it was @ the “grirr”). It was nice and peaceful … OH! And we wrote a contract on a $400k home that is offering 10% co-op … THAT was nice, too.

  12. Mariana

    February 7, 2008 at 8:31 am

    P.S. … I also share my birthday with Axyl Rose and Zsa Zsa Gabor …

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Funny video most real estate professionals can relate to



Have you ever had a buyer that was so enthusiastic about their potential home that they have a list a mile long of requirements? The front door must face east, the windows must be Pella brand, the carpet must be cut pile berber, it must be within two lots of a fire hydrant, needs to have wooden rods in the closet, not metal and of course the exterior paint must be barn red.

You already know what home they need and will love based on their actual needs and you’re going to show them that house, but in the meantime you may end up feeling a bit like the character in this video that is just so funny, we can all relate to (whether about a buyer or otherwise):

Can you relate? Maybe in a former career or if you’re one of our readers that is a designer first and foremost?

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Funniest Realtor parody videos you’ll see all minute, guaranteed!



Who says the phenomenon of funny cat videos and stupid girl falling in a fountain while texting at the mall videos don’t spill over into the real estate world? We’ve highlighted three hilarious real estate videos below that are well worth the ten minutes to watch, even if you’re in the office and have to put headphones on.

Video 1:… the best part is at 2:29… MOVE!

Video 2: I Love You, Man… the best part is the whole clip. If you haven’t seen this horribly inappropriate movie, the lead character is a Realtor. He is awesome.

Video 3: Realtor loves his job. Or something… the best part is at 0:39. Is that the fireplace over there!?

Tell us in comments which video moment caught your eye!

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A pig and a poke (The MLS “Menu”)



This week I actually got hungry reading the MLS and the LA Times real estate ads. Check out these bloopers so you can see what’s currently on the menu. I must warn you, you may want to hit the sauce and trim the fat:

I’m In the Mood For Food 

“This hame is well stocked.” (Thank you, Porky Pig.) 

“Hear is the glolden egg!” (…Which apparently comes scrambled.) 

“Counter w/ new pop and fresh” ( Fat little dough boy included.)

“This one has alla the gravy” (Said Carmella Soprano as she proudly served her baked ziti.)

“You’ll marble when you see this beauty” (Bummer. At least Lot’s wife got to be a condiment.)

“We hamdle REOs” (That’s one way to bring home the bacon.) 

Ham Fingers…So The Pork Lingers                                            

“Small pad w/ view of peer” (Why go home when you can sleep at the office?) 

“This is not a TIC” (…said Jeff Goldblum’s  hands.) 

“This pad in the Hollywood Hills is phat.” (So is your head, Biggie Smalls.) 

“Cabinets w/ polished mental inserts” (Listing w/ punch drunk mental idiot.)

“This is a Short Shale” (Say that five times really fast.) 

Is It Happy hour Yet? 

“Just done finished floored” (Bottle done, finished agent on floor.) 

“Cork floors in bar aria” (Methinks the cork was popped several drinks ago.) 

“Stunning hammerred doors” (Offered by stumbling hammered dufus.) 

“This condonimiun has all the trimmins” (Sauced agent has the tremorrrrs.) 


“Bask in the warm sin by the pool” (Yay – party at Charlie Sheen’s  pad!)

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