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Agent Genius Adds an X Factor

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Enter the XBroker, Jeff Corbett

Jeff long ago garnered a reputation via his blog for being a lone maverick in the mortgage industry, demanding transparency in lending. Many lenders said (and continue to say) that “lending IS transparent, just look at the HUD” (but is that really enough?).

Don’t Be Scared

What we once thought was radical thinking on Jeff’s part, we’ve come to realize it’s sincere passion for people. That’s the point- he loves people. Jeff is approachable, extremely intelligent, and willing to lay everything on the line for consumers. He’s the Founder of, a service that we recently reviewed.

Jeff will be writing on AG to elevate our understanding of the mortgage lending industry and we’re sure he’ll spark debate within our community as lightning seems to follow him everywhere!

So without further ado, enter The XBroker (aka @JeffX and RateSpeed genius), welcome to Agent Genius and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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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. Matt Stigliano

    July 29, 2008 at 11:01 am

    JeffX – Looking forward to hearing more out of you. Welcome.

  2. Ginger Wilcox

    July 29, 2008 at 11:06 am

    You definitely added a true genius! Can’t wait to read more from jeffx!

  3. Heather Elias

    July 29, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Awesome…what a great birthday present! Can’t wait to read more from you!

  4. Derek Overbey

    July 29, 2008 at 11:08 am

    After meeting JeffX for the first time, I knew the man was smart. But after listening to his pitch on his outlook on the mortgage industry, I knew he was brilliant! You all will learn so much from this guy it will make your brain hurt. Happy Birthday dooood!

  5. Matthew Rathbun

    July 29, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Rock on. Look forward to reading more from ya!

  6. Jim Cronin

    July 29, 2008 at 11:24 am

    What an ass(et)!
    Happy birthday Jeff!

  7. Bob

    July 29, 2008 at 11:24 am


  8. Rich Jacobson

    July 29, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Oh, great! There goes the neighborhood,…..AGAIN!…Guess now we all have to get ‘naked’…uh, I mean, more transparent!… And what is it with chicks and bald guys, anyway?…..

    Seriously though,…Jeff, we’re privileged to have you in our midst!

  9. Robert Luna

    July 29, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Talk about a WIN-WIN congrats to Jeff and AG

  10. Brad Coy

    July 29, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Just what AG needed. Another super smart guy that knows how to be patient with innovation. Pop your collar big guy and bring the noise. Have a great 37th back home.

  11. Drew Meyers from Zillow

    July 29, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Congrats — both to Jeff for joining a great team and to the agent genius team for recruiting such a talented author!

  12. Robert D. Ashby

    July 29, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    J.C., welcome aboard!! Now get that first post going, I am looking forward to it.

  13. Nick Bastian

    July 29, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    congrats to Jeff and to AG.. Another great addition. Happy birthday X…

  14. Kris Berg

    July 29, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    This makes me very, very happy. 🙂 Congrats, X-Man!

  15. Marissa Louie

    July 29, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Congrats to Benn, Lani, and JeffX! Hit me up for lunch sometime.

  16. Jamie Geiger

    July 29, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Happy Birthday and Congrats-Look forward to learning more about ratespeed too!!

  17. Daniel Rothamel, The Real Estate Zebra

    July 29, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Since it is your birthday, I will put my personal loyalties aside and say,


  18. Erin Fogarty

    July 29, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Congrats, Jeff!!! and Happy Birthday!

  19. Matt Kelly

    July 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Welcome Jeff! Was great to meet you at Inman, I’ll look forward to your first blog here!

  20. Irina Netchaev

    July 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Jeff, first and foremost Happy Birthday to a fellow cancer!!!! Or are you? maybe a Leo? Happy Birthday anyways… And, congrats on being on AG. Can’t wait to read and learn from you. 🙂

  21. Norm Fisher

    July 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm


    Happy birthday and welcome aboard. Looking forward to reading your stuff.

  22. Jay Thompson

    July 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Jeff’s a great guy, and a very talented writer. And, he has the coolest business card on the planet.

    Chicks dig him too.

    Welcome to the machine Jeff. And Happy Birthday!!

  23. ines

    July 29, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    How awesome is this?? I always knew JeffX was smart and also loved that edgy and controversial side to him….but then meeting him in person I realized he is also a nice guy!! (somehow I expected rough, tough and mean – and my subconscious was strangely disappointed) – so welcome to the gang!!

  24. Maureen Francis

    July 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm


  25. Henry Davidson

    July 29, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    JeffX is currently unteathered, in Buffalo NY, enjoying his birthday with his mommy. He would like to thank everyone for their great wishes and is anxious to jump back in. He will be here as soon as possible. Thanks again.

  26. Todd Carpenter

    July 29, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    What can I say, I love The X-Broker.

  27. Vicki Moore

    July 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Birthday? Why didn’t we celebrate your birthday month at Inman? Maybe you did. There was an awful lot of celebrating going on. Welcom aboard.

    Bald guys are hot. This one’s no exception – inside and out.

  28. Benn Rosales

    July 29, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Vicki, I’m pretty sure we did a lot of celebrating- I don’t actually remember, but I did see pictures, and I’m sure there must have been a happy birthday mixed in there somewhere… yeah… that’s it.

  29. Bill Lublin

    July 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Jeff – Sorry for coming to the party late but I spent the day flying home from LA Happy Birthday in the real world, and for your birth as a new Genius –
    I am a little bummed out that you have to be bald to be sexy, but then I guess if guys wait long enough we all get sexy?
    Since my niece is from North Tonowanda I will join Daniel in the “Go Bills” – but onyl because its your birthday –

  30. Paula Henry

    July 29, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Jeff – looking forward to learning from you!

  31. Jennifer in Louisville

    July 29, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Excellent and welcome to AG! Now, to get out my cane and spank you with it for your birthday. 😛

  32. Mariana Wagner

    July 29, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    … wonder twin powers … activate!

  33. Rudy from

    July 29, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    nice! happy b-day x…..

  34. Sean Rafferty, CMPS

    July 30, 2008 at 12:20 am

    I’m happy to have learned @JeffX via his post on AR two months ago.

    I’m a beta tester for Ratespeed in San Jose and can’t wait until launch!

    Jeff’s the real deal. After many conversations with him I can assure you, the AG comm will be much better off w/him.

    The Mtg Prof may have begun the Flat Fee revolution… but the X Broker will be the one who shows mtg brokers how to truly profit from it thereby making it more mainstream!

  35. Mack in Atlanta

    July 30, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Welcome Jeff. I look forward to your insight.

  36. Gia & Grant Freer

    July 30, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Fantastic news! Super addition to the AG crew! So sorry we missed your birthday…Happy Belated Birthday, Jeff!

  37. Eric Blackwell

    July 30, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Welcome to AG, Jeff….Looking forward to your insights…



  38. Glenn fm Naples

    July 30, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Welcome Jeff. Happy, happy birthday to ya also. Looking forward to your articles here on AG.

  39. Nickie Rothwell

    July 30, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Cool! What a great addition!

    Happy Birthday Jeff.

    So much fun!

  40. daniel martin

    July 30, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Loving the X perspective on things – you’ll fit right in with the rest of the Genius crew – viva la Resistance…

  41. Andy Kaufman

    July 30, 2008 at 6:48 pm


    Jeff has long been one of my favorite RE bloggers and after getting to spend some time with him this past week, I can say that he’s one of my favorite people as well.

    Dare I say… “Shots of fernet, on me!”

  42. Benn Rosales

    July 30, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    There will be no ‘fernet’ at the Ag bar. lord lol

  43. Brad Nix

    July 31, 2008 at 6:32 am

    I’ve been a fan of the X broker ever since he had his skeleton infused with adamantium. Welcome to the Super Friends version of a real estate blog. Now, show us how you use those claws to slay the mortgage industry.

  44. Jeff Corbett

    July 31, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Late to the game here, I’ve been untethered for a few days….and gawd that’s a big picture :-\

    Thank you Lani and Benn for the opportunity to express my opinions on such a diverse and respected platform…I can’t think of another venue that has the quantity of quality AG possesses. It’s a privilege to roll with this crew 🙂

    Thx for all the kind comments! And no thx on the fernet Andy (at least not for a few weeks)…

  45. teresa boardman

    July 31, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    wow! I am thrilled to see Jeff on AG.

  46. Jeremy Hart

    August 4, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Awesome additions!

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