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Google Pake Rank 5

Agent Genius is a PR-5 site!!!I wanted to write a quick post to Congratulate all of the Agent Genius Contributors for what you have achieved in such a short time.

I know Benn and Lani would not be the type to pat themselves on the back, so why not do it for them?

For a blog that was only born 6 months ago, this is HUGE!!

So go ahead and Congratulate yourselves for all your hard work – I will be doing my famous Cabbage Patch, you are welcome to join in.

Thanks Benn and Lani for putting together such an amazing and well-rounded group of professionals!

(oh! and for those of you that went up in Page Rank with your own blogs with this last Google update, especially real estate sites, congrats!! not an easy thing to do)

Ines is all Miami, all the time. A Miami Beach Realtor® with Majestic properties, Ines authors,, and and is always on communication's leading edge. She goes out of her way to engage and be engaged, often using Mojitos to keep the mood light and give everything she does a Miami flavor. You can find her goofing off or instigating trouble at Twitter, Flickr, Facebook or LinkedIn.

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  1. Benjamin Bach

    April 30, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Wawaweewa! In Canada, we do the Tootsie Roll to celebrate. Get your roll on!

  2. Matthew Rathbun

    April 30, 2008 at 7:05 am

    ::::applause:::: :::Whistleing:::: :::Cheering:::

  3. Glenn fm Naples

    April 30, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Kudos to Ben and Lani – and the people that contribute their time to creating the content.

    Ines could you explain this one to the newer readers of the blog? Thank you.

  4. Glenn fm Naples

    April 30, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Darn it tried the blockquote and I goofed LOL – the quote was “I will be doing my famous Cabbage Patch, you are welcome to join in.” I was asking about the cabbage patch. LOL

  5. ines

    April 30, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Benjamin – the tootsie roll!! Oh, I’m going to have to see that one! 🙂

    Matthew – and I can only forsee us moving up to 6 in no time! woo hooo!

    Glenn – Pat Kitano actually has some good links here to explain

    OH- I’m working on a video with some help from other geniuses…..ahem (to show the cabbage patch)

  6. Lani Anglin-Rosales

    April 30, 2008 at 11:17 am

    The credit goes to that many many active contributors, commenters and readers that keep the lights on- you guys all rock! Thanks Ines for bringing this up, PR5 is a grand achievement for all of us to have hit in only 6 months- woo hoo! Time for mojitos, girl! 🙂

  7. Ines

    April 30, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    You got that right Lani!! 😀

  8. Maureen Francis

    April 30, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Wooo Hooo HOOO! Congrats!

  9. Bill Lublin

    May 1, 2008 at 2:53 am

    So we’re all having tootsie rolls in the cabbage patch to celebrate? Nice! 🙂

  10. ines

    May 1, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Wooo Hooo HOOOO @ Maureen!! (I never thought page rank would be so exciting)

    Bill….. 😀 (and we’re hoping you would join with the worm)

  11. Maureen Francis

    May 1, 2008 at 8:26 am

    @ines Pagerank is exciting when it is going up and not so exciting when it is going down. In the last round of PR shuffle I got penalized from a 5 to a 3 for reasons unknown. When I inched back up to 4 this week, I was happy even though it does not really mean anything.

  12. Cyndee Haydon

    May 1, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Congrats to Ben and Lani and all the Agent Genius writers – in the past 6 months you’ve become one of MY favorite reads – you guys ROCK!!

  13. Benn Rosales

    May 1, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I’ll take a bow, but the real praise goes out to our readers, our commentators, and our Genius contributors. Google is our last priority, and delivering a great experience is our First. I believe one follows the other.

    Telling a friend about is thanks enough.

  14. Missy Caulk

    May 1, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations one of my favorite places to come !!

  15. ines

    May 1, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Maureen – I have never one to worry too much about page rank since I am getting the business and the visitors at my site (until about 2 months ago and started to work my tail off to increase the PR) – well… I’m totally confused, my site stayed at a 4 and my 3 month old photo blog got a PR-5…..go figure.

    Cyndee – I love this place as well – the wealth of information and the tone which it is provided is priceless.

    Benn – don’t be modest….you know you’re good. 😉

    Missy – Thank you from the group (I’m sure they don’t mind if I thank you on their behalf)

  16. Robert D. Ashby

    May 1, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats to all, especially Benn and Lani for seting AG up. I must add that my new domain (which I just started in January) got a PR of 3, no complaints there.

  17. Susan

    May 29, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Congratulations, I enjoy reading here and have learned quite a bit. Thank you all.

  18. ines

    May 29, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks Susan – and we of course appreciate our readers – we can all learn from each other with healthy discussions.

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The “(unofficial) Top 50 Tweeple” has a very familar name (or two). . .



I don’t know if you’ve ever read the blog, “Stuff White People Like,” but you should.  I have the book, and it makes for great bathroom reading.  I wish I had thought of it.

I have, however, thought of an entry for “Stuff White People Like.”  I am going to call it “#347:  Lists of the Top ‘x’ of something”

Man, “Top” lists are popular.  It seems like every magazine has one (People’s is probably most famous).  Sportscenter has one at the end of the show every day.  Entire college alumni groups wait every week in anticipation of seeing their school in one (or two).  “Top” lists are popular everywhere, and the Internet is no exception.

That’s why I wasn’t surprised to come across the “Unofficial 2008 Top 50 Tweeples to Follow.”  This latest edition to the pantheon of “top” lists gives us the 50 people on Twitter who we should all be following.  In scanning the list, I noticed that I already follow most of them, so I guess that’s good.

I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find a VERY familiar twit-wit on the list– our very own @LaniAR.  I have always enjoyed following Lani on Twitter, and I know that my wife and mother-in-law do, too.

Ok, so now the list had my attention.  If Lani’s on it, then the list must be totally valid.  I took a closer look at the list, and recognized yet another familiar name, none other than @realestatechick.  How cool is that?  Real estate folks are very active in the Twitterverse, and it was good to see real estate so well represented.

Take a look at the list, and make sure you’re following the folks on there.  And as always, don’t be afraid to leave your Twitter name in the comments, we wouldn’t to miss any of the fine folks who comment here at AG.  Maybe I need to make a list of them. . .

Which reminds me, Stuff White People Like #348 should be: “Seeing their names on “Top ‘x’ lists”


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A World Champion



A World Champion

He Made History

In the 112 years the Olympics have taken place, Michael Phelps was the first person to ever win 8 gold medals in a single Olympics.  The crowd went wild when he won the 8th but nothing was more remarkable than his 7th win.  He won that one by one one-hundredth of a second.  To me, it looked like the other guy (he has a name but isn’t it interesting from a marketing perspective how it doesn’t just roll off the tongue?), Milorad Cavic actually won.  1/100th of a second difference took 1st place.  That was the difference between Gold and Silver.  The difference between 1st place and last place wasn’t even that great.   Even the slowest guy is a world-class athlete.  So, just a little bit can make a huge difference.

What I found most fascinating was Michael Phelps’ decision prior to the event to win 8 Gold Medals.  He made no secret of the fact that he wanted to do exactly that.  And that is exactly what he did.  It would have been easy to mock him with, “That’s impossible!” prior to the event.  To most people it would have seemed impossible too – just like the goals and dreams they have for themselves.  Why that is just out of reach.  A pipe dream.  There is an aspect of what he did (his 7th Gold Medal) that to me beautifully illustrates the Power of a Decision. 

When a person really decides on something, really decides and strips off all of the “maybe” – with just that clean simple, exact postulate to do “that”, it seems as though the physical universe shifts around as needed so as to be in alignment with that postulate.

In the mind, “maybe” is “yes” and “no” fused together.  It is common for a person to have conflicts with regard to what they hope to accomplish.  All of the counter-intention (thoughts that oppose your goals) that a person carries around causes dispersal: where the person will attempt to go in different directions at the same time.  They “do want” and “don’t want” the same goal at the same time.  Every single unresolved problem a person ever had or has – has a “maybe” (yes and no combined) sitting at the base of that problem.  Get rid of the maybe and you just “solved” the problem. 

What is it you secretly dream about doing?  If you knew you would succeed what great thing would you attempt?

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Show Your Support for AG and the Crew at the Blog Brawl



AgentGenius’ very own Ben Martin has launched what should be a very fun competition over at the Virginia Association of REALTORS blog,

The competition is called “The Real Estate Blog Brawl.” It is basically a world-wide, head-to-head, single-elimination, no-holds-barred, winner-take-all blog tournament (I ran out of hyphenated descriptors). Go to “The Real Estate Blog Brawl” post and nominate your favorite real estate blog for participation in the Blog Brawl. Nominations are open to any real estate blog, so feel free to:

Nominate your own blog.

Nominate your favorite blogs.

Nominate AgentGenius.

Nominate any all of the AG crew.

On second thought, do ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Nominations close at midnight on Friday, so go vote now. There is no limit to the number of times you can vote. Vote early, and vote often!

AgentGenius has built one of the largest and most supportive communities on the Internet. Let’s show the how we roll!

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