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Carnival of Real Estate- Come One, Come All

carnival-of-real-estate.jpgThis week, there were WAY too many entries- I had intended on having an enjoyable Sunday evening watching Shark with my wife. But no, you all had to enter a billion articles. I wrote previously that I was hoping that a clear winner would rise to the top and since I can’t play 52 card pickup with your submissions, I read through them all thoroughly and carefully and (drum roll, please)…

The “Pick of the Week” is Jonathan Dalton’s article Gold Jacket? Ummm… maybe” proving he won’t just blindly jump on the BRANDWAGON! Dalton prefers a beagle over a Miami Vice jacket and gives us a not-so-gentle reminder that Realtors should focus on branding themselves first and their giganto broker second. (Also, we are holding our breath until Tobey gets a C21 jacket.)

Many other articles rose to the top, but I’d like to offer the prestigious honorable mention to four others to round out the Top Five:

Denny Oh nearly won the whole dang Carnival, so it’s hard to call his article, “Craigslist Gold Digger… A Good Investment?” winner of an honorable mention, but alas, we could only give one blue ribbon out. Denny’s article is not only funny (the fastest way to my heart) but makes great points- don’t miss this one!

Blackbear Realty brings us this week’s “makes you think” article entitled “What the Cleavers Teach us about Real Estate & Rhetoric” breaking down the impact of the evolving national dialogue about Real Estate.

Joshua Dorkin analyzes “House Flipping Reality TV Shows” and although many of us have written about the HGTV sagas and our feelings on such, Dorkin does an amazing job of bringing a concise PRO/CON argument to the table.

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Lastly, the uber famous Silicon Valley Blogger writes a textbook-esque article called “The Causes and Consequences of the Subprime Mortgage Financial Crisis” which is a good read for those new to the topic and leaves us on a positive note.

This week, you bloggers brought it! Thanks to everyone who entered, and watch the Carnival of Real Estate home page for links to all of this weeks’ entries.

If you haven’t participated in the Carnival of Real Estate, get going- it’s easy to submit! Next week, the host will be Lani Anglin at RE so get started now!

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. Joshua Dorkin

    October 15, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Hey Benn. Nice job with the carnival. I appreciate your inclusion of my post about the Flipping Property television shows. Congrats to everyone else with their helpful posts as well.

  2. Sandy Howard

    October 15, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks so much for your efforts on what must be a big job. Thank you for including us, we sure got a thrill. Congratulations and thank you to all for their articles and advice.

  3. Jonathan Dalton

    October 15, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks much for the pick, my friend!

    Tobey’s resisting the jacket as well, but I’ll get him there sooner or later.

  4. Jay Thompson

    October 15, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Nice job of Carinval hosting BR…. all swell posts. It aint’t easy picking these things…..

  5. SanDiegOh

    October 15, 2007 at 10:22 pm


    Thanks for the honorable mention award for my “Craigslist Gold Digger…a Good Investment?” article. Actually, I suppose I should thank that “spectacularly beautiful” 25 year old for giving me something to write about.

  6. The Digerati Life

    October 16, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for including me in this list :). I am very honored! Very cool.

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