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Put Your Hands Together For Athol & Mariana

No, Benn didn’t offer money, Italian food or fancy cars to get new authors on board, but Mariana Wagner and Athol Kay have both jumped on board despite not being bribed! We are so excited to add these two to the contributor sidebar- you are all in for a treat.

avatar-athol-kay.jpgAthol Kay blogs from Bristol, CT and is best known for his series “Bad MLS Photo Of The Day”where he single-handedly raises the bar for MLS photos. He is also known for his “Feed Bag”that summarizes his favorite blog articles of the day (or week or hour as time permits). Athol is never scared of confrontation, has an amazing sense of humor and first caught our attention with his article “Redfin Consumer Bill of Rights Is McWeaksauce” way back in April.

Athol is like that extra kick of Bailey’s that people sneak into their coffee- makes you feel all warm and giggly but has a serious espresso side to it making it the perfect way to start the day!

avatar-mariana-wagner.jpgMariana Wagner is the Colorado Springs expert who knows the value of keeping her blog focused on local issues. We are very excited to hear Mariana’s take on national issues, especially regarding blogging and technology. Mariana is part of the Wagner i Team (we love this concept) and is a local RE tech/internet trainer and blog coach. Despite her love affair with the Internet, she somehow still has time for snowboarding!

Mariana is like that surprise you get when you see the boring white icing vanilla cake cut for the first time revealing that it’s actually chocolate underneath that icing (hooray- your favorite)!

Thanks for joining us Mariana & Athol- we look forward to seeing you two stir up the pot!

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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. Mariana - Springs Realty Scoop

    October 22, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks Lani for the excellent intro! I am very excited to be a part of the ‘Genius! … and am equally excited to be a part of the awesome line up that you have here. I am honored.

  2. Jonathan Dalton

    October 23, 2007 at 12:21 am

    There goes the neighborhood …

    Kiwi, kiwi, kiwi … oy vey, oy vey, oy vey

  3. ines

    October 23, 2007 at 1:48 am

    I’m glad I passed that math test. I don’t know who to Congratulate, Agent Genius for the genius choices or Athol and Mariana who have the absolute best sense of humor.

    I can’t wait to read their contributions.

  4. Mariana - Springs Realty Scoop

    October 23, 2007 at 2:12 am

    Thanks Jonathan. We love you, too.

  5. Jonathan Dalton

    October 23, 2007 at 2:16 am

    Oh, geez, I didn’t mean you Mariana … I meant old wool face.

  6. Mariana Wagner

    October 23, 2007 at 2:45 am

    Do you 2 need counseling? Just wondering …

  7. Athol Kay

    October 24, 2007 at 4:48 am

    Sorry for the delay, but thanks for the intro Lani. Finally posted something as well.

    Jonathan and I are just fine Mariana. 🙂

  8. Jonathan Dalton

    October 24, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    We’ve actually found a lovely summer cottage in Poinciana with the help of Broker Bryant.

    Just not sure how to tell the misseses … missi? Not sure of the plural there.

  9. Mariana

    October 24, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    That’s great. You can just send me a referral fee once you get settled in. (I know I didn’t earn it, I just want it.)

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