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Agent Genius Party Gets Bigger

Today, we are proud to announce two new Geniuses coming aboard, hooray!  I’m not going to pretend you’ll read a long intro, so let’s just dig in to Benn’s newest picks:


Toby Boyce– Toby & Sadie go way back with the Real Estate blog scene.  Toby is practicing real estate in Delaware, Ohio and you can tell from his blog that he absolutely loves his city.  He has a masters in Business Administration and has a long rap sheet in the writing industry- let’s just say he oozes awesomeness, shall we?  Most of you already communicate with Toby on Twitter, but if not, add him now and go give him a hard time about joining AG!


Matthew Rathbun– is destined to be the President of NAR, I give it only five years.  No joke.  Matthew focuses on Realtor education in Virginia and is actually paid by the Association.  Again, no joke.  He’s already a contributor on AG through his always thoughtful comments, so you already know him.  He’s like me in that he’s not afraid to admit he likes John Tesh (check out his Facebook profile for proof) or Dr. Seuss.  Like Toby, Matthew is an active part of the AG Twitter community (add him to your list also)!  Oh, and he has an absolutely *adorable* family!

Say hello to the newest additions to Agent Genius- you should send them flowers, partially eaten cookies, car parts or at least kind comments welcoming them!

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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. Jonathan Dalton

    March 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Welcome to the party, boys … just lose Sadie, Toby. This is a one-dog blog. (Don’t tell Daisy and Teresa I said that.)

  2. jeremy Hart

    March 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    awesome, awesome additions!

  3. KimWood

    March 11, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    AG, you done well! Yaaaay!!!

    Your readership will increase and those of us reading already will benefit greatly as well!

    Congrats to you both – I’m proud to “know” you !!!!

  4. Bob Carney

    March 11, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Geezzz they let anybody in this joint…Lani’s head must be still spinning.

    (congrats…nice additions, really)

  5. Sarah Cooper

    March 11, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Already had both of ’em in my feed reader — you guys have good taste! 🙂

  6. Ben Martin

    March 11, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Virginia in da hizzy! Had lunch with Matthew today and he will be a great addition. Matthew’s also a VARbuzz contributor.

    Toby’s got great tweets, so I know he’ll be rocking AG in no time.

  7. Candy Lynn

    March 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    And the Genius justs gets better! Now these guys have to remember how to use more than 140 characters.

  8. toby & sadie

    March 11, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for the kind words. I’m learning so much in my first day on the job attending the Ohio Association of REALTORS’ Legislative Conference. There has to be a story here. Health care discussion — putting me to sleep — so maybe not so much.

  9. Matthew Rathbun

    March 11, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Well, first let me say that I was like a little kid at Christmas when Lani asked me to write for AG. While on the phone I just said yes to anything that she asked of me! When Lani and Benn asked if I was interested, my answer was something like “well, uh only since the first time I read AG!”

    I promise you that by comparison I will be the Village Idiot in relation to the rest of the contributors. However, I will try to give some thoughts.

    In my role as educator and moving from being a supervisor and licensed Broker, to being a staff member at the local association, I have gathered different points of view on the industry. Hopefully I can give some meaning to it in the future!

    I also want to thank Lani for posting Toby and I both with out pets. We’re so proud!

  10. Sarah Stelmok, C21 New Millennium

    March 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Yay Matthew! We are so proud of you at FAAR!

  11. Mariana

    March 11, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Toby and Matthew … Welcome to the family! We are all a little dysFUNctional, but you knew that, didn’t you?

  12. Ines

    March 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    How cool is this!!!! Welcome to the party boys……awesome, awesome – can’t wait to see what you guys have to say.

  13. Michelle DeRepentigny

    March 11, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Whoo Hoo – I get a double dose of my favorite boxer and her blogger, congrats on the great addtions and I’m looking forward to seeing more industry viewpoints from Toby!

  14. Jay Thompson

    March 12, 2008 at 2:30 am

    How utterly cool.

    But seriously, what’s with all the dogs?

    (sez he who owns two)

  15. Daniel Rothamel, The Real Estate Zebra

    March 12, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Virginians ROCK!

  16. Matt Scoggins

    March 12, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Welcome aboard!

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