The Games Real Estate Agents Play

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentJust for fun …

The Virginia Association of REALTORs gets it. It’s one of the few associations around that have adopted blogging as a communication vehicle. And as part of the effort to build traffic, Ben Martin has initiated the first annual Blog Brawl – a contest where you pick your favorite blog in a March Madness-style setup.

I survived the first round but now am facing the reality in the Round of 32 of facing Agent Genius, a multi-author blog founded by Benn Rosales and Lani Anglin.


There’s no way for me to speak badly of Benn and Lani, especially since I’m also one of the contributors there. I’m sure the fact no kids will go near their house on Halloween to trick or treat is mere coincidence. Or the odd lack of stray animals anywhere nearby. And I’m certain the “I (Club) Baby Harp Seals” bumper sticker on Benn’s car was placed there by some prankster.

But, should you find it in your heart to vote for a humble beagle and his owner in a battle against corporate America, we’d be very appreciative.

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Lani Anglin-Rosales 10 years ago

    you smell and your mom dresses you funny.

  • Tiffany Cloud 10 years ago


    Although I have not commented on your blog, I enjoy reading it very much and just put in a vote for you. Thanks so much for promoting our industry and making it a better one. It is a privilege to support your efforts in Arizona and for REALTORS nationwide. Good Luck!

  • Tiffany Cloud 10 years ago

    Yikes, as soon as I hit submit, I saw my spelling error….I hate that! I meant to say, “It is a privilege …” I think I have become too dependent on my automatic spell-check! Ha!! 🙂 If you have the ability to go back and edit the comments and correct my error, I would be much obliged!

  • Jonathan Dalton 10 years ago

    Typo removed, Tiffany … thanks for the vote and the comment.

    Lani – heard y’all stiffed some Girl Scouts on their cookie money, too!

  • Brian Block 10 years ago

    Looks like if we both make it through this round, we’ll be going up against each other head-to-head. Best of luck!

  • Kim Wood 10 years ago

    I respect the Single author blogs when casting my votes 🙂 Just to be fair….
    But….. I feel for ya! ((HUG))

  • Athol Kay 10 years ago


  • Jay Thompson 10 years ago

    While you are there, drop a vote in Zone 2 for the other Phoenix real estate blog!