REUTERS (Phoenix) – In a joint press conference today at a Scottsdale, AZ resort, Jay Thompson, owner of the real estate weblog PhoenixRealEstateGuy.com, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google, announced that Google is in negotiations to purchase the Phoenix Real Estate Guy web log.
"People say you can't make money with a real estate blog", Thompson said. "I'm here to tell you those people are wrong!"
Brin and Page have a combined net worth of $28.2 billion dollars, substantially more than Thompson.
"Hell, they've got a combined AGE of 66!" lamented Thompson, who once said, "I'll never sell the blog. They'll have to pry it out of my cold dead fingers."
When asked about that statement, all Thompson would say is, "I've got a teenage boy that gets his learners permit in a couple of weeks. Have you seen what insurance companies charge for 16 year old male drivers?! And I've got a 13 year old girl that's discovering designer jeans and shoes."
"I'm located in the epicenter of real estate weblogging", whines Thompson. "The damn Bloodhound Blog is here, and they are rapidly moving toward global domination–they fill up my feed reader just with announcements of new contributors! Ya got Johnny Dalton across town, slapping up local websites and blogs faster than my hair falls out. The "other Johnny" — Johnny Wake spends night and day compiling and posting stats that will make your head spin. The Marriott's have completely taken over ActiveRain. I don't know what their problem is, maybe they want their hotel back. Even young Christoph has moved in on my turf. When do these people sell real estate?"
"Forget 'em", grumbles Thompson. "I'm going to take the pile of cash from Serg and Lar and I'm going fishing. Maybe I'll move to Seattle. At least there's no other real estate bloggers up there."
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