Hi guys. I have indeed sold Homes of the Rich. I know what you are saying, how could he do this? Well, I needed the money for some stuff and I want to focus more of my attention on my new social network. However, I am still going to be writing posts for the next couple of months.

  • Mike F

    I hope you got good money for it. Good luck with your future projects πŸ™‚

    Tell us all how it goes for you! πŸ™‚




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    • admin

      yeah, to me I got a good amount. Thanks!!!!




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  • Rudy

    HOw much? Okay at least give us a ballpark.




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  • Venom

    I am curious also.
    4 figures? 5 figures? More?




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  • Barney

    Hey Kenney………Congrats, very happy that you made some needed cash, but I SURE AM BUMMIN’ about the potentiality of the site being eliminated! Sure as Hell hope that the new owners continue it with at least half as much talent & enthusiasm as you have. Mind if I ask if you (at least sincerely feel) that you sold it to someone who’s got at least half as much interest & passion in architecture, construction & interior design as you & the rest of us do? Would luv to know that the answer to that question is “Yes!”

    Barney from Grosse Pointe Michigan (remember me?)




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    • Mike F

      That is one thing I like about this site, it is written with personality, not just a “cold journalism”. The new owner/owners should continue with this, I think the success of the site can very much depend on it.




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  • christopher54321

    its very unfortunate to know that this blog is not yours anymore, i feel like i know you and ive watched you grow this blog since the beginning. I wish you well but I am very sad to see you leave this blog. You have a great personality and i know you can acheive greatness. you remind me of myself 10+ years age. If i can become wealthy i know you can and will too.




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    • admin

      Thanks so much Christopher!! I’m so glad that I didn’t sell it now lol




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  • christopher54321

    om sorry, in my post i meant ago, not age.




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  • Stewie

    Damn man you are very talented. I loved Homes Of The Rich, a shame you sold it, I hope it continues to be as well run as it has. Did you sell it to a large company or just a private investor? What can we expect for the future of this site? I hope it continues to be as well run as it has so far, and becomes even better in the future.




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  • Kenny –

    I also want to wish you luck in further endeaveors. I hope all of your readers will support looking at this site after you have gone. Content is almost everything – but we are grateful to have had such an enthusiastic, passionate look at real estate. I found you by accident, reading a comment you left on Mama’s blog. How can we continue to find you if we are not interested in social networking? I am one of those odd people who have as many friends as I’d like!




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  • Rhyne

    It’s obvious this site will go down the drain. You can already tell the new owners aren’t as enthusiastic.




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  • Patrick

    Kenny,
    You’re young. If you sell this you will look back and think you tossed a good thing. 1k is NOTHING. 4k is NOTHING.

    If you are needing that bit of money that much, I bet you could figure out a way to make it and still keep this blog. You’re obviously smart enough!

    Perhaps approach the biggest name realtors in certain cities, explain that you’ll give them huge banner ads for just a few bucks a day. In other words, GO TO THEM and sell your space–don’t hope they find this blog and approach you.

    I’m not a blogger, but you’ll think of something. Best of luck with whatever you end up doing!
    -P




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  • Robert

    Keeny, don’t do it, I was thinking you sold this website for at least $50,000 -$100,000. Like Patrick said, sell banners to luxury real estate firms to make the dough. Which a few grands can easily be obtained. You’re on a good path, I was into real estate at a young age as well, I could’ve only dreamt of having the kind of drive you have to start a blog. This is what you love, hold on to it and watch it grow, and in enough time you’ll be living in one of the mansions you feature.




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  • admin

    You guys are right. I would be stupid to sell it. Okay, I am going to keep it and try and grow it. Also, I emailed dozens of realtors about advertising on my website and none of them replied back. I emailed all of them about 2 weeks ago. I don’t know what else to do.




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  • The next step I would take is to write a press release. A press release is a good way to let the public know about your business or website. Blogs for upscale luxury homes are scarce, some make you sign up before they give you full access, others lack content. What I would recommend, is a direct relationship with realtors so pictures can be posted (and branded) directly to “Homes of the Rich.” Do this and visitors won’t have to leave this website. A press release will let the right people know “Homes of the Rich” exist, and from there you can start building relationships. There’s an art to writing an effective press release, following the link below should help you get started. Good luck Kenny!

    http://www.copyblogger.com/social-media-press-release/




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  • Rhyne

    Kenny, call ’em up. It’s all to easy to delete an email without reading it, but much harder to do so over the phone.

    I would say target mega mansion listings (let’s say > 5000sf) and offer them advertising. Tell them about the number of people that come, the sorts of people that come, and the exposure their listing will get on other blogs as a result.

    It’s not going to be easy, but nothing worthwhile rarely is! πŸ˜€

    Good luck man!




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  • steve82

    im so glad your not selling it! this can become twice as popular as all the other blogs with your personality




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  • Chavo

    Good advice on the press release. When you are ready to send out your press release, collect every email account that you can collect with the big real estate houses. Take time for this, hours.

    THEN put them all in the To: part of your email, all 10,000 of them. Don’t bcc.

    When you prospect gets this, he/she will also know that their competition received it as well. And, do they want their competition getting a leg up on them? The answer is ‘no’. Result; you will get a better response.

    Chavo




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  • Your email will also be considered spam if you go with Chavo’s advice… so none of your competitors will see it since it will go straight to the junk mail. Also sending an email out to more then 100 people will get your email server banned.

    Just a friendly tip…




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  • Stewie

    I am also very glad you decided not to sell the site! How about you let companies advertise here for free for now, and once more and more people start following your site you start charging them? It might help attract more advertisers. Good luck man, love your site and once again am very happy that you decided to keep it!




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  • Gatsbyesque

    Kenny, I don’t know you, but I know you should definitely not be bought out completely from an entity you created and obviously could become quite the commodity. And certainly not for such a paltry sum. If you must, sell a portion of it to someone who has something to offer the site, to help develop and grow it. But don’t lose your majority hold on it β€” ever.




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    • admin

      Thank you. I agree with you 100%. I wound up not selling it though, which is a good thing.




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