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Smile, you’re on Agentopolis

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Hear about the new Web site that lets real estate agents post bios and upload their listings -- and helps consumers find them by city, language spoken, or even religious beliefs or sexual orientation? Well, you might want to check out Agentopolis, because chances are that if you're a real estate agent or broker, you're already listed on the site. The brainchild of mortgage broker Ken Horst, Agentopolis formally launched in January with a database of 1.4 million real estate professionals. Horst purchased the list from Principe Programming, which collects the information from "numerous sources including state and county public records, Realtor associations, and agent Web sites." Horst says that so far, only three people have asked to be removed from his database, while 12,500 agents have visited the site to verify their information. Many have also taken advantage of the opportunity to augment the bare-bones contact info in the database with a photo, profile and listings. Those are se...