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SAN FRANCISCO -- On a warm July morning, Brendon Kearney is in his office at the Coldwell Banker Market Street branch in San Francisco. It's 9 a.m. and he is seated in front of his PC, sifting through and responding to numerous e-mails from clients. His pearl-white Blackberry jolts as he receives a text message from a client. As a busy real estate agent, Brendon is constantly communicating by e-mail and text messages and phone throughout the day, as those are the primary forms of communication that his clients use. Nowadays, with the abundance of e-mails, Brendon says he has a goal to respond within 15 minutes. When he is working out in the field he tries to respond within an hour. Down the hallway, just a few doors down from his office, Brendon's brother Kevin -- who is also h...