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Check a home’s info through text messaging

Service enables consumers to get instant info via cell phones

Prospective home buyers out shopping for homes can receive property information via text messaging on their cell phones through a new service called CellSigns. The service offers buyers a property description, the asking price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the real estate agent's contact information. Buyers can reply to the initial text message with requests to schedule a showing, get more info, or speak to the agent directly. Agents and brokers can use the service to automate, manage and nurture the buyer/broker relationship. CellSigns is powered by mobile marketing company QUASI, based in Exton, Pa. The service delivers information via various wireless carriers including Cingular, Sprint, Nextel and T-Mobile. It will be available through Verizon in October. *** Send tips or a Letter to the Editor to or call (510) 658-9252, ext. 133....