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Check a home’s info through text messaging

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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....