Thursday, January 12, 2006
MLS Using SMS
This is a great mobile application for the real estate industry.
According to Real Estate magazine, "Dave Geipel and Mark Ford, of QWASI , are onto big things with newly released SMS/MLS."
The newest tool of the trade for real estate, SMS/MLS is harder to say than it is to use. SMS (short messaging service or text messaging) brings the MLS, or Multiple Listing Service, to the cell phone.
A buyer simply sends a text message and receives property information on his or her
cell phone. SMS/MLS takes the technology one step further by enabling a broker
to provide buyers with access to all listings via a cell phone
Through partnerships with brokerages, the SMS/MLS system allows buyers to access property information on all active listings.
If I was a realtor, you know what I would do with every one of my "For Sale" signs to enhance the real estate shopping experience?