New TEXT-the-DOMAIN Service Offers Agents and Brokers an Easy Way to Go Mobile

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ListingDomains.com, innovators of the single property website, announces a new lead capture tool that integrates TEXT messaging with single property websites. With "TEXT-the-Domain" prospective homebuyers are able to quickly receive listing details on their cell phone. In turn, the agent receives the prospects cellular phone number allowing them to follow-up with the prospect directly.

ListingDomains.com, innovators of the single property website, announces a new lead capture tool that integrates TEXT messaging with single property websites. With "TEXT-the-Domain" prospective homebuyers are able to quickly receive listing details on their cell phone. In turn, the agent receives the prospects cellular phone number allowing them to follow-up with the prospect directly.

TEXT-the-Domain comes at a time when the popularity of text messaging has never been greater. Text messaging usage continues to increase by more than 150% year over year. As of June 2008, CTIA, the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, estimated that more than 75 billion text messages were sent/received in the United States every month. "We are very excited to offer this new service" says Amanda Cornelius, Founder of ListingDomains.com. "It's the natural progression of our product, and now our clients are able to market their listings over a whole new medium that is growing by leaps and bounds."

Here's how it works: A potential Buyer pulls up to a home for sale; Prompted by the Domain Rider sign, he or she uses a cell phone to text message the property's "Domain Name" to 79274. Within seconds a text message is returned to the Buyer's phone with information about the home (including a description, number of beds and baths, and price) and a second message with the agent's contact information. The potential buyer can view photos, a detailed description of the property, and even access a special mobile ready website created specifically for the property. If interested, the Buyer can then request a callback from the agent, a property brochure via email, or schedule a showing. The agent is notified immediately, calls the buyer, and accelerates the sale.

Live DEMO - Text Message: 555MainStreet.com to 79274

This new service can be added to any Listing Domains website for a one time fee and comes with special TEXT-the-Domain sign rider options. Because the system is fully integrated, the property details and photos are automatically pulled from Listing Domains, leaving no extra data entry for the agent. Best of all, and unlike most TEXT messaging services available today, there are no monthly fees for this service. Once an agent orders the service, it is up and running along with the website for the entire year.

When it came time to choose a mobile service provider, ListingDomains.com turned to CellSigns, the leading provider of real estate mobile marketing and messaging services.
"We are honored to be working with Listing Domains and helping their customers go mobile" says Mark Ford, CEO of CellSigns. "More and more, mobile is becoming a necessity when it comes to reaching and connecting with an audience and homebuyers are no exception. The integration of our two services makes allot of sense since the home search process is both an online and offline exercise."

CellSigns offers interactive mobile marketing tools for real estate agents, brokers and MLS Boards via text messaging, SMS (text messaging), MMS and WAP (mobile internet sites). The service is supported by every major wireless carrier and works on over 99% of all cell phones. CellSigns has even won the "Most Innovative Technology of the Year" award from Inman News for their mobile search and property marketing system.

Founded in 1999 by real estate professionals to offer unique Website marketing tools for the real estate industry, Properties Online LLC bridges traditional marketing techniques with the evolving technology of the Internet. Their product Listing Domains (http://ListingDomains.com) enables real estate brokers and agents to create a compelling website for each property and uses the actual property address as the domain name. Additional products include DOMAIN RIDER yard signs, RealEstateSites.com, AreaTour.com and the soon to be released, AgentWidgets.com.

CellSigns (http://www.cellsigns.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of QWASI Inc. (http://www.qwasi.com), is a leading mobile marketing company providing interactive mobile solutions for business via text messaging, SMS, MMS and WAP. The company's services are supported by every major wireless carrier and work on more than 99 percent of all cell phones. The company offers real estate marketing tools, SMS chat, mobile classifieds, mobile real estate search tool Mobile Agent (http://www.mymobileagent.com), group communication, enterprise alerting and the only interactive property marketing service for real estate. CellSigns powers over 1.1 million real estate listings, 1.5 million mobile ads and alerts. For more information, contact Christy Gunkle at 877-747-9274 or cgunkle @ cellsigns.com.

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