Getting a house through SMS
A new service launched in Scotland allows texting to house hunters, in an attempt to ease the frustration of searching for a home. The new service allows buyers to tap a reference code displayed on "For Sale" or "To Let" signs outside properties into their mobile phone. They receive in return a text message containing edited property particulars. The instant text reply includes the property’s price, viewing times and contact details for the agent. It will also announce the house hunter if the property is under offer, if a closing date has been fixed or if it has already been sold.