Innovative SMS home price guide launched

Innovative SMS home price guide launched
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November 5, 2004 The trend towards ubiquitous mobile information continues with Australian homebuyers and market watchers now able to access home price sales data anywhere, anytime with the launch of LegionONE and Australian Property Monitors' (APM) Home Price Guide 19 SMS HPG service. This promises to better inform buyers of real time market conditions and supply vital property information to home buyers when they need it most - like at auctions and inspecting properties.

"The beauty of SMS systems such as 19 SMS HPG (19 767 474) is that they are able to deliver crucial information effectively and efficiently almost instantaneously and with over 15 million SMS messages sent across all networks in Australia per day, Home Price Guide(tm) 19 SMS HPG is sure to be very popular," said David Burden, Legion Interactive's Chief Executive Officer.

For more than 12 years the Home Price Guide has been Australia's leading source of reports for property prices (house prices and unit prices) and auction results in Australia. The Home Price Guide provides the most up-to-the-minute and detailed property sales information on line for Australia's homebuyers, sellers, owners, investors and real estate professionals.

"The combination of Australian company LegionONE's innovative technology and Home Price Guide data is the key to the success of this new service. 19 SMS HPG is the first time that this type of service has been provided on an Australia-wide basis," said Tony Shannon, Australian Property Monitors' managing director.

The Home Price Guide 19 SMS HPG Service is now live; simply SMS a full street address (including number, street, street type, suburb and postcode) to 19 SMS HPG (19 767 474) to try the service. Messages are charged at $3.95 per enquiry.

Some qualifications remain, though - In Victoria, consumers are only able to be supplied with access to sale prices for specific properties where that sale was by auction. Due to Victorian Government restrictions consumers cannot be provided with access to government sourced sales data. The South Australian launch of Home Price Guide 19 SMS HPG has been temporarily delayed, however, subject to final approval, the service will be available soon.

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