Phone Solicitations, Is This The New Trend?

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I received a text message yesterday from someone saying he represented Helpful Home Buyers.  The message was asking if I was interested in selling a property I own in Philadelphia, PA.  It annoyed me because I get too many unwanted sales text as it is, but I was doubly annoyed by the familiarity expressed in the e-mail.  I asked that I be removed from his list and never contacted by phone or mail again.  

Is this the new trend, soliciting properties by text?  

I don't think it is all that new, realtors have been using it for years.  I expect that we will all see more of these messages as they are easy to send and can be done in large batches for no cost.