Tech talk: Agentdesks, Mapme show off fancy updates

Mobile-first CRM and slick mapping tool just announced new features -- and we've got the details
  • Agentdesks is small but mighty, and has boosted its strength with some app enhancements. Mapme received criticism on its ease-of-use, but a new version appears to address those concerns.
  • Enabling agent-to-agent and team communication will lead to bigger, better things for residential real estate.
  • Maps are a popular browsing choice for home shoppers and can be built to provide much more than an address.

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Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Some of the most fun cars to drive are small cars. The Ford Focus RS. Civic Type R. And Volkswagen's Golf R. Despite their size, they can duke it out with plenty of offerings from higher weight classes. This is how I see San Francisco-based Agentdesks, a mobile-first agent productivity app I first reviewed last fall. Its goal was -- and is -- to help smaller teams and independent, more nimble brokerage shops. Since then, this handheld pocket rocket of a relationship management system has amped up its horsepower thanks to a 3-million-dollar cash infusion and the fuel to change the way agents work with one another. It also has 8,000 users, with more signing on every day. Agentdesks new feature highlights Agentdesks has boosted its in-app messaging tools, bolted-on lead gen connections from all three major portals and IDX Broker and empowered a...