WCI establishes real estate app

When Canadians Martin and Sheila Kleiman want to see progress on the home they’re building at Pelican Preserve, they’ll just tap a button on their free iPad.

The couple will know when construction workers pour slabs of concrete, and they’ll view photos when the frames go up at their two-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot Fort Myers home — all from their summer residence in Ottawa.

The Kleimans are using the newly launched MyWCi application to stay up-to-date on the construction process and to learn about happenings at Pelican Preserve. The app is loaded on free iPads WCI Communities is giving to those who purchase a new home in four developments in which it’s building residences.

Many real estate firms are launching applications and new technologies, but WCI may be among the first builders to introduce its own application and give away tablet computers.

Buyers at Pelican Preserve received the iPads as part of a pilot program in February. Now, clients building homes at Tiburon in Naples, Manchester Square in Naples and Venetian Golf & River Club in Venice also are receiving the iPads as gifts.

Homes in the communities range from the low $200,000s to $300,000s, save for Tiburon, where prices begin at about $700,000.

The Bonita Springs-based builder is working with the Apple store at Coconut Point in Estero to get more recently released iPad 2s to fulfill its backlog. When supply catches up to demand, the company estimates it will have given away between 60 and 80 of the portable devices, said Connie Boyd, vice president of communication and public relations for WCI. Retail price for iPad 2s begins at about $500.00. Courtesy of News Press. Search Fort Myers Real Estate.
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