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We are writing this review to make people aware to not be misled. We learned that some things are NOT what they appear to be. Do your homework on this property and the sales events. We are giving them 2 stars for the kindness of the sales woman we drove with. She was understanding and fun to drive around with. In summary, my wife and I drove all the way from Georgia 7 hours in our RV excited to possibly purchase a lot at the Woodlands at Buffalo River. Our sales woman was in contact with us and knew our wish list. We requested to look at lots with flowing streams like the video suggests. Our sales woman called us the night before and said she was excited to show us lots with "water features" the next day. When we showed up at the church to meet her there was a line of cars waiting to drive there. Then oddly we were given another realtor who was very kind, but she did not even know what we were looking for in a lot. We had to re-explain on the drive to the woodlands as we followed other cars. As soon as we got out of the car to look at a lot we heard other sales people on her walkie talkie stating that multiple lots were being sold. Some of the ones we wanted to see were gone in 2 minutes. We never had a chance to look at many others than the ones we weren't interested in. It was truly a disappointment. Then as we looked at other lots that were available we noticed that the prices were not as they were listed. Many were higher than advertised. Our main wish was to look at lots with a stream on them or small creeks like the website video showed. When we asked the realtor which lots had streams she handed us a list of the lots. It turned out that any lots that had streams on them were "seasonal streams" I asked what that meant... She stated that they aren't flowing all year. That was a huge disappointment. So then we decided to look at the lots with "seasonal streams." Every single lot that supposedly had a stream on it really did NOT. We had to try to navigate all the way to the bottom of steep ridges and thick brush and forest to locate any hint of water on the acreage and that was next to impossible. The areas where the water showed on the topography APP were basically below super steep ridges. In summary, just for buyers knowledge...there are No flowing streams like the video showed. Also, we drove up to the Woodlands the day before the sale to look at the lots and get a feel for the area. We found one lot in particular that had a nice view on it and we put it on our list to consider. When we drove up there on the day of the sale there was surprisingly a SOLD sign on it before the sale even had started!? I asked how it was already sold and the new saleswoman said that the realtor who was originally working with us bought it yesterday! We learned that these sales are not the final sales either. We thought that the sale we attended and made time for was the Final Phase as stated on the website video. It wasn't because there's another one day event a month later. If the lots were what they were advertised to be it would seem like another chance to purchase one if we were still interested. However, we learned and drove away feeling at peace with our decision to not buy any of these lots due to the misleading sales process and inacccurate information we were given.
We went to a "land sale" to buy land I TN. We didn't realize it would be an old-fashioned "plant your flag event!" Our realtor radioed to all others the lot we wanted and told them it was sold to us. Another realtor also radioed in, but our realtor was first. After they cussed one another in front of buyers and everyone, they met and agreed the land of 136 acres went to us as she had spoken for it first. Then, they sold it to the other people behind our back. I wish I had more room cuz it got worse...they are liars so BEWARE!
User's recommendation: Beware and don't buy from them! There are disclosures you won't know about until closing day!
New York, New York