Get it Right/No the facts
I read comment after comment from those that went in to Silverleaf Vacation Resorts out of pure greed. You received a phone call or a letter telling you that you won this great prize. It would have been so easy to say no or to file 13 the letter, but a change to win money, a new car, or even a trip is too hard to pass up. So they march in one after another blind, cripple, and crazy. Some take off work, some have no jobs at all, white, black, others, old, young, and yes even those in wheel chairs and with oxygen tanks. All behind greed! Many of you will stand in line and wait for hours for things that we have to pay for, doctor visits, sporting events, entertainment complaining the whole time. But Silverleaf tells everyone up front that there is no obligation to buy. So they show up with their attitudes sit down in beautiful waiting areas and are served by a hostess or allowed to serve themselves buffet style while they wait on a representative to greet them and take them on tour. Some are pleasant and some are just down right rude as if someone made them come. "WAKE UP PEOPLE, NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU DO ANYTHING" Just say no! They go into the sales area and are told how the program can work for them and/or their family. They are taken on a tour of the facility and then brought back to the sales area and asked, what they think of what they are being offered. I can easily say 90% of those toured say the same thing. I like it, I would use it, I just can not afford either the down payment or the monthly. A Silverleaf Sales Managers job is help and find a solution to their immediate problem. The problem and time wasted comes from all the web of lairs that are told when the manager is trying to help them. Look, no one comes to buy a 100% of the people that show up for the tours are there for one reason and one reason only. The free gifts! It is truly amazing how long a person will wait and what a person will endure for a free gift. Just leave. No one can make you stay. The doors are not locked. Everything it explained verbally and in writing and they still go home saying they were not told something. What a cop out. Truth be told, most are caught up in the moment and are not man or woman enough to omit it. So they result in making claims of "I wasn't told". Well bless your little dumb hearts. I have been a Silverleaf owner for 8 years now. My family and I take 3 vacations a year though RCI and take advantage of the weekend getaways to the 6 resorts in Texas at least 10-12 times a year. Our deed has been paid for 3 years now and just like a home even though it is paid for, it still has to been maintained and at $65.00 a month it is worth it to us. My wife is a very smart woman, a Tax Accountant for a Homeland Security Department. I remember driving out to Tyler, Texas for our tour. It was a good drive and we stopped along the way to eat and in Canton to look at some antiques. When we arrive at the Villages, I was surprised at how beautiful and clean the property was. We were greeted in about 20-30 minutes. In the meantime we enjoyed the refreshment and talked. The whole process was a little time consuming but painless. The Manager that helped us showed us different options to get involved that ranged from no way today to maybe. After it was all said and done, I told the Manager no. The only thing he said was "are you sure that we can not help you today". Boy did I feel high pressured! Before he could excuse himself my wife asked him if he could leave the table for a moment. After he left she told me that respected my decision as the head of our house. But she went on to say that I am ok sitting at home watching my sports package, but that she wanted for the two of us and my baby girl to vacation more. We called him back and brought the cheapest package which was a blue deed that only gave you excess mostly during the winter months. (You get what you pay for) People always want first class but want to pay coach. Today we own Red and can not be happier. No company is perfect and we have had a few bad experiences while visiting the resort even through RCI. Bad experiences happen but every single time someone handle the problem quickly and professionally. As of January 1, 2009 we have saved over $589.00 per year and will be willing it to our daughter in hopes that she will one day take our grand kids to Silverleaf Resorts property. I wish Silverleaf had a way to weed out sorry dumb greedy misinformed people like those who have posted comments on this site. Mostly all the negative comments spoke about how long it took. I would be willing to bet that most of the people that go to the tours do not make $20.00 an hour. That they don't get to sit in a beautiful facility that Silverleaf provides doing nothing but sitting listening and enjoying free refreshment. So do the math, is time is well compensated. Doing nothing but relaxing for 3 hours as some have said, free refreshments and gifts that are valued over a $1000.00. You must lead very boring and nonproductive lives that you would get angry about how long the tour took but you would talk about taking time out of your busy lives for free to so call warn people of your ignorance. Wow! Get a life and a clue.