We're glad you asked! Essentially, joining a VIP list at Buffington Homes gives you priority to select a homesite in our newest communities and phases, along with other perks. Before we dive into the details, it may be helpful to establish why we created VIP lists in the first place.




We've been an award-winning home builder in Northwest Arkansas for more than 40 years and have been impressed by the exponential growth that has occurred since we began. The region doubled in population between 1990 and 2010 alone, bringing the headcount to more than 500,000 people. And, this number continues to grow. Projections by the Arkansas Economic Development Institute are predicting nearly 1 million residents living in Benton and Washington counties within the next 25 years.


Even with the recent pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, regional planners say these events won't significantly impact the number of people moving to the area. Forecasts are based on years of historical data and trends that have included recessions and other events that impact the rate of growth.




Located within the lush rolling hills of the Ozarks, Northwest Arkansas is a beautiful place to live. There's also a thriving business climate driven by the three Fortune 500 companies headquartered here. Walmart, Tyson Foods, and JB Hunt, as well as nearly 1,300 suppliers and vendors doing business with these companies, have created a large movement to the area.


The region offers world-class amenities, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walmart AMP, and the Razorback Regional Greenway bike trail linking all major towns within the area. We have nationally ranked mountain bike trails, culture, and cuisine. Add to that, Northwest Arkansas is an affordable place to live with a per capita income that's 14% higher than the national average. It's no wonder so many people want to move here, and the result is a high volume of competition for homes.




At Buffington, we pride ourselves on building homes that offer affordable luxury in the most desirable locations across Northwest Arkansas. Because of this, our homesites sell incredibly fast. In an effort to give priority to homebuyers who are interested and ready to build with us, we created VIP lists for each of our newest communities and phases.


Before we launch a community or build out a new phase, we release details to those who have signed up on our VIP list before sharing information publicly. So, if you're on the list, you get an exclusive look at out how many homesites are available, which floorplans are being offered, and pricing details. This is just the beginning.




In addition to being the first to receive information on the new community, VIPs are personally invited to a preview party. During this event, we reveal the homesites and invite you to book a private appointment for the following week.


This appointment provides an opportunity to turn in your contract and secure your desired homesite. Since purchasing a homesite is on a first-come, first-served basis, having the ability to select a homesite before they're released to the public is perhaps one of the biggest benefits of being a VIP. You can enjoy choosing your homesite without the hassle of bidding wars or multiple offers competing for the same property.


VIP members also get to pick from a wider selection of exterior design options. In an effort to keep the streetscapes visually appealing in our communities, we won't repeat the same exterior colors and elevation on either side of a home or directly across the street. That means if you have your heart set on a white brick exterior, the earlier you make your selection, the better your chance of having exactly what you want. 


And, did we mention introductory pricing? This is another huge benefit to joining the VIP list and attending the preview event. You get access to special pricing when you purchase within our grand opening timeframe.


There's no cost to join the VIP list, and there is no penalty if you decide not to buy. So, it's truly a smart move if you're interested in building a home with us.




Joining our VIP list is simple. All you need to do is select the community you're interested in and sign up online. Feel free to join more than one list if you're not exactly sure which community you'd like to choose. We're currently offering the VIP program in these four locations:

·       Allen's Mill in Cave Springs

·       Preston Park in Bentonville  

·       Evening Star in Bentonville

·       Magnolia Park in Fayetteville


Once you're on the list, you'll begin to receive emails updating you on our progress and details for that particular community. You'll also receive a personal invitation to RSVP for the preview party. So, you'll want to be sure and check all email updates from us!


When you consider our VIP list and all of its benefits, paired with our in-house design studio and simple build process, it's easy to choose Buffington for your next home. We'd be honored to help you build a life you'll love here in Northwest Arkansas!