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Make Your Timeshare Work For You
Benefits of Timeshares
Tampa, Florida - August 23, 2011: Timeshares can be a great way for individuals and families to return to their favorite vacation destination year after year. Additionally, many timeshare owners can use their vacation club or exchange company membership travel to one of thousands of different resorts across the globe.
These vacation properties can be a great way for frequent travelers to save money on their vacations; but there is a certain stigma attached to the timeshare industry. It's true that timeshare resorts are somewhat notorious for their aggressive and often-questionable techniques used when selling timeshare, but for every rogue resort or timeshare reseller, there are dozens of reputable ones. It's just a matter of doing your research and knowing where to look and choosing a licensed timeshare broker to help you buy timeshare safely.
Affiliated Properties Let You Travel the Globe
When you're considering purchasing timeshare, you'll first want to determine how you're going to use it. Timeshares can be very flexible if they're used correctly. If you think you'd like to use a vacation property to travel the world, you'll want to make sure that the property you're looking into is affiliated with a large exchange company like Resort Condominiums International (RCI) or Interval International (II).
Exchange companies make it possible to trade your week at your "home resort" for a week anywhere within the network. Affiliated properties can be a bit more expensive than those what are not affiliated, buy many travelers find the extra expense to be entirely worth the cost. Consider this option then buying timeshare; it may prove to be a worthy endeavor for your vacation needs.
You may also want to look into purchasing timeshare within a vacation club like Marriott Vacation Club, Hilton Vacation Club or Disney Vacation Club. Vacation clubs allow owners to travel to all or a number of the resorts within the hospitality group.
Be Prepared When You Purchase Direct
When you're ready to buy timeshare, you have a couple of options. If you have a clear idea of what you're looking for in a vacation property, and you've taken your time with your research, you may want to purchase directly from the resort. Purchasing from the resort is a good way to get to know the property and policies first hand. However, as discussed, when buying direct, you may be subject to aggressive or hard sell techniques and you’ll definitely pay thousands more than you’d pay with resales. Be prepared for this before you attend any timeshare sales presentations.
You Can Save Thousands With Resale
If you require a bit more assistance and are still weighing your options, or, if you're working on a budget, you might want to buy your timeshare resale. With resales, you'll work with timeshare broker whose job it is to connect you with individuals trying to sell timeshare. You can often save thousands with resale and you won't have to deal with any aggressive sales techniques.
Consider Your Vacation Lifestyle
Another reason that timeshares seem to have gotten a bad rap is that they often go unused. It's important to remember that timeshares only work if you use them! If you don’t see yourself making time for annual vacations, it doesn't make sense to purchase a vacation property that offers annual usage. Because of their inherent flexibility, you can essentially cater your usage to your lifestyle, but it's important to consider these factors carefully before you purchase.
Of course, extenuating circumstances can happen to even the most careful planner. If you find yourself paying the maintenance fees for a week that you know you won't be able to use, you can always rent your timeshare out to offset the cost. There are thousands of vacationers looking for timeshare rentals. Even if you're not ready to sell, you can still list your timeshare for rent on the resale market. You'll get the most exposure when you list online.
About Timeshare Broker SalesTimeshare Broker Sales is a timeshare resale company that has assembled a group of dedicated timeshare experts with more than two decades of timeshare industry experience. All of our agents are licensed REALTORS® and timeshare experts, committed to giving our clients the highest level of value and service. Our experts help timeshare owners sell timeshare with No Upfront Fees, as well as help buyers purchase the perfect timeshare resale at deep discounts.
Diane or Don Nadeau