Have You Tried to Donate Timeshares?

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Should you donate your timeshare?

The idea of donating a timeshare to a charity has definitely been trending lately within the timeshare industry. Not too long ago it was common knowledge that nearly all legitimate charities would not accept a timeshare donation. This was almost entirely due to the fact that timeshares can be extremely difficult to get rid of. This fact is still true today and many organizations will not accept a timeshare as a donation because of the financial responsibility that owning a timeshare comes with. Most charities are focused on the work they do to help others and do not have the resources to effectively manage and benefit from a donated timeshare, which is why the simply will not accept a timeshare.

If anyone has attempted to donate a timeshare please do share your stories with us here on the blog. Post your comments about successful or failed attempts and getting rid of a timeshare through donation. There are a lot of timeshare owners out there that are trying to get rid of their timeshare ownership, the problem is that there are so many false solutions out there that do not provide true timeshare relief. If you have been able to successfully donate your timeshare property please let us know so that other timeshare owners can learn of ways to get out once and for all!

Timeshare Cure | Do You Have One?

There are two types of timeshare owners, those that love their timeshare and those that for one reason or another want to get out of their timeshare. The people that need to get out of their timeshare are already looking for a timeshare cure. However, many owners who love everything about their timeshare are not lifting so much as finger to try and find a cure for their timeshare. And while they have little to no reason for finding a timeshare cure right now, there is no telling what will happen in the future to cause them to need a way out.

So whether or not you are looking to get rid of your timeshare right now it is important to have a timeshare cure in mind and ready to go. Because timeshare contracts are usually very long term if not perpetual it is important to have a plan. If something happens to cause your timeshare to become a serious financial burden you do not want to be clueless about how to get out.

Let’s face it, unexpected changes in life should be expected. And these changes can occur without any input from you at all. If your resort happens to increase your maintenance fees, or something were to happen to your timeshare unit that causes a large special assessment to be charged at your expense, you will not have a plan to get out. That is why you should prepare for when your timeshare ownership turns into a financial disease. Knowing what type of timeshare cure you will use is necessary.

Even the most satisfied timeshare owner has the potential to catch a timeshare disease. There are simply too many aspects of your timeshare ownership that are under complete control of the resort. Because it is so difficult right now to actually sell a used timeshare you should consider different options for getting out of your contract in case of an emergency.

Timeshare Relief for Hotel Bookers

The revenue reports for the first half of 2010 have come in for the hotel industry. While this does no reflect the revenue for the timeshare industry the two markets are very closely related. However, this could be bad news for timeshares. As hotels are a major alternative to timeshare properties this could mean that people have had enough of dealing with the timeshare industry. There are many restrictions that come along with timeshare ownership. These limits may be why vacationers are choosing to use hotels for their travel lodgings. The flexibility that comes with booking a hotel room for your specific vacation days could be the driving force behind this increased revenue report.

The problem with owning a timeshare has always been here, but only recently has it become such a concern to owners. During these economically uncertain times it is important to be as frugal as possible when it comes to spending. Not only does this provide a reason for timeshare owners to be dissatisfied with their timeshare weeks, but it has also led to a large number of fraudulent companies that will attempt to take advantage of timeshare owners.  There are services such as Timeshare Relief that provide a legitimate and sure fire way to get out of an unwanted timeshare contract. With the help of Timeshare Relief you can start enjoying your vacations at whatever location you decide to do so at.

Timeshare Relief Launches A New Website

Timeshare Relief has launched a new and improved website. The completely redesigned site will provide not only a simpler navigation system to users but also has much quicker load times. The revamped site is intended to help visitors find the information they need quicker. By spreading out the content and information among more internal site pages the load times for each page have been reduces significantly. Also with more categories and topics to search through users will be able to find exactly what they need with less searching.

One the most noticeable of the new features added to the site is a brief video on the homepage of the site. This video is a quick tour through the company office headquarters in Torrance, California. This video is intended to give users and future clients an opportunity to see the faces of those that are hard at work to help them with their timeshare troubles. Everyone at Timeshare Relief is happy to release this new site to all visitors and users that are searching the web for answers to their timeshare questions. You can check out the new site at http://www.timesharerelief.com to see all the new changes for yourself.

Summer Timeshare Travel Vacation Scams

Timeshare VacationWith the summer vacation season drawing closer it is important to watch out for false advertisements so you don’t end up losing your vacation savings. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission averages 15,000 consumer complaints each year that related to timeshare or vacation rental frauds. It is important to at least know the basics regarding these unscrupulous scammer plots so you can avoid becoming a victim this summer.

The major problem lately is often related to timeshare properties. In these high pressure sales pitches you are nearly forced into purchasing a timeshare, sometimes when you don’t even want to. Those who have the income and means to technically afford a timeshare are roped in with free gifts, dinner or show accommodations and sometimes even just straight cash. They offer you these “free” gifts in return for your promise to hear them out and learn about timeshares. Often these sales professionals will even lie to you and explain that a timeshare can easily be rented out to cover the costs of ownership. This just is not true, with so many timeshares out on the market today the fact is that you can rent a timeshare out from the resorts or timeshare companies for much cheaper than it costs to own one.

Most people are just not ready to attend a timeshare presentation sales pitch and still walk away with the free gift. These timeshare salespeople are dead set on making you buy a timeshare and will simply not take no for an answer.

As if the “legitimate” timeshare sellers weren’t bad enough there are also illegal scammers who will flat out lie to get a meager upfront fee leaving you with even less money. These misleading people will advertise vacation rentals or timeshares that don’t exist or that they don’t own and charge an upfront fee for their service, once you pay this fee you never hear from them again. They will also prey on current timeshare owners who just want to get rid of their timeshare. They will promise that they have a guaranteed buyer waiting and once you pay them an upfront fee for their service they will disappear leaving you with that unwanted timeshare and being the victim of yet another scam.

Check out the Better Business Bureau report on any company that you do business with.  Also, make sure that the company has been in business for a long period of time.  Fraudulent companies cannot survive for very long.

Timeshare Relief Celebrates 4th of July!

Timeshare Relief is celebrating the 2010 July 4th holiday and reminding people how they can get their very own timeshare freedom. If you own a timeshare you may have noticed that your maintenance fees have gone up at some point over the years. This is something that has the potential to occur every year and can cause a timeshare to be far more trouble and cost than it could ever be worth. It would be a shame to let your 4th of July barbeque to be on a budget because of timeshare related fees when you aren’t even using your timeshare. It is problems just like this that cause so many unsatisfied timeshare owners to use the services at Timeshare Relief. The timeshare experts at Timeshare Relief are dedicated to helping out timeshare owners who are unhappy with their timeshare property for whatever reason.

As any timeshare owner knows all too well the timeshare contracts that you enter into when you first get your timeshare are very iron clad and restrictive. This makes it extremely difficult to get out of your timeshare and stop paying all the maintenance fees and other costs that come along with owning a timeshare. Because you cannot simply stop paying and lose the timeshare and selling or renting will most likely end up costing you more than you will get, the Timeshare Relief exit solution is very useful. So this 4th of July check out what the timeshare professionals can offer you to help relieve any timeshare headaches you may have. Because no timeshare should give you more trouble and frustration than it does relief and relaxation, especially on the 4th of July.

A BBB Warning of St. Louis Timeshare Firm “Property Experts Marketing”

In the St. Louis area the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has identified another fraudulent timeshare resale and rental company. The company is claiming to be located in downtown St. Louis at a building that is vacant and padlocked. The company is Property Experts Marketing and is one among many of the scammer established companies that claim to sell or rent your vacation timeshare in return for upfront fees. Unfortunately once they receive the upfront payment, which can be up to thousands of dollars, from a timeshare owner there is no other action taken to get the timeshare sold. Often times a buyer or renter is promised to be ready and waiting but the timeshare is still never sold.

One timeshare owner has reported being scammed for $6,300. Another unfortunate victim had reported a loss of over $45,000 in fees with no sale or compensation received. The BBB can only offer limited advice to owners looking to sell a timeshare. The best thing to do is research, make sure you are dealing with a legitimate business that is not just acting as a front for illegal scams. Upfront fees WITHOUT WRITTEN GUARANTEES are the first sign of trouble, any significant fee that reaches even into the hundreds of dollars you should be very wary about. Try to contact the company you are dealing with and get any references available and contact them to make sure it is legitimate.

Out of the BBB’s investigation of this specific timeshare resale company they have not found out much. A representative of Property Experts Marketing while talking to a BBB investigator said that the company does operate at a suite on the seventh floor, when asked to meet the representative explained that he was leaving at that very moment. The company representative, John Orozco, said that his companies legal department would handle the BBB complaint filed by a Texan timeshare owner and that someone from the legal department would contact the BBB to clear up any misunderstanding, there has been no response since from Property Experts Marketing.