Putting Timeshares to Good Use

We all know what a burden a timeshare contract can become. But there are some ways you can turn a timeshare situation into an enjoyable experience. Accomplishing this task, however, does not include purchasing any timeshare weeks. Getting into a timeshare contract is a serious decision that you do not want to end up regretting later. While a timeshare can provide great vacation experiences, in this sense it can be seen as profitable in terms of how much enjoyment you will get for your money, but that experience is not guaranteed. The only way to really guarantee that you come out on top after leaving a timeshare experience is to not sign the timeshare contract.

As many people know, in order to sell timeshare weeks the timeshare developers have to put on flashy presentations just to get people to sit down and listen to their sales pitch. It is under this high pressure sales presentation that they are able to get people to buy their timeshares, if it were not for all the side incentives they would not even be able to secure an audience. So if you happen to get invited to a timeshare presentation there is a way to get some satisfaction out of your timeshare experience. By attending the event and listening to the presentation you will get whatever free gifts they have promised to you. Now you just have to make sure and not sign on the dotted line. When the time comes to make the timeshare purchase you need to just say no. If you are able to say no to timeshare ownership you will have the prizes that come with attending a timeshare presentation. It may seem shady to take part in a scheme like this but it is one of the very few ways that you can truly be satisfied with a timeshare experience.

Should you be involved in a timeshare property already you may want to assess your options for getting out. One great way to do so is to use the services of Timeshare Relief. With their guaranteed timeshare exit solution you will be able to get your name off of that timeshare contract. This is one of the other few ways that you can be fully satisfied with a timeshare experience. So if you own a timeshare, check out Timeshare Relief today and get some satisfaction out of your timeshare for once.

Reminder: Timeshare Relief is Not a Timeshare Resales Company

Recently, there have been many investigations of timeshare resales companies in Florida.  In 2009, complaints of timeshare resales companies topped all other consumer complaints to the Florida Attorney General office.

Because Timeshare Relief markets to timeshare owners directly, the company is often-times grouped together with timeshare resales companies that aggressively target timeshare owners.  We want to let everyone know that Timeshare Relief is NOT a timeshare reseller or timeshare listing company.  Timeshare Relief provides a fee-based service that transfers timeshares out of owners’ names so that they are no longer responsible for the maintenance fees, taxes and special assessments associated with timeshare ownership.  The company does not find buyers for timeshares, nor does it list timeshares for sale as timeshare resales companies do.

Timeshare owners save a lot of time and potentially money by using Timeshare Relief services.  First, for those timeshares that qualify, the service is guaranteed.  In other words, Timeshare Relief guarantees the transfer of a timeshare from the client so that the client will not have to pay timeshare-related fees any longer.  Timeshares that do not qualify such as timeshares that are not paid in full or those timeshares that are not allowed to be transferred are stopped from using the service.  No fees are charged for non-qualified timeshares.

Don’t You Love Your Kids? The Timeshare Hard-Sell

That’s the question that most rankled one prospective timeshare owner at a recent timeshare presentation.

“Of course I do,”  he answered.

“Then why wouldn’t you want them to grow up with such wonderful vacation memories?”

Granted, not every timeshare presentation uses manipulative sales techniques, but a few do.

Here are some common tools used during time share presentations:

An appeal to the emotions (see above)

Limited Time Offer  – if you walk out of the door, you can’t get the same deal tomorrow.

Everyone is doing it – some presentations are even known to plant another couple in the room who enthusiastically sign.

It will just take an hour – or two or three.  If they told you it would take three hours, you’d never agree.  You’ll notice there are no clocks in the room and sometimes alcohol is offered.  The bottom line is this:  the longer you are there, the more likely you are to buy.

A solution for that problem.  For every objection you come up, they will have at least four or five solutions.  You don’t have the money, they can help you find financing.

Promises, promises.  Regardless of what the salesperson says, if it isn’t written in the contract, it isn’t true.

Remember that timeshare salespeople are trying to make a living – sometimes their only source of income is the commission they earn from those sales (though they can be as high as 60% of the bill).  Still, buyer beware!

Remember to Skip the Alcohol Before Attending Any Timeshare Presentation

I passed a billboard last week that took me a minute to understand.  Big bold letters called out:  DTWD.  My much more savvy teenage daughter pointed out that it meant “Don’t Text While Driving.”  Cute.  Of course, I can’t get the hang of texting while I’m sitting at my desk, but that’s ok.  I like the play on the slightly tired slogan, “Don’t Drink and Drive.”

Anyone who has ever imbibed a little too much alcohol at a party and later tried to remember exactly what happened the night before understands why.  Alcohol limits inhibitions.  It impairs our judgment.

More than one timeshare owner has reported free-flowing spirits before and sometimes even during the sales pitch, Timeshare Relief - Timeshare Resort Drinksonly to find themselves with a contract they don’t remember signing.  Not long ago, a hidden camera videotape revealed one company’s sales pitch included serving alcohol.  It’s not illegal, but it’s definitely not wise for the consumer to partake.

Don’t ever buy any time share if you’re offered alcohol prior to or while signing anything.    That’s a good rule of thumb – any company that encourages you to alter your judgment may very well not have your best interest at heart.

You’ll regret your purchase and may have to call Timeshare Relief to get rid of your timeshare for you.

Timeshare Relief Interview with Charlie Part II

In the last video, now a former timeshare owner, Charlie explained how happy he was that he no longer owned his timeshare.

In Part II of our interview, we asked Charlie to explain his arithmetic in how he figured out the solution with Timeshare Relief was the right one for him.

He paid a monthly maintenance fee which totaled $900 a year when added up.  On occasion, his timeshare would charge him a $500 special assessment.  He spent $17,000 on the timeshare upfront.  Had he used the timeshare, each 7 day vacation would have ended up costing somewhere in the neighborhood of $2000-$3000, hardly a bargain.

On camera he does not speak to the fact that over time, had he not worked with Timeshare Relief, he would be charged about a $1000 a year for a timeshare that it seemed he seldom used.  Over just 5 years, that would be $5,000 out of his pocket for nothing.  Over ten years, $10,000 lost.

The final question to Charlie was “How do you feel being done with the timeshare now?”  Charlie’s reponse, “Very good,” with a content laugh.  Timeshare Relief has another very satisfied customer.

Timeshare Relief Gives Freedom to Disillusioned Timeshare Owners

Here is a video of two people, Cheryl and Andre, who had a timeshare that Cheryl bought when she was younger, probably with hope that it would give her wonderful vacation memories for years.  However as time went by, she ended up disillusioned as the timeshare had become more of a burden to her and eventually a burden to her husband too.

In this video, Cheryl states how skeptical she was that Timeshare Relief would be able to help her and get rid of their timeshare. She did not like the fact that she had to pay money to get out of her timeshare contract, but nonetheless she decided to give it a try.

At the end of the meeting we get to hear from Cheryl of how convinced she is that both her and her husband did the right thing meeting with Timeshare Relief.   They were finally free of a burdensome timeshare.

Can a Timeshare Owner Use EBay To Get Rid of Their Timeshare?

One method that some timeshare owners try in order to get rid of their timeshare(s) is the online auction. The most famous of these online auction houses is of course, eBay.

You’ll see throughout the internet that EVERYONE tells timeshare owners to NOT pay anything upfront, yet even eBay has an upfront cost that can range from $35 to $300 depending upon the duration of your advertisement. They also have a Final Value Fee if your timeshare does indeed sell.

The point here is that you need to do your homework if you decide to try to sell your timeshare via auction, advertising or resale company or agent. Blanket statements and generalizations are ok shortcuts for protection but you’ll end up keeping your timeshare for a long time waiting for the perfect deal.

But if you take a look at some of the completed sales, you’ll see hundreds of timeshares that do NOT sell for $1 or even some for $0.01. Yes, there are a few that go for a thousand or two, but those are quite rare and most are brand names that sold for $30,000 or more at the original point of sale. They are also the most desirable timeshares out there.

For many timeshare owners, their timeshare will not fall into this category. So, unless you have the option to go with a service like Timeshare Relief, just be prepared to pay some money upfront and simply wait. Then, again, you might want to spend that money on lottery tickets, the odds might be better.