Serving an Unmet Need in Timeshare Resales
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
On Monday, SeacoastOnline.com ran an interview called, “From pitchman to online pioneer,” written by Morey Stettner. The interview was with the founder of SellMyTimeshareNOW.com and VacationOwnership.com, Jason Tremblay.
The article looks at Jason’s first job (you’ll be surprised to learn what he was doing) and why Jason summarizes his work experience as a 14-year-old, saying, “I learned to have no fear.”
One of Stettner’s questions for Jason dealt specifically with how Jason’s career path led him to timeshares. Unlike many in the timeshare industry, Jason did not work at a resort, come up through the ranks of timeshare sales, or even have a hospitality industry background. Instead, Jason’s commitment to the business of timeshare resales and timeshare rentals was inspired by a time honored precept of sound business: he saw an unmet, underserved need, and knew that by assembling the right team to help him, his business could begin serving that need in ways that were transparent, simple for the timeshare buyer, seller, or renter, and would feel comfortable to consumers.
When Morey Stettner asked, “How did you come up with the idea for launching a timeshare website?” Jason explained, “It began with our research. We found millions of Google queries such as “timeshare for sale” or “timeshare info.” But there was no central marketplace. When we started nine years ago, naysayers said, “People won’t spend $5,000 or $10,000 or $15,000 to buy timeshares over the Net.” But the old-fashioned way is not a pleasant experience for a developer or buyer. You have to take tours, and there’s pressure. With us, you can do it at your leisure. We’re now the world’s largest marketplace on the Net for timeshare rentals and resales.”
You can read the full article here: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120827-BIZ-208270303.