A Real Independence Day When You Sell Timeshare You No Longer Use

A Real Independence Day When You Sell Timeshare You No Longer Use

Independence Day

Timeshare is a great way to vacation—if you actually use it. But according to figures recently released by ARDA, the American Resort Development Association, only 35.8 percent of timeshare owners surveyed personally used their timeshare intervals or timeshare units themselves, during the last twelve months.

Does that mean it is a bad idea to buy timeshare?

Not at all!

A high percentage (47.4 percent) of the timeshare owners surveyed either exchanged or banked their timeshare vacation, meaning they traded their interval for a different week or different location, or they arranged to hopefully use their timeshare at a future date. But let’s face it. Life changes. Vacation ownership may have been an excellent idea once upon a time, but career changes, marriage, divorce, illness, financial challenges—a whole litany of things can make it reasonable to sell your timeshare.

When you sell timeshare you already own, you put an immediate end to ongoing maintenance fees and any taxes you may be paying. You no longer have to think about trying to rent your timeshare to recoup these fees, or even a timeshare exchange, on the chance you will get to enjoy your timeshare interval at a future date.

When you sell timeshare, you end a commitment that may no longer be right for you. You also free yourself up to buy timeshare that may be much better priced than your original purchase, because this time, you know that the best timeshare deals are on the resale market. When you sell a timeshare that does not work for you, your free yourself to buy timeshare that affords you the flexibility your lifestyle demands.

Let’s face it. There is simply no reason to hold on to a timeshare vacation property that you no longer use and enjoy. Declare July 4, 2007 as your own personal independence day and take advantage of the easiest and most effective way to resell timeshare. Let a timeshare resale by-owner service with a vast global outreach help you market, advertise, and SELL your timeshare.

The Truth About Paying Upfront Fees to Sell Timeshares

The Truth About Paying Upfront Fees to Sell Timeshares

I know you’ve heard it before, the admonishment that one should, “Never pay upfront fees when trying to sell timeshare.” Unfortunately, this advice always comes from people who work in timeshare resales businesses that are based on being able to extract money from timeshare sellers through one add-on fee after another before ultimately hitting the timeshare owner up for a hefty commission when, and if, they ever sell the timeshare unit.

Dollar by painful dollar, some timeshare resales companies, (and some unethical timeshare brokers) charge timeshare owners fees for services the owners do not really need. Property appraisals are a perfect example of an unnecessary service used to generate an add-on and unnecessary fee. Under most circumstances, resale timeshares simply do not need a property appraisal.

When you buy residential real estate, you pay for an appraisal, typically because the mortgage lender requires you to do so. When you buy a resale timeshare, there is no need for an appraisal, unless the timeshare unit itself collateralizes a loan (very rare with resales) and the lending company requires the appraisal as a condition of the loan.

Yet over and over again, you hear warnings directed to people with timeshares they wish to sell, to never pay an upfront fee to sell, advertise, list, or market their timeshare. The warning should be, “never pay an upfront fee unless you know specifically what the fee covers and that the company to whom you pay it has a proven track record of helping timeshare sellers successfully connect with timeshare buyers.

If you have timeshare you want to sell, visit the website of Sell My Timeshare NOW. Read the information offered there to help you understand more about your options for selling timeshare. No one answer is right for every situation, but I can tell you that Sell My Timeshare NOW averages six hundred thousand dollars per day, in offers made to timeshare owners who are trying to sell or rent their timeshares. Obviously, sometimes, paying an upfront fee for the right services is a pretty good idea.

Timeshare “Hot Properties 2007” List Just Released

Timeshare “Hot Properties 2007” List Just Released

Sell My Timeshare NOW releases their First Quarter 2007 Hot Properties List, showing which timeshare resales are receiving the most offers at www.sellmytimesharenow.com

Sell My Timeshare NOW has just released their 2007 Hot Properties List. The entire list includes 1,360 different timeshare resort properties, and ranks them from first to last by the number of buyer offers received, based on the records of Sell My Timeshare NOW, LLC. The top 25 timeshare resales properties for the first quarter of 2007 are:

  1. Sunterra Resorts Ka’anapali Beach Club
  2. Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
  3. Orange Lake’s West Village
  4. WorldMark by Wyndham – Multi-Destination
  5. Manhattan Club
  6. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
  7. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club
  8. Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas
  9. Sheraton Vistana Resort
  10. Harborside Resort at Atlantis
  11. Marriott’s Grande Vista
  12. Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club
  13. Pueblo Bonito Rose Spa and Resort
  14. Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa Phase I
  15. Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Cancun
  16. Pueblo Bonito Resort at Sunset Beach
  17. Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club
  18. Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  19. Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village
  20. Villa del Palmar, Cabo San Lucas
  21. Hilton Grand Vacations Club on International Drive Orlando
  22. Point at Poipu
  23. Westgate Vacation Villas
  24. Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo
  25. Palace Resort at Moon Palace

Like all statistics, there are several ways to look at the Hot List. If you are a timeshare owner with a property to sell, this list will help you assess the demand for a timeshare unit at your resort. And if you are interested in buying timeshare, the Hot List will help you see which properties are popular with other timeshare vacationers and which timeshares probably offer high-demand timeshare exchange opportunities. But just because you own a timeshare or are thinking of buying timeshare that does not rank at the top of the list, don’t assume there’s a problem with that resort or that it is unpopular. In fact, the opposite could be true. A limited number of timeshare resales at a resort could simply mean that all the current owners are highly satisfied with their timeshares and few timeshare units at that resort ever show up on the resale timeshare market. Other factors, like the week you own and the number of bedrooms in your timeshare unit also affect timeshare resale.

Over the next few months, I am going to be profiling one location each week from the top-25 timeshare resorts on the Hot Properties 2007 List. On Saturday, I will take an in-depth look at number 18 on the list, Disney BoardWalk Villas, and then each week, I’ll focus on more properties from the list.

To obtain a free list of how 1,360 timeshare properties ranked on the resales offers list, contact Sell My Timeshare Now, toll free at 877-815-4227 or send an email to [email protected] and ask for the free Hot Properties List.

For College Basketball Fans, it’s March Madness Time

For College Basketball Fans, it’s March Madness Time

If you are a true-blue fan of college basketball, isn’t it madness that you don’t use your timeshare to put you courtside for the action?

It’s NCAA hoops time, and again this year, the nail biting excitement of college basketball teams in competition for the title of national champs, will cause millions—that’s right—millions of us to be parked in front of our televisions.

Each year, some fans cheer for schools with storied basketball traditions, like Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, or North Carolina. Other fans watch with the hope that this year a Wichita State, George Mason, or Valparaiso will write a Cinderella story. They call it March Madness for a reason and true fans know that when it comes to college basketball, on any given day, any single team can beat any other team and become the winner.

Typically, audiences for the televised coverage of NCAA tournament competition are record breakers for CBS Sports. In 2006, CBS also set, or came very close to setting, (depending on whose statistics you trust) the record for the largest online simultaneous streaming audience, with “March Madness on Demand.”

If you don’t already have tickets for this year’s games beginning March 13, you can plan to be back on the couch again. Even if you have tickets, don’t expect to be able to book a hotel room or make a timeshare deal to see the Final Four in Atlanta, Georgia or even most of the cities hosting the regional rounds.

Accommodations have long been sold out to people who planned to be sitting in the stands, viewing the action first hand, and bought their tickets and reserved their hotel rooms or timeshare condos far in advance. But as all true basketball fans know, “there’s always next year.” So next year, or the year after, why not plan to be at the games in person?

Here’s a partial schedule of future dates and sites. Mark it on your calendar, buy your tickets, and schedule your timeshare condo to put you at the right place at the right time.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Dayton Ohio.

Thursday and Saturday, March 20 and 22, 2008 Anaheim, California; Omaha, Nebraska; Washington, D.C.

Friday and Sunday, March 21 and 23, 2008 Birmingham, Alabama; Little Rock, Arkansas; Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida

Thursday and Saturday, March 27 and 29, 2008 Charlotte, North Carolina; Phoenix, Arizona

Friday and Sunday, March 28 and 30, 2008 Detroit, Michigan; Houston, Texas

Final Four: April 5 and 7, 2008 San Antonio, Texas

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Opening round: Dayton, Ohio Thursday and Saturday, March 19 and 21, 2009 Greensboro, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon

Friday and Sunday, March 20 and 22, 2009 Boise, Idaho; Dayton, Ohio; Miami, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thursday and Saturday, March 26 and 28, 2009 Boston, Massachusetts; Glendale, Arizona

Friday and Sunday, March 27 and 29, 2009 Indianapolis, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee

Final Four: Saturday and Monday, April 4 and 6, 2009 Detroit, Michigan