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Timeshare Relief Companies Are Not All They Claim To Be

Posted on May 12, 2011

It all sounds so enticing. The guarantee to get you out of your timeshare. The “promise” that you can leave it with them and your worries are over. But are they?

These are the timeshare “relief” companies, these groups that you hear about usually through a direct mail card sent to your home or a phone call from someone you’ve never heard of, claiming that they have the silver bullet to help you part with your timeshare. The pitch usually goes something like this…..

“We’ll be in your town next (insert day of the week here) and would love for you to come and meet with us. We’ll explain how you can get rid of your timeshare without the fees and hassles associated with other companies.” But if you show up, what they don’t tell you in advance is that you’ll be out of pocket for about $4,000 for the “privilege” of supposedly handing over your timeshare.

Is Relief or Exit a Scam?

And the real problems can occur if these companies don’t handle the transfers properly, with many such title transactions never actually consummated and the “former” owners suddenly realizing that they still legally own their property with no chance of getting that $4,000 back.

Please understand that on the secondary market, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. This is a supply and demand business and anyone making promises to sell your timeshare, or having a buyer waiting to buy your timeshare, or claiming they can take it off your hands with no hassle, is someone to be very careful of.

We’ve been in this business for years and are as transparent and accountable as any business in the timeshare resale industry. We have seen drastic changes in the timeshare secondary market. This pitch by the relief companies is just the latest angle in a series of tactics over the years by companies looking to use shortcuts to enter the resale business.

Sell It Instead

We know that your best, and most cost-effective, way to part with your timeshare is to work with a reputable company that provides exposure to a global audience looking for the product. That is why we work hard to rank our website for Timeshare Broker Associates on page one of Google for a variety of timeshare-related search terms since we know that, for instance, about 600,000 people per month search out timeshare terms on Google.

Pricing a timeshare correctly and getting it in front of the people looking to buy timeshare or rent timeshare is the best way to part with it – not by paying thousands of dollars to a shadowy company and rolling the dice in the hope that you may – or may not – actually part with it.

To find out more about selling your timeshare, please give us a call on 877-624-6889.

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John Stephens