The Timeshare resale market is by no means a new wrinkle to the global timeshare sales world. The Timeshare industry projects sales for 2012 to exceed $8 billion dollars in U.S. sales alone. While a small percentage of that figure is made up of timeshare resales, that percentage continues to grow yearly as the timeshare owners become more savvy to available options to purchase additional weeks through “independent” realtors.
The decision to BUY a timeshare comes with choices as a consumer can purchase from either a developer at a resort sales center or from a trusted resale realty company. The decision to SELL, however, comes with little choice, as the selling consumer is often not given the option to sell the unit through the sales center that represented the sale. A selling consumer is forced to navigate the internet to locate an honest resale broker.
Timeshare scams have been rampant on the resale market, but there is good news, there are plenty of honest resale brokers, some of who go to great lengths to prove their legitimacy. Finding a legitimate, licensed broker is not that difficult, consumers should follow some basic steps to ensure they are dealing with a legitimate company.
These are just some simple steps to ensure you are dealing with a legitimate agency. While the advice is basic, you don’t want to be the consumer that should have known, but didn’t check.
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