If you have decided, now is the time to sell my timeshare, you may not be sure what is the best way to go about completing the process. It is a well-known fact that scammers do operate in the timeshare industry, as they do in many other areas of business, but what is certain, is that any timeshare owner will want to avoid coming into contact with a scam or any fraud during the selling process.
What is your best way to achieve this? It is not possible to completely eliminate coming across a fraudster, but you can increase your chances of ensuring that you are dealing with a reputable organisation who has worthy intentions of trying to sell your timeshare for you, in an honest and upfront approach. The following tips may help reduce fraud risk in any potential sales.
One of the best strategies you can take to keep activities above board is to talk to an organisation in person. Many of the scams that you hear about in the timeshare business tend to happen by people who have been cold called over the phone. Speaking to an expert organisation in person and visiting their premises can minimise the risk of dealing with a fraudster. They can not so easily up sticks and make a disappearing act, compared to those who seemingly operate via a mobile phone only.
Visit the premises of the organisation who is providing advice about selling your timeshare. Get a feel for the place. Does it look professionally run? Where is it located? Does it look like an established business or one that is operating from a corner of a room from a laptop? While these are not surefire ways to decide if a business is legitimate or not, they can give an indication.
If the advice centre you are dealing with is not located nearby, it may be worth your while making the effort to spend a day or two in the area, so you can discuss all of your requirements with the team. Yes, this will involve some costs, but you could end up losing a lot more money if you cut corners and don’t get to know who you are dealing with when trying to sell your timeshare.
Once you have met the staff of the centre or organisation who will be selling your timeshare, assess the kind of information they provide for you. Is it genuinely helpful and informative, as well as impartial? This can be a good indication that you are dealing with a business who is honest and genuinely wants to assist your needs. On the other hand, if you feel pressurised into making any decisions and the person who you are dealing with is giving the hard sell, or insists they have many buyers waiting to snap up your timeshare at a great price, alarm bells should be starting to ring. Say thank you and walk away. If you have any doubts, look up the business on the internet and scour for any information or reviews about them. Get a second opinion and go and visit another timeshare selling agency who you feel more comfortable with.
- Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:03