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Once you have decided to sell your timeshare, one of the biggest hurdles you might encounter in trying to find prospective buyers is the perception of investment. Many people purchase property as a financial investment, but it is often hard for potential buyers to understand that timeshare is mostly not a financial investment, even though it is similar in some ways to purchasing property.

When you sell a timeshare, the notion of investment can be a stumbling block, because buyers may be put off if they believe that the timeshare is not a good investment. When people make a long-term purchase, especially related to property, they would like to hope they’ll get a return on their investment in years to come, particularly if they decide to sell, but timeshare does not work in such a way. In most cases, when you sell a timeshare you are not likely to make a profit, and the unfortunate reality is that often some owners can end up making a loss.

Emotional Investment

Although it is not reasonable or accurate to market or sell your timeshare as a good financial investment, you can still promote it as an investment in another sort of way – one that does not cross any moral boundaries. The truth is that a timeshare can actually be a really positive emotional investment.

With years of enjoyment, a timeshare can be a great way for friends and family to get together, either in the same place and property or by using an exchange company to create new experiences. You can establish many happy memories of enjoyable holidays, and often this emotional investment can be more rewarding and fulfilling than a financial investment.

The Emotional Facts and Figures

Research continues to show that timeshare owners are mostly happy with their purchase, with around 85% of owners satisfied with the arrangement. Studies have also proven time and again that a timeshare can have a positive impact on a person’s emotional life, improving their health and happiness. Nearly eight out of ten timeshare owners believe that having their property makes them look forward to going on holidays more than before, with nearly 70% of owners even going as far to say that a timeshare has helped them to widen their learning experiences. The vast majority of timeshare owners also find that they are a far superior experience to staying at and paying for hotels.

Even if you can not so easily market or sell your timeshare as a financial investment, there is plenty of evidence to prove that it can have a great impact on a person’s emotional investment. To help sell a timeshare more easily and to promote the aspects that make owning a timeshare a positive experience, it is advisable to seek the services of an experienced timeshare agent, who can provide informed insight to prospective buyers.