In order to sell your timeshare, it is important to know what timeshare is all about so that you can clearly explain to potential buyers about the different options that might be open to them. It also makes it easier to target the types of buyers who might be interested in your particular timeshare model. Of course, if this is something that you might be unsure of, you can sell your timeshare through an expert agency that is experienced in dealing with all aspects of timeshare. Here are three of the main types of timeshare available.

Fixed Week

With a fixed-week timeshare, you typically own a specific unit for a specific week each year. This is the traditional timeshare model, and one that most people will be familiar with as a concept. The advantage of owning a fixed-week style of timeshare is that you know exactly what you can expect from your holiday. If you are looking to sell your timeshare on a fixed-week model, the types of buyers who might be interested are those who like the idea of knowing where they will be going to and when, so that they can plan ahead and get their flights booked early. Usually, fixed-week timeshares appeal to families or older people who have fallen in love with a particular resort or destination.

Floating Week

The difference between a fixed week and a floating week is that a floating week provides more flexibility in the times of year that you can travel. Instead of having a fixed week, you can choose when to travel. This level of flexibility can suit people who are not tied down to travelling at particular times, such as those who have children no longer at school or those who may be retired. It is worth bearing in mind, however, that there is a certain amount of risk attached to a floating week in that you might not necessarily be able to get the week that you want, so you do need to be organised and plan ahead, especially during peak periods when demand is likely to be high.

Points System

Many people with a preconceived notion about timeshare may disregard it as being too fixed, yet the points model of timeshare completely undermines this outdated theory. With a points system, you have a great deal of flexibility in deciding not just when you can travel to your timeshare, but where you want to go. Unlike the fixed-week model, you are not restricted to holidaying at one resort. You can use your points like currency so that you can buy time at particular destinations at different times of the year. How many points each place is worth will depend on a number of factors, such as size, popularity and quality of resort, but also peak periods of the year will demand more points compared to low season. Crucially, with a points system you can also undertake different types of timeshare holidays, varying from traditional beach resorts to cruises, golf or spa holidays or even city breaks.