If you have been contemplating selling your timeshare or selling timeshare points for a while, then the start of a new year is always a good time to set the wheels in motion for any plans that you might have.
One of the biggest reasons someone might put off selling their timeshare, even if they have already made the decision that this is what they want to do, is not really knowing how to go about it. We are all guilty of this in many represents – think of all the jobs that need doing around the home that we put off because we don’t know how to do it or who to call out, yet once we get to grips with what needs doing, it can provide immense satisfaction. You too could also feel like a weight has been taken off your mind once you start proactively trying to sell your timeshare.
Advertising your timeshare is key if you want to sell it. People need to know that you are selling your timeshare or selling timeshare points, if you want to attract any interest. There are lots of different strategies to try, and the first approach could simply be to ask around. See if any family members or friends might be interested in purchasing from you. If you are active on social media websites, then post a message about your timeshare sale to your account, and help to spread the word. Word of mouth can be one of the most effective strategies for selling, and even if family or friends might not be interested, it is just possible that they might know someone else who is.
Speak to the timeshare resort or complex and find out how others sell their timeshares. The resort may offer a free bulletin board or online resales service that could be of use to you. There are also lots of timeshare advertising websites, where you can often advertise for free – although do make sure that you read the small print before signing up. Consider advertising on other classified websites under vacation homes or real estate for sale.
As well as advertising online and making use of resources back home, consider advertising in the area where your timeshare is located. Make use of local print media or newspapers in that area, as this is a good way to attract the attention of visitors to that area who might be thinking of taking out a timeshare following a vacation. Include all of the necessary information on the advertisement that a buyer would be interested in knowing about.
Expert resale brokers can also help to get you on the right path to selling your timeshare, especially if you find that you are faced with lots of competition when advertising on media sites. Export brokers will have lots of experience in selling timeshare, so will usually have a thorough understanding of which channels might be the best to approach to use for your particular circumstances.
- Tuesday, 13 January 2015 11:28