Without the high-pressure environment, we began to like the idea of ‘owning’ our own little piece of Spain for a couple of weeks a year. We had been going there for years anyway, usually opting to stay in a resort with which we were familiar and that we knew we could trust. Occasionally, we had been unable to get our usual room and were very much put out by this! The security of knowing this would not happen again, not to mention the savings that could be made over the years, made us decide to dip our toes into the world of timeshare and we never regretted it for a minute.
Although we were (and still are) happy with our resort and our weeks, many of the friends we have made over the years have decided to get rid of timeshare units in the same resort, looking elsewhere for their holiday adventures. This required them to look into how to sell their timeshare on to someone else, which was not a subject that we had really thought about before. Curiosity on our part meant that we helped them research what to do and we we overwhelmed by the sheer volume of conflicting advice online. Nevertheless, we stuck with it and found a forum where these matters were discussed by people who had actually been through the resale process.
The most common advice that we found for those wishing to get rid of timeshare was to only go through a company that didn’t charge huge upfront fees. This seemed like common sense to us and this is exactly what our friends did. They chose carefully and left the sale up to the friendly professionals who made the whole process easy enough for anyone to understand. We’re still happy with our little Spanish getaway, but if the time comes, it’s good to have the personal recommendation of someone who has already experienced selling on their timeshare.
- Wednesday, 02 January 2013 20:42