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Aloha, my name is Syed Sarmad and I’m the Principal Broker for Advantage Vacation. We specialize in the resales of Marriott timeshares. We’ve been in business for over 25 years. Our office is located in the Lahaina Cannery Mall in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. In particular, we specialize in all Marriott Hawaii and California Legacy Week based timeshares and Marriott point based timeshares.
The Marriott Hawaii based timeshares include Marriott Maui Ocean Club, which includes the Lahaina and Napili Villas, the Marriott Ko Olina on the island of Oahu, the Marriott Kauai Beach Club and the Marriott Waiohai Beach Club on the island of Kauai.
The Marriott California timeshare include the Marriott Newport Coast Villas, the Marriott Desert Springs Villas I and II and also the Marriott California timeshare at Shadow Ridge.
The information I am about to share with you is how you can go about selling your Marriott timeshare.
You can sell a Marriott timeshare yourself! Advertise it on your own, find a buyer, sometimes people use websites such as Ebay. If you find a buyer, you can contact a licensed closing company to handle the transaction for you.
Find out if the title company has had experience in selling timeshares where your property is located. Are they familiar with the company’s management policies, right of first refusal option, how long does the sales process take, transfer fees, etc.
The second option is to hire a broker. Here are the points to consider when you’re looking for a broker to sell your Marriott timeshare:
- A licensed agent has the responsibility of delivering accurate information to a prospective buyer.
- A licensed broker with experience and expertise in handling the resale of your property could actually provide your buyer with greater exposure and be able to answer your prospective buyer’s questions – point out what benefits transfer, which ones don’t, how long does the sales process take place and the transfer process take, how does the reservation process work, etc.
- Find out how much experience the agent has in reselling timeshares where you own. How frequently do they sell your property? What steps will the agent take to sell your property? In other words, how will they market your timeshare?
- Where is the company’s physical office located? Do they have a business office location where a client can come and see them? Even though we live in an electronic age, people like dealing with someone they can actually meet in person. Quite often the best prospect is one who is staying at the resort.
Price is not the only reason people buy timeshares from someone. People like to do business with someone who has knowledge, expertise and above all else someone they can have confidence in and trust.
I hope this information is useful to you. Thank you.
Syed Sarmad, Principal Broker for Advantage Vacation