As a licensed timeshare resale broker myself, I’d like to share some valuable information on why you should buy a timeshare resale from a licensed real estate professional if you are considering the purchase of a timeshare interval.

Vacation ownership, also known as timeshare, fractional vacation ownership, quarterly ownership and includes vacation club ownership, etc., is one of the most highly regulated vacation products in today’s consumer market. Many states have instituted very strict laws governing buying timeshare resales to protect consumers. The laws, generally aimed at timeshare developers, address such issues as financial requirements for the developer, rescission rights, disclosures about the resort itself and provisions for resort management.

If you are considering buying a timesharing resale, it is important to make sure you are dealing with a licensed timeshare real estate broker, such as Advantage Vacation. By working with a licensed professional you are assured that every transaction is in compliance with the laws of the state where you wish to purchase and that you will receive the appropriate disclosure statements and rescission period. A licensed timeshare broker is required to provide you with disclosure statements and rescission rights for timeshare sales.

Following are some points you will want to consider when contemplating buying a timeshare resale:

Purchasing timeshare resales from a licensed timeshare resale broker will save you a considerable amount of money. The cost is much less than purchasing retail from the developer who has incurred significant marketing, advertising and other related costs in order to sell the timeshare interval to you.

While timeshare is real estate, because many resorts offer deeded weeks, it is not an investment in anything but your future vacations. Real estate historically (although not recently) goes up in value, timeshare rarely does. Timeshare is simply a way to ensure that you and your family will enjoy a lifetime of vacations together.

Choose a timeshare vacation option that fits your lifestyle and the way you and your family like to vacation and travel. Explore the wide variety of vacation ownerships and options that are available on today’s market and then select the one which best suits your family’s needs today and into the future.

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The name brand recognition of companies such as Hilton, Marriott, Wyndham and Westin Starwood offer the vacation ownership consumer an assurance of a higher standard of excellence in the industry. A high demand destination joined with the purchase of a name brand property will ensure a high quality vacation, whether you enjoy the week you bought at your home resort or use it to trade to other popular destinations around the world.

On your next vacation take the time to visit a timeshare resort in the area that you typically like to vacation. You may even be able to rent a unit and get to experience the quality of the accommodations and the recreational amenities of the resort first hand. While there, talk to existing owners about their experiences. Look for signs of good property management, particularly well maintained facilities and resort amenities, good housekeeping and friendly service.

Once you’ve decided to buy a timeshare resale, contact a licensed real estate professional. A licensed timeshare broker is required to provide you with disclosure statements and the rescission rights for timeshare sales. Be sure to read all documents thoroughly and make sure you understand what type of product you are being offered. Ask questions and be sure you understand the terminology and purchase terms, such as “fee simple” (provides a real estate interest) or “right to use” (no real estate interest).

Vacationing has been proven to be good for our health and gives us quality family time together. While timeshare should never be purchased as a financial investment, vacation ownership is an investment in quality vacations in the future for your family and loved ones.

Advantage Vacation is a licensed timeshare resale brokerage which has been in the timeshare industry for over 30 years and is an Accredited Member of the BBB with an A+ rating. We specialize in name brand timesharing resale sales. Our business has been built on relationships and we pride ourselves on providing excellent service to our clients. You are assured of prompt, courteous and professional service, before, during and after the sale.

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Advantage Vacation is a member of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and offers the best buys on the timeshare re sales market today. We never charge an upfront fee for clients who want to sell a timeshare and only receive a commission, paid from escrow, when the transaction is closed.

We are leaders in the timeshare resale secondary market, have been in the timeshare industry for over 30 years and are Accredited Members of the BBB with an A+ Rating.

Advantage Vacation is using Twitter and Facebook to help educate people on the changes in the timeshare industry along with current timeshare tips, up to date timeshare news and timeshare FAQ’s.

We hope you will follow us and our blog, Timeshare Blogging by Advantage Vacation for the latest news and reviews and make your voice heard – what questions do you have?

At Advantage Vacation you can be assured you are working with professionals who believe that honesty and integrity are the most important aspects of the business they are in – timeshare re sales. Our business has been built on relationships and we pride ourselves on providing excellent service to our clients.

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