Category Two:Post card companies who invite you to hotel meeting at which they vastly under estimate realistic resale prices (to discourage you and entice you to pay them $3500 appox. to take your valuable timeshare. They charge you to take the timeshare and then go sell it on ebay!
Since our only business is timeshare resales we know that the
above resale pricing estimates are accurate, so we strongly caution sellers:
If you encounter companies proposing substantially higher prices, or say that they will be in town "making offers" for
examine their motive, no matter
how impressive the company or sales pitch seems to be.
Is their only motive, like ours, to sell your timeshare?
Could they be trying to make the price enticing enough to extract
a NON-REFUNDABLE advance fee from you?
We're confident you will find there is some other motive!
Most typically the motive is to derive a fee to be paid by
you in advance of the sale. Don't pay in advance!! Use a licensed real estate broker!
Such fees could include: online classified ad fees, up front listing fees, appraisal fees,
or a $3,500 fee you pay them to take your timeshare.
It is a fact that we sell a high percentage of our listings
if they are listed at prices competitive with other sellers.
If you want to be the first person in your resort that we call with a buyer,
take time to call us and get some guidance as to pricing. The number one mistake sellers make
is to look at our listings and see what they are priced at in order to price their own timeshare.
You ask why is that a mistake? Simple: in spite of our recommendations, sellers always overprice
their listing if they haven't talked to us first. They get in a hurry and list them online with no advise.These listings won't sell until the sellers
become educated so don't take comfort
in the many high prices you will see - but rather, think like a buyer and ask
which listing would you buy?
Because the competition for buyers is
so severe, we suggest sellers price at their firm lowest acceptable price,
because wisely setting a price is different for timeshare than it is for a house:
Unlike timeshare, a house is individually unique and irreplaceable, so the
seller commonly starts high, and then plans to come down later if needed.
But since timeshares are in such abundance, Internet buyers simply search for
the lowest price and buy it.
The over-priced owner will simply be repeatedly
passed-by and never see an offer.
See related article How to succeed in selling a timeshare
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