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Timeshare Alternatives: Why You Don’t Need To Buy

timeshare alternatives

August 8, 2018 – by Primo Management Group

timeshare alternatives

Timeshares sell you the idea of vacation. But guess what? You don’t need to buy to experience an amazing vacation. Check out these timeshare alternatives.

Timeshare sales reps know the truth about timeshares: They aren’t investments. In fact, you are unlikely to ever sell your timeshare for anything close to what you paid. So, timeshare reps need to sell you something besides a real estate investment. Instead, they sell you the idea of vacation. You’re not investing in real estate. You’re investing in vacation, a way of life. Imagine! And on top of that, they sell to you while you’re on vacation and your defenses are down. And of course, they never tell you about timeshare alternatives.

You don’t need to buy a timeshare to invest in vacation. There are plenty of timeshare alternatives that give you all the benefits of timeshares without the fees, risks, and contracts in perpetuity.

Resorts

Many timeshare resorts also have traditional rental units. That’s right: rent the same unit without the commitment and fees. Many people feel like they get a deal once they’ve paid off their initial cost of the timeshare, vacationing for only the cost of their maintenance fees. But check out this analysis of timeshare economics from Consumer Reports. It definitely makes timeshare alternatives attractive!

Rent Someone Else’s Timeshare

Maybe the rental rates are too expensive for you. Turns out you can also rent someone else’s timeshare unit. Many timeshare owners find themselves unable to use their timeshare. So, instead of just wasting their week and losing their maintenance fees, they rent their timeshare. You can find lots of deals with just a little searching. Try the Timeshare Users Group marketplace. For a small membership fee, you can access so many timeshare rental offers. They offer good advice on how to rent a timeshare. You can also find listings without a fee through Airbnb or similar sharing sites.

Vacation Home

Set on buying? Why not make a real investment and buy a vacation home? You’ll get all the vacation and value and your property will likely increase over time. You’ll also be able to finance as you would a traditional mortgage, which is an option many timeshares don’t offer.

Travel Deals

Travel deals abound! Check out any discount travel site for great deals on all kinds of vacations. Scott’s Cheap Flights, and Kayak are good places to start. However, sometimes travel “deals” turn out to be travel scams. As always, it’s buyer beware when it comes to travel.

Vacation State of Mind

It turns out you don’t need to go anywhere to embrace the vacation state of mind. You can make vacation wherever you are. Consider the staycation, where you act like a tourist in your hometown. No airfare or long car trips with the kids asking how much longer. Open your door and there you are. And at the end of the day, relax in your own bed. We think staycations are a great alternative to costly timeshares and maintenance fees.

Smart Timeshare Ownership

If you still feel that a timeshare is for you, make sure to buy with your head and not your heart. And remember, a timeshare will not increase in value over time. Instead, you may find yourself attempting to sell your $20,000 timeshare for $1 on eBay. Already bought and regretting it? We can help. Contact us for a free consultation. Once you’re free of your timeshare, you can get on with your vacations without the maintenance fees!

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Frequently Asked Questions ?

How does PMG get me out of my timeshare contract?

PMG is not a resale, transfer, or donation company. We are consumer advocates—we help to negotiate the release of your timeshare contract obligation. We do not buy, sell, or rent your timeshare. Simply put, we help you to get out of your timeshare contract forever.

How long does the process usually take?

Usually less than 12 months, but it all depends on your situation. If your timeshare is free and clear with no mortgage, then the process may only take 3-9 months.

Speak to your advisor about the time, and what delays the resorts have put into place to prevent timeshare owners from departing their ownership. If you have a mortgage or past due maintenance fee, the process takes more time.

How much is my timeshare worth?

This is probably going to hurt, but whether you paid $5,000 or $50,000 for your timeshare, the IRS values all timeshares as worthless investments. In addition, that timeshare would have negative value due to the annual maintenance fee bill which compounds year after year. That is until PMG helps you cancel your timeshare.

Can I use your service if I still have a balance owed on my mortgage?

Yes. Whether you bought your timeshare 20 days ago or 20 years ago, PMG has a solution for you and is here to help.

Will my name be off the timeshare?

Yes! Permanently! GUARANTEED!

In addition to getting me out of my timeshare, can you recover the money I’ve already spent on mortgage payments and maintenance fees?

While we are able to recover money in rare cases, beware of any timeshare cancellation company that entices you with the promise of fund recovery. The truth is, timeshares are loath to give back the money they’ve already taken.

Are your consumer advocates really “consumer advocates”, or is that just a fancy word for salesperson?

Because most of our clients have had their trust betrayed by timeshare salespeople, we understand how some consumers can become a bit jaded. When you call us for a consultation, that’s exactly what you get, a consultation. At PMG, our job is not to sell you; our job is to help you get out of your timeshare. Which is why we have numerous 5-star reviews and an “A” (excellent) rating from the BCA.

Why should I choose PMG to get me out of my timeshare?

We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best customer service in the industry. When you contact our company, you speak to a live person, not an automated system or voicemail. We go above and beyond for our customers by helping you to protect your credit and even repair your credit if needed. We offer a 100% money back guarantee, and we can provide documented proof of our success in helping customers just like you.

What happens after I sign up with you? Will I be apprised of your progress?

At PMG, we pride ourselves on our hands-on, boutique-style customer service, so every new client is assigned a case manager whose job is to keep you in the loop throughout the entire cancellation process. Your case manager is always just a phone call away.

How much is your fee?

Not all timeshare experiences are created equal. Some are more complicated than others, and every situation is different. That’s why our trained timeshare elimination consultants will ask you a series of questions designed to determine exactly what needs to be done to terminate your timeshare, how long it will take, and how they can best advocate for you. We will always seek the most cost-effective route for you.

What if I still have more questions?

Canceling a timeshare contract is not a cookie cutter process. With each situation being unique, once you complete the form below an experienced consumer advocate will call you today to discuss your options.