The timeshare resale market has long been plagued by scammers who have masterfully played off on timeshare owners desperation in trying to rid themselves of their “investment”. For awhile, it seemed like the prospects for owners was rather grim — give your timeshare away, pay a resale company to not sell or rent it, or keep it and continue paying maintenance fees.
Life in America? Not quite!
Fortunately, the Internet has come to the rescue — again (You’re welcome! :P). While low-cost solutions to this problem have long existed (RedWeek.com, MyResortNetwork.com), the internet community has found a new way to help timeshare owners at least a little bit: Free Listings. While the idea itself is not really new (think craigslist.org), applying such a novel concept to other areas, especially those that have been subjected to as many scams as timeshare resale, is I think a welcome trend. Some examples of websites that currently offer real free timeshare advertising, and hopefully will work together to help owners even more, are: vacationtimesharerentals.com, sellerlink.net (obviously!), timesharemarketplace.com, and even flipkey.com. If you know of any more, feel free to post a comment and I’ll edit the post to include it!
This trend will continue to gain momentum and finally provide timeshare owners with much needed “relief” from unscrupulous companies. If you are curious why I believe so strongly that it will continue, stay tuned for the next post where I will delve into the details.