What you need to know about timeshares and resales
Many people see timeshares in a negative light. Because of scams, high prices and deceitful sales associates timeshares have a bad reputation. However, sale-by-owner timeshares - also called timeshare resales - are different than resort offered timeshares.
Finding a safe timeshare reseller is easy:
- Go to a search engine such as Google. (www.google.com)
- In the search box type the word "timeshare".
- You will get copious results listed in order of relevancy, the first result will be the most relevant, the last will be the least relevant, etc.
- Safe and trustworthy timeshare resale companies will be members of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and have satisfactory records with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
- As members, companies should have links to these organizations on their homepages
After finding a reliable company to work with, they will have representatives that will help you find property that is right for you.
People prefer timeshare resales because
Resales are often thousands of dollars less than resort-offered property, even though the property is the very same. The only difference between timeshares and timeshare resales is that timeshares are sold by resorts and timeshare resales are sold by existing owners via resale companies for much less.
Furthermore, when you buy from resorts, most of the time you have to sit through pushy sales presentations that can go on for 2-4 hours. Many of these sales presentations also give out inaccurate information to try to coerce people into buying. Timeshare resales don't come with salesmen; you search inventories at your own pace from the comfort of your home.
Once you buy timeshare, you have a guaranteed vacation every year for a long time. Depending on the contract you choose, you may have your timeshare for 30 years or a lifetime.
It doesn't take long for the price of a timeshare to become less than the day-to-day accumulation of hotel bills on yearly holidays, especially considering the quality of most resorts. When you buy timeshare vacation property you pay a one-time price and yearly maintenance fees. The maintenance fees are much lower than property tax on a vacation home.
People want timeshares because they are cost-effective, easy to obtain and flexible. Switching weeks and destinations is easy with most memberships. That way you can explore all of Mexico or the entire world with timeshares if you want.
Mexico's Timeshare Hot Spots
People come to Mexico for many reasons. The variety of attractions is probably as numerous as the 20 million people that visit every year. In other words, there is something in this great country for everyone. With over 760,000 square miles, Mexico's landscape is very diverse, comprising jungles, deserts, mountain ranges, glistening coastlines, small rural towns and big cities. Thanksfully there are Mexico timeshares that showcase every wonderful aspect of the different regions.
Like many towns that are located on the west coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta rests at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Puerto Vallarta is a vibrant and colorful place. The weather is consistently near perfect, which makes it a great vacation destination. A timeshare in this area is highly coveted property, but they are available at reasonable rates on the resale market.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is located at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula. Its unique geographic location affords visitors breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape and an exclusive collection of wildlife. It is one of the largest towns on the Baja Peninsula, but quite small when compared to popular vacation spots on Mexico's mainland. Cabo San Lucas is a great area to buy timeshares for a romantic getaway.
Along with being a common destination for travelers, Acapulco has also been a major seaport, mostly due to the shape of its bay and harbor. Acapulco is located in the southern portion of the country. Exhilarating nightlife and an assortment of fine hotels, resorts and timeshares and as well as restaurants and bars, make this large city a favorite.
Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen
At the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula are three of Mexico's most premier hot spots. Cancun is a tropical paradise and has become so well developed over recent years that a commercial flight lands there every seven minutes. Cozumel and Playa del Carmen are also well developed resort communities that sit on the coast. Although tourism is the number one income for these areas, they have not forgotten their roots.
When owners in this area sell timeshares, you have the opportunity to conveniently experience traditional eateries where you can sample Pollo Pibil and sip Michelada. With timeshare resorts allowing you to stay in the incredible architecture and historic districts as well, you will have no problem getting the ultimate Mexican experience along with the hot sun, warm sand and turquoise waters. On top of all that, just outside of the cities are striking ancient ruins.