Archive for Timeshare Donation Companies

How to Find a Legitimate Timeshare Donation Charity

Legitimate timeshare donation charityLooking for a legitimate timeshare donation charity? It is of utmost importance that you thoroughly investigate each and every one of the timeshare donation companies you may be considering.

The unfortunate cold, hard truth is that a surprising percentage of the timeshare donation companies out there are simply timeshare donation smoke and mirrors…where they will take your money as a “transfer fee,” and then avoid your calls, fail to answer your emails and hope that you just go away.

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Timeshare Donation Truth

timeshare donation truthTimeshare donation is a hot topic in the world of timeshare ownership. With the promise to donate your timeshare to charity, you may be contacted by a “timeshare donation company” assuring you that timeshare donation is a win-win solution to the problem of how to get rid of a timeshare. The success rate of these timeshare donation attempts varies hugely from timeshare to timeshare and is established almost exclusively by the market worth of the property in question. Sadly, many timeshare owners are led to believe that their timeshares are worth far more than what they really are.

The timeshare resale market is nearly completely flat, as timeshare resorts and developers have inundated the market with fresh inventory that they need to move. If your timeshare resort company promises they will help you resell or rent out your timeshare, they are simply telling you what they think you want to hear. You may be told this at the time they are pitching you to buy a timeshare, or when you call the company looking for a way out of your timeshare obligations.

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Can You Be Timeshare Free Through Donation Services?

How to be timeshare freeMost people who research timeshare donation services are hoping to be timeshare free without paying any additional funds. In most cases, their timeshares have already cost them far more money than they anticipated when they attended the initial presentation that convinced them to buy in the first place.

Unfortunately, the way that some timeshare donation companies portray their timeshare exit process misleads timeshare donors into thinking they will actually recoup their initial purchase price and even the “fee” necessary to donate timeshare to charity. In order to be timeshare free through timeshare donation, donors are almost always required to pay a fee of up to a few thousand dollars to facilitate the process of donating a timeshare.

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Timeshare Donation Companies Downplay Hidden Costs of Timeshare Donation

Timeshare timeshare donation companiesdonation companies sell their services as being only beneficial to you and to society at large. The emotional hook of “help the world while you help yourself” is very powerful, but is this the reality of the timeshare donation industry?

Timeshare owners regularly find that the resale value of their “own little corner of paradise” is just a sliver of what they originally paid; listing timeshares on Craigslist or eBay is a futile attempt to recover losses, and paying shady resellers a hefty commission rarely (if ever) results in a sale of any substance.

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