(1.) WARNING TO EBAY BUYERS:
We hear continually about buyers who bought on Ebay only to later find out that they were in for a big surprise.
The majority of the timeshare ads on Ebay come from dealers who obtain them from owners who were suckered into PAYING the dealers to take the timeshare!
Such dealers are famous for NOT verifying what the owners told them that they owned. It is common for sellers to not know what they actually own.
It is also common for sellers and closing agencies to not be aware of benefits that don't transfer on a resale. Many timeshare developers
do not transfer the right
to use points or internal exchanges.
but only a licensed timeshare professional if familiar with this and many other traps which are out there. Closing companies often
don't know about them either. A closing agency
generally only transfers whatever the seller owns.Sometimes what the seller owns it not what you want to
such as tax liens, encumbrances, or the inability to use the timeshare in the way you expected. In other words, just because the
seller could use certain benefits, doesn't mean you can.
If you buy on ebay and end up with problems, you are generally
just out of luck, unless you purchased from a licensed real estate broker who has to follow strict guidelines in the first place and who will be
there to recompense you if you don't receive what you thought you were receiving.
Let us help you to stay away from tricky schemes that are easy to fall for. Ask for our free
Online Timeshare Information Kit
(2.) WARNING ABOUT "GUARANTEED RELIEF" COMPANIES
More and more companies are mass mailing postcards to timeshare owners. The card says something like "We will be in your area making offers".
The offer they make is not to pay you for your timeshare. Rather it is an offer for YOU to pay the postcard company
approx. $3500 for them to take your timeshare. CAUTION: Sellers have told us they pay the fee and still don't get relieved of their timeshare. The presentation usually states (incorrectly) that you can take an IRS loss deduction
for the $3500 fee plus what you paid for the timeshare. We called IRS and were told that such a deduction is not allowable except in the
very rare case wherein the timeshare was purchased and treated on the books as income property from the inception of the purchase.
Also, the presentations usually state that your heirs will automatically be burdened with the property maintenance fees when you
die. Also not true, the heirs can file an Affidavit of Disclaimer if they do not want the asset.
Note: The post card companies typically use Ebay to resell the units WITHOUT Title Insurance and WITHOUT even verifying that
the ownership is in good standing with the resort. Buyers look out! Ask for our free Online Timeshare Buyers Information Kit.
(3.) Scam being perpetrated on sellers by callers using one of our BBB registered names, Vacation Realty International, and our A+
BBB Rating to fake that they are affiliated with us. The fraud is that they have a "buyer" at an inflated high price and all they need is a big
upfront fee for the "costs". We have no upfront fees to sellers.
Don't give them your credit card!!
(4.) THE "PAY US A FEE AND WE WILL DEED YOUR TIMESHARE TO SOMEONE ELSE" SCHEME. The resort doesn't have to accept it and has a right to set that
deed aside and come after you for damages. Noone has a right to interfere with a valid contract and your ownership and fees are a contract.You may
find your credit ruined AND STILL OWE THE MAINTENANCE FEES.
(5). THE "PAY US A BIG FEE AND WE WILL GET YOUR TIMESHARE LOAN CANCELLED". You may find your credit ruined and still owe the loan according to
ABOUT TIMESHARE LOAN CANCELLATION.
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