BuyaTimeshare.com AARP - Protecting Your Data & Avoiding Scams
It’s no secret, scams are aplenty in the timeshare resale industry. We wrote about them extensively in our Timeshare Resale Scam & Fraud Warning article and have devoted a significant amount of resources to scam and fraud prevention on our platform. Despite our efforts, there will always be unscrupulous operators looking to make a quick buck from timeshare owners, some of whom, because of the demographic of timeshare owners, are also members of groups such as the AARP.
It is important to clarify that BuyaTimeshare.com is a for sale by owner advertising platform. We sell advertising space on our website to timeshare owners looking to sell their timeshare. Buyers find our website through Google searches like “I want to buy a timeshare” and other advertising mediums. When a buyer finds a timeshare on our website, he or she can make an offer on that timeshare to either buy or rent it. The seller receives the offer in their email inbox and can choose to accept, deny, or counter the offer. When a price has been agreed on, the buyer and seller enter in to the closing process to complete the sale. At no time does the buyer receive the seller’s personal contact information (name, email, phone number etc.) from BuyaTimeshare.com.
Because we are a for sale by owner advertising company, we allow our customers the freedom to choose how they’d like to close the sale of their timeshare. Like traditional real estate, certain documents must be prepared and signed by both parties before a sale may come to fruition. Customers may prepare these documents themselves or hire the assistance of a licensed timeshare broker. Customers who choose not to use a licensed timeshare broker to prepare the purchase and sale agreement and associated documents may fall victim to a scam. That’s why we advise our customers to use our affiliated brokerage companies, Timeshare Broker Associates to prepare these documents. These companies are licensed with their respective state governments and are experienced with timeshare sales.
Timeshare resale scams can come in many forms but, like many industries, primarily affect owners in older demographic categories. Members of groups such as the AARP are also often timeshare owners, so please understand that BuyaTimeshare.com has absolutely no relationship with companies that obtain your personal details and approach you for additional monies in order to sell your timeshare. This is why our website is designed with the latest data protection systems in order to protect the personal information and identity of sellers.
To avoid scams, we recommend reading our Timeshare Resale Scam & Fraud Warning article and working with a licensed timeshare brokerage once you have negotiated the sale with your buyer. Be safe out there.