I Want to Buy a Timeshare
Have you ever said to yourself "I want to buy a timeshare"? Well at BuyaTimeshare.com you can buy timeshares anywhere in the world, in some cases at 80% less than at the resort. You can search our expansive database to find the vacation property of your dreams. BuyaTimeshare.com makes it easy to buy timeshares and provides all the information to make an educated decision to make the statement "I want to buy a timeshare" a reality.
At BuyaTimeshare you can search for a timeshare to buy or rent in the search field at the top of our website, and you can search by city, resort or keyword. You can search any way you want, but we recommend having an idea of the location or resort that you would be interested in before searching.
We have a list of the best timeshare companies that you can review to help make your decision. At BuyaTimeshare you can buy beach timeshares, timeshares in the mountains, lake timeshares, or any timeshare property to give you that dream vacation.
How to Buy a Timeshare
When starting the process of how to buy a timeshare, you will want to research resorts that work for you. When you search the database, just enter the city, resort or company name into the search field and you will see the suggested page name provided in a dropdown menu from our system. Make sure you click the name of your preferred page and you will be taken to that page to see the timeshares for sale.
As you scroll down and continue your search to buy a timeshare, you'll see the resorts and/or specific advertisements on our page. To refine your search, you can use the fields in the left margin to narrow down your search by price range, the week you would like, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you would wish to have and even by the range of points packages. Click 'Apply' and our system will show you the ads on offer according to your search specifications.
Should you want to buy a timeshare or timeshare points, simply click on the Make Offer button on your preferred ad and that will begin the inquiry or negotiation process. As the process continues, you will have a chance to conclude the negotiation once the owner accepts your offer to buy a timeshare. All electronic communication within our system is done anonymously unless you want to take the conversation offline.
Once you've started the process, you will see BuyaTimeshare.com has an expansive inventory, including Marriott timeshares, Disney timeshares, Wyndham timeshares, Hilton timeshares and more. We are here to help you with any of your questions, so reach out today!
FAQ Buying a Timeshare
How much does it cost to buy a timeshare?
Since you are reading this on our website, we presume you’re researching the cost to buy a timeshare on the resale market. Good decision, since resale prices can save you at least 50-60 percent compared to the cost of buying a timeshare at the resort through the resort sales team.
Wonder why those discounts are so significant? It’s because of the sales process at the resorts.
Especially with timeshares sold through the major hospitality brands such as Hilton, Marriott, Disney and others, many resorts are in active sales so they have large sales and marketing programs designed to sell timeshares to guests at their resorts. The cost of bringing guests to a resort, marketing expenses and sales commissions paid to the sales person selling the timeshare are recouped through the sale – accounting for up to 50-60 percent of the overall sale price charged at the resort.
This is much of the reason why the average sale price of a new timeshare is nearly $23,000 according to the American Resort Development Association.
Those overhead costs do not factor into resale prices, because you are buying a timeshare directly from an existing owner. By removing the sales and marketing costs, you’ll have a more realistic idea of the resale cost when you are viewing timeshares for sale online.
Keep in mind that timeshares can be as different as the colors of the rainbow. Some timeshares in branded resorts such as Disney Vacation Club hold their resale value better than others at, for example, an older, single site resort. Factors such as resort location, size of a unit, season of ownership and location of the unit (think oceanfront vs pool view) can also impact the resale price.
These factors can also increase the resale price a well. For instance, a ski week in January at a ski-in, ski-out resort in Breckenridge, Colorado would be worth more than the same January week at a resort in Atlantic City.
Resale bargains can be seen throughout the internet. Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas in California is one of the most sought-after timeshare resorts in the country and there are timeshares for sale for as little as $9,000. Similar deals can be seen on popular Orlando timeshares such as Mystic Dunes with timeshares advertised for $7,000.
Once you see a timeshare you want to buy, you begin the negotiation process with the owner and can get an even better deal.
What is the best way to buy a timeshare?
Choosing a timeshare-specific resale website is the best way to begin the process to buy a timeshare. This gives you control over the process, as you search for the best available timeshare that meets your vacation needs and handle the negotiation yourself without the need to pay high sales commissions to agents.
The first thing you can do is narrow down your primary vacation goals before you begin searching to buy a timeshare. Is it the Disney theme parks you want to visit? A ski destination? A family-friendly beach location such as Myrtle Beach? Do you need a two-bedroom unit or will a one-bedroom configuration work?
Once you have your goals established, then you can begin looking for a timeshare that meets your priorities.
The branded vacation club-style timeshares can provide more flexibility beyond the single site resorts, but keep in mind that most of the club programs use the home resort model to manage their programs. For example, Disney Vacation Club sells points that are deeded back to a specific resort, which would then establish the home resort for those points. This gives the owner certain benefits at that resort such as an early reservation window, even though the points can also be used at other resorts within the DVC network.
Remember that you can have flexible use options even with the non-branded, single site resorts through external exchange companies such as RCI or Interval International. Membership in these exchange platforms allows the owner to deposit the use of the timeshare and exchange it to stay at a different resort around the globe.
We mention these aspects to help you evaluate your search for a timeshare. Once you have found one that you want to buy, you can place an offer through our website and the owner will provide a response either to accept, decline, counter or request more information. The negotiation begins until you settle on a price and the agreement can be drawn up and sent to closing for the ownership to be transferred into the buyer’s name.
Are there any benefits to owning a timeshare?
Certainly, owning a timeshare can provide significant benefits especially for owners in popular resorts in high demand vacation locations.
Think of a destination such as Hawaii during peak season. A vacationer looking to stay in a resort over New Years Eve would be at the height of the travel season, with hotel prices and availability at a premium. Timeshare owners who own during that week would be assured of a quality vacation prepaid through their timeshare ownership without the hassle of looking for the best deals and availability at an unknown resort.
Ownership also provides the ability to exchange the use of a timeshare to stay in a different resort among the 4,500+ timeshare resorts around the world. Again, because the accommodation payment has already been made, owners don’t have to deal with international exchange rates or coming up with extra cash to book accommodation.
In addition to securing quality accommodation and looking forward to great vacations every year, ownership can save you money on vacations in the long run. You are essentially prepaying for your accommodation at today’s prices and prorating the cost over the number of years you own your timeshare.
Even with the cost of the annual fees, it can be a great deal, especially if you buy on the resale market and save the 50-60% off prices charged at the resorts.
Let’s say you buy a timeshare resale for $8,000. The average annual maintenance fee cost for a one- or two-bedroom unit averages about $1,000 per year. Over 20 years that adds up to $28,000 but the per-year cost of your vacation week would be about $1,400 for a week of accommodation or about $200/night. Considering timeshares are primarily multi-bedroom, condo-style units with kitchens and all of the conveniences you would want at a top resort, it’s a great way to secure annual vacation time. And the longer you own, the better the deal.
What happens when you pay off your timeshare?
Paying off your timeshare is similar to paying off a loan on any other item you own. Your mortgage on your timeshare would be paid off and you would own your timeshare free and clear of any liens.
This would obviously reduce your overall expenditure on your timeshare and your deed would be sent to you. As far as the actual use of your timeshare, nothing would change as you would still be able to use your timeshare in the same manner as you have in the past. You would still be responsible for paying your annual maintenance fees and any applicable charges.
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