Username:   Remember Me

Uber Articles {Über (ger) adj. above, beyond }

- Above and Beyond a Mere Article Directory


Are You Thinking About Selling Your Timeshare?

By Dan Rainer

The economy is stalled. Incomes are down, unemployment is up and the value of our money does not inspire confidence in the short term financial picture. If, on top of this, you find yourself with a timeshare, you have an additional financial problem to deal with. The bills for your timeshare keep on coming, whether you show up or not.

Sounded like a good deal and for many, it was. You got that cabin in the mountains or that bungalow on the beach and still had money left to actually take the vacation. All the advantages and none of the worries. (Or at least less worries.)But times have changed since you signed on to that timeshare agreement. Kids have grown up, income has slimmed down and vacation time is hard to come by. And when you do get the time and money to get away, maybe you want to try something new.

So what’s the first step? Step one is a reality check. What is your share really worth? Right now. In today’s money, and in today’s market.

First step with selling anything, including a timeshare, is proper pricing. You need to know what it is worth in current dollars and in the current market. Prospective buyers won’t care about how much you’ve paid over the years or how many happy times you had there. They just want a deal. By overpricing your property, you not only make it hard or impossible to sell, you will likely inflate the fees you pay along the way, which are often based on your asking price.

Once you have the price, you can begin to list the property. This can be done by you, using available media or on line sales sites like eBay and Craig’s List. This has the advantages of lower fees, as you only pay for the listings.

There are listing services out there who, like any real estate firm, will try to link you with qualified buyers for a portion of your selling price. But like in other kinds of real estate, there are good firms and bad ones. Check them out in the comment boards and business watch groups before you sign. If their fees seem too high or their promises to wild, you may want to consider someone else.

Both of these resources how much is a timeshare worth can how much is a timeshare worth help you find more info.

Article kindly provided by

Topics: Travel and Leisure | Comments Off

Tags: ,

Article Citation
MLA Style Citation:
Rainer, Dan "Are You Thinking About Selling Your Timeshare?." Are You Thinking About Selling Your Timeshare?. 2 Jul. 2010. 7 Nov 2014 <>.

APA Style Citation:
Rainer, D (2010, July 2). Are You Thinking About Selling Your Timeshare?. Retrieved November 7, 2014, from

Chicago Style Citation:
Rainer, Dan "Are You Thinking About Selling Your Timeshare?"

Reprint Rights

Creative Commons License
This article is subject to a revocable license under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License, which means you may freely reprint it, in its entirety, provided you include the author's resource box along with LIVE VISIBLE links (without "nofollow" tags). We may revoke the license at any time with or without cause. You must also include the credit to

Comments are closed.

Uber Articles and its partner sites cannot be held responsible for either the content nor the originality of any articles. If you believe the article has been stolen from you without your permission, please contact us and we will remove it immediately. If you have a problem with the accuracy or otherwise of the content of an article, please contact the author, not us! Also, please remember that any opinions and ideas presented in any of the articles are those of the author and cannot be taken to represent the opinions of Uber Articles. All articles are provided for informational purposes only. None of them should be relied upon for medical, psychological, financial, legal, or other professional advice. If you need professional advice, see a professional. We cannot be held responsible for any use or misuse you make of the articles, nor can we be held responsible for any claims for earnings, cures, or other results that the article might make.
  • RSS Feed

    RSS for Travel and Leisure