You want to get rid of your unwanted timeshare. How to get started? First and foremost, NEVER, EVER pay money upfront to get your timeshare sold . Scammers ask for a large fee upfront, then disappeared. Don’t fall for the scam.
Many timeshare buyers learned that to get rid of their unwanted timeshares is much more harder than buying them. Typically, timeshare owners can only get a fraction (30-40% or less) of what they paid for – if they are able to sell their timeshares. Some timeshare owners struggle to even give their timeshares away in order to have someone else take over the annual fees.
Popular timeshares generally won’t have problem reselling. Sharket.com, a timeshare market research company, published their list of top timeshare resorts based on past sale records. With high number of sales and high median prices, Disney Vacation Club timeshares dominated their list two years in a row. Below is the complete list of Sharket’s Top 25 list.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Marriott’s Grande Vista
Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Eagle’s Nest Beach Resort
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Hilton Grand Vacations Club the Charter Club of Marco Beach
Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club
Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort
Marriott’s Cypress Harbour
The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas North
The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas
St. James Place
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
Grand Waikikian By Hilton Grand Vacations Club
Tortuga Beach Club Resort (Hilton managed)
If you own any of those popular timeshares, good news, your timeshare is in demand. Contact a real estate broker who specializes in timeshares and get your timeshare sold. LTRBA.com, the Licensed Timeshare Resale Brokers Association, is a good place to start your real estate broker search. The real estate commission on a timeshare sale is significantly higher than the usual 6 percent rate for a house or condo.
If you can’t find a real estate broker who is willing to list your unit, try RedWeek.com, TUG (Timeshare Users Group), or eBay. All three charges small amount of fees for selling timeshare units on their site. You can also try free classifieds sites such as craigslist or our own free timeshare for sale classifieds section.
If you’ve tried all above, and still can’t get rid of your timeshare, consider giving it away. Ever heard of “$1 timeshares for sale”? Yes, listing your timeshare for sale at a price of $1 in an attempt to give it away to a willing owner! Sites that cost you NOTHING to give away your timeshare are TUGBBS Bargain Deals, and free classifieds sites such as craigslist or our free timeshare for sale classifieds section.
Another option is Timeshare Deedback. Basically, it is an attempt to deed your timeshare back to the resort. Some contracts have deed back clause. If not, ask if your resort offers deed back program.
If all failed, consider renting out your unit. Many resorts will rent out your timeshare for you and use the proceeds to pay your fees. You can also list your timeshare rental in our timeshare for rent section or craigslist’s vacation rental section. Both are free services.