How to Find Timeshare Condos for Cheap

Buying timeshare condos can provide a great alternative to a normal vacation. Instead of renting a unit whenever you need a vacation or buying a vacation home, you can go somewhere in between. You will have your own vacation home for one week out of the year. The benefits of a timeshare can be well worth the investment. However, when you are shopping for one, you need to make sure that you get the best deal. Prices for timeshares vary wildly and you need to make sure that you do not overpay. Here are a few ways to get your timeshare condo without spending too much money for it. 

Resale Sites

If you have ever taken a drive near a vacation destination that sells a lot of timeshares, you will undoubtedly see many advertisements about selling your timeshare. Where there are timeshares sold, there are many people that regret buying one. Either they overpaid for it or circumstances in their lives changed where they could no longer afford it. Regardless of the reason for people selling their timeshare, you can still profit from their mistake. 

When someone sells their timeshare to a resale company, in most cases they do so at a significantly lower price from what they paid for it. The resale company then marks it up a bit and tries to sell it again to people like you. This means that you can potentially get the timeshare for a substantial discount from what it was originally sold at. Some companies advertise that they can get you anywhere from 60 to 80% off retail on timeshares. If you work with a reputable timeshare resale company, you can get a great deal on a timeshare that will be beneficial for you and your family. 

Negotiate

One thing that you should keep in mind when shopping for a new timeshare condo is that the "sticker price" is never the lowest price available. Even if you are shopping for a brand new timeshare, you can get a great deal straight from the source. To start this process, accept one of the incentives that they offer for taking a tour of the timeshare. Many times, you will get a nice vacation for three days and two nights in exchange for attending the tour. You might as well take advantage of the free trip and do some timeshare shopping at the same time.

Once you get to the tour, pretend that you are not interested in making a purchase. They will come out with an offer that is much higher than what they would ultimately sell it to you for. Tell them that you are not interested and they will come back with a lower offer. They will do this three or four times until the new offer is a third of the original price. Keep rejecting offers until you feel comfortable with the price. This can get you a great deal on a timeshare that you can enjoy for years. 

blog comments powered by Disqus