There is such a wide selection of timeshare products and companies on the market today that it can be like a minefield trying to decide which ones are trustworthy, which ones are a ripoff and which ones are deliberate scams. Once you have decided which timeshare companies are genuine comes the task of knowing which properties and vacation club benefits are right for you.
The first step to a happy timeshare purchase is to buy a timeshare from an established company with at least 10 years history or which has completed the property where you will become a member. Below you will see the advantages of purchasing with an established timeshare company.
Get More for your Money
Established timeshare companies that have been around for a while have years of bargaining power at their fingertips, especially if they specialize in one country. Many established timeshare companies can save money in terms of economy of scale and therefore make their timeshare products even more attractive for buyers and potential timeshare members. You save money thanks to the years of experience clocked by the established company at no detriment to the quality and comfort of your timeshare experience. Newer companies are more likely to mis-calculate cost that are eventually passed on to buyers or reflected in the use of cheaper materials that will deteriorate more quickly over time.
A Reputation to Protect
You will find that quality and customer services are superior in established timeshare companies as there is greater pressure to protect their good name. Also, experience means that protocols are firmly established and implemented, which means that services are standardized in benefit of timeshare members and buyers. An established company is also easier to research, meaning that you can get a sense of their reputation before even attending a timeshare presentation.
While the fundamental investment you make in timeshare is a lifestyle choice and much more experiential than financial, no one wants their timeshare to depreciate in value. It is easier to assess the financial risks of timeshare when buying from an established company as you can investigate how their prices have incremented and asses their success in the market. You are also more likely to be able to sell a timeshare managed by an established company than an upstart that has few marketing strategies in place to promote the value of your timeshare.