Are you thinking about selling your Marriott timeshare? Whether it just doesn’t fit your vacation lifestyle anymore or the maintenance fees have outgrown your budget, there are solutions for you. Let’s take a look at options that can help you sell your Marriott timeshare.
Before You Get Started Selling Your Marriott Timeshare
You might consider selling your Marriott timeshare because you just don’t use it anymore. Marriott Vacation Club uses a flexible, points-based system that allows owners flexibility and freedom. You get to choose when, where, and how you vacation.
Here are some of the brands you have access to with a MVC ownership:
What’s more, Interval International is owned by Marriott Vacations Worldwide. II is a global vacation exchange platform that allows timeshare owners to trade their points or weeks for other vacations worldwide. Take a Disney Vacation Club resort out for a spin, or explore the great outdoors with Bluegreen in the Smoky Mountains.
Can I Rent Out My Marriott Timeshare?
Some owners are sad to see their timeshare go. This rings especially true for people selling their Marriott timeshare because of all the benefits and memories that it comes with. If you have second thoughts about letting it go completely, try renting it out. Our Rental Specialists at Timeshares Only can help post your Marriott timeshare for rent. Plus, you’ll get some money back in your pocket to help cover your annual fees.
How to Get Out of Marriott Vacation Club
The best way to get out of your Marriott Vacation Club timeshare is by first contacting Marriott. Many developers that are members of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) have programs in place to guide owners that need exit solutions. ARDA, specifically, has a free online resource at Responsibleexit.com, which can also connect owners with helpful tools and information.
Your developer or Responsible Exit may direct you to a reputable timeshare resale company to sell your Marriott timeshare. Timeshares Only is a proud member of ARDA, following a strict code of ethics and the industry’s best practices to help owners. Our specialists will create an online advertisement of your Marriott timeshare for sale, putting it in front of the eyes of the right buyer.
Avoid Timeshare Scams
There are common timeshare scams out there that you need to know to avoid. Unfortunately, timeshare owners can be targets of fraudulent business practices that are more harmful than helpful. You can see our complete list of Timeshare Wins Against Exit Companies to stay up-to-date on the latest news. In the meantime, take note of some popular schemes to avoid.
- Out of the blue buyers. If you receive an “out of the blue” phone call or email from someone that claims they have a buyer for your timeshare, be wary. It is illegal for a timeshare company to reach out to you unsolicited. Furthermore, these “buyers” will typically offer to pay much more than what you originally paid for it. This is extremely rare, as timeshares are not an investment and don’t generally appreciate in value.
- Up-front fees to close. Some legitimate timeshare resale companies will request an upfront advertising fee. This is different than a company that asks for an exorbitant upfront fee to close on your timeshare. You should never have to pay high fees to sell your ownership. Some cancellation lawyers or exit companies will request fees as high as thousands of dollars and end up not delivering on their promises.
- Stop paying your timeshare maintenance fees. If anyone tells you to stop paying your maintenance fees, run. These are legally binding and cannot be skipped, even if you think you are in the process of “canceling” your ownership. Your credit score will be dramatically affected by the result of not paying these, and your timeshare will go into foreclosure. This will follow you on your credit report forever—yikes!
Our Process to Help You Sell Your Marriott Ownership
Once you call one of our timeshare specialists or fill out a form on our website, we will review the details of your Marriott ownership. Buyers will want to know how many points or what week number you own, the Home resort, usage type, and more. You set the asking price, and you can let us know if you ever want to change it. It’s important to stay realistic with your expectations, as timeshares very rarely appreciate in value. Your ad will be marketed to hundreds of prospective buyers. Once we get an offer, we can refer you to our friends at Fidelity Resales to help facilitate the closing process.
Ready to get started? Call one of our timeshare representatives today at 1-800-213-7733 or fill out a form on our website.