FAQ

General

Is Timeshares Only secure?

Yes. Timeshares Only is dedicated to ensuring positive experiences with the timeshare resale market, and we understand that this is only possible when users are protected. We take the utmost precautions to ensure users' privacy and security.

What does Week mean?

When you buy a timeshare, you purchase a certain amount of time at a given resort. Generally, that amount of time is one week. Resorts create their own individual schedules or calendars of weeks. Usually, weeks are given a number starting with the first week in January and continuing through the end of December and will begin on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. The week designation on the ad shows during which week of the year the owner has access to the resort.

What does Float mean?

When you buy a timeshare, a floating week allows the owner to reserve any week throughout the year. Some floating weeks are restricted by season and can only be used during a certain span of time during the year. For instance, a summer floating week could be used during any week that falls within the defined summer months.

What are points for?

Owners of point-based vacation ownership systems purchase points for use as currency to reserve timeshare accommodations of various sizes during different seasons and for varying lengths of time. After you buy a timeshare, points can sometimes also be used for other vacation products such as airfare, hotel stays, and auto rentals.

What does Maintenance Fee mean?

Maintenance fees are established and collected by the Homeowners Association or Resort Management Company at each resort to maintain the property and pay for insurance, utilities, and refurbishments. Maintenance fees vary with each resort and depend on the size and type of unit.

If there isn't a maintenance fee mentioned on the ad, how do I find out what it is? Does the omission mean that there isn't one?

Just because an ad doesn't mention a maintenance fee doesn't mean there isn't one. Maintenance fees in the ads are estimated because they fluctuate year by year. When you buy a timeshare, to find the cost and due date of a maintenance fee for an ad that interests you, simply fill in the form for more information.

What does Annual or Biennial mean?

Some timeshare usage is every year (annual), while others are every-other year (biennial).

What does Odd year or Even year mean?

Odd and even year usages are biennial ownership programs. Weeks with odd year usage can be used during years ending in odd numbers while weeks with even year usage can be used during years ending in even numbers.

What does Right To Use or Deeded mean?

A Right To Use or Leased property grants the purchaser the right to use the timeshare for a specified period of time allotted in the contract. The usual term of a lease is 30 to 99 years. The resort management or resort entity holds actual ownership of the resort property. Upon the expiration of the lease term, the right to use will generally terminate and return to the resort. A Deeded property has the same rights of ownership accorded to it as any deeded real estate. The owner owns it in perpetuity and may sell, rent, bequeath, or give away the property.

Selling or Renting Your Timeshare

How do I post a timeshare for sale or rent?

You will need to become a Timeshares Only Plus Member by calling 1-800-610-2734. One of our customer care agents will assist in upgrading your membership and creating your timeshare ad.

Is there any help through this process?

Absolutely! We have the best customer service in the timeshare resale market. Our agents are available by phone to assist you at any step in the process.

How do I sell a timeshare?

Start by filling out one of our forms with the resort that you own. Then browse similar timeshare postings to get a broad idea of average market prices. Next, call 1-800-610-2734 to speak with a resale specialist who will assist you with upgrading to a Timeshares Only Plus Membership. The Plus Membership includes multi-media advertising services that will help attract buyers to your timeshare property for sale.

People have said that I shouldn't pay an "up-front" fee to sell my timeshare. What are they talking about?

The timeshare resale industry has long been plagued by organizations that are "here today, gone tomorrow." Often, these companies would ask for thousands of dollars "up-front" to sell a timeshare and then disappear without a trace.

The Timeshares Only scam page details several common methods that scammers use. Please beware these unscrupulous organizations!

Timeshares Only was formed to bring absolute legitimacy to the timeshare resale industry. We are committed to being the most trusted name when customers choose to buy a timeshare, sell a timeshare, or book a timeshare rental.

Timeshares Only is a cooperative advertising company that pools the resources of our advertisers into a single focused initiative - To match those who want to buy a timeshare with those who want to rent or sell a timeshare - worldwide.

I read somewhere that it is illegal in the state of Florida to require an "up-front" fee for the listing of a timeshare. Is that true?

It is if you are a Broker. Section 721.20, Fla. Stat., does prohibit a real estate licensee from accepting up front money for the listing of a timeshare. Timeshares Only is not a Broker and does not take listings - only advertisements.

What about Florida Statute 501.615?

Florida Statute 501.615 specifically refers to telemarketers. Timeshares Only is not a telemarketing company and does not make unsolicited phone calls. Timeshares Only and it's employees work strictly within the limits of all Florida laws.

 

Booking a Vacation with Timeshares Only

How can I book a vacation rental through Timeshares Only?

Search our inventory of rental properties using the dynamic search and filter tools located here. Once you've found a rental property of interest, you'll need to sign up or log in before submitting your offer. Our rental agents will review your inquiry, confirm the rental availability, and contact you to complete the booking process.

How do I know this accommodation is really available?

Timeshares Only uses a stringent verification process. We view copies of reservations and provide a confirmation number that can be used at check-in.

I found an ad for a specific week that I would like to rent. I called the resort and they say they don't have any units available for that particular week. Is this ad correct?

The resort is answering you based on their available inventory. Because someone already owns that week and is renting it out, the resort has taken that into account. Even if the resort is booked, Timeshares Only can connect you with owners to rent out their personal weeks.

Are the weeks or points already banked for this year?

Possibly. Different resorts require weeks to be banked at different times. Also, the owner must contact the resort to bank the week. If the ad doesn't specifically address whether the week is already banked for the current year, simply submit an inquiry form online or call 1-800-610-2734 for more information.

What unit number/building/floor is this?

If the ad doesn't specifically mention the location of the unit, simply submit the inquiry form online or call 1-800-610-2734 for more information.

Is this ad for a fixed unit or will my unit be different each time I visit?

Some contracts are for a specific unit number while some only guarantee a unit size but not the location. If the ad doesn't specify a fixed unit number, simply submit the inquiry form online or call 1-800-610-2734 for more information.

Buying a Timeshare

How do I make an offer on a timeshare?

First, you'll need to sign up for a FREE membership. We will send you an email to confirm your new membership. Once your membership has been verified, you will have the ability to log in when visiting Timeshares Only online. When you are logged in to the Timeshares Only platform you'll have the ability to submit an offer on any sale or rent ad page.

This ad mentions that it's for two weeks. Is the price for both weeks? Is there a maintenance fee for both weeks?

Each ad is personally priced by the seller. When they sell a timeshare, some will price both weeks together while others price each week separately. Sometimes two weeks are deeded together and must be purchased together. If the ad doesn't specifically mention how the pricing and maintenance fees are worked out, simply submit the inquiry form online or call 1-800-610-2734 for more information.

Is the week I would like still available for this year?

If the ad doesn't mention when usage begins upon purchase, simply submit the inquiry form online or call 1-800-610-2734 for more information.

Is this unit available during the week I would like?

If you can't find the specific unit and week you're looking for and would like to receive assistance browsing through our inventory, simply submit the inquiry form online or call 1-800-610-2734 for more information.

Is the asking price for this property really just the the advertised price? Are there hidden costs or fees?

The price on the customer's web ad is generally the price the seller wishes to net from the sale. Many advertisers prefer to let a third party handle title and monetary transfers. When you buy a timeshare these services may require a costs such as closing fees, however, you and the owner may negotiate the sale however you wish.

How many years are left on this lease?

If the ad doesn't specifically say when the lease ends, simply submit the inquiry form online or call 1-800-610-2734 for more information.

What does RCI or II mean?

RCI (Resort Condominiums International) and II (Interval International) are exchange programs. Exchange programs allow owners to exchange a vacation week for a week at any participating resort. This type of membership allows additional flexibility in ownership.