So You Want To Sell Your Timeshare…What Bucket Are You?

sell   /sel/   verb 1. give or hand over (something) in exchange for money. We receive tons of emails from timeshare owners who are looking to sell their timeshare, but often we are left wondering what they mean. Are they are expecting to sell the property for thousands of dollars?  Do they just want out of the timeshare?  Are they hoping the sale will pay off a mortgage balance?  Obviously … [Read more...]

Dirty Deeds…Done Dirt Cheap?

Summary Timeshare deeds often contain wording indicating "$10" This amount satisfies a contract law provision and is typically not indicative of sales price The two concepts should not be confused We receive quite a few questions and comments from members regarding our reporting of “$10.00” transactions. Since some resorts have a significant number of $10.00 transactions, many people … [Read more...]

Top 25 Orlando Timeshare Resorts

Not long ago we published our list of the Top 25 timeshare resorts. That list included resorts across the U.S.A. Today we are releasing our list of the Top 25 Timeshare Resorts in Orlando and we're also releasing a free report on the Orlando timeshare market. The Sharket Orlando list ranks resorts in the Orlando travel/hospitality market based on timeshare resale price, resales activity and … [Read more...]

Top 25 Timeshare Resorts 2016

How important is our annual Top 25 Timeshare Resort Report?  According to our research, more than 50% of the total resale market dollar volume takes place at the Top 25 resorts! Disney Dominates for Second Year in a Row Of the more than 1,400 resorts reporting sales in the Sharket database, only seven earned a perfect 10 Saleability Score™ and six are Disney Vacation Club resorts. The other … [Read more...]

Lake Wobegon Timeshare Owners Schedule A Vote To Dissolve HOA, Sell Resort At Auction

Minnesota -- After years of mounting losses for the Wobegon Home Owners Association (WHOA) due to the non-payment of owners’ annual maintenance fees, the association is on the verge of bankruptcy.   Many longtime owners have stopped using the luxury lakefront timeshare resort.  A brief survey of the unhappy owners uncovered a variety of reasons such as their kids growing up, vacation habits … [Read more...]

Claim what you own!

Claim what you own!  Not only is Sharket a free resource, now we PAY you when you use it!  Enter the details of the timeshare you own on our resort research page and be automatically entered to win a $50 American Express gift card!  In addition, you will also receive quarterly updates and other alerts for your resort.  Click here to search for your resort!   *Compete terms and … [Read more...]

The Fact That We Are Reporting Over Half A Billion Dollars of Actual Timeshare Resale is Significant. Here’s Why:

We have crossed over the $500,000,000 threshold.  While we continue adding to this total each day, it is pretty amazing that we have sorted through hundreds of thousands of sales to track and document over half a billion dollars of actual timeshare resale transactions.  This aggregation of timeshare market data has never been done before and it is important because these large numbers provide … [Read more...]

Best Practices Paper – Buyer Research

  PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS AND THE TIMESHARE INDUSTRY DURING THE TIMESHARE OWNERSHIP TRANSFER PROCESS   INTRODUCTION Our research confirms timeshare interest ownership transfers occur thousands upon thousands of times each month.  This surprising velocity speaks not only to a relatively active seller base but an active transferee base as well.  We use the term transferee because … [Read more...]

New Due Diligence Tool Available to HOA’s and Transfer Companies

Performing due diligence when transferring the ownership of a timeshare interest from one owner to another is an increasingly important step. Resort HOAs, transfer companies, brokers, closing and title companies as well as escrow companies all have a role to play in the sale or transfer of ownership from one party to another. All are in a position to make the industry stronger by doing their part … [Read more...]

Oscar Wilde Never Owned A Timeshare

If timeshare had existed 125 years ago Oscar Wilde probably would not made himself available for the “90 minute” presentation.  After all, he himself lamented: Too much work, and no vacation… (Flicker) If you own a timeshare you most definitely have had a vacation and you probably make that vacation time a priority.   The studies tell us most of the estimated 7 … [Read more...]