Thursday, February 18, 2010

RedWeek.com: A Timeshare Community and DIY Marketplace

RedWeek is the largest on-line company for timeshare rentals, re-sales and exchanges. Over 1,000,000 members enjoy the services, forum, and resource section that RedWeek.com offers as part of their community.

RedWeek's on-line site is actually a do-it-yourself marketplace. Here owners list timeshares for resale, exchange and rent. Individuals contact the owners directly, and the transaction is done between the owner and the individual. RedWeek provides a community for transactions but does not participate directly in them.

However, RedWeek's Timeshare Resource Section is full of user-friendly, helpful information including FAQS, explanations, suggestions and articles, to assist any type of transaction, and its Customer Service staff stands ready to answer important questions. You'll also find helpful reviews of resorts, a list of the top timeshare resorts by members, and other information such as what timeshares are pet-friendly, which resorts have casinos, resorts that are all-inclusive, etc.

No matter what type of transaction you will be involved in, RedWeek recommends using an escrow service. As RedWeek explains, for peace of mind an escrow service allows members to enter into an agreement with an individual without the financial security concerns that could otherwise be associated with private transactions.

RedWeek.com uses the leading timeshare escrow company, First American Title Insurance Co., as a third-party handling service for the timeshare transactions of its members. Easy step-by-step instructions on using this escrow service are provided on the timeshare web site.

Currently membership with RedWeek.com is a budget-friendly $14.99 for a full 12 months and is required in order to add a posting. Postings can be added to your resort's page at a cost of just $24.99 for each 6-month rental posting, and $59.99 for each 12-month resale posting. RedWish want ads cost just $9.99 for 6 weeks. A full list of timeshare posting pricing and benefits can be found at RedWeek.com.

"RedWish" is another RedWeek.com service. Here you can list requests for timeshare rentals or exchange for a specific resort, destination and/or date. This is an easy way of connecting with a timeshare owner who may have just what you're looking for.

If you are not already part of the RedWeek.com community, create a free guest account today and start browsing the 5,000 timeshare resorts available for rent, resale and exchange. You’ll be glad you did.

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