For those of you who were not able to attend the webinar, we’ll recap here the main points that Lisa Ann discussed.
Summer is the time for most families to be planning their family timeshare rental vacations, and with this timely information Lisa Ann helps you negotiate the world of timeshare rentals:
- Shop around -- Don't just settle on one posting at one resort. Look at other resorts in the area you wish to travel, and make as many posting inquiries as possible, even if the price exceeds your budget.
- Negotiate - If the advertised rental price exceeds your budget, inquire anyway and ask the owner if he/she is willing to negotiate.
- Verify unit/resort details - Before entering into a rental agreement,contact the resort directly to verify that the owner actually owns at that resort and has access to the week being advertised. Also verify that the unit details advertised are correct (does the unit really have an ocean view, balcony kitchen, washer/dryer, etc).
- Sign a rental contract/use rental escrow - Always have a rental agreement in place, or use a certified rental escrow company such as First American Title. Be sure the unit/resort information is contained in the rental agreement/escrow contract.
- Confirm reservation - Be sure to get confirmation from the resort that the reservation has been placed in your name. It is also a good idea to contact the resort directly to make doubly sure you own that reservation.
About Lisa Ann Schreier: Lisa Ann Schreier, The Timeshare Crusader, is a former timeshare salesperson and the author of both “Surviving A Timeshare Presentation…Confessions From The Sales Table” and “Timeshare Vacations For Dummies.” She is the founder and director of the consumer information site Timeshare Insights and is currently working on her third consumer book, due out later this year.