Are you among the 9.9 million American households who own a timeshare product? Are you in two minds about whether to keep it or sell it?
As a DVC member, there’s a good chance you could find a buyer if you do decide to sell, depending on your home resort and the number of points to own.
Keep reading for the information you need to make up your mind, as well as some tips on how to sell a timeshare.
Reasons to Sell a Timeshare
We get it. You have spent many happy years vacationing at DVC resorts with family and friends. You have photo albums or DVDs full of images recording your experiences.
Letting go of your DVC membership might feel like a betrayal of those happy memories. Yet, if your family has flown the nest, and you hardly use your points anymore, it’s time to let go.
You can only bank your points for so long before you have to admit that your time with DVC is at an end.
Perhaps you’ve maxed out the range of DVC experiences that interest you by now. Once your children have aged out of the attractions available at DVC resorts, you might struggle to pick one come vacation time.
You may have reached an age yourself where travel to distant shores is out of the question, or you don’t have anyone to enjoy your vacations with anymore.
Maybe it’s simply a matter of affordability that is making you reconsider your options. If you’re struggling to afford your annual fees, the chances are annual vacations are rather low on your list of priorities.
In this case, you must look into selling your timeshare as soon as possible to avoid sinking yourself further into debt.
How to Sell a Timeshare
When you bought your DVC membership, there’s a good chance the salesman advised you about the possibility of selling your timeshare if necessary. What they didn’t disclose is how difficult it is to get rid of a timeshare.
There are two options when it comes to selling a timeshare. You market it yourself or hand it to a licensed broker to sell on your behalf.
The first option leaves you vulnerable to one of the many scam artists who prey on distressed timeshare owners. These people will convince you to pay money over to them for seemingly valid reasons and then disappear.
A reputable, licensed broker is your best bet when selling your timeshare. Some even offer to sell your Disney Vacation Club membership instantly.
These brokers have a list of clients who want to buy DVC resale contracts at below market value. You won’t get much for your membership when you go this route, but you will get rid of it quickly.
Explore More of the World
When you sell a timeshare, you might miss the familiar routine of annual holidays at first. You won’t miss the ongoing payments, though. With all the money you’re saving, you can head off to explore more affordable new horizons on your next vacation. Browse our online magazine for the best travel inspiration to get you going.