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- Monthly News and Tips from Timeshare Owners and Experts
- The Only Comprehensive "Bible" on Timesharing available only through NTOA
- Huge Discounts on Buying a Timeshare
- Security and Members-Only Discounts on Selling and Renting a Timeshare
- No Membership Fees and Minimal Costs for Exchanging a Timeshare
- Discounted Costs and Liability Protection for Renting a Timeshare
- Reduced Closing Costs for Direct Timeshare Transfers
- Legal Help For Managing a Timeshare In Wills, Divorces, Charitable Donations, And More
Monthly News And Tips From Timeshare Owners And Experts
Nothing stays the same, and the world of timeshares is no exception. As a timeshare owner, you need up-to-date information about new developments and new resources (not to mention warnings about con games).
As an NTOA member, you get a paid subscription to the only magazine by owners, for owners.
The Only Comprehensive "Bible" on Timesharing available only through NTOA
As you learn about all the details of timesharing, you probably wish that your vacation property came with an owner’s manual...one written by a savvy expert who’s on your side, not the developers’!
As an NTOA member, you get access to the only book on timesharing that covers all the bases, from prospecting to buying, selling, renting and exchanging.
Deep Discounts on Buying a Timeshare
The next time you take a luxury vacation to hear a timeshare presentation, don’t be fooled!
During that presentation, you’ll probably hear that one week at that gorgeous resort is a bargain at somewhere between $15,000 and $85,000.
Yes, that’s one week, and thousands, not hundreds, of dollars - and with the high-pressure sales tactics you’ll hear, it may actually sound like a good deal. Trust us - it’s not!
But as an NTOA member, you can get exclusive discounts of 60 - 80% off developers’ quoted prices when you’re buying timeshare properties.
Security and Members-Only Discounts on Selling and Renting a Timeshare
If you feel a little skeptical about telephone offers to sell your vacation property for a much higher price than you paid...you’re right. It’s probably a timeshare scam, and you’re not likely to make a profit from it. It is just an advertising company.
Companies who make such telephone offers demand a high upfront fee - up to $1500 - just to list your timeshare. You’ll continue to pay the maintenance fees and other expenses for your unit while you wait for it to sell - but we have never heard of a successful sale through listing with these companies.
If you received a similar offer by postcard, inviting you to a public presentation, be warned: these companies will charge from $2400 to $3500 to take one timeshare deed off your hands, plus $2000 more for additional units.
Yes, that’s right - you’re paying them to take the deed to your property.
Even worse - they won’t transfer your deed to their ownership for weeks or months, and so you will continue to receive the bills! They may sell the unit - eventually - for as little as $1. You see, their profits are coming out of your pocket!
What are your other options? Truth is, most legitimate companies will charge a commission for selling your timeshare. You can sell it yourself through online networks or EBay, but there are risks: you’re dealing with strangers, with no way to be sure of their honesty.
Or, as an NTOA member, you can use the most reputable licensed firm in the business to land secure timeshare deals... and get an exclusive discount on the commission when your unit sells.
No Membership Fees and Minimal Costs for Exchanging a Timeshare
You’ve probably heard that there are only two timeshare exchange companies...and both charge membership fees. So on top of paying hefty costs to exchange your timeshare, you’re forced to shell out additional money every year just to have the option.
It’s a bleak scenario...and the picture is incomplete.
As an NTOA member, you can have access to three little-known alternative exchange companies that don’t charge membership fees, and do charge lower processing fees.
Discounted Costs and Liability Protection for Renting a Timeshare
You’d think that renting your timeshare unit should be a simple business transaction with the resort. But the truth is - the resort management may rent it, or they may not. Or they may rent it for just a couple of nights instead of the whole week.
Of course, you can rent it yourself...and you’ll be liable for any damage the renters do while the unit is out of your hands..
Or, as an NTOA member, you can rent your timeshare through the most reputable licensed firm in the business, have all the risks insured, and get an exclusive discount on the rental commission.
And if you choose to rent it yourself as an NTOA member, you’ll have access to exclusive, members-only discounts on renters’ insurance.
Reduced Closing Costs for Direct Timeshare Transfers
What do you do when you want to transfer your timeshare deed over to your adult children, or sell it to your neighbor? If you’re lucky, you’ll stumble across a settlement company that handles timeshares...and you’ll wind up paying hefty closing costs, somewhere in the neighborhood of $650.
Or, as an NTOA member, you can use our dedicated closing company, with our discounted rate.
Legal Help For Managing a Timeshare In Wills, Divorces, Charitable Donations, And More
When you are in one state and your timeshare is in another, it can be hard to find someone who is licensed to represent you on-site in legal matters involving your timeshare. This requires an immense amount of communication and coordination, and may involve high fees.
As an NTOA member, however, you can have legal representatives to serve your interests affordably, wherever your timeshare is located.