Timeshare Transfer of Ownership

Timeshare Transfer of Ownership

Doctor Timeshare is set up so you can let your guard down.

Timeshare Transfer of Ownership
Doctor Timeshare is set up so you can let your guard down.

A Safe & Secure Platform

At Doctor Timeshare, we take our customers’ security very seriously!

We understand many unethical businesses prey on inexperienced timeshare owners and we can understand your scepticism; therefore, we have taken all the risk out of the services we offer.

Selling or buying a timeshare need not be a complicated process, and with our help, it won’t be.

Payment Protection

There are no tricks or gimmicks — We will never ask you for any credit card numbers!

Under the European Union rules governing timeshare, our Buyers are entitled to a withdrawal period of 14 days and all moneys will be securely held throughout the entire procedure. CaixaBank services will collect, hold and only disburse funds when both Buyers and Sellers are satisfied.

At Doctor Timeshare, we want you to buy or sell your Marriott timeshare knowing you will be fully satisfied.

Steps of the Transfer Process

We will handle the entire transfer safely and quickly!

1. Ownership Verifications

Once agreement is reached, our transaction coordinator, will contact the Buyer and the Seller to collect all the necessary information for the contract preparation. As stated in our Privacy Policy, Doctor Timeshare will never share your personal information with third parties other than Marriott Vacation Worldwide. 

2. Contracts & Agreements

The Buyer and the Seller will receive our agreements, including a declaration of treating customers fairly and Marriott’s transfer of ownership form. Besides the purchase price of the resale ownership, the closing costs amount to 300 EUR per transfer. This includes the escrow services fee and the mandatory fee Marriott Vacation Worldwide is charging.

3. Cancellation Rights & Escrow

Under the European Union rules governing timeshare, the Buyer has 14 calendar days from the day the contract is signed to cancel the agreement, without giving a reason. Full purchase moneys must then be placed into the escrow account at the end of the withdrawal period and CaixaBank services will hold and only disburse funds when both Buyers and Sellers are satisfied.

4. Transfer Procedure

The timeshare resale process takes about 90 days to complete and is organised in 4 parts: From the moment the funds are placed into the account, the agreements will be sent to Marriott for review, also referred as to “Right of First Refusal”  period (ROFR); this typically takes 4 weeks or less. If Marriott chose to waive their “Right of First Refusal” we can then move on with the transfer of ownership procedure and the complete file will then be sent via secured postal mail to Marriott Vacation Worldwide in Florida. In about another 6 weeks of time, we should receive from Marriott a document named Holiday Ownership Transfer Agreement (HOTA). Upon receipt, we will forward it to both the buyer and the seller for signatures. This original document should be returned to us and after verification we will send it back to Marriott in Florida. We’ve now reached the final step of the transfer of ownership procedure and we will have to wait another 4 weeks for Marriott to complete the transaction.

5. Completion

Once the transfer of ownership is complete, Marriott Vacation Worldwide will send the new ownership title to the Buyer, as requested, and issue confirmation to our administration department that the transfer of ownership is complete. All funds will be released to the Seller and the commission to our company.

Commonly Asked Questions

If I Originally Purchased from a Resort Can I Resell My Timeshare?

Yes! Regardless of when or where you purchased your timeshare, you are entitled to resell it.

If I Still Have Financing on My Timeshare Can I Sell It?

No. You cannot resell if your timeshare is still under financing. The ownership must be debt free in order that Marriott Vacation Worldwide in florida approves the transaction.

How do I know there is no debt owed on the timeshare I am buying?

It is impossible for us to do a transfer of an ownership with any outstanding debt on it. Before the timeshare company will even issue any transfer documentation the ownership must be debt free, with the maintenance fee payments current.

Resort sales people may implicate this as a reason not to buy a resale ownership but to instead buy a membership at full price, be reassured this is not the case.

The money you pay for the resale timeshare is always held in escrow and will not be released to the seller until the completion of the transfer is confirmed.

How Long Does a Timeshare Closing Take?

The entire process, from the moment we receive signed contracts, takes about 90 days.

How much are closing costs?

Besides the purchase price of the resale ownership, the closing costs amount to 300 EUR per transfer. This includes the escrow services fee and the mandatory fee Marriott Vacation Worldwide is charging.

What Does Right of First Refusal (ROFR) Mean?

Marriott’s timeshare buy back policy is also referred to as Right of First Refusal. Before any Marriott timeshare can be sold, the purchase and selling agreements must be sent to Marriott for review. Marriott has a limited number of days to review the contracts and in that time, if they decided to, they can purchase the property based on the terms of the sales contract. The funds will then be refunded to the buyers, and the sellers will proceed with the transaction, but with Marriott as the new buyer.

On the other hand, if Marriott waive their ROFR, the original sale can proceed. In either case, the sellers will receive the same amount for the sale of their timeshare.