How To Save Buying Resale

How To Save Buying Resale

You can purchase for up to 85% off Marriott’s sales prices !

How To Save Buying Resale
You can purchase for up to 85% off Marriott’s sales prices !

Timeshares Should Not Be Purchased New!

Times have changed — we no longer need not sell timeshares the way we did 20 years ago! With the expansion of the resale market, buyers can make a more informed choice than in the past.

Those who purchase on the secondary market through Doctor Timeshare can save substantially over Marriott sales prices and be assured they are purchasing the location that best fits their needs at the lowest prices in the marketplace.

Sebastien Belilty
Doctor Timeshare Specialist

How Can it be So Affordable?

A simple fact: 50% of the initial price of a timeshare purchased from a Resort is allocated to sales, marketing, and administration costs.

Someone must pay for those “gifts”, restaurant and spa vouchers the Developers are giving away in marketing. That someone is you, the consumer, who buys a new timeshare directly from the Developer.

If you buy with Doctor Timeshare, you will not receive any presentation “gifts” but the guarantee to buy the same timeshare 50% to 85% cheaper, from the comfort of your own home, without ever setting foot in a “90-minute” timeshare sales presentation.

The 90-Minute Timeshare Sales Presentation

In a recent survey, over 79% of people surveyed thought that it was necessary to sit through a high-pressure sales presentation to purchase a timeshare.

Question: If you go into an auto dealer, are you required to sit through a 90-minute presentation on the virtues of their latest model? Of course not! You may come in, see the model, ask for the price, and decide whether you want to buy.

At Doctor Timeshare, we have saved owners thousands of euros for those that have bought during a 90-minute timeshare sales presentation and later found us in time to buy on the resale market for much less!

Commonly Asked Questions

Do I lose any benefits buying a timeshare on the resale market?

A Marriott timeshare resale is not a copy product! You’re simply taking over an existing timeshare membership from an owner that, for a legitimate reason, is simply not interested in keeping it.

Your Marriott resale ownership(s) will thus work for you in the same way when staying in your Home Resort and exchanging to other Resorts worldwide. The only slight difference is that you will not be eligible to enrol your resale week(s) into Marriott’s Destination Club points-based internal exchange program or trade it for Marriott’s Reward Points to use for hotels.

We also often have people asking if Marriott resale owners are treated differently or get the worst rooms. No! Marriott Owner Services deals professionally with all owners, no matter where or how they purchased their timeshare ownership(s). There is also no preference given to bookings or exchanges for those that purchased at the full price directly, over and above owners of resale ownerships.

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

Marriott sales rep. 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.

It is in fact impossible for us to start processing a transfer of an ownership with any outstanding debt on it. Before Marriott Vacation Worldwide will issue any transfer documentation the ownership must be debt free, with the maintenance fee payments current.

What is the transfer of ownership process?

The transfer process takes about 90 days to complete; however, it is essential that we follow legal and company requirements and ensure that both parties are fully protected throughout the procedure.

Marriott Vacation Worldwide (MVW) does the transfer of ownership from their head offices in Florida and the process organised in 5 parts:

  1. Once agreement is reached between you and the seller, our transaction coordinator, will contact you to collect all the necessary information for the contract preparation.
  2. Before the end of the mandatory 14 days’ withdrawal period, we are asking you to transfer onto the escrow account the full purchase amount. All monies will stay blocked until completion of the transfer of ownership.
  3. 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. If Marriott choose to waive their “Right of First Refusal” we can then move on with the procedure and the complete file will then be sent via secured postal mail to MVW in Florida.
  4. In about another 4 weeks of time, we should receive from MVW a document named Holiday Ownership Transfer Agreement (HOTA). Upon receipt, we will forward it to you and the seller for original signatures. This original signed document should be returned to us and after verification we will send it back to MVW in Florida.
  5. We’ve now reached the final step of the transfer of ownership procedure and we will have to wait another 4 weeks for MVW to complete the transaction. You will receive to your home address the timeshare ownership certificate(s) and we will wait for your confirmation before releasing the funds to the seller.

Will I have to pay maintenance fees?

Yes. Whether you buy a timeshare off the resale market or directly from Marriott, you will be responsible for paying maintenance fees on your unit.