Why Timeshare Resales?

Why Buying a Marriott Timeshare on the Resale Market?

Same Benefits — Guaranteed 50-85% discount!

Why Buying a Marriott Timeshare on the Resale Market?
Same Benefits — Guaranteed 50-85% discount!

What is a Marriott Timeshare Resale?

Marriott timeshares are deeded timeshares, which means that once you own your timeshare, it is yours to rent, sell, or pass on as you choose.

In this context, a Marriott timeshare resale is simply a timeshare membership that is being sold by the current owner rather than by Marriott Vacation Club, the developer, at a price lower than the timeshare’s original retail value.

For a long time, timeshare resales were a well-kept secret in the timeshare industry. But no more — Timeshare resale is now a widely-recognized facet of the timeshare industry. Owners can have easy access to interested buyers, and buyers can find great deals on their future vacations.

How can a Timeshare Resale be so affordable?

According to industry statistics, 50% of the initial price of a timeshare purchased directly from the Developer is allocated to sales, marketing, and administration costs. Someone must pay for the free giveaways and other incentives (e.g. restaurant and spa vouchers) the developers are giving away in marketing. That someone is you, the consumer, and the good news is you don’t have to!

By purchasing a timeshare for-sale-by-owner, you will certainly not receive any presentation “gifts” but the guarantee to access the same great resorts and services, while saving up to 85% off the original developer pricing, 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. If you attended a timeshare sales presentation in the past, you may have an idea of what we’re talking about.

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.

Times have changed — we no longer need to sell timeshares the way we did 20 years ago! At Doctor-Timeshare.com, we have the largest inventory of Marriott timeshare resales at great deals. No need to spend extravagant prices marked up by the developer. When you buy a timeshare with us, you will only pay the fair, market value price of a timeshare for sale by owner, without the added marketing fees, stressful salespeople, and drawn-out presentations.

Frequently asked questions, answered

What is a timeshare week (Floating)?

Timeshares provides you with the right-to-use of an apartment/villa at a Marriott Vacation Club resort. You “own” your holiday unit for the period that you’ve purchased and pay an annual maintenance fee.

Do you thus like the allure of flexibility in your travel plans each year?  Or perhaps you cannot commit to vacation on the same week year after year? If so, timeshare floating weeks will suit you perfectly!

In a floating week system, a Marriott timeshare owner is given a range of weeks to choose from each year. Each week of the year is given a number. In turn, each group of numbers is evaluated as to their popularity among owners. The groups are then sorted by highest demand into different Seasons.

Seasons? What are Marriott timeshare seasons?

Before you buy any timeshare ownership, it is important to understand how owning a certain “color season” will affect how you will be able to use your timeshare ownership.

Timeshare Season may, in some part, have to do with the weather but these seasons are directly aligned with the demand of a given week in the year. The number of visitors and owners of a particular week create the demand and in turn, dictate what season that week will fall under. High demand weeks experience a large amount of people that want to travel to a specific resort during a specific week.

Marriott Vacation Club designate these seasons with colors such as Silver, Gold, Gold-Holiday and Platinum to distinguish between high, intermediate and low demand weeks.

  • Platinum Season (April/July/August): Perfect Season for family with kids with a need to travel during the Summer holiday period.
  • Gold-Holiday Season (February/June/July/October/December): This Season is available only in certain amounts of Resorts and also coincide with Winter, Spring, Fall and Christmas European school holidays.
  • Gold Season (April/June/July/September): It is considered as the Mid-Season – Kids are back in school, crowds have returned home, travel costs are reasonable and the weather is still pleasant in most of the European Resorts. Perfect Season for Golfers!
  • Silver Season (January/February/March/November/December): It should be seen as a step in the Marriott Vacation Club timeshare system. Certainly this season is quite limited, however, you’ll be able to exchange into almost 3000 other resorts worldwide.

What are maintenance fees?

Maintenance fees are the annual charges which you pay when you own a timeshare. Annual maintenance fees cover the costs involved in the operation and maintenance of your timeshare resort, including property insurance, staff salaries, repairs, upkeep, etc…Each year, the Board of Directors (a group of timeshare owners, who are elected by their fellow timeshare owners) will hold a meeting, at which time the following year’s budget is determined. The amount of maintenance fees are billed proportionate to the resort’s amenities and features, and divided among all the owners at the resort.

Marriott will send you the bill for your annual dues between November and December, and payment is due in January of the following year.

How long will I own my timeshare for? What happens when the lease expire?

The length of the timeshare right-to-use ownership will depend on the resort in which you purchase.

  • Marriott’s Playa Andaluza, Estepona: lease is until 2052
  • Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort, Marbella: lease is until 2076
  • Marriott’s Club son Antem, Mallorca: lease is until 2078
  • Marriott’s Village d´lle de France, Paris: lease is until 2082
  • Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club, Thailand: lease is until 2081

At the termination of the right-to-use lease, owners will vote to decide whether or not to continue the ownership based on the condition of the resort. If owners vote to continue as a timeshare, it extends until the next vote. If owners vote to discontinue, the entire property goes up for sale. The net proceeds (after debts and expenses), is then split pro-rata between the owners.

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

A 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 will work for you in the same way when staying in your home resort, making your reservation in advance and exchanging to other resorts worldwide through Interval International. The only slight difference is that you will not be eligible to enrol your resale week to the Destination Vacation Club Points internal exchange program or convert your weekly timeshare into annual Marriott Bonvoy™ points, which are used for nightly hotel stays.

How can I use my Marriott timeshare resale week?

As a timeshare owner in the Marriott Vacation Club, the world is your oyster, and every year, you get to choose where you want to go! Your every year usage options are the following:

  • Option 1 – Making a Reservation: Book your home Resort either 12 or 13 months in advance (by contacting Marriott Owner Services or through the owner’s login page my-vacationclub.com).
  • Option 2 – Internal Exchange: Exchange to 56 Marriott Vacation Club Resorts worldwide (through Interval International – Click here to explore Marriott Vacation Club Resorts locations).
  • Option 3 – External Exchange: Exchange to +3.000 worldwide directories, such as Hilton, Hyatt and +80 nations such as Italy, Greece, Portugal, and more (through Interval International – Click here to explore Interval International destinations).
  • Option 4 – Banking: Deposit your timeshare week(s) to be saved for a later time.
  • Option 5 – Rent-Out: Rent-out your timeshare week(s) to anyone else.

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

It is in fact impossible for us to execute 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.

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!

What is the transfer of ownership process?

For detailed information about the steps of the transaction, visit our Transfer of Ownership Process page.