Timeshare Network Selling Solutions - RPMLS

If you want to sell your timeshare you need more than a good website. You need PEOPLE linked together in a personal network of title companies, escrow, front line sales at the timeshare resort, timeshare owners, developers, and marketing experts.

It’s All About The Timeshare Network

Timeshare solutions. That’s what people in the market to buy or sell timeshare are looking for. Not more problems.

The kind of network I am talking about combines technology with personal links. If you want to sell your timeshare you need more than a good website. You need PEOPLE linked together in a personal network of title companies, escrow, front line sales at the timeshare resort, timeshare owners, developers, and marketing experts.

One place combines all the above: www.RPMLS.com. The network of timeshare experts at RPMLS.com links together timeshare experts in every aspect of the timeshare world. They combine that with an excellent web platform to give a huge amount of information to buyers and sellers, brokers, and all those who make it all come together with successful sales.

If you want to sell your timeshare you need more than a good website. You need PEOPLE linked together in a personal network of title companies, escrow, front line sales at the timeshare resort, timeshare owners, developers, and marketing experts.Figuring out the logistics of closing timeshare deals across state and international lines is not enough. You need to have a trusted source of information, advice, and negotiating skills. That is even harder to find. Yet it can be done. In fact it is done every day. This “trust” I am talking about is not just handed over blindly from one party to another. It has to be earned. But when doing business over the phone it is hard to establish. That’s where valid credentials come in to play. If someone says they are “licensed, bonded, and insured” when it comes to a timeshare deal – to me that sounds more like they are a pawn broker than a timeshare sales expert. I have nothing against pawn brokers – I’d just rather have a timeshare resales specialist who has regular training, held to a higher standard of ethics, and is required to stay educated on the laws of their profession.  Fingerprints on file? Realtors have that too! That’s where the trust and accountability issue gets resolved once and for all.

From a buyers’ perspective you can see all the newest timeshares for sale through their RSS feed of timeshares just listed for sale. You can browse for timeshares for sale by map, developer’s name, state, or search by resort name. Helpful tools include a comprehensive timeshare buyers guide, timeshare sellers guide, FAQ’s for buyers and sellers, vacation area guides and much more!

This description from the front page of RPMLS.com sums it up:  “The centralized database provides access to those looking to buy a timeshare resale for their own use. In fact, the database currently has listed over 100,187 people who have contacted us with an interest in buying or renting a timeshare.”

Those are the timeshare network selling solutions we need!

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Top Ten Las Vegas Timeshare Resales

Continuing in the series of top selling timeshare resorts – here comes the top ten best selling Las Vegas timeshares! This list comes from real time sales data from recently closed timeshare sales:

HGV Club at Flamingo Las Vegas Our #1 best selling timeshare in Las Vegas, HGV Club at Flamingo is in great demand! The location, tropical setting, and top shelf service keep the demand high.

HGV Club Las Vegas Timeshare Our #1 best selling timeshare in Las Vegas, HGV Club at Flamingo is in great demand! The location, tropical setting, and top shelf service keep the demand high.

HGV Club Las Vegas Timeshare

HGV at Las Vegas Hilton Another HGV Club timeshare, the Hilton is located close to the Las Vegas strip, offers terrific amenities, and exchanges well.

Polo Towers Amenities at the resort include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a rooftop pool and spa for adults, and a family water park & play area.

The rest of the top selling Las Vegas timeshares include The Jockey Club, Summer Bay at Las Vegas Desert Club, Marriott’s Grand Chateau, HGV Club on Las Vegas Strip, Wyndham Grand Desert, Consolidated Club de Soleil, and Tahiti Village.

You should also pay attention to what recently happened with Hilton Grand Vacations Club and the Planet Hollywood timeshare project.

If you own a Westgate Planet Hollywood timeshare and have been wondering what is happening, call it Elara – Hilton Grand Vacations Club newest member.

Here’s an excerpt from BusinessWire’s report: “LV Tower 52, LLC (“LV Tower”) acquired a controlling interest in Planet Hollywood Towers by Westgate and appointed Hilton Grand Vacations to rebrand the property and provide future vacation ownership sales and marketing services. Most recently LV Tower appointed HGV to oversee the resort’s condominium association, timeshare interval reservations, and on-site resort maintenance and resort operations. The more than 17,000 existing Westgate owners of the property will continue to enjoy the full ownership rights and benefits associated with their original purchase from Westgate Resorts as well as their exchange privileges with Interval International. ”

Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas This brings the Westgate Planet Hollywood story to a close. But a new chapter is developing with Elara as the largest single timeshare building in the world

Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas

In addition, all future sales for Elara timeshares will be conducted by and sold as Hilton Grand Vacation Club ownerships.

This brings the Westgate Planet Hollywood story to a close. But a new chapter is developing with Elara as the largest single timeshare building in the world (at its opening in 2009). Plus there is a huge amount of anticipation that Elara should emerge as one of Hilton’s premiere timeshare resorts. Hilton Grand Vacation Club already has a strong presence in Las Vegas with 48,000 club members. The HGV Club established itself in Las Vegas with the Flamingo in 1994 and has been growing ever since.

If you are ready to sell your Las Vegas timeshare, whether it is on our top ten list or not, the demand is high for timeshares in Las Vegas. And if you are ready to buy a timeshare, check out those links to the timeshare resort properties for sale.

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Thanksgiving Christmas New Years - Time for Timeshare Travel Deals

Now is the time to be making plans for sharing a great vacation with your friends and family. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are very busy times of the year and it will be less stressful if you already have your lodging plans nailed down. Almost without fail, the plans revolve around finding adequate and affordable quality lodging. Once those reservations are set then you can get on with the rest of your planning.

First – Finding the right place to stay. Travel during the holidays usually means finding rooms for more than just yourself. Hotel rooms are okay but they are small.

Vermont Lodge in White Christmas

Vermont Lodge in White Christmas

Remember the 1954 classic movie “White Christmas”? Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney starred in this Christmas time story of friends working to save their former General’s Inn in Vermont. They decide to produce a musical to draw a crowd and jump start interest in the Vermont lodge. Thanks to Bob’s appeal on the Ed Harrison show the place is packed with fans. Otherwise the Vermont inn would have been empty.

Luxury resorts in Vermont or New Hampshire have no problem filling their ski resorts to NO VACANCY. Now we have the opposite problem – finding rooms for holiday groups or families.

Consider the advantages of renting or owning a timeshare for the holiday season! First of all there is always plenty of space. You can get a one, two, three, or even a four bedroom unit for a fraction of the cost of what a hotel would cost. You can stay for a week, unpack, enjoy a luxury environment, and relax during the holidays. Then there’s the issue of availability. If you buy a specific week at your timeshare resort you can stay there that week. As long as you make your reservation far enough in advance and keep your maintenance fees up to date you should never encounter not being able to get the week you bought.

Imperial Palm Villas Orlando Timeshare Resort

Imperial Palm Villas Orlando Timeshare Resort – Features Spacious 3 Bedroom Units

Now lets look at the actual accommodations themselves. Timeshare units are fully equipped with a full kitchen, laundry facilities either in the room or nearby, and all the comforts of home. If you would rather not sleep in your mother in law’s basement or your uncle’s garage apartment, consider a much better alternative than a hotel. Rent a timeshare with none of the hassle, all of the luxury, and plenty of time to relax for the holidays.

Rent a timeshare! It just makes sense. Do it at RPMLS.com.

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Sell My Timeshare Now?

Flamingo Beach Resort Timeshare St Maarten

Flamingo Beach Resort Timeshare St Maarten

Running a marathon always starts with the first step. Selling your timeshare may not be as hard as running a marathon, but it does take persistence and patience.

The answer to the question of “Is now the best time to sell my timeshare?” is best answered by another question “Do you want to keep paying maintenance fees for a timeshare you never use?”.  If the answer to that question is “YES” then now is the time to get your timeshare on the market for sale and get it done once and for all.

Some timeshare owners get stuck in neutral in their decision to sell their timeshare. What will it cost? What will it sell for? Is the economy right?

There is a buyer for every timeshare. You bought it and others wanted to buy but walked away. Most still like the idea of timesharing but did not want to pay a retail price.

In overdeveloped areas like Orlando/Kissimmee there are far more timeshare units available than the demand for them. Just as it is with any commodity for example, the more supply and less demand there is for something the less the buyer will have to pay.

Other areas of the country are not as over developed. Take the western coast of Florida for example. Few new resorts have been built there, the timeshare owners seldom want to part with their timeshare in those locations and the demand is very high.

Yes the demand for vacation condos like timeshares is strong in Orlando but the supply is out of control huge! And more timeshare developments are breaking ground.

The best way to go about buying a timeshare in a market like this is to use a timeshare resale specialist that has a network of other professionals like brokers, title companies, escrow, attorneys, and so on. Plus make sure they have a track record of closing deals on timeshare sales. Some timeshare sales are tricky and take special expertise to get the job done. Ask a lot of questions. A timeshare resale pro will be happy to tell you about the timeshares they have sold, their most recent sale, and what the prospects are for finding you just what you want.

Grand View LasV egas Timeshare

Better Than A Hotel Room – Yes?

So whether you are searching for a high end Marriott, Westin, or other timeshare resort or just a small town “lazy river” kind of place there are plenty of timeshare owners ready to sell you their timeshare at a huge discount!

There is a buyer for every timeshare. You bought it and others wanted to buy but walked away. Most still like the idea of timesharing but did not want to pay a retail price.

No matter what the economy is doing there will always be people ready to spend money on luxury items like boats, sports cars, and luxury vacation condos. Timeshares fit the bill for those who do not want to pay for and maintain a second home, a lake house, or other type of whole ownership.

Now is the best time to sell your timeshare. If you don’t get the process started now when will you do it?


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Doing The Timeshare Cabo Wabo

So just what is the Cabo Wabo? It’s a chain of nightclubs in Cabo San Lucas. But many vacationers have given many ways to identify a Cabo Wabo. Just use your imagination.

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Timeshare CaboLast week an old friend of mine sent me some photos of his family on vacation in Cabo San Lucas. Of course it brought back a flood of memories – not only of a good friend, but of great places to see and things to do in Cabo.

When you mention traveling to Mexico these days most people shiver to think about the drug cartel violence on the border. But for the most part the violence is just that – on the border. The resort towns offer a safer place than you would think. That, in part, is why Mexico tourism is growing by leaps and bounds compared to other international travel spots.

Take Cabo San Lucas for example. How much more can you get removed from the border than at the end of the Baja peninsula on the Pacific Ocean? That would be like putting off a trip to Houston because of violence in St Louis. Cabo San Lucas features over sixty timeshare resorts in a setting that is beyond description. The Pacific Ocean, palm trees, luxury accommodations, and affordable prices make it a favorite for tourists from China, India, Russia, and North America.

Over the last several years ten timeshare resorts in Cabo San Lucas have dominated the timeshare resales market. These timeshare developments have everything going for them and buyers are looking to buy them right now! Here’s the ten top sellers in Cabo:


Pueblo Bonito Rose Timeshare Resort Cabo San Lucas

Pueblo Bonito Rose Timeshare Resort Cabo San Lucas

Pueblo Bonito Rose Resort, Hacienda del Mar, Pueblo Bonito Resort Los Cabos, Club Regina Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Villa Del Palmar Cabo, Playa Grande Resort, Club Cascadas de Baja, Finisterra Club & Resort, Sol Mar Beach Club Resort.

The best selling timeshare in Cabo, Pueblo Bonito Rose, has a description that “sets the bar” for all other luxury timeshares: This awesome resort is located in the mystical, desert landscape of the southern Baja California peninsula. Situated at Land’s End, Pueblo Bonito Rose is surrounded by beautiful coastline, magnificent sea life, and the majestic nature of Los Cabos.

All of the above timeshare resorts in Cabo San Lucas Mexico have great inventory for sale at huge discounts! You’d be buying these from the owner not the resort.


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Timeshare Rentals Top 25 For The First Half of 2014

Marriott Maui Ocean Club Timeshare For Sale

Marriott Maui Ocean Club Timeshare For Sale

According to who? Let’s just call them blueweek.com. They have this timeshare top list every year at “blueweek.com” for rentals and sales. Their list is accumulated from “Top 25 ranking was determined by the e-mail alert preferences of the site’s more than 1.5 million registered users.” They even say “actual results may differ from those reflected in these results”. Their rankings are based not on what people actually get, but what they want. So it should be entitled “The Top 25 Most Requested Timeshare Rentals”. Just because it is requested, does not mean it is the most rented out timeshare.

The email alert is just a reflection of what people want and usually cannot get. Supply and demand. The information is good to know if you own a timeshare there. Timeshare owners who also want to exchange into those resorts would also benefit by knowing that the top 25 would be very hard to exchange into. Maybe that’s why these 25 timeshares are on the request list. Nobody wants to bank their week there, and zillions of people want it.

Too bad, RCI and Interval International would say. I also wonder if RCI and II are renting out any of those timeshare weeks banked there! Probably. Those are in so much demand they could command any price they want to rent it out.

Things that make you wonder who is looking out for who . . . .

Anyway, here’s their list:

Harborside Resort Atlantis Timeshares for Rent or Sale

Harborside Resort Atlantis Timeshares for Rent or Sale

1. Disney’s Beach Club Villas – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
2. Disney’s BoardWalk Villas – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
3. Harborside Resort at Atlantis – Paradise Island, Bahamas
4. The Manhattan Club – New York City, New York
5. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina, Hawaii
6. Costa Linda Beach Resort – Oranjestad, Aruba
7. HGVC at Hilton Hawaiian Village – Honolulu, Hawaii
8. Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
9. Disney’s Old Key West Resort – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
10. Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club – Kapolei, Hawaii
11. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club – Palm Beach, Aruba
12. The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas – Lahaina, Hawaii
13. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club – Palm Beach, Aruba
14. Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas – Newport Coast, California
15. The Royal Sands – Cancun, Mexico
16. Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club – Koloa, Hawaii
17. Playa Linda Beach Resort – Palm Beach, Aruba
18. Marriott’s Grande Ocean – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
19. Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort: West Village – Kissimmee, Florida
20. Marriott’s Ocean Pointe – Palm Beach Shores, Florida
21. Kaanapali Beach Club – Lahaina, Hawaii
22. The Westin St. John – Virgin Grand Villas – St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
23. Aruba Beach Club – Oranjestad, Aruba
24. Sheraton Vistana Resort – Orlando, Florida
25. The Galleon Resort – Key West, Florida

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Animal Kingdom's Largest Expansion - Pandora!

Breaking Ground for Pandora at Disney

Breaking Ground for Pandora at Disney

**UPDATE**  Construction has begun for Pandora at the Magic Kingdom. Friday, January 10th, they broke out the big blue shovels and got to work.

When James Cameron’s hit movie, Avatar, made its debut in 2009 the nation was buzzing in anticipation of what it would be like. And fans were not disappointed. Avatar dazzled both the young and old. It was the kind of movie that thought outside the box. Seriously outside!

Pandora was the home of the tall and blue skinned Na’Vi. Disney plans to build an expansion to Animal Kingdom that is modeled after Pandora. THAT is a huge and ambitious undertaking. Building a jungle of bioluminescent plants is absolutely within the type of thing Disney could pull off. Here’s more: “Other than the color, the trees resemble those of Earth. They have the familiar trunks, branches and leaves, though due to the difference in planetary gravity, many of the shapes appear strange to humans and the proportions are greater because of the lower gravity. The trees and plant life of Pandora have formed electrochemical connections between their roots and effectively act as neurons, creating a planet-wide “brain” that has achieved sentience.”

Avatar's Thanator - Disney Animal Kingdom

Avatar’s Thanator – Disney Animal Kingdom

Plus, remember the strange animals? Mountain banshees that the Na’vi would ride in the sky, viperwolves, thick skinned hammerhead titanotheres, and of course the thanator! Disney will also be adding new entertainment experiences including a night show with music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery.

This new “Avatar Land” (final name yet to be announced) will open in 2017 at Walt Disney World Resort’s Animal Kingdom.

Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time worldwide at $2.7 billion. Plus, if you didn’t already know, three sequels are planned to be released in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The addition of the world of Pandora to Disney’s theme park in Florida will be huge. The kind of huge that will make all theme parks jealous of the buzz that will be created. It will also help draw more tourists, fill more restaurants, book more hotel rooms, and sell more timeshares. Disney has a timeshare development at the Animal Kingdom. One of the best selling timeshare projects of Disney Vacation Club, the Animal Kingdom has the thematic resort notion hammered into place. Imagine the sales of timeshares at the Animal Kingdom resort once the Avatar/Pandora section opens in 2017! A sales persons’ dream. I bet the prices for Disney Vacation Club memberships will be higher that year as well. That’s just part of the “Magic”!

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Timeshare Exchange

Is this what you got on your last timeshare exchange?

Timeshare Exchange with a guarantee of getting what you want? The truth is that does not happen very often. The success that is. You will hear sales people tell you that you can exchange timeshare for any place and any time.

What they timeshare salesman did not tell you was that you have to be able to plan your vacation six months in advance, be flexible on each of your choices, and request different times to raise the likelihood of getting an actual exchange that works.

So who among us timeshare owners can predict three different weeks that we can get off work for a vacation?  Just what I thought. Just about nobody.

The best chance of getting what you want in a timeshare exchange through RCI or Interval International is to plan as far in advance as possible. Request your vacation time as soon as possible. It also means that if you want for example a ski vacation do not just request your favorite place like Park City. Spread your request over several areas like Park City, Breckenridge, and Lake Tahoe. And for each location request a different week on the calendar like weeks 6, 7, and 8. Those variables will greatly increase your chance of getting a week in exchange for what you banked.

If you value the timeshare you purchased and the maintenance fee you pay each year you owe it to yourself to get the benefit of owning a timeshare. So don’t let the week rot away in the RCI or II bank. They will be glad to rent out that week for themselves.

Work the system, get your timeshare exchange, and get the well deserved vacation you need! RPMLS.com

Don’t Let It Get To This Point!

However, if your inability to exchange your timeshare for what you want (and deserve!) has frustrated you to the boiling point there is a solution: Sell your timeshare. Maybe you’ve considered that option or even attempted to sell it yourself. But if you have continued to pay maintenance fees for a timeshare that you can never get, for a vacation you never take, or for good times you’ve paid for in advance but aren’t having any fun then sell the timeshare.

There is no mystery or secret to selling your timeshare. It is just a matter of getting the right help and setting the price so that a buyer finds it an attractive purchase. You will not have the advantage of a pressurized sales pitch but what you will have is negotiating help when you use a timeshare resale specialist.

That’s money in the bank. A real bank.


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Old Timeshare - New Gold Crown From RCI

Eastern Slope Inn Timeshare Resort

Eastern Slope Inn Timeshare Resort

From the Conway Daily Sun:  “CONWAY — Eastern Slope Inn Resort last week announced it has been awarded the prestigious RCI Gold Crown Resort property designation by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange. A select number of RCI affiliated resorts meet RCI’s requirements for recognition and have earned the RCI Gold Crown Resort award. These resorts have attained high levels of excellence in resort accommodations, hospitality and member experience ratings as measured by RCI. In the world of timeshares this is not such extraordinary news. THIS is what makes it extraordinary: “For more than 87 years, the historic elegance and awarded history of the resort is reflected in Eastern Slope Inn’s unyielding commitment to guest satisfaction.” Since the resort’s origins in 1926, the resort has experienced tremendous growth, spanning such capital enhancements as the construction of additional accommodations and most recently a new fitness facility and renovations to the main lobby — restoring it back to its historic elegance.”

With over 3.7 million members in RCI, this is a tremendous pat on the back for those who manage Eastern Slope Inn. Timeshare resorts, as they age, experience a decline in desirability most of the time due to their location, amenities, and/or management. That has not been the case with this Conway, New Hampshire timeshare resort. RCI also considers the timeshare owners’ feelings about their timeshare resort. Resort reviews are constantly being submitted by the owners and evaluated by both RCI and the timeshare resort. In order to attain a Gold Crown Resort designation from RCI the resort’s owner satisfaction grade must be high.

According to their website, “The Eastern Slope Inn Resort is an elegant, four-season resort located on the National Register of Historic Places in the center of New Hampshire’s North Conway Village. Situated on 40 acres, within walking distance of quaint shops, restaurants, cafes and popular attractions, the resort features 250 rooms bridging the charm of yesteryear with modern day comforts and conveniences. The main inn offers a variety of elegantly furnished guest rooms with many units featuring kitchenettes. Also on site, guests can choose from studios, townhouses and deluxe suites with gas fireplaces, spa tubs, full kitchens and living rooms. Resort amenities include the Eastern Slope Playhouse, indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, Flatbread Restaurant & Pub, tennis courts, fitness facility, playground, retail shops and walking trails to the Saco River.”

Inn Season at Pollard Brook

Inn Season at Pollard Brook

Numerous older timeshare resorts are dotted across the Green Mountains and White Mountains. They tend to have a loyal following by the owners and are well maintained. Vermont and New Hampshire offer four seasons of beauty, convenience, and affordability. I’d say these older timeshare resorts will be around much longer yet. Maybe even longer than those being built today.

More timeshare resorts in New Hampshire: Attitash Mountain Village, Inn Season at Pollard Brook, Village of Loon Mountain, Cathedral Ledge Resort, Summit at Four Seasons, Cold Spring Properties, Forest Glen Inn, Steele Hill Resort, Inns of Waterville Valley, The Windrifter.


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Of All The Ways You Could Dispose Of Your Timeshare This One Works

“What is the best way to sell my timeshare?” I get asked that question a lot. You do have a lot of options but most of them are not very effective. For example: You could ask the timeshare resort for help selling your timeshare. Unfortunately about 58% of all US resorts offer no resales help. If they do, often they charge extremely high commissions, like up to 40% That does not sound like the best way to sell your time share.

Westin Kierland Villas timeshare for sale

You could always advertise it yourself. However, these days, the prospects of advertising on Craigslist have scared some people away. Prices on EBay are rock bottom and while you may get a large amount of exposure, you may not want to deal with “bottom feeder” price offers. The kind of advertising you’d need to do to attract the largest possible buyer pool would be quite expensive. Try pricing an ad in USA Today! Too expensive. That doesn’t sound like the best way to sell your timeshare either!

Another possibility is placing an ad in your local classified ads. I’d say don’t waste your time with that idea. Think about it. Who will you reach:  Probably a relatively small group of people, buyers who are not sure exactly what a timeshare is, inquiries from people who may not have the money or financing ability to buy your timeshare, or people who want to pay one dollar for your timeshare.

You could always respond to one of those unsolicited nameless emails that proclaim they already have a buyer for your timeshare. If it sounds too good to be true, it is definitely not true.  Their next move is to ask you to wire them 3 or 4 thousand dollars so they can sell your timeshare for you. Something sounds backwards in this sales proposition.

Timeshare Realtor BrokerLots of people prefer to use a Timeshare Resale Broker. They specialize in timeshare resales and can do all the negotiating and contract work for you. Most of the time, you will have to pay a commission, but it would be worth it to not have to deal with the hassles. Now that sounds like the best way to sell your timeshare. And now is a good time to sell your timeshare. Buyers are looking for deals and the resorts are not selling them like they used to. Studies estimate that there are 9.2 million US households thinking of buying a timeshare in the next 2 years.

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Beach Timeshare Resorts - Top Ten Best Beach Vacations!

If you are looking for surfing, diving, playing on the beach, or just soaking in the sun, here’s my totally unscientific top ten picks for beach resort timeshares:

Marriott Aruba Ocean Club Timeshare Resort

Marriott Aruba Ocean Club Timeshare Resort

10. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club – Separated from the magnificent Caribbean Sea by a lovely white, sandy beach, this Five Star property offers the ultimate in luxury vacations.Accommodations range from one to two bedroom villas that are elegantly appointed with full kitchen, kitchenette, formal living and dining areas, whirlpool spa in master bath, private balcony with ocean view, laundry facilities and more.

9. The Royal Mayan Cancun, Mexico. Guests will love this fabulous Five Star resort just a few minutes from a Mayan archaeological site and a championship golf course.

8. Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club – On the southern coast of Kauai, 51 tropical acres provide the garden setting for Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club. The one and two bedroom vacation ownership villas and luxury hotel offer two restaurants, world-class swimming pool complex, two championship golf courses, tennis and a myriad of beach activities on the quarter mile of Kalapaki Beach.

7. Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta – Situated on the beach, 15 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta is a retreat for recreational water activities. When the sun goes down, explore the exciting nightlife, designer shops, and the international restaurants of Puerto Vallarta.

6. Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas – Accommodations feature lanai with ocean view, stone flooring and distinctive Hawaiian themed decor. Activities and amenities include two spas, waterslide, steam room, swimming pool, gameroom, poolside bar, sauna, fitness center, tennis,washer and dryer in both portions of the lockout units and more.

5. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – My top choice for Maui, located on one of the world’s most famous beaches is Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club. Amenities include golf, tennis, watersports, lavish swimming pools, waterfalls, live entertainment, health club, shopping, restaurants, children’s activity center and much more. Suite amenities include private balconies, separate living and dining areas, and kitchenette. Don’t miss historic Lahaina only minutes away.

Harborside Atlantis Timeshare Resort

Harborside Atlantis Timeshare Resort

4. Pueblo Bonito Rose Resort – This awesome resort is located in the mystical, desert landscape of the southern Baja California peninsula. Situated at Land’s End, Pueblo Bonito Rose is surrounded by beautiful coastline, magnificent sea life, and the majestic nature of Los Cabos.

3. Charter Club of Marco Beach – One of the best of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island will delight water lovers, sightseers, and sun worshipers. A beachfront location allows guests to be right in the midsts of one of the world’s best shelling areas.

2. Vidafel Mayan Palace-Acapulco – This fabulous tropical paradise is in the new Acapulco Diamente Zone and offers beautiful lakes and gardens thoughout the property. Amenities include golf, tennis, restaurants, beach, live entertainment, playground, and the largest swimming pool in the world.

1. Harborside Resort at Atlantis – My number 1 choice. Surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean and pure-white beaches, Harborside Resort at Atlantis is ideally situated in the perfect spot for relaxing and adventure. These luxurious villas feature full kitchens, formal living and dining areas, whirlpool bath and private terraces.

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Huge Marriott Timeshare Discounts

Marriott timeshares on the timeshare resale market are a great value.  They carry the same benefits but often at half the cost when you buy resale! For example if you wanted to buy a Marriott timeshare from the developer, maybe you’d be paying $24,000 to well over $30,000. Would you like to save 25%  to 50% or more off your timeshare purchase?

Here’s how to buy a Marriott timeshare.

Use a timeshare resale broker – a Realtor who specializes in Marriott timeshare resales. They can locate the property you need, finalize all the terms, and get it closed for far less than you’d pay elsewhere.

So far in 2014 the top five best selling Marriott timeshares are:

Marriott Newport Coast Villas timeshare for sale by owner1. Buy Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas-  Description from their home page: “spacious two-bedroom Newport Coast villas offer Tuscan-inspired living/dining areas and full kitchens. Enjoy four outdoor pools, three whirlpool spas, tennis facilities, and a state-of-the-art fitness center and activity center.  Perched atop a bluff offering sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean & Catalina Island.” A fantastic location like this is not enough by itself to rank number one among Marriott timeshare resales. This resort also boasts one of the finest reputations in customer satisfaction and return visitors.

2. Buy Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club – Just thirty minutes from Honolulu, this timeshare resort is located on 640 acres of lush tropical landscaping. There you’ll find crystal clear lagoons, waterfalls, and all the things you’d expect from your not so typical tropical paradise! When you add in Ko Olina Golf Club, an exclusive beach club, spectacular attention to detail, and a discount price you have all the makings for a stress free island vacation.

3. Buy Marriott’s Ocean Point – Golf! Yes, in one word, Golf. Over 147 golf courses are nearby this Palm Beach Shores vacation destination.

4. Buy Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club – Just take a look at the photo to the left.

Marriott Waiohai Beach Club Timeshare for sale by owner

5. Buy Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – The Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club is one of the most sought after timeshares in history. You combine the location with Marriott’s reputation and you get a sure fire combination. Couple that with buying the timeshare on the resale market for a great discount and you will come out ahead every time.

Be sure to check out the excellent deals on these Marriott timeshares and more at www.RPMLS.com. You’ll love the selection, professional staff, and price.

Marriott Timeshares – more value than just the price. A valued memory to treasure for a lifetime.


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How to Buy Cabo Timeshares On The Resale

Cabo Timeshare – New On the Market For Sale

This Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach timeshare in Cabo is ready to go! Priced to sell fast at $6,490, it is a one bedroom and is available every year. Here’s more from the website: “FABULOUS GOLD CROWN RESORT IN PARADISE!!! Premium property overlooking the Pacific Ocean offering a plethora of amenities and activities including private beach, award-winning spa, six swimming pools, gourmet restaurants, tennis, marina, golf and much more. Accommodations feature kitchenette, balcony or patio, high-speed Internet, satellite TV and lush comfy furnishing just to name a few. Upgrades and all-inclusive packages are available.”

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Timeshare CaboBid on this timeshare now!

The Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach timeshare is in the top ten best resale timeshares for Mexico. The location is top notch, the amenities can’t be beat, and the price is right.

Here are the top ten best selling timeshares ( resale ) in Mexico:

Allow me to use the timeshare for sale information above to show you why it so important to use a timeshare resales specialist when you buy timeshare. Consider this recent story out of Cabo San Lucas and one of their premier resorts, Grand Solmar Timeshare Condominiums. Here’s the headline:

Grand Solmar Timeshare Condominiums Increase Prices 40% to Meet Ownership Demands

Sunset Beach - Pueblo Bonito TimeshareSunset Beach – Pueblo Bonito Timeshare

Is there something that makes you scratch your head in that headline? It sure did for me. And just in case I may have misunderstood I kept reading and found this: ” . . . received a lot of positive feedback and interest on the original 6 phases, so much so that there has been a 40 percent increase in the selling price. These condominium units are the definition of luxury vacation and with their amazing location and affordable pricing, travelers are purchasing ownership options as fast as they are being offered.”

So how does increasing the sales price meet ownership demands? Are the prospective timeshare buyers demanding that they pay 40% more than the already jacked up price? I don’t think so.

But, alas, that is just how the timeshare developers think. Since they have a great product (yes they do) and buyers are rapidly buying, they inflate the price to help their profits. Every sale at the new price will be 40% more pure profit for the developer. I still don’t get how Grand Solmar thinks this is a benefit to a timeshare buyer. Maybe because they can build more timeshare buildings? Perhaps.

I think something was lost in the translation.


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Why Las Vegas Timeshare Sales Point To A Rebounding Las Vegas!

Since 2008 very little expansion has happened with timeshare resorts. In fact, nearly zero. Sales of timeshare had dropped in a dramatic fashion and the “paper” associated with timeshare financing became a hard thing to sell. So timeshare development and construction came to a halt.

In 2013 several major players restarted or started construction projects for timeshares in Las Vegas. Hilton, Marriott, Westgate, and Wyndham have jump started projects and are building again.

GrandView Las Vegas Timeshare for sale

GrandView Las Vegas Timeshare

From ReviewJournal.com:

■ Construction of a new tower at Grandview at Las Vegas, near South Point, taking it from 1,556 units to 1,856, according to the LVCVA survey. Completion is projected for early next year;

■ The Hilton Grand Vacations unit of Hilton Hotels & Resorts purchased 300 units at the Trump International Hotel to add to its luxury timeshare portfolio;

Marriott Vacations Worldwide last month topped the third 37-floor tower of its off-Strip Grand Chateau. This will add 223 units to the property;

■ Construction has resumed on the Desert Blue timeshare, planned at 281 units, after a four-year hiatus. Wyndham Worldwide sold the project to another developer in June for $117 million, including only $3 million for the unfinished building itself and $114 million of the timeshare units available to sell. As part of the transaction, Wyndham has committed to repurchasing the project for $309 million at an unspecified date unless a different buyer steps in, according to Wyndham regulatory filings.”

There are additional reports that Westgate Flamingo Bay had the best sales year ever in 2012. Hilton Grand Vacations, Marriott, Wyndham, and Westgate have all reported that timeshare resales in 2013 were far better than the previous 4 years and the growth is already being seen in 2014.

Now lets translate that into something a timeshare owner could put to good use. With the renewed timeshare sales and tours at timeshare resorts comes huge numbers of potential timeshare buyers. Yet these buyers are reluctant to buy their timeshare from the resort itself.

Marriott Grand Chateau timeshares for sale by owner

Marriott Grand Chateau

Why? Maybe they had a bad experience with the first timeshare they bought. Or maybe they just don’t want to pay the going retail price. Either way they are wanting to buy timeshares in greater numbers and if you are ready to sell your timeshare this could be the time to sell your timeshare. There is no better time to sell your timeshare than when the demand is high. Evidence of the high demand is seen in the renewed construction and development activities by the resorts. They would never take that kind of risk if they were not confident there was a market for their product.

If there is a market for the new sales of timeshares, there is an even greater market for timeshare resales. People are always looking for ways to save money on big purchases. Buying a timeshare on the resale market is a way to do just that.

Sales of timeshares are hot and getting hotter! Now is the time to sell your timeshare.

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Health and Wellness Vacations - How Timeshares Lead The Way

ARDA, American Resort Development Association, is promoting the wellness trend for “consumers who want their vacations to reflect a healthier lifestyle factor.” (press release)

Timeshare resorts are on the fast track to include health and wellness programs that include fitness programs, spa services, weight-loss regimens and other services to create a healthy vacation experience for timeshare owners.

Those timeshare resorts that aren’t on that fast track will get left behind. Timeshare travelers are growing more and more interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on vacation and see their timeshare as a place to enhance that experience.

Marriott timeshare resorts, for example, have led the way with award winning spas and wellness centers that include yoga classes, Tai Chi, water aerobics, and more. Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas is one example of how it’s done right.  Here’s a quote from a Marriott exec:  “It makes good business sense to offer wellness programs at our resorts, for they complement the active lifestyles of our owners and guests,” said Ed Kinney, vice president, corporate affairs and communications, Marriott Vacations Worldwide. “Since 1984, we’ve been committed to offering relevant activities for all ages that balance our owners’ desires for relaxation and fun with staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during their vacation.”

Or consider Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club Timeshares:  Enjoy tropical paradise at this Five Star resort situated along miles of white sand and the blue waters of the Caribbean. Accommodations feature full kitchen, living and dining areas, private patio or balcony and washer/dryer. In addition to beach activities, amenities include swimming pool with slide, lazy river, whirlpool, onsite shopping, restaurant, tennis, fitness center, full service spa and more.

Marriott Towel RecyclingIn addition to the above, Marriott Timeshare Resorts also lead the way in making their resorts more friendly to the environment.  On Bill Marriott’s blog, Marriott On The Move, he wrote, “Sustainability is an important part of our global expansion and our commitment to grow responsibly.  This is why we’re supporting rainforest preservation in the Amazon and access to fresh water in China.  At the same time, our hotels around the world are taking steps to be more environmentally-friendly.  It’s a long journey, and we still have much work ahead, but I think we’re on the right track. “  See more

Marriott Towel Recycling3In fact, I recently stayed at a Marriott resort and noticed this hanging in the master bath:

It reads: “Be inspired. Support our environment efforts by reusing your towels. Please hang them to air dry. Or leave them elsewhere and we will be happy to replace your towels with freshly laundered ones.”

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Marriott Timeshare For Sale - Under $10,000!

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge Timeshare for sale by owner

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge Timeshare For Sale By Owner

Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge in Breckenridge Colorado is a vacationers’ dream come true. This gold one bedroom timeshare available annually is priced to sell fast at $9,950!

Bid on Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge timeshare here.

Finding the best deals on Marriott timeshares for sale is easy here. This Marriott timeshare is the best selling in Colorado on the timeshare resale market. Several things account for its first place standing. Marriott timeshares are always in demand on the resale market. Almost always, current owners of Marriott timeshares buy timeshares on the resale market because they realize the savings by purchasing a timeshare from the owner. Also, the Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge is located in prime ski country – Breckenridge Colorado.

The view overlooks the Quick Silver Super Six chairlift with 27 lifts and more than 148 ski trails. No doubt the Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge has an awesome location. Even in the summer, this is a prime location for outdoor activities and family fun. Colorado is a great place to vacation.

Buying a timeshare on the resale market is the best way to get the best value in vacation property. You should never pay the retail price when someone is willing to sell their timeshare to you for less. Plus when you use the services of a reputable timeshare resales company you get the kind of experience you need to make sure the deal is complete.

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge timeshare for sale by ownerDuring the negotiation of a timeshare sale there are many details that need to be covered that not every timeshare owner would necessarily think of. Agreements concerning the next use of the timeshare, availability of unused weeks, maintenance fees paid or not paid, and transfer of various rights and privileges need to be addressed and put in writing. That is where a timeshare resale specialist comes into action. If you want the transaction complete with all the loops closed then you shouldn’t go it alone.

Paying fees for services should not get you rattled either. If you want the service a professional can give you then you must be willing to pay for the service they provide. No one works for free. Along with the agreement to pay fees to a timeshare resales company you should be able to expect ethics, honest, and a fair deal. Anything less ventures into shady dealings that may not end well.

Work with a timeshare resale company that has success with sales – not just “offers”.



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Pricing Your Timeshare To Sell

When timeshare owners decide to sell, they frequently discover they have a distorted perception of the value of their property. Even though, most timeshare sale documents include statements such as “the value of a timeshare is in the use” that point is seldom driven home at the new sales table.

Cut Your PriceHigh marketing cost is one of the underlying problems associated with both timeshare resales and new sales. It is estimated that the marketing costs alone are over 40% of the new sales price paid by the consumer. The big brands like Hyatt, Hilton, Wyndham and even Marriott can almost never market a timeshare product for less. When individual timeshare owners and the general public are made aware of this reality it often creates a negative perception. This is one of the reasons that most developers have elected not to become involved with resales in the past.  Today, with the rising cost of development, the ever increasing new sales price, and the rapidly growing second market, more and more developers are dealing in timeshare resales. Usually their involvement is in right of first refusal buy backs and not a resale program for their owners.

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The Sheraton Vistana Orlando – Timeshare Best Seller

Few timeshare sellers are aware the marketing costs are so high until they try to resell their units. The developer’s 40-50% marketing costs on a $20,000 new timeshare sale often exceed the resale price. The cost of sale is obviously not going to be any less for an individual. According to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) most timeshares sell for between 25% to 50% percent below developer pricing. When an owner decides to sell there are a few basic things to keep in mind. They are selling a luxury item not a necessity like their home — even though the timeshare may be deeded real estate.

Due to the high marketing costs, expect to pay an advertising fee in advance. Deal only with licensed real estate Brokers that will earn a commission at closing. Be aware if there is no commission to be earned then there is no motivation to sell your property. Remember, price the property below developer pricing because you are now competing with the developer for the family that wants to enjoy years of wonderful vacations as you hopefully have.

Just remember, your timeshare will not sell itself. If you do nothing you’ll get nothing in return. While it may be uncharted territory for almost everyone when it comes to selling your timeshare.

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The Lake House - Buy Rent or Timeshare?

The Lake Conroe Lighthouse

When it comes to a second home everyone has their own preferences: a house on the lake, on the beach, in the mountains, golf communities and so on. In my neighborhood and on my street there are four lake houses on the market for sale. All of them are 3 bedrooms, on the water with private boat lifts and decks, and all are priced between $315,000 and $419,000.

In the big scheme of things for waterfront homes on Lake Conroe they are pretty affordable. Or maybe not.

What if you dream of vacationing or spending weekends on a big lake, on the beach, or in the mountains? Perhaps you could rent a home like that. The cheapest weekly rental rates for a lake home on this lake start at around $2,000 and go up quickly!

Lots of folks who own these lake houses live in the city. They have other homes to tend to, pay taxes on, and maintain. Sometimes their lake home gets neglected, especially in the winter. That brings on more maintenance in addition to the maintenance fees or dues, and basic repairs.

On the other hand there are some advantages to owning a second home. If the home is in a suitable location you could rent the home out. You could rent it weekly, monthly, or whatever term suits you. The additional income from renting the home could help cover additional mortgage, repairs, taxes, and other expenses that come along with owing the second home.

Lake Conroe Sunset

Speaking of taxes: If you use the place as a second home– rather than renting it out as a business property — interest on the mortgage is deductible just as interest on the mortgage on your first home is. There are several caveats to consider when it comes to your taxes so be sure to consult a tax professional when it comes time to file.

What is an affordable option?  Consider a timeshare. Someone else will maintain it, upgrade the interior, keep things running all year, and host family activities that the average home would never have access to.

Plus, a timeshare will cost a tiny fraction of what buying a second home would cost. You can even buy a timeshare on the resale market for a fraction of what the resort would charge if you buy your timeshare on the resale market.

Consider it. The best locations, great accommodations, low cost, and no pressure to maintain a home you do not live in or have easy access to.

Timeshare. Better than a second home. www.RPMLS.com

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Top Ten Best Selling Timeshares in Branson!

In and around Branson timeshare developers have been building terrific timeshare resorts for quite some time.
Pictures of Wyndham Branson at The Meadows - Resort Photos
This photo of Wyndham Branson at The Meadows is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The number one best selling timeshare in Branson is the Wyndham Branson. Wyndham Branson (Falls or Meadows) is described this way on their homepage: “Located just four miles from the famous 76 strip, Wyndham Branson at the Meadows is the perfect quiet and picturesque place for the whole family to unwind. This is a kid-friendly resort with many activities geared just for them like Water Olympics, birthday parties, teen rave nights and karaoke”. Their proximity to all the entertainment Branson offers is indeed a great selling point. They can offer both the convenience of location to a huge selection of shows and the quiet setting of a well laid out timeshare campus.

With the Wyndham points system, you will find up to 700,000 points available for individual purchase. Plus there are quite a few Wyndham points deals for over 200,000 points and some as few as 77,000 points.

Timeshare sales in Branson have always been consistently strong. But, these top ten timeshares have outperformed all the others when it comes to the timeshare resale market. This list was created from actual resales of owners’ timeshares. This information is good to know if you are thinking of buying OR selling a Branson timeshare. Like they say, information is power – and this is some good information.

The best selling timeshares in the Branson area are:

More about Wyndham timeshares:
Wyndham timeshare resorts encompasses some 185 Vacation Ownership Resorts in North America, Mexico, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean. Boasting over 900,000 members worldwide, they rightly claim to be the largest timeshare / vacation ownership company in the world.  Their brands include Shell Vacation Club, Club Wyndham, Worldmark by Wyndham, and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific.  Wyndham offers points based timeshare ownership that affords their owners the flexibility to exchange within the huge family of timeshare resorts Wyndham owns and manages.
Wyndham Pahio Timeshare For Sale By Owner

Wyndham Pahio Timeshare Resort

With over 900,000 timeshare points owners attributed to Wyndham, you can imagine that at any time many want to sell their timeshares. That brings a great opportunity to timeshare buyers who want to buy their timeshare on the secondary or resale market. Conservatively speaking, if only 5% of Wyndham’s timeshare owners wanted to sell, that would be 45,000 sets of Wyndham timeshare points for sale. That is a huge number! HUGE!
Thus the buyer’s market for Wyndham points has driven down the resale value of points to a fraction of the original cost. ARDA estimates the resales values to be around 25% to 50% off of retail. I’d say even better deals can be found – and with regularity.
RPMLS.com is the place to start the search for Wyndham points for sale.

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How Do I Go About Selling My Timeshare?

Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas

How do you go about selling your timeshare?

What about your local Real Estate Office? If so, you would need to ask them if they have ever sold a timeshare before. A timeshare sale may involve several states, their laws and different requirements. So that probably will not work.

Advertising Companies are another way some have tried to sell their timeshare. Here’s how that works – usually. Unlicensed timeshare companies may put your property on the market via internet web sites that will allow numerous site visitors to view the details of the property. When potential buyers show interest in your timeshare, these timeshare companies will send you a list of potential buyers who may be interested in the property. Once a potential buyer becomes interested in your timeshare, you must take the steps to begin the sales process. Good luck getting it closed.

What you need, and the best way to sell your timeshare, is a network of professionals who can tie all this together.

Timeshare headlines are getting far too many grim outlook quotes. News outlets make it seem like if you own a timeshare you are doomed to hold your timeshare deed until the day you die.

Try telling that to the thousands of clients who have succeeded in selling their timeshare for a reasonable price through www.rpmls.com. Having sold well over $100 million in timeshares helps calm any fears that timeshare owners may have about their prospects for selling their timeshare. It is one thing for a company to take a fee, post an ad and forget about it.

The timeshare experts at rpmls.com go the full distance to make sure deals get closed, their customers get paid, and titles get transferred as promised. Banked weeks, escrow issues, title searches, estate issues, and other questions always get resolved in a professional manner.

Timeshare Professionals

It’s All About The Timeshare Network

If you are tired of paying your maintenance fee for a timeshare you don’t use, it is time to sell. And now is a great time to sell. The resorts reported surging sales in February, plus there are approximately 9.2 million U.S. households interested in acquiring a vacation timeshare in the next 2 years. If you are no longer using your timeshare or you are tired of paying maintenance fees you should sell.

www.RPMLS.com is the place that ties all the timeshare network sales tools together. You have choices on whether you use a licensed agent or have it closed yourself. You can write the wording of your own ad if you want. You are involved in the process and given lots of options. Plus, they bring together a network of dozens of title companies, advertising, marketing, interactive websites and more to get the job done.



What is the best way to sell your timeshare? www.RPMLS.com

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