How much does it cost to buy a timeshare?
Much much less than you’d think! But far more than you have to pay!
According to the AIF State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry: United States Study, 2018 edition in 2017 it cost on an average $22,180 to buy a timeshare in the US.
So if you were to directly answer the question, if you were to buy a timeshare at the resort you’d pay $22,180. Millions of people have bought timeshare that way. They paid the retail price at the resort and probably thought they got a great deal! One of those, “good for today only” deals, or a special promotional deal, or an abandoned property deal. The problem is that they still paid a resort developer’s 50% advertising costs before a dime of their money touches the actual resort.
Plus you would have to add in the annual maintenance fee costs of an average $980 per year. So you have a $22,180 initial cost plus annual maintenance fees of about $1,000 a year ongoing payments that will increase every year.
That answers the initial question of “How much does it cost to buy a timeshare?” What it does not answer is what it costs when you don’t use your timeshare and go some where else. Then you’d have to add in that cost as well. There are many unintended costs of owning a timeshare that can’t be put in your purchase contract that make owning a timeshare a real liability. I’ll get to those later.
What if you had a way to buy the timeshare at 50% to 75% off the retail price? Why would anyone buy one any other way?
The timeshare industry has a full on campaign to malign and destroy the timeshare resales industry. They deem it a threat. Major timeshare developers all across the country are filing lawsuits against timeshare resales and timeshare cancellation companies. They fear losing sales to new buyers and current owners to cheap timeshare deals. They also warn timeshare owners not to deal with anyone but their resort.
So once and for all I’ll answer the question, “How much does it cost to buy a timeshare?” The answer: “Anywhere from 50% to 75% off the going retail rate at the resort.”
The way to do it? Through a timeshare resale broker. It really is that simple.
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