Marriott has published their first quarter financial report for 2012 – and their first as a purely timeshare company.
The results were good. They are reporting solid timeshare sales gains of 18% or $180 million. That is a significant improvement for the same period last year. I don’t know how many timeshare units that equates to but that is a lot of new Marriott timeshare owners.
With such increases in sales, I wonder how many other timeshare buyers considered buying a Marriott timeshare on the secondary market (resale) and saving anywhere from 25% to 50% off the retail price? More than you probably think. Timeshare buyers are getting smarter when buying their second or more timeshare. First time timeshare buyers don’t often think of buying a timeshare resale because they don’t know much about timeshares in general. Plus, the timeshare sales folks probably lead them to believe that you won’t get the same thing if you buy resale vs buying at the Marriott timeshare resort.
Marriott timeshares are the best selling timeshares on the resale market. Period.
That being said, if you own a Marriott timeshare and want to sell it you can be sure that more and more people want to buy Marriott timeshares but don’t want to pay a retail price. Who does?
You’ll be glad you did.
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