With so many timeshare companies on the market these days, it is hard to know what is right for you. Unfortunately, small, emerging companies that are here one day and gone the next continue to give timeshare a bad name and keep the benefits of this vacation solution hidden behind a smokescreen of bad press. For some, timeshare is a dirty word yet studies show that negative experiences of the product are not necessarily caused by the concept of timeshare per se, but are rather the result of unscrupulous emerging companies who are out to make a quick buck.
That is why finance experts recommend that buyers look to long established timeshare companies with a healthy track record of delivering excellence to guide them through the maze of options. There are so many advantages of owning with a reputable company, such as guaranteed value for money, quality, low risk and long-term investment opportunities.
Value for Money
What people don’t often consider is that when an established timeshare company invests in a new venture, adding another resort to their repertoire, they have years of experience and bargaining power behind them. Many even own their own construction companies and have architects and engineers on the payroll. So what does all this have to do with value for money? Well, it means that the price of your timeshare will benefit from the savings that years of experience has accrued at no cost to the quality and excellence of your unit. Newer companies, on the other hand, often find it hard to make the numbers add up, meaning that they transfer the cost of inexperience onto the buyer, making units more expensive in comparison to properties of established timeshare companies.
Quality and Reputation
A long standing company has standards to maintain and there is great pressure for them to provide evermore impressive products and services to attract new buyers. Such companies cannot afford to risk their established reputations and this often cascades to all areas of the business, from the quality of the properties, the maintenance fees, and the sales staff. Likewise, it is possible to research the company and its ethics before even attending a presentation, as a reputable company will have generated a lot of news and customer feedback over the years.
Low Risk Investment
Even though timeshare is more commonly viewed as a lifestyle investment and that the true benefits come from the fact that you are encouraged to take more vacations every year and spend quality time with family and friends, there is also a financial incentive to timeshare. With a reputable company, the value of your timeshare is less likely to depreciate and you will have a better chance at selling it at a later stage if you wish to do so. The chances that you will lose out on your investment is very low with an established company, not to mention you having frozen the cost of your future vacations at yesterday’s prices.