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Online timeshare resale advertiser BuyaTimeshare.com has brought the timeshare secondary market into a new phase of development with the release of its new mobile website.

This latest innovation, which debuted in conjunction with the launch of the company’s newly-designed website at http://www.buyatimeshare.com/, allows consumers to research timeshare resale information on a true mobile platform from any device, whether it is a smartphone or tablet.

BAT-Logo-Hi-res StackedThe new mobile site gives prospective buyers and renters the opportunity to easily search for timeshare information and engage with search fields and links without the hassle usually associated with accessing a standard website from a mobile device, according to BuyaTimeshare.com president and CEO Wesley Kogelman.

“Prior to the launch of our new mobile site, a consumer would have to access a regular website on their mobile device and zoom, or pinch, or swipe at the screen until they got a screen they could actually read. Then they would hope they could use the fields and click onto the links, which was more guesswork than anything else.”

“With our new site, a buyer can go straight to our site from any device, clearly see the fields and easily access the information to find the exact timeshare they are looking for. And with the significant savings available on the resale market, this is a game-changer for the industry,” said Kogelman.

The trend toward increased mobile device use in e-commerce is unmistakable. According to the latest statistics from marketing analytics firm Custora, over one-third of visits to e-commerce sites now come from mobile devices, up from just three percent in 2010.

Mobile users will also be able to access the new Market Analysis tool to gauge the average asking price for a particular timeshare in the BuyaTimeshare.com inventory. By entering in a resort name and other primary information, such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms, a timeshare owner can find out the average asking price through an automated service in a matter of seconds.

For more information about BuyaTimeshare.com and to experience the new website, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com.

Timeshare Buyer and Rental Activity Remains Strong for BuyaTimeshare.com October 30, 2014

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Online offer activity continues to be strong for timeshare resale and rental advertising company BuyaTimeshare.com.

Prospective buyers and renters place offers on timeshares for sale and for rent which are advertised on the BuyaTimeshare.com online platform (http://buyatimeshare.com), and metrics continue to show improvement compared to this time last year.

“With 14,390 confirmed offers placed on ads throughout our site to buy timeshare in 2014, we are already ahead of our yearly total from last year. This is extremely good news as we continue to sound the trumpets that timeshare is indeed a sought-after vacation ownership product,” said BuyaTimeshare.com president and CEO, Wesley Kogelman.

“We have also forwarded over $7 million in confirmed timeshare rental offers to our advertisers, which has also exceeded our 2013 total,” added Kogelman.

These numbers are expected to climb even further through the end of 2014 and beyond following the recent launch of the company’s newly-designed website. Using a new dynamic format, the site adapts to whichever device is being used to access the site, providing true mobile compatibility should the consumer use a smartphone or tablet to search for resale information.

“Online transactions are only growing and all of the research shows that more consumers are using their phones and tablets to transact online. According to new Forrester Research, three out of four shoppers shop online, and 30 percent of shoppers do so on a mobile device at least as much as they shop on a computer. This is significant as we move toward a full online transaction cycle for timeshares and other vacation ownership products,” Kogelman stated.

For more information about BuyaTimeshare.com, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com.

BuyaTimeshare.com Launches Dynamic New Website October 15, 2014

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In a significant step forward for the timeshare resale industry, online advertiser BuyaTimeshare.com has announced the launch of a newly designed website aimed at providing easier access for consumers seeking information about the secondary market.

Using the new slogan “Buy Smart From The Start”, the website launch also includes a mobile version of the site using new dynamic technology which allows the site to adapt to whichever mobile device is accessing the site. A consumer using a smart phone or a tablet will now be able to access timeshare information without having to zoom or awkwardly change the configuration of the screen in order to read the text and use the links to properly search for information.

Wes Kogelman BuyaTimeshare.com

Wes Kogelman, CEO, BuyaTimeshare.com

Created in conjunction with web design firm Advanced Internet Management (AIM), timeshare resale information will now be more accessible than ever through easier use of the new platform, meeting the needs of timeshare buyers and renters looking for information from whichever device they are using.

“It’s no secret that all of the trends point to the increased adoption of mobile devices for online commerce, so this is the natural progression of our business model to serve the needs of consumers seeking timeshare resale information,” said BuyaTimeshare.com president and CEO Wesley Kogelman.

“In 2010, only 3.4% of total visits to all e-commerce sites came from mobile devices, whereas today, 36.9% of site visits are from tablets and phones. That’s only going to grow, and we hope to capture an even larger share of the online resale market through our new site.”

“We also have a new feature which allows a seller to conduct an automated market analysis of their timeshare, which will display an average asking price based on the owners advertising on our site, and provide sellers with a starting point to assess the potential value of their timeshare,” Kogelman added.

These new features build upon the success of the company over the past 14 years, adding to innovations such as the Timeshare Pulse alert system and consumer protection initiatives like e-signature technology for written contracts and captcha security for online offers made to buy or rent timeshares.

For more information about the substantial savings on the timeshare resale market, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com.

BuyaTimeshare.com Becomes Newest Affiliate of TATOC August 6, 2014

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The following is a statement released from TATOC, the Timeshare Association regarding our new affiliation with the UK-based timeshare consumer group:

The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), TATOC, has announced the successful affiliation of U.S.-based organisation, BuyaTimeshare.com, an internet advertising and marketing company for owners who wish to sell or rent timeshare by-owner.

TATOC President Harry Taylor and BuyaTimeshare.com CEO Wes Kogelman

TATOC President Harry Taylor and BuyaTimeshare.com CEO Wes Kogelman

A privately held business created by current president and CEO, Wesley Kogelman, the company was launched in Tampa, Florida in 2000. Today, the business still has an office in Tampa in addition to its corporate headquarters in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

BuyaTimeshare.com has built its reputation on search engine optimisation, creating a website that appears on page 1 for various search terms on search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and other major outlets.

Its online marketing efforts are geared toward finding buyers by leveraging the power of online search for the benefit of customers.

Explaining their decision to affiliate with TATOC, Wesley Kogelman said: “We believe that there is a huge need for U.K. and European owners access to a global online marketplace such as ours. We maintain a substantial presence on the internet and because our global village is shrinking, we felt it was time to become more involved across the pond.

“With TATOC’s reputation as the leading timeshare owners association in Europe and the great work Harry Taylor and the TATOC team have done in educating owners, it was an obvious choice to become a TATOC affiliate. Opening discussions with TATOC was the first move we made when researching our options and we are very pleased that the TATOC board has accepted our application.”

Harry Taylor, TATOC’s executive chairman added: “This is a great opportunity for timeshare owners to leverage the online marketing skills of a successful and fast growing company. BuyaTimeshare.com appears on page 1 for timeshare related search terms on Google, providing the platform buyers and renters will find when researching their options.”

As affiliates of TATOC, Buyatimeshare will adhere to the TATOC Code of Conduct issued in August 2011 and the association’s code of ethics. All companies wishing to affiliate to TATOC are thoroughly vetted beforehand and continually monitored. Further details of the code of conduct can be found on the Association’s website (www.tatoc.co.uk).

The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), known as TATOC, was formed in 1989 and is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners in Europe.

Launched five years ago, TATOC affiliation was developed to provide a directory of suppliers of services such as marketing, exchange and re-sale to the timeshare industry in Europe.

TATOC member resorts looking to purchase such services for their own operations and to recommend to their members can work with these businesses safe in the knowledge they are regularly assessed to ensure the highest levels of customer service.

Today there are over 30 affiliated companies offering high quality, customer-focused products and services to the timeshare industry. TATOC affiliation has given these companies the edge when competing with other non-affiliated businesses.

BuyaTimeshare.com Reports Higher Offer Numbers for Q2 July 31, 2014

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Offer figures released for the second quarter of 2014 by online timeshare resale advertiser BuyaTimeshare.com (http://buyatimeshare.com) show a substantial increase in the number of offers placed to buy or rent timeshare through the company website.

Timeshare owners seeking to sell or rent their vacation ownership interval on the resale market advertise on the BuyaTimeshare.com website in order to promote their interest online, with the company’s industry-leading marketing efforts resulting in top placements on key search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Wesley Kogelman, BuyaTimeshare.com

BuyaTimeshare.com CEO Wesley Kogelman

These strategies led to an increase of 68 percent in the number of offers placed onto ads from prospective buyers during the second quarter compared to the same timeframe in 2013, totaling 5,200 offers. Renters seeking deals placed 2,086 offers on advertised rental properties, an increase of 41 percent from last year.

The increased activity shows that buyers and renters are still looking for quality vacation products in the midst of the summer holiday season according to BuyaTimeshare.com CEO Wesley Kogelman.

“Our activity has been very robust and continues to demonstrate that consumers are actively seeking vacation ownership products,” said Kogelman. “For years, all we heard from the industry was that timeshare was not a sought product, but our numbers contradict that thinking.”

“The increased offer numbers are also tracking well with the overall industry, which just reported an 11 percent increase in sales volume for 2013 according to ARDA. We’ve always believed that the better the new sales volume is, the better we’ll be since those owners will eventually look to resell their products.”

Consumers are visiting the BuyaTimeshare.com website in significant numbers, with just over 23,000 unique visitors per week coming to the site looking for information. With such a considerable amount of online traffic, plans are in the works to revamp the website and introduce new features to make it even easier to buy and rent online.

“We have some very exciting initiatives in the works that we will be announcing in the coming weeks which will have a profound impact on our business,” added Kogelman.

To discover more about BuyaTimeshare.com, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com.

Top 10 Most Popular Summer Resorts Revealed by BuyaTimeshare.com May 19, 2014

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With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner and the summer travel season about to heat up, timeshare resale and rental expert BuyaTimeshare.com has released a list of its Top 10 most popular vacation ownership resorts as requested by consumers.

Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort

Villa at Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort

The list was compiled based on the amount of offers to rent timeshare over the last six months placed through the company’s industry-leading online marketplace. Aruba remains a high demand destination and while brand names such as Marriott, Wyndham and Holiday Inn Club Vacations continue to be popular, the overall dominance of these international locations is unexpected.

The Top 10 list is:

  1. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club (Aruba)
  2. Casa Dorada at Medano Beach (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
  3. Wyndham Bonnet Creek (Orlando, FL)
  4. Island Seas Resort (Freeport, Bahamas)
  5. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club (Aruba)
  6. Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort (Aruba)
  7. Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort (Aruba)
  8. Ocean Beach Club (Virginia Beach, VA)
  9. Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  10. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort (Galveston, TX) 

“I am surprised that six of the top ten requested resorts are outside of the U.S., which is an indication that the tourism recovery continues to gain strength,” said BuyaTimeshare.com president and CEO Wesley Kogelman. “With the higher cost of traveling outside of the country, those consumers obviously have the resources to make the trip, which is a great indication that consumer visitor spending is on the rise.”

“Top U.S. vacation ownership destinations such as Orlando, Virginia Beach and Myrtle Beach also made the list, so I’m pleased to see that traditional locations for our industry are also doing well. And with Galveston debuting with us, a new market is now on the resale map,” added Kogelman.

These offers were placed by prospective renters onto advertisements from owners looking to rent timeshare through the BuyaTimeshare.com website. As a result of the company’s extensive online marketing strategies, consumers looking to rent or buy timeshare search the inventory available on the website and place offers which the owner can either accept, counter or decline.

Last year, over $6 million in rental offers passed through the website and, with over $2.5 million in offers in the first quarter of 2014, the company is on pace to surpass last year’s total. Because of the protective software in place such as captcha security and other measures, each offer is confirmed as legitimate through the system prior to being emailed directly to an owner.

For more information about the timeshare inventory available at BuyaTimeshare.com, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com .

Q1 2014 Timeshare Offers Increase For BuyaTimeshare.com May 4, 2014

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BuyaTimeshare.com (http://buyatimeshare.com) has released offer figures for the first quarter of 2014 and the results show a considerable increase in the offers placed on timeshares for sale which are advertised through the website.

The number of inbound confirmed offers to buy timeshares increased 80 percent in the first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2013, totaling $15,980,329 worth of offers from prospective buyers seeking to purchase the product. That dollar amount increased 104 percent over the same time period last year, with the dollar amount of offers to rent timeshare increasing 41 percent to $2,526,476.

Wesley Kogelman, BuyaTimeshare.com

Wesley Kogelman

Offers are securely sent to owners advertising their timeshare by the proprietary software platform built by BuyaTimeshare.com. Using a combination of captcha security with a free account procedure, Smart Offer technology and the information required from prospective buyers and renters, all owner information is protected and offers confirmed as legitimate when emailed directly to the advertiser.

The increase in offers is a welcome sign as the vacation ownership secondary market continues to gain relevance as an important sector of the industry according to BuyaTimeshare.com president and CEO Wesley Kogelman.

“We’ve been in business for 14 years and I’ve seen many fluctuations in the market over the years, but the growth in the resale sector demonstrates that resales are to be taken seriously by the rest of the industry,” said Kogelman. “Our offer numbers show that potential buyers and renters are using our site because of the transparency it provides them about the product.”

The post-recession expansion of the secondary market can be traced back to 2010, when a report by the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) showed that 17 percent of vacation ownership sales came from resales. By 2012, that segment grew to 32 percent according to follow up research from the AIF which also indicated that the preferred channel used by recent resale purchasers was an online timeshare resales listing company.

“The internet continues to drive this shift towards user-generated processes, as consumers want more control of the practices that shape their lives. We hear the term co-creation quite a bit in industry conferences, as consumers seek to work with brands to create products and programs that suit their needs. Ours is essentially the same concept, with buyers and renters seeking vacation ownership products that meet their vacation needs, when they want it and how they want the process to transact,” Kogelman added.

For more information about BuyaTimeshare.com, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com.

Timeshare Resale Analysis Released by BuyaTimeshare.com April 12, 2014

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BuyaTimeshare.com has released the results of an evaluation of owner resale information based on the consumer advertisements placed on the resale leader’s website.

Timeshares for saleConducted by the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, the independent study measured information from over 18,000 advertisements placed by owners looking to sell their timeshares through BuyaTimeshare.com.

Among the findings:

“This is a significant sample size of actual timeshare owners participating in the secondary market,” said Wesley Kogelman, President and CEO, BuyaTimeshare.com. “This isn’t a theoretical discussion about possible trends, but actually where the rubber meets the road.”

“What strikes me is how closely aligned the advertised prices are compared to earlier resale research conducted by ARDA. For example, the ARDA resale study last year said that buyer intenders, either new buyers or current owners looking for more product, had an expectation of price between $10,000 and $12,000.

“The overall average maintenance fee charged per interval is $822 according to the 2013 ARDA State of the Industry report, so it is interesting that the maintenance fees included in our resale ads are so much lower,” added Kogelman. “Perhaps this shows that maintenance fees are not the primary resale motivator that many suggest.”

Resorts from 47 states were identified in the analysis, showing the national scope of the BuyaTimeshare.com site and how comprehensive the site is compared to many resale sites and companies which only serve specific resort brands or geographical areas of the United States.

The most popular states represented were:

“The top five states in our data mirror the states with the largest percentage of timeshare units as identified by ARDA in the State of the Industry report, so we are pleased to see that our information is in line with those findings,” added Kogelman.

To find out more about BuyaTimeshare.com, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com.

Canadian Timeshare Resale Buyers Now Have Financing Option Through Crelogix April 6, 2014

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Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, is pleased to announce it has partnered with BuyaTimeshare.com, a US-based online platform specializing in re-selling timeshares across the world. As part of the partnership, Crelogix will provide direct consumer financing for Canadian timeshare buyers interested in accessing the timeshare re-sale market offered online by BuyaTimeshare.com.

crelogix_medium_red_3This affiliate partnership will enable BuyaTimeshare.com’s Canadian customers to finance their timeshare purchases through Crelogix’s online application form or by contacting Crelogix directly. BuyaTimeshare.com customers can begin the application process through a dedicated link on the company website at http://www.buyatimeshare.com/canadian-timeshare-financing.asp .

“We are excited to be a reliable financing provider for vacation ownership customers, and we are sure they will benefit from our expert knowledge of the timeshare industry,” said Nicholas Carter, Vice President of Quality Assurance for Crelogix. “We share BuyaTimeshare.com’s enthusiasm for helping facilitate a growing market for Canadians interested in owning a timeshare. Our loans are convenient and competitive, making them a perfect match for BuyaTimeshare.com’s straightforward re-sale market.”

“The timeshare re-sale market continues to grow as a significant generator of sales for the overall timeshare industry, providing nearly one out of every three new buyers to the U.S. market alone,” said Wesley Kogelman, President and CEO, BuyaTimeshare.com. “With Canadians accounting for nearly $2 million USD in confirmed offers to purchase timeshares on our website, our relationship with Crelogix will give us the opportunity to offer financing to those Canadians and let them enjoy the significant savings available on the re-sale market.”

ARDA Resale Forum To Include BuyaTimeshare.com CEO Wesley Kogelman April 2, 2014

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BuyaTimeshare.com President and CEO Wesley Kogelman has been asked to participate as a table discussion facilitator during the Resale Forum as part of the ARDA World Convention.

Wesley Kogelman, BuyaTimeshare.com

BuyaTimeshare.com CEO Wesley Kogelman

Set to begin at 8:00am on Monday, April 7, 2014, the Resale Forum will be the first scheduled business session of the Convention, to be held April 7-10 at The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The ARDA World Convention is the world’s largest gathering of timeshare industry executives, with nearly 3,000 participants expected to attend and discuss trends and strategies important to the growth of the industry.

The theme of the Resale Forum is “Resale Best Practices Workshop” and is structured to identify best practices for the development of a comprehensive resale program at so-called legacy resorts, the vacation ownership resorts which are traditionally under the control of a home owners association and are no longer in active sales.

“ARDA statistics show that only 24 percent of these resorts have a resale program for owner inventory. Such a low percentage is not only detrimental to owners looking to sell their timeshare but also to a resort’s ability to attract new owners to the resort,” said Kogelman.

“We have been operating in the online resale space for 14 years and understand what it takes to market to today’s Internet-based consumer, so I look forward to participating in the discussion,” Kogelman added.

In 2013, BuyaTimeshare.com directed $103 million in confirmed buyer and rental offers to advertisers looking to sell and rent their units. The success of the company is directly related to online marketing strategies which position BuyaTimeshare.com to the forefront of searches for buyer-related terms that potential owners will enter when looking for vacation ownership products.

“The resale market is only getting stronger, with ARDA’s own statistics showing that resales jumped from 17 percent to 32 percent of overall sales from 2010 to 2012. With many of these buyers using online outlets such as ours, we want to help develop a program that will be beneficial for these resorts in need of a resale solution,” stated Kogelman.

For more information about the ARDA World Convention, please visit http://www.arda.org/convention/ and to review the timeshare inventory available for sale or rent at BuyaTimeshare.com, please go to http://buyatimeshare.com .