BuyATimeshare.com Sponsors Winning Team June 9, 2009Posted by Bryan Connelly in : Customer Comments, General, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, VOIC , add a comment
BuyATimeshare.com, the leading timeshare resale firm, is exercising its competitive spirit and sponsoring its own local softball team. Comprised of employees and friends of the company, the BATS are currently an underdog, with a 0-2 record. The season is early yet and there 12 teams left to play. The New Hampshire-based Milford co-ed softball league playoffs begin in August and the team is confident in their chances.
Sporting the BuyATimeshare.com logo and employees from every department, the team has showed the value of time away from the job. Having fun and working together to win has shown their team spirit and drive to succeed. Wesley Kogelman, president of BuyATimeshare.com, along with many of the staff is originally from Milford and the surrounding towns, and the team anticipates an exciting season to come.
There will be more to come as the season heats up. The BATSâ€™ next game is scheduled for 6/28/2009. Check in to see how they do!
Timeshare Solutions for All, from BuyATimeshare.com February 20, 2009Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Bluegreen Resorts, Charity, Customer Comments, Disney, Donate a Timeshare, Fairfield Timeshares, General, Hilton Grand Vacation, Hilton Head Island, JetShare, Marriott Timeshares, New Features, News & Events, Planet Hollywood, RCI, silverleaf, Sunterra Timeshare, Sunterra/Diamond Resorts, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, VOIC, Westgate Timeshares, Wyndham Timeshares , add a comment
The timeshare industry has brought us affordable vacationing and access to the worldâ€™s finest luxury resorts. Recent straits in the U.S economy however, have triggered companies to pare staff by the thousand. Unemployment has grown to 7.2 percent nationally. In the aftermath of a tough credit market, top brands in the hospitality industry have shed sales departments and are in the process of scaling down.
Due to an increase in the demand for selling and renting timeshares, the resale market is witnessing a boom. Consumers are finding affordable vacationing during economic hardship and owners are getting their timeshares sold. Contrary to current conditions, BuyATimeshare.com has employment opportunities during a companywide upgrade.
The New Hampshire-based timeshare reseller and marketing firm, BuyATimeshare.com owners Wes Kogelman and Jason Hamilton grew up in the granite state and want to offer a legitimate solution for individuals looking to sell or rent their timeshare properties.
Kogelman stated â€œWe have the most aggressive marketing program to bring buyers and seller of timeshare properties together; weâ€™ve shown success with all timeshare properties throughout the world and want to offer people a risk free way to sell or rent their timeshare properties.â€
As a vacation property ownership can bring years of affordable vacationing, likewise they can become a liability. While annual maintenance fees pile up for some owners, others are unable to even enjoy their vacation property year after year. A growing number of people are liquidating assets and scurrying to pay their inflated home mortgages, BuyATimeshare.com has created the resale marketplace on their website to help in your efforts.
This is a significant tool in a world driven by internet technology. More and more owners cannot afford, do not use, or are just looking to sell or rent their vacation properties. â€œWeâ€™ve listened to our consumers and want to do everything possible to help. We are providing a month of proven risk free worldwide exposure,â€ Kogelman said.
In todayâ€™s economy, BuyATimeshare.com is looking to help however it can. The companyâ€™s founders are offering an inexpensive route to worldwide exposure. Those who want to get money for their timeshare, or are just looking to secure a timeshare without the inflated price at the resort, can enjoy the for-sale-by-owner benefits at BuyATimeshare.com.
The Timeshare Beat is Silent. Other Sources Play On January 10, 2009Posted by Bryan Connelly in : General, News & Events, RCI, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Uncategorized, VOIC , add a comment
When I first started writing about timeshares, a source I used everyday was The Timeshare Beat. Like The Street Talk Blog, â€˜The Beatâ€™ has silenced itself after a decade of loyal service and priceless information. Before the developers took their plunge in 2008, there were intriguing tropical destinations and fun gossip to read about.
There are times I recall rummaging through weeks of forums to make sense of the complex timeshare. The coup de gras was a letter from Rod and Andrea Hackman who orchestrated the Timeshare Beat, bringing over 20 years of experience to the public to an end. Thanks to the Timeshare Examiner we were able to find their wave goodbye:
Hasta la Vista, Gangâ€¦
Sorry, we’re closed Today marks the end of an era as Andrea and I have decided that it is time for us to say good-by to the timeshare world and we are closing down this forum.
As most of you know, beginning with â€œThe Timeshare Beatâ€ in July of 1999 and then continuing on with â€˜Streetâ€™ in 2005 we have done our best to keep this industry abreast of breaking news stories, developer PRs, columns, articles, gossip, etc.
Plus, over those years we also provided a free and open format for everyone associated with the timeshare industry to express their views, suggestions and opinions, etc. without fear or worry of repercussions from an industry known for being less than tolerant of those expressing themselves.
But to everything there is a season and now, 9 years and a handful of months later (on top of 20+ years of sales and marketing in the industry), we are calling it quits and heading off to new adventures in a world full of opportunities. We leave you with one final Video of the Week as a special farewell gift.
For all of you, and especially those of you who have been with us since day one, we wish you nothing but continued health, security and a good dash of wealth in the years to come. May you live long, and prosper!
Best wishes to all, and thanks for your support all these years! Itâ€™s been quite a ride! Bye bye!
~ Rod and Andrea Hackman
There are still plenty of places to find reliable information about an often unreliable industry. Owners Perspective magazine has recently gone to print after a successful trial run online. This magazine is for existing owners and potential buyers of leisure property, overseas property, fractional ownerships, timeshare and private residence clubs. TimeSharing Today is another print magazine dedicated to the point of view of the owner, with valuable information on resorts and various timeshare services.
Websites like thetimesharevoice.com and vacationbetter.org can teach you a great deal about getting the most out of your timeshare and your vacation. Of course BuyATimeshare.com is always working to bring you articles like this one, delivering timely news and happenings from allover the world of vacation ownership.
VacationBetter.org Helps Bring Timeshare to Travelers November 17, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, General, New Features, News & Events, RCI, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, VOIC , 1 comment so far
According to a survey conducted by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), Americans receive the smallest amount of allotted vacation time compared to our European and Asian neighbors. The importance of leisure time is paramount however. Vacations revitalize and rejuvenate mind, body and soul; they bestow a sense of reward in a world that demands so much. In an effort to educate people about the importance of vacationing, ARDA has developed VacationBetter.org.
Emphasizing the benefits of taking time off from the daily grind, the website is an informational resource about vacation ownership: timeshare, fractionals and private residence clubs. The goal of this website is to inform you about vacation ownership and to demonstrate a way for travelers to vacation better. VacationBetter.org is not about selling timeshares, but illustrating how the concept of timeshare can expand the vacation experience for your entire family.
This is similar to BuyATimeshare.com and the devotion we have to bringing people to the great potential of vacation ownership and vacationing regularly. This not only adds to the overall health and quality of life, but the owner is able to make time off a scheduled event, rather than an expensive inconvenience.
President and CEO of ARDA, Howard Nusbaum, said â€œVacationBetter.org is a comprehensive resource that provides accurate information about vacations and timeshare products.â€ People, who do often vacation, typically fail to realize that there are valuable options like timeshares available to them. ARDAâ€™s new website will be the go-to source for all things timeshare.
Nusbaum explains as this world becomes ever-more complex, it can be overwhelming to rummage through the millions of timeshare-oriented website and forums on the web. â€œPeople are faced with increasingly diverse marketplace and options in leisure travel particularly blogs, and travel related websites, making todayâ€™s vacation home market a continually evolving one.â€
Rentals Offered Through RCI EXchange Company August 27, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Customer Comments, General, Hilton Grand Vacation, Hilton Head Island, Marriott Timeshares, News & Events, RCI, Sunterra Timeshare, Sunterra/Diamond Resorts, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, VOIC, Westgate Timeshares, Wyndham Timeshares , add a comment
RCI, the major timeshare exchange company in the world, has introduced a new concept to their repertoire. This latest exchange scheme will allow timeshare owners to rent out their vacation property when theyâ€™re not using them. BuyATimeshare.com has been offering people the option to rent, sell and buy vacation property for years. With a dedicated Rental Specialist Department, BuyATimeshare.com gives owners a way to get cash from their timeshare, to pay maintenance fees, or toward their next getaway.
With this RCI program you do earn RCI point that can be accumulated and put toward a different week or a stay at a different destination altogether. This offer is only good for RCI affiliated resorts however. This is where BuyATimeshare.com really shines, with rentals offered by most owners across the globe.
RCI will arrange the renters, but the owner only receives 70 percent of the incomeâ€”along with some bonus points. This is an ingenious twist to their already impressive portfolio. Though they will probably guarantee a renter, BuyATimeshare.com guarantees that you will receive 100 percent of the rental incomeâ€”that pays for your annual maintenance fees! Interested buyers enjoy renting, often as a first step to buying. This gives you a week away at a luxury resort, anywhere in the world you wish. Renting a vacation property has always proven to be a cost effective alternative to staying a week in a hotel. Save thousands when buying and cash for your timeshare!
Good News for Timeshare Resales August 20, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Customer Comments, General, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, VOIC , add a comment
Since gas prices began their hike back in 2007, the economy has followed suit, deteriorating into a dreaded recession. Sending some to the point of panic, many vacationers are convinced that they are doomed to a summer of Super 8 and fast food. But things have not become as bad at the press would have us believe. Timeshare owners are finding that, regardless of travel expenses, a smart purchase on a vacation property can save enough money to pay for a wonderful vacation.
At BuyATimeshare.com, owners can sell their weeks for cash, and since the timeshare resale market has seen unwavering success throughout these economic â€œtroublesâ€ it is safe to say this is a good time to rent, buy, or sell a timeshare. Fortunately the timeshare concept works and people are always taking a vacation. Many people can still afford the price of gas and airfare, as well as the annual maintenance fees. People who buy from BuyATimeshare.com are often returning customers. They find our site to be the bestâ€”often they already own timeshares and simply want more of what they already have.
While many companies get millions of dollars in offers during the year, BuyATimeshare.com, a leader in the timeshare resale industry, is the only company of its kind with a Buyer Specialist Department. These professionals are dedicated to turning offers into actual sales, and answering any questions along the way. Whenever the economy takes a turn for the worse, people get smarter and search deeper for deals on travel. This is when the true value of the timeshare resale market really shines. People are spending more time to spend less moneyâ€”hunting through the internet for the best deal possible.
Those who enjoy the economic benefit of timeshares will be interested to know that BuyATimeshare.com saves buyers up to 50% of what top-brand developer would sell them for. Our for-sale-by-owner method of buying timeshares has not been significantly affected by the apparent slump in the economy.
Timesharing has always proven successful; the sale of new timeshares from 2003 to 2007 has increased by 66%. Howard Nusbaum, ARDA president and CEO, says, â€œThe continued growth of the timeshare industry in todayâ€™s economy is a direct indication of strong consumer satisfaction and demand. Vacation ownership, with its flexibility and spacious accommodations, continues to be a preferred travel choice for American families.â€ At BuyATimeshare.com we use proven sales strategies will sell or rent your property with no appraisal fees, no commission, no broker fees, and no sales pressure!
Cynthia’s Las Vegas Vacation with a Timeshare Rental April 18, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Customer Comments, General, New Features, News & Events, RCI, Sunterra Timeshare, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Travel, Uncategorized, VOIC, Westgate Timeshares , add a comment
While on vacation in sunny Las Vegas, I was fortunate enough to visit various resorts throughout this beautiful and exciting area. It was an experience of a lifetime to see firsthand what this incredible place had to offer. Along my trip I was able to take tours and truly understand the many resorts, programs, and packages available along the famed Las Vegas strip.
Although the hospitality industry was impressive in Vegas, they are no match for the genuine deals a serious buyer can find on buyatimeshare.com. A leading name in the timeshare resale industry, developers were consistently selling properties that were at least 30% higher than those advertised on buyatimeshare.com
During my expedition of the numerous resorts in the area, I first found my way to the Westgate Flamingo Bay. Set way off the beaten path, this quaint resort was only three miles from the infamous Vegas strip. This was a very family oriented place with a kid-friendly atmosphere. Not the place for honeymooners or couples looking to getaway from it all. It is however, ideal for family holidays. The facilities were well-kept, and they were selling float weeks, rather than set weeks. The benefits seemed to stop there howeverâ€”the sales tour of the property was grueling. While I anticipated a 45minute walkthrough, three hours went by before we were given the opportunity to leave. The prices they were offering were extremely high for a property so far from civilization.
While the staff was quite pleasant, I could not help but notice that I knew more about the timeshare business than their sales representatives. And when it came down to buying, it turned out that the Flamingo Bay resort was sold out and they were in fact suggesting that I buy a property off site. This is becoming more popular amongst resort developers. Buyatimeshare.com has over 100 timeshares at Flamingo Bay. A suite with two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, float week, is priced at $1,900.00 TO BUY! With bargains fit for any budget on the popular resale market, why pay the developerâ€™s inflated prices? For a beautiful stay off the bustling Las Vegas strip, the Flamingo Bay is a peaceful stay in the hot Nevada sun.
We heard about the up and coming Westgate property in Las Vegas will be an ominous resortâ€”defining the future of vacation luxury. The Planet Hollywood Towers will be a 50-story glass monster outfitted with an all new Planet Hollywood Casino. It will house over 1200 vacation villas, and almost 30 executive penthouse suites, 12 premium restaurants with an eclectic range of cuisine, and a shopping mall packed with 140 stores. Though it wonâ€™t be built until 2011, half of the properties within this phenomenal palace have already been sold. Innovators in the entertainment and hospitality business have perched this giant on the center of the stripâ€”surrounded by all the lights and nightlife of Vegas.
RCI and Dubai Begin A New Generation Of Timeshare Resales April 10, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, General, JetShare, New Features, News & Events, RCI, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Travel, Uncategorized, VOIC, Wyndham Timeshares , 1 comment so far
The timeshare industry has certainly come a long way from Super Devoluy in the French Alps. When Florida adopted the timeshare resort model during the 1970â€™s, the world could not have expected the popularity of deeded timeshare ownership. When Resort Condominium International (RCI) debuted in 1974 they provided owners with the flexibility to exchange their weeks between different timeshare resorts. Today this notion is commonplace and buyatimeshare.com has been putting people in contact with these fantastic opportunities for a decade.
RCIâ€™s revolutionary take on the timeshare resort concept has propelled them to international distinction. Recently this subsidiary of the Wyndham Worldwide Family has increased its already staggering portfolio of over 67,000 vacation properties across 100 countries. Set to open in the summer of 2008, the latest in timeshare luxury is the Bavaria Executive Suites Dubai. Offering well over 400 apartments and more than 2000 one, two, and three bedroom hotel suites this brand-new location brings a superb view of â€œThe Palmâ€ and the Jumeirah beachfront. This represents the first timeshare development on Dubaiâ€™s prestigious Sheikh Zayed Roadâ€”a main industrial and commercial boulevard.
This immense complex significantly increases the number of hotel suites in Dubai and ushers in a new era of timeshare ownership and timeshare resales in the Middle East and North Africa. The huge investment made by the Dubai-based Al Ghaith Holdings goes to show the thriving success of timeshare and the hospitality industry as a worldwide heavyweight. The timeshare concept has been employed by countless companies that have seen the economic benefits and durability.
During the 2008 Vacation Ownership Investment Conference (VOIC) industry leaders from the worldâ€™s largest hotel and resort companies concluded that the Middle East locations, namely Dubai, holds incredible opportunity for growth. Such economic potential has inspired the financial fortitude of Sheikh Ali Hamel Al Ghaith, chairman of Al Ghaith Holdingsâ€”the powerhouse behind this enormous project. â€œWe believe that this stunning project will change the way that people take holidays in this part of the world and our affiliation with Group RCI will enhance this even furtherâ€ explained Sheikh Ali Hamel Al Ghaith.
The ever-expanding reach of the timeshare industry is no longer confined to the continental US, Europe, and a smattering of tropical islandsâ€”it is a global industry. This puts buyatimeshare.com in line to further our worldwide selection of vacation properties. Soon owners from this prestigious resort will put their timeshares on the resale market. This will offer the next generation of vacation luxury to people looking for new and exciting destinations. Bavaria Executive Suites Dubai flaunts the exotic seaside and superior location in the heart of new Dubai, with stunning scenery and near futuristic five-star amenities. At buyatimeshare.com we are anticipating the time when we can offer this magnificent property at the same priced-to-sell bargains we alwaysARDA, Customer Comments, Donate a Timeshare, Fairfield Timeshares, General, Marriott Timeshares, News & Events, RCI, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Travel, Uncategorized, VOIC, Wyndham Timeshares , 2comments
Hotel companies have been found vulnerable to the once supposed economic slowdown. The US has been writhing with talk of this ominous economic slowdown that is affecting fuel prices, airfare, and the housing market. As every other lodging company panics in fears of a recession, the timeshare industry has been a beacon of hope for those in the hospitality business.
At Vacation Property Resales we have seen unwavering success in the timeshare resale business. While many consumers are tightening their spending, timeshares bring such an economic advantage that many American vacation-goers are beginning to find solace in this cost-effective travel option. Susquehanna Financial Groupâ€™s gaming, lodging, and leisure analyst Robert LaFleur said in a recent interview that timeshares continue to very profitable businesses while also providing a way for companies to extend their brand.
Hotel companies like Marriott International have anticipated a troubled future. In March 2008 they lowered their revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth target. RevPAR is a measurement of performance in the hotel industry typically calculated by multiplying a hotelâ€™s average daily room rate, by its occupancy rate. Starwood Hotels & Resorts had also projected a low RevPAR growth of only 7percent in 2008, down from 10.2percent last year. It is RevPAR estimates like this that have led some investors to fear an industry wide slowdownâ€”as these companies have seen double-digit gains in past years.
While hotel sales may be experiencing a lull, those established in the timeshare industry have not seen significant weakness in the U.S. market. CNN Money reported on March 28, Wyndham Worldwide had vacation ownership revenue rise 4percent, while Marriottâ€™s timeshare sales and services are up 2percent. Apparently consumers have not let whatever economic troubles they have seen affect their leisure. Buyatimeshare.com has also seen owners sticking with their timeshare purchases. People are finding timeshares to be a cost-effective alternative to owning a vacation home. Compared to a mortgage, and second home ownership maintenance costs, vacation property ownership is extremely cheapâ€”especially after consumers have purchased the first one and have seen the amenities, luxuries, and affordability of timeshare ownership.
Such an affordable alternative to second home homeownership, timeshares have increased in popularity among those who would otherwise own a vacation home. In todayâ€™s unsure marketplace, vacation home owners have opted to defray costs and make their homes available as a vacation rental. Even during Americaâ€™s economic fright, timesharing is a safe and consistent way to ensure you get a vacation when you need it. Even though folks may not spend as much on vacation, they will vacation and will want to at a desirable destination found at BuyATimeshare.com
Vacation Ownership Investment Conference (VOIC) Brings International Timeshares to the Resale Market March 21, 2008Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Customer Comments, Donate a Timeshare, Fairfield Timeshares, General, Hilton Grand Vacation, Marriott Timeshares, New Features, News & Events, RCI, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, VOIC , add a comment
International hotel giants gathered at the One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai, UAE last week, for this yearâ€™s Vacation Ownership Investment Conference. Two more conferences are scheduled for October 6th to the 9th in Orlando, Florida and the Macau Conference scheduled for March 25th.
This weekâ€™s objective was to help participants learn more about the various aspects of timeshares, as well as to highlight the potential for developers, hotel companies, consumers, and local economies. Sponsored by Emerald Vacation Club, the two day conference assembled leaders from hospitality and real estate sectors to examine the upcoming potential for vacation ownership in Dubai.
Senior executives from the worldâ€™s largest hotel and resort companies took center stage. Leaders from Hyatt, Marriott, and Starwood shared their views of the vacation ownership market, and explained how the timeshare lodging option can positively impact profits. Interval Internationalâ€™s managing director for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia is David Clifton, who feels this conference is a great opportunity for newcomers entering the timeshare industry. â€œThis is a fantastic opportunity to listen to some of the most influential players in the vacation ownership sector. Anyone considering entering the vacation ownership industry, be they branded hotel operators or independent developers, can learn from these international experts, along with highly successful regional independentsâ€ explained Clifton.
The timeshares and fractional ownership industry has brought unprecedented success to many bands that would otherwise be simple hotel chains. Starwoodâ€™s president and managing director of operations Matthew Avril explained â€œAlthough Starwood is predominantly a hotel company; vacation ownership is a natural extension of the core business and provides an opportunity to create even greater loyalty amongst customers.â€ The new frontier however, is the promise of tourism revenues in the Middle East.
According to Clifton, vacation ownership is quickly emerging in this regionâ€”with Dubai boasting their first resort. Clifton elaborates â€œWe have identified the Middle East as having high potential for vacation ownership growth; intraregional tourism is flourishing and more international tourists are discovering a wide variety of tourism opportunities in the Middle East. It is only natural that timeshare will flourish here as it has across the globe.â€
Over 150 industry professionals and experts concluded that a Middle Eastern location like Dubai, presents a huge opportunity for growth. Some experts have estimated the potential value of the Dubai vacation ownership industry to be about 1.2 billion dollars. Currently 90,000 families own timeshares in the Middle East and North Africa.
For Vacation Property Resales, this means there is sure to be an influx of international timeshares on the resale market, especially in properties from the Middle East, like the Royal Club at Dubaiâ€™s Palm Jumeirah, Dubailand, and the Emerald Vacation Club. We are looking forward to the prospect of popularity in the Middle East. Vacation ownership in this region is set to skyrocket in 2008 and beyondâ€”eventually trickling down to the resale market.