Due to the many owners trying to get out of their timeshares these days, some owners are making their units available for rent while waiting for a deal. Recently, according to the Consumer Reports' magazine, ShopSmart reports that because of a glut of timeshare properties for rent these days, owners are eager to negotiate. Timeshares may give you a great vacation experience but according to ShopSmart, these days you do not have to buy in order to enjoy what many people like about timeshares.
The benefits of such vacation package include resort facilities, a lot of room, including a kitchen and living room, and maybe in exotic locations. Mandy Walker, of Consumer Reports said that, in this economic downturn, timeshare owners are anxious to rent. So you can negotiate a really good deal. She added that some units are as low as $400 a week and many in the $600 to $1,200 range.
Meanwhile, if you to avail of vacation offer, be sure to check out reviews of the resort where the timeshare is located, either on rental sites or on free travel sites. As Mandy Walker advised, keep in mind that most timeshares require at least a weekend and sometimes a week-long booking.
When you are looking for a timeshare rental, Consumer Reports said to check out prices for comparable properties. That will place you in a better position to negotiate. Also, ask the owner about what amenities are available, including restaurants, and if you have to pay extra for housekeeping.
There are many owners today who are trying to get rid of their timeshares. Some of these owners even hire a timeshares transfer company such as the Transfer Smart just to get rid of such property. Meanwhile, large portion of these owners also are making their units available for rent while waiting for a deal to finally get rid of it. These can be beneficial for those vacationers planning to avail of such vacation package as the owners are willing to negotiate due to the oversupply of timeshares for rent.