With the many owners trying to get out of their timeshare contracts, resale companies are also flourishing. Such companies will do the transactions for the owner in order to sell its timeshares. One of these companies is Sell My Timeshare NOW which is considered a global leader in timeshare resales and rentals. Recently, it announces that the company is expanding its services, introducing important new options for timeshare owners.
According to Jason Tremblay, the company's founder and CEO, says, timeshare owners want and need choices in how they resell their timeshares. In addition to the owner-advertising option, they are expanding their timeshare brokerage service capabilities and will begin presenting those services as an additional option when sellers contact them.
As part of the new business model, Sell My Timeshare NOW is transitioning to a sales team almost exclusively comprising of licensed real estate professionals. The company is serious about de-emphasizing that timeshare advertising is its primary product. It has been conducting in-house training at the corporate offices in Dover, New Hampshire in order to help prepare employees for the required testing they will face in obtaining state real estate licenses. Tremblay added that he sees this as investing in the company by investing in its employees, and that SellMyTimeshareNOW will also be looking to hire additional licensed real estate professionals for its Orlando, Florida offices.
Sell My Timeshare NOW offers by-owner timeshare advertising which is sold by trained timeshare sales professionals. Its affiliate Timeshare Broker Services, on the other hand, offers a full range of professional real estate services. In 2009 alone, the company's websites generated 61,743 offers to buy timeshare resales and 85,949 offers to rent timeshares. Meanwhile, consumers who want to get rid of their timeshares by reselling it through Sell My Timeshare NOW, they must pay a one-time advertising fee for sale-by-owner advertising and marketing that the company provides through its highly visible, well-positioned websites. The owner's timeshare ad remains on the company's websites, continuing to be marketed until it sells.