In the timeshare industry it is common for timeshares to be used as rental units by management companies. They are rented out during unused or non-purchased weeks. They also use these rentals to attempt to draw more buyers, allowing for new prospective clients to sample what the property and resort have to offer before purchase. It is also a good way for the costs of the property to be offset, ensuring as high vacancy rate whenever possible. A full resort is a profitable resort. It can also be beneficial for owns who may want to bring guests to their timeshare resort but do not have enough room in their unit. Being able to rent at the resort provides accommodations for their guests as well. Nowadays, with many people trying to sell their timeshares in a poor market, it can help to keep the units full.
There are some people who believe that management companies are prioritizing the rental market over the exchange of owners. This hasn’t been proven true, but many feel they are having an increasingly hard time finding desirable exchanges. Many owners do not want exchange weeks to be available for rental at all, unless the weeks go unclaimed as exchanges. When you are in the market for a timeshare think about how you feel about timeshare rental and how it is handled with certain properties. This is another way to insure that you are getting what you are paying for.
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