Baby Boomers Boosting Timeshare Sales

Walk on the Beach
In the early 2000's, timeshare began to lose some of the gains in made in the late 1990's. The 90's were a great time for timesharing, with resorts seeing increases in profitability and property ownership, and it seemed as though timeshare was finally beginning to emerge from the dark cloud of dishonest salespersons, one-star resorts and false promises that tarnished their reputation during the development boom of the 1980's. As of 2000, resort occupancies were down and the values for properties, as well as room... Read the rest of this entry »

What Makes a Timeshare Different Than a Hotel?


In the past timeshare resorts used to be ultra-exclusive, members-only type establishments for which travelers paid a premium for excellent service and luxurious accommodations. The line between timeshare and hotel has started to blur over the past ten years, and many timeshare resorts now offer rooms by the night or week to non-owners. In fact, a great way to decide whether or not you think purchasing a timeshare at a particular location would be a good choice for you is to reserve a room outside of a timeshare exchange company, instead using a commercial hotel website or calling... Read the rest of this entry »

Grandview Las Vegas – Is It Worth It?


If you attend a timeshare presentation at the Grandview at Las Vegas resort, and decide to purchase a timeshare, your price will be different depending on what stage of the sales pitch you ultimately gave in. If you decided to buy while you were still with the initial salesperson, you can expect to pay anywhere between $10-$30,000, depending on the size of the room, years you have the right to use (whether it is every year, every other, every third, etc.), and depending on your negotiation skills. If you held out until you were passed off to another,... Read the rest of this entry »