Timeshare Owner Villagroup Reviews
December 24, 2013
With luxury condominium-style accommodations in resorts strategically located in Mexico’s top beach vacation destinations, The Villagroup Timeshare has an enviable reputation and is considered one of the most trustworthy in Mexico according to reviews. The successful timeshare developer is renowned for its quality products, great prices and impeccable customer service.
Reviews left by Villa del Palmar timeshare owners in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Loreto rank the Villagroup’s accommodations and resorts as among the best. The Villagroup’s accommodations are impressively large, especially suites with kitchens and dining rooms. Quality appliances and furniture make for a wonderful second home in a beach paradise. Many reviews comment on the elegant and clean decoration and attention to detail.
The facilities and resort landscapes are also a common feature in Villagroup reviews. Each of the Villa del Palmar beach resorts enjoy large pools with outdoor Jacuzzis and plenty of sun loungers. All of the resorts have extensive spa facilities that offer a range or massages and beauty treatments. Residents can feel the full effect of their timeshare purchase.
The manner in which The Villagroup Timeshare resolves problems and complaints was also mentioned in the reviews, with many owners complimenting the way that their complaints were dealt with. The Villagroup Timeshare makes a point of using the complaints procedure a means of improving its services and ensuring that the resorts continue to delight all of guests and residents.
Top Timeshare Companies
December 23, 2013
With so many timeshare companies available, in addition to a wide range of vacation clubs, forming a list naming the best 10 timeshare developers or companies would be a very difficult job. More so, if the list were to be genuine and created by an independent reviewer that ranked all the timeshare companies worldwide.
As a means of defining an honest list that features the top 10 best timeshare companies, we would need clear criteria in order to establish the qualities and features that would make one timeshare business better than the next. Obviously, such evaluation of this criteria would be subjective unless there were an independent authority on the matter.
Another point to consider is that any such top 10 list would surely be full of the larger global names leaving very little opportunity for the smaller yet potentially more specialized companies that work within just one area or country, like The Villa Group Timeshare in Mexico. In many cases, the national companies provide better local services in comparison to global giants.
Finally, we would also have to consider whether or not to include vacation clubs in such a top 10 list. Vacation clubs play a key role in making timeshare flexible and convenient for modern vacationers. Even within this field there are many to choose from such as RCI, Interval International, UVCI (Universal Vacation Club International) and more.
Selling your Timeshare
December 15, 2013
Selling your timeshare is not as straight forward as it might seem, although there is a fairly good market for timeshare resales, if you know what you are doing. The key element to remember when selling your timeshare is why you bought it in the first place. Timeshare ownership is not meant to be a financial investment whereby you make an incredible profit; on the contrary your returns are not economic but experiential. So, it is important to bear that in mind if you are opting to sell your timeshare.
Perhaps the wisest action to take before you sell your timeshare is to assess your reasons for selling. A quick sale may not actually be in your best interests once you get to the bottom of your motives for selling.
After the financial crisis of 2008, many families found themselves in financial trouble, making it less likely to be able to go on regular vacations and take advantage of a timeshare property. Selling your timeshares under these circumstances may seem like the best short term solution, while in the long run, if you are able to ride the storm, you will be glad that you never gave up your dream of vacation ownership. Once you have made the initial investment, selling out makes your purchase a waste of money while sticking firm means you will still have your unit once things pick up again.
In cases where you cannot afford to take vacations regularly, an alternative to selling would be to join a vacation club so that you can bank your timeshare week and use it less frequently, let’s say every other year. That way you carry over your points and can stay in a bigger accommodation or for a longer period of time. If you opt for a larger unit, you may be able to invite friends and split the costs, making it more affordable.
Change of Scenery
Some people have gone to the same resort for years and years and feel like they need a change. However, there is no need to sell your timeshare to be able to go to different destinations. You can swap your timeshare and therefore stay anywhere in the world. A vacation club is a great way to do this, although you can also do so privately. The great thing about some vacation clubs like Interval International is that you can choose to exchange your timeshare for a cruise vacation too.
If you have emotional reasons for selling your timeshare, such as a bereavement or divorce, you would do well to wait before taking any rash actions. To avoid old memories you may wish to exchange your timeshare for new destinations, or even lend it to family and friends while you decide what you want to do with your property in the long run.
Left in a Will
Some people find themselves with a timeshare property they wish to sell after being left it in a will. Before negating the idea of owning a timeshare, at least try it out and see if vacation ownership could suit your lifestyle. Rather than selling you may wish to make a profit by renting, or at least lending it to friends and family.
TIMESHARE RESALE SCAMS
Freebies and Timeshare Tours
December 10, 2013
Let’s be honest! We have all done it! Offer us a free breakfast or a complimentary gift and our bargain hunter psychological framework takes over. And that is just the way timeshare free gifts work. We all want something for nothing, and a freebie is always welcome. Timeshare promoters or OPCs will have a whole bag of things to offer you from discounts to restaurant vouchers; all you have to do is give up a couple of hours of your time.
Is the gift really free?
In actual fact, the answer to that question is relative. You are for all intents and purposes giving up time on your vacation to take a tour of a hotel or resort, no matter how amazing it is. So, in effect, your gift is payment for your time. In the case of legitimate timeshare tours and presentations, the gift is therefore free from any monetary cost and should be seen as a thank you for your time. However, there are cases of gift scams to be wary of where tourists end up paying for their gift in some way such as delivery, taxes, registration or to enter a “prize draw.”
Kinds of Genuine Gifts
The best way to gauge if you are heading into a scam or a hard sell is to consider the free gift in terms of profit margin. If the gift is so over the top you cannot imagine how the company can afford to give it away to everyone that attends a presentation, then the red lights should start to flash. Usually, reputable companies will offer discounts on tours and activities or give dinner vouchers to attract visitors, especially if the timeshare units are at luxury resorts worth visiting just for the sake of it.
How Long is the Presentation and Tour?
That will really depend on the resort, your guide and you. If you have lots of questions, then the presentation could last a lot longer, but most tours last only a few hours and won’t take up much more than a morning or afternoon. The time you are at the resort will also depend on whether you have been offered a free breakfast or lunch.
TIME SHARE SCAMS
Common Timeshare Scams
November 22, 2013
Before going into the details about some of the most common time share scams, it should be stated that time share as a concept is not a scam, rather there are dubious companies out there profiting in a fraudulent way from the guise of time share. In fact, time share can be an excellent investment if the model suits your vacation habits; therefore it is important to remember that if you buy with a reputable company with a great track record, there is very little chance of running into a scam.
Resale phone calls
Beware of any unsolicited phone calls from agents claiming they have found you a buyer for your time share. If you are not looking to sell, this is probably a scam. You will be expected to pay for the details of the buyer who mysteriously never answers your calls.
Gifts with a Catch
To make time share presentations attractive, all operators offer incentives which are usually genuine. However, if the incentive seems too good to be true, then it probably is just that! Some deliberate scams make you pay a high fee to have your free gift delivered and sometimes you simply never receive it if you don’t buy a time share.
Time Share Properties that Never Get Built
Another scam that can cost a lot of money and heartbreak is the pre-sale scam that encourages you to buy a property that has not yet been built. You hand over your money based on the prospect of your dream second home, but it never gets built or the company goes bust. The way to avoid this type of scam is to research the time share developer before even attending a presentation. The genuine companies will be obvious, even with a quick on line check.
Trade in Time Share Scam
Some people are tricked into buying a second time share or joining a timeshare points scheme on the premise that the time share company will sell your old property. If you are offered this service, you are very likely being scammed and you will end up being responsible for two timeshares. The genuine option you have is to add your time share to a vacation club and begin to exchange it for other destinations.
Who really benefits from a timeshare class action suit?
November 7, 2013
If you are considering a class action suit against a timeshare company then you really need to make sure that your case is legitimate and that you are certain the timeshare company are in breach of contract law. When the company is a genuine operator with an excellent track record like Disney, Villa del Palmar, RCI etc, then you need to have hard, fool-proof evidence, as it is only in very rare circumstances that companies like these would leave themselves vulnerable to lawsuits and legal action.
What is more commonly the case is that legal firms and online companies take advantage of timeshare owners who are unhappy with some clause in their timeshare contract, offering them full purchase refunds if they were to win the case. When the lawsuit is a collective representative action, it becomes more attractive to owners who are considering canceling their contract as the seeming cost is not as high as if you were to take legal action individually. What they don’t tell you is that you are not very likely to win and their fees will be paid regardless. So the real winners are the lawyers.
When you have experienced an organized timeshare scam, where you have been sold properties that will never be built etc then a class action suit would be a beneficial move. In those circumstances, contact a reputable lawyer who comes recommended and avoid adverts on the internet targeting timeshare forums.
All-Inclusive and Timeshare
November 4, 2013
On paper, timeshare ownership and all-inclusive plans seem to be the opposite kinds of vacations but there are many options on the market that combine timeshare and all-inclusive packages to make sure that clients get the very best of all that a resort has to offer.
Although timeshare properties usually come equipped with kitchens and dining rooms, making it more likely for you to self cater for most of your vacation, timeshare units that are located on major resorts will also benefit from an array of cuisine options. In these cases, although you are not generally obligated to buy an all-inclusive pass, most resorts will offer residents the option of purchasing a pass. These all-inclusive passes or vouchers can be issued for your whole stay or just a portion, meaning that you can mold your dining to your needs.
All-inclusive packages can be an economical way of sampling all the wonderful restaurants on a resort and a great rest from preparing meals in your vacation property.
Do you really want to cancel your timeshare?
October 31, 2013
If this is you, then you have come to the right article. Before you embark on finding a timeshare lawyer or respond to an add on the internet from a timeshare cancellation shark, read a little about what to expect and then decide on your next course of action.
Firstly, you really need to decide whether you no longer wish to use your timeshare, as canceling can be a long an expensive route to take if you have passed the cooling off window. For many, canceling a timeshare contract is more hassle than it is worth when you could be spending time enjoying great accommodations in amazing destinations.
However, if you are positive about canceling your timeshare then there are some steps you can take. Firstly, you need to find out how much time you have within the cooling off period which is the time just after you buy the timeshare. This window of opportunity to cancel your timeshare is different depending on the contract and the country where you bought the timeshare. Usually, the period is between 5 and 10 business days, so you don’t have long to set about canceling the contract.
The first thing you should do is contact the timeshare company that sold you the unit and ask what they require from you. Regardless of what they say, send written notification immediately stating that you want to cancel the contract within the cooling off period – make sure you have proof of posting.
If you do not fall into this category, then cancel your timeshare is going to be a lot more complicated and you will need to get a professional timeshare lawyer, preferably one that is recommended by someone you know. Beware specialist timeshare attorneys that advertize on the internet or anyone that approaches you unsolicited. There are many scams associated with timeshare cancellation and reselling of timeshare properties so it is wise to be cautious.
Finally, in the meantime, the best thing you can do is investigate the consumer laws for the country where you hold your timeshare and think carefully about whether or not you really want to give up on your investment.
Top 10 Benefits of Timeshare Ownership
October 19, 2013
There is so much misleading information on the Internet about timeshare ownership that it is easy to disregard them as a scam. However, when you take time to look at some of the many advantages of owning a timeshare, it is clear that they are a viable alternative to paying the high prices of hotel rooms or other vacation rentals.
Often a timeshare presentation can put people off buying fractional ownership properties as they need more time to think. If that is your case, then take a look at the benefits below to see if timeshare could be for you.
Top 10 Benefits of Timeshare Ownership:
- You get to own a luxury property at a much lower cost than full ownership.
- Timeshare units are much bigger than standard hotel rooms and have kitchens in addition to access to all the resort facilities that a hotel offers.
- You are encouraged to take regular vacations. You have already paid for your accommodation in advance so you are motivated to make the most of your money.
- Guaranteed reservations at top vacation destinations during your allocated weeks.
- The cost of your future vacations are effectively frozen at today’s prices.
- Vacation clubs allow for total flexibility of dates and locations worldwide.
- You can lend or rent your timeshare if you cannot use it for some reason.
- You can upgrade your property as your personal economy grows.
- By returning to the same place, you build up a community at the resort and can make some great friendships.
- It is possible to sell your timeshare or leave it to someone in a will.
Do you get value for money with The Villa Group Timeshare?
October 15, 2013
If you are asking this question then it is quite likely that you are going to buy a timeshare or are planning to attend a presentation with The Villa Group Timeshare. The first point worth establishing is that the company is a genuine timeshare developer and is not a scam, although it is up to you whether a timeshare purchase actually suits your vacation needs now and in the future.
If timeshare is a good option for you, then you could not do better than buying with The Villa Group Timeshare. The company has spent many years in the timeshare industry, more than 25 in fact, and is a leader in Mexican timeshare solutions and products. The group also has affiliations with reputable international vacations clubs, such as Interval International, RCI and UVCI should you wish to swap your timeshare for other destinations. You certainly get more for your money than meets the eye.
The timeshare properties themselves are perhaps the first element where you will notice you are getting value for money. Owing to low construction costs in Mexico and the long standing expertise of The Villa Group Timeshare, the accommodations on sale from The Villa Group Timeshare Resorts are more than worth the price you actually pay. They are spacious and fully furnished with elegant and hardy furniture, and boast kitchens, dining rooms, living areas and balconies. The more luxurious your timeshare purchase, the larger you apartment and wider the terraces; some even come with outdoor Jacuzzis, butler service and wrap around terraces.
The area where you really see value for money is in the resort facilities, which are open to all timeshare owners. Essentially, it is like living on a resort. All The Villa Group Timeshare beach resorts have at least three pools, direct access to sandy beaches and the sea, world class spas and fitness centers, a range of restaurants including gourmet options, and superb warm and friendly service. The minute you step foot in one of The Villa Group’s resorts, you will know they are worth the money.