Survive Timeshare Problems
October 31, 2014
If common sense and clear thinking are applied then it’s easy to survive timeshare problems; in fact you could avoid them altogether with a little foresight!
A sound piece of advice when looking to avoid timeshare problems is to read your contract carefully. If possible you might also want to read it twice, just to be sure, because most of the problems reported in the first year are caused by a lack of awareness. All timeshare companies should provide you with their rules and regulations and, as such, you should also read them thoroughly because most timeshare problems occur because members lack familiarity with their contract and the timeshare regulations.
Paying your maintenance fees on time will also help you to avoid some of the more costly and inconvenient timeshare problems. One timeshare problem which arises from failing to pay maintenance fees is the inability to make use of your timeshare; in fact you will find you cannot stay at your timeshare unit unless your maintenance payments are up-to-date. Failure to pay any maintenance at all is likely to end in legal action.
To avoid finding that you cannot reserve the resort, dates or accommodation type than you want, booking well in advance is advised. Make sure you book your timeshare leaving plenty of time. Likewise, if you need to cancel your reservation, you should inform your timeshare company as soon as possible.
Finally, the best way keep timeshare problems at bay is to have good communication with members services for your timeshare operator. It is better to ask an agent directly if you have any doubts and refer to your rules and regulations for support.
Charity Work – Eagle’s Wings Foundation
July 25, 2014
The Eagle’s Wings Foundation is a registered charity that operates in locations in Mexico where The Villa Group Resorts and its timeshare division offer timeshare vacation ownership. The intention of the charity is to facilitate ways for the timeshare industry as well as Villa Group timeshare owners to give back to the poorest people in the communities where timeshare resorts are establish. For that reason, the Eagle’s Wings Foundation runs a variety of programs to raise money, coordinate volunteers and charity work as well as help community projects directly or through other established local charities and individuals.
Villa del Palmar Timeshare Cooling Off Period
July 21, 2014
Buyer’s remorse or having cold feet about any purchase is not a nice feeling, particularly as oftentimes you can’t distinguish which of your intuitions is correct: the excitement you had when you bought your Villa del Palmar timeshare or the feeling of guilt you have for treating yourself when there are people less fortunate than you in the world. Luckily, for those who wish to give into feelings of unworthiness and guilt, the Villa del Palmar timeshare cooling off period gives you the chance to analyze your feelings towards your timeshare purchase in the light of day.
Villa Del Palmar Timeshare Cooling Off Period
Villa del Palmar timeshare cooling off period gives you the chance to read your timeshare contract and make sure that buying a timeshare suits you and your vacation patterns. Psychologically, knowing you have a cooling off period will help take the pressure off the sales presentation and allow you to take advantage of any discounts the Villa del Palmar seller offers you for buying in the moment.
To take advantage of the Villa del Palmar timeshare cooling off period, you should ask your representative how long you have to review your timeshare contract. Although there is a minimum time that most timeshare companies offer for a cooling off period, you should check with the Villa del Palmar resort where you made your timeshare purchase.
The great thing about the Villa del Palmar timeshare cooling off period is that you know how confident Villa del Palmar are that you are buying a value for money timeshare. With a simple search on the internet it is clear that Villa del Palmar timeshare is excellent value for money, especially when you compare the quality of the suites and the five star installations at each of the Villa del Palmar Beach Resorts & Spas in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Loreto and Cancun, Mexico.
Don’t forget to ask someone from the timeshare sales team about the Villa del Palmar timeshare cooling off period during your presentation and tour.
Universal Vacation Club International – Scam or Legit?
April 14, 2014
Scams seem to be ever present, especially now that the Internet is a common source for scammers. On the other hand, the internet is also a great source in being able to determine which companies are scams and which are legitimate. You can now perform easy searches to discover scams and frauds.
Lawyers Who Claim to Cancel your Villa del Palmar Timeshare Contract
April 7, 2014
Timeshare lawyers who offer Villa del Palmar timeshare cancellation services are an ever-growing breed and there is much need for caution. While it is unfair to say that all timeshare lawyers are scams, you should take care when dealing with a timeshare lawyer who claims that it is easy to cancel your Villa del Palmar timeshare contract and get your money back. In reality there is little chance of getting your money back once you have signed a contract to purchase a time share and the cooling off period has passed, unless you have legitimate reason. What most timeshare cancellation lawyers are looking for is for you to pay them high fees to arrange a default on your contract (which neither cancels the contract nor gets you your money back)
What is a legitimate reason for canceling a Villa del Palmar timeshare contract?
There are occasions where cancellation of a Villa del Palmar timeshare contract is legitimate and possible. In those circumstances you will probably be entitled to getting your money back as well as cancellation of your timeshare contract. However, these cases are very rare as you would have to prove that you were intentionally mis-sold a property, lied to deliberately or there was a breach in the contract on the part of Villa del Palmar. It is highly unlikely that the first two of these circumstances can be proved, in addition to the fact that Villa del Palmar have very strict training and regulations for its sales team in an active attempt to clean up the timeshare reputation. The third circumstance is also highly improbable as Villa del Palmar contracts are checked with a fine tooth comb by legal aids.
So what does a timeshare cancellation lawyer offer?
In that case, you are probably wondering what a timeshare lawyer can actually do for you. The answer is, not a lot except charge you fees for advice. If you have a legitimate case you will probably find that you can negotiate directly with Villa del Palmar without the aid of a lawyer and save yourself the hefty legal costs.
Beware Cold-Calling Villa del Palmar Timeshare Lawyers
The worst kind of timeshare lawyers are those who call unsolicited to offer to cancel your Villa del Palmar timeshare. Under these circumstances, you can be pretty sure it is a scam and that the process is going to cost you money without a lot to show for it.
Rent a Timeshare From Owners
March 10, 2014
Direct owner timeshare rentals are becoming more and more popular as people are realizing that it is possible to rent timeshares as well as buy them. Renting a timeshare has many advantages and stands as a great introduction to vacation ownership if you are considering purchasing a timeshare in the future.
Why Rent a Timeshare?
There are a number of advantages to renting a timeshare, most of which relate to the great accommodations you are pretty much guaranteed when your rent from a timeshare owner. Timeshare units are famed for being spacious and much bigger than standard hotel rooms with many units boasting extra sofa beds or murphy beds to extend the maximum occupancy of the suite. As opposed to paying for a hotel room that will have limited space and a limit on the number of people per room, a timeshare provides more opportunity to invite your family and friends to join you.
Another advantage of renting a timeshare is that many have full kitchens and dining areas for you to use, which saves you money on dining in restaurants all the time. In effect, you are renting a home from home and you can benefit from all of those home-like facilities.
Renting a timeshare unit that is located on the grounds of a large resort is also a bonus as you enjoy all the services of the hotel or resort yet retain your own autonomy in your unit. You can access the pools, restaurants and spa facilities like any guest at the hotel yet have the privacy of the timeshare apartment.
Why Rent a Timeshare Direct from the Owner
Renting direct from the owner or RBO (Rent By Owner) is a great way to save money on agency fees. You can sometimes save up to 20%, depending on the commissions earned by rental agents. Likewise, you have direct communication with the owner in case of any queries or questions and usually get a much quicker response about availability and the services included. If you are happy with your rental, it is also much easier to reserve in the future once you have formed a positive relationship with the owner.
Timeshare Cooling Off Period Explained
January 9, 2014
Every timeshare purchase comes with a cooling off period that immediately follows the moment you sign the contract. After this time you will be unable to cancel or change your timeshare contract unless you are going to upgrade to a more elite membership or luxurious property.
As the name suggests, once you have got over the initial excitement of buying a fraction of paradise, some people need to feel secure in their freedom to be able to cancel their timeshare before it is too late. In practice, few people actually cancel their timeshare during the cooling off period but just knowing that you can often brings about a sense of security and relief, just in case!
How much time is the cooling off period?
It is hard to give an exact time as each country has different laws regarding the cooling off period. Usually you have between 7 and 14 days, sometimes more, sometimes less to cancel your timeshare legally. If you wish to cancel during the cooling off period you will need to find out the requirements for the particular country where you bought your timeshare. Some countries ask for a special pro-forma. It is almost impossible to cancel a timeshare contract after this time has passed, unless you can prove that the timeshare company was fraudulent in some way or that your contract is illegal.
If in doubt, call the timeshare developer where you bought your unit and ask about the specific requirements
Solving Complaints about The Villagroup
January 8, 2014
It can be a real headache when we feel the need to complain, not only because of the disappointment that we feel about what has caused the problem but the very act of complaining can be as unpleasant as the cause. The Villagroup Timeshare try to make their complaints procedure as simple as possible, aiming to deal with your issues while you are still in the resort, before you leave.
The Villagroup Timeshare have an enviable reputation to protect, which is surely why they spend a lot of time and money ensuring that problems are resolved as quickly and as efficiently as possible. With nearly three decades selling and operating timeshare properties and designing new resorts in the top Mexican beach destinations, The Villagroup Timeshare does not want unhappy customers. In terms of timeshare selling, you can be sure that this is no scam and any staff members discovered lying are taken very seriously.
Therefore, if you have a problem with any aspect of your dealings with The Villagroup Timeshare, you should make your concern known, not just for the sake of complaining but as a means of helping this reputable company maintain their high standards. Always tell a member of staff if you are not satisfied with some aspect of your experience. If the problem is not resolved within reasonable time, then look to speak to a more senior staff member.
Some problems may not be fully resolved during your stay in Mexico, therefore you may need to continue the complaints procedure from home. In this case, make sure you have all the details you need before leaving the resort, like contact telephone numbers and email addresses. You will not be able to make contact with the resort through complaints forums as the company cannot guarantee they will see the complaint, so it is always best to deal directly with The Villagroup Timeshare.
Why Avoid Villa del Palmar Timeshare Resales
December 25, 2013
Timeshare resales often look like a great deal, especially if you are considering a Villa del Palmar timeshare property. Thanks to the excellent track record of the Villagroup’s chain of resorts, you know you will be purchasing a quality product in a great Mexican resort. However, there are many disadvantages to buying a resale rather than directly from the developer, in addition to the risk you run of being caught in a resale scam.
When you look into the possibility of buying a resale that claims to be a timeshare at one of the Villa del Palmar resorts in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas or Loreto, you should make sure that you are really buying a genuine property. There have been cases of bogus sellers, promoting Villa del Palmar properties for resale who then deliver a unit in an alternative resort, or simply disappear from the scene. Whether private sellers or timeshare agents, make sure you get your own lawyer to look over the contract.
In many cases, when you buy a resale timeshare, you are not entitled to the same privileges as the original owner, such as access to vacation club membership. In the case of Villa del Palmar, Villa Preferred Access acts like a vacation club whereby you can swap your timeshare unit for other destinations within the Villa Group. When you purchase a Villa del Palmar resale unit, you are not guaranteed access to these rights.
Simply put, when you do not buy a timeshare from the original developer while physically on the property, you are in more danger of being scammed, and you do not have the same legal rights as if you were buying directly. You really need to make sure the contract covers all eventualities, including the death of the original owner as there have been various cases where second hand buyers have lost their timeshare units upon the death of the original owner because of inheritance laws.
On the other side of the coin, as an owner of a Villa del Palmar timeshare you should also beware of agents claiming to have a buyer for your property. This is a common scam whereby owners who bought their property more than a few years ago are approached with attractive offers to purchase their timeshare. In these cases, the timeshare owners will probably stand to make a great profit according to the prices offered and inflation, but the reality is that you have to pay the agent to act on your behalf, and once you have handed over your money, you find that your property (that you never wanted to sell in the first place!) is now on an eternal waiting list.
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.