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New Florida Bill Proposes Tax Cuts for Timeshare Corporations.

Now that travel restrictions have surpassed the year mark, timeshare corporations are full steam ahead towards loss recuperation. After ignoring loyal paying vacation owners and laying off tenured employees, the industry now has their eyes on tax laws. In fact, a recent proposal by lobbyists in Florida suggests a different method be used for property appraisals in order to decrease the tax burden of major resorts in the region.

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AARP Says Tips to Eliminate Timeshare Obligations Are “Proven”.

When a vacation owner first realizes the timeshare resort isn’t eager to provide relief, a number of things go through their mind. While most are initially consumed by outrage, victimization or heavy remorse; desperation usually steers their desire to eliminate timeshare obligations. Because of this, many are deceived by a third-party solution, only to experience further turmoil. As a result, many buyers learn to live with and endure the timeshare burden.

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Exiting Your Timeshare Alone: What Can Happen If You Do.

Over the past few years, we’ve published a lot of content that warns consumers and vacation owners alike of the pitfalls in the timeshare industry. For decades now, many buyers have experienced similar setbacks, disadvantages and unexpected costs. But today, some are considering cancellation for the first time.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Informed Owners of Diamond Resorts Acquisition.

Now that timeshare companies are looking to maximize future earnings, the race for the biggest pool of aspiring travelers has begun. Since the beginning of 2021, we’ve already seen Wydham merge with Travel + Leisure and Marriott’s PR to acquire Welk Resorts – even while timeshare owners struggle. This past week, Mark Wang, the President and CEO of Hilton’s Grand Vacations (HGV), made an announcement of his own.

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How to Exhaust Your Options With Timeshare Resorts.

When it comes to getting rid of vacation ownership or managing the financial obligation during rough patches, understanding how to go about handling the matter is key. Aside from the extensive amount of fraud in the exit realm, timeshare companies have been known to leverage an owner’s despair as an upsell opportunity.

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The Psychological Sales Practices of Timeshares | Part 2

We can all admit, the psychological sales practices of timeshares are rather complicated. In fact, every unsuspecting buyer is uniquely targeted with fact finding measures that all stem from a deceitful plot: to close the deal. Last week, we discussed the elements of pandering, misleading trust, enticement, personal jabs and fabricated excitement. Let’s see how this helps them close the deal in part 2.

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Pandemic Timeshare Tips by the TN Dept of Commerce & Insurance.

Despite the obvious travel limitations, it would have been good to see the department go into detail on consumer’s need to “reevaluate personal budgets”. The impact of COVID as a whole has been a setback for millions. While some people are bummed about their vacant vacation, many don’t even know how they’re going to put food on the table – after years of abundance.

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The Sales Psychology of Timeshares Increases Closing Rates.

When it comes to the purchase of a timeshare, buyers are rarely even in the market for a perpetual travel package. In fact, many are on vacation with relaxed spending habits when the opportunity arises. When they’re caught off guard by an overwhelming amount of hype and free gifts, they can’t help but be intrigued by what’s being presented to them. We call this the sales psychology of timeshares – and it’s horribly effective

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Why Do Timeshare Revenues Increase Despite High Disapproval Ratings?

Consumers that have come to hate a timeshare purchase often initially wonder how timeshare companies remain in business. But they don’t have to think long or hard to realize their disgust is rooted in an unfavorable, oftentimes perpetual contract that doesn’t allow them to easily get out of their obligations.

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St. Louis BBB Keeping an Eye on RSI For Fraudulent Timeshare Activity.

In 2019, we published an article that covered the BBB’s constant efforts to diminish timeshare exit fraud in Southwest Missouri. Around the same time, the consumer driven platform also issued a warning about a local Springfield operation, Relief Solutions International LLC (RSI). Today, the entity is still a problem..

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CNBC Claims to Know How to Help Owners Exit Timeshares.

After covering a few more of our client’s stories, we thought it’d be a good idea to see what other publications are doing about the timeshare crisis today. But after inspecting some of the advice that’s possibly directing thousands of vacation owners, we had to step in. You see, not all online information and bias can be completely trusted today.

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Last March, The BBB Advised Mexico Timeshare Owners on Potential Scams.

Before the nation was completely swept by travel restrictions and mask mandates, The Better Business Bureau (BBB) was already warning timeshare owners about potential scams. Now that a majority of timeshare sales teams have been let go, this threat is even more heightened. So let’s see what they had to say about it all..

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PART 2: Endless Timeshare Sales Pitch Deceives Young Family.

Last week, we published the introduction to an amazing story about a young family who was swindled into timeshare ownership during a pandemic. Not only did Edwin and Maria repeatedly reiterate their disinterest, they almost begged sales reps to leave. But instead of enjoying the remainder of their mask mandated vacation in Vegas, the family was met by another unrelenting offer.

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