It is common to see adverts and announcements on the Internet and in the local press about Villa del Palmar timeshare resales. The problem that consumers have is whether or not these companies are genuine or timeshare scams. As The Villa Group does not directly support the resale of its properties on the Internet, timeshare buyers and sellers work with these companies as their own risk.
There are a significant number of timeshare scams that have given Villa del Palmar timeshare and The Villa Group unfounded bad press. It is worth remembering that The Villa Group and its associates are not fraudulent but the problem lies when other companies begin reselling their products. Below are a couple of examples of how Villa del Palmar units have been involved in fraudulent attempts to swindle money out of people,
Resale scams involving Villa del Palmar Timeshare
If Villa del Palmar owners decide to sell their timeshare, for whatever reason: inheritance, divorce, death etc they will probably try and use a company to sell their timeshare. Beware! There are many timeshare scams that ask owners to pay a joining fee and then do very little to actually sell the timeshare. You simply lose your money. You are better off choosing a company that charges a commission on the sale of the timeshare.
Another resale scam that has affected Villa del Palmar Timeshare owners is when a call is made or a letter is sent claiming that there is someone interested in buying The Villa Group property. They offer a great price and all you have to do is cover the introduction costs. When the purchase falls through, you cannot claim your money back. Sometimes the same companies will also charge a surveyor’s fee.
Reasons not to sell your timeshare
Think twice if you are considering selling your Villa del Palmar timeshare. You may be better off upgrading or exchanging your unit for another of The Villa Group’s locations in Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Loreto. Alternatively you could join a vacation club such as RCI, Universal Vacation Club or Interval International and use your timeshare to travel all over the world.
Another popular possibility instead of selling would be to rent the timeshare. Villa del Palmar properties are extremely sought after in all of the locations where The Villa Group operates. Renting could make you some money and leave you the choice of using your property occasionally.
Do not let their wonderful words lure you away, read the contract before signing, the contract clearly estates that any verbal promises made to the buyer that are not on the contract are invalid and that the purchasing of a membership at Villa del Palmar is not a financial investment, it only offers a way of saving for future vacations, it also states that if you wish to purchase the membership for the solid purpose of renting for profit, that you should reconsider your purchase of the membership.