You may have noticed the selection of companies on the internet and in local free papers selling Villa del Palmar timeshare resales as well as other timeshare products. The difficulty arises trying to tell if these are genuine timeshare resale agents or scams tempting you to part with your money in joining fees and surveys. Most of the companies you will find re-selling and buying Villa del Palmar timeshares on the Internet require an upfront joining fee, so you should be very wary, as that is a sure sign that you could be in for a scam.
The key thing to remember when buying a Villa del Palmar timeshare resale is that you are not purchasing from the developer and operator, the Villa group, but are buying the right to use the property, Unlike fractional deeded purchases whereby you can buy the deeds to a property, a Villa del Palmar timeshare resale could leave you vulnerable to a scam. It is always safer to buy directly from the timeshare developer unless you are buying a deeded property, that way you receive all the benefits of ownership and are free from the danger of someone claiming your Villa del Palmar timeshare as part of their inheritance after the death of the original owner.
Interestingly enough, as a resale buyer of a Villa del Palmar timeshare, you are not as vulnerable as those selling a timeshare, although you stand to lose more money. That is, timeshare resale scams that target current Villa del Palmar owners tend to scam people out of relatively small amounts of money. The joining fee might set you back a hundred dollars and the engineer’s survey may cost a few hundred but at the end of the day you are not likely to lose your Villa del Palmar timeshare, just an inconvenient brush with a scam. However, Villa del Palmar resale buyers stand to lose much more if they purchase a resale timeshare and then realize that the contract is invalid or that the operator has no record of the transfer into their name. Resales are as safe as the person selling them.
The best way to avoid a Villa del Palmar resale scam is to sell or buy a timeshare to someone you can meet face to face, or a friend of a friend. Real estate agents that deal with timeshare are a good option too so as to avoid the online scams that are so common.