December 18, 2015 — There seems to be a generalization that many people do not like insurance agents or insurance companies but when tragedy strikes — such as a home burning down, someone is seriously ill or involved in a car wreck, etc. — often the first thoughts or words spoken by friends, relatives, co-workers or neighbors are – ‘…did they have insurance?’ The same loathing is often thought of many new or used car sales reps and/or dealerships, but when a consumer buys that car and drives it home they usually do so gleefully and are full of pride.
So Here’s The Scoop: This disdain for many companies and professionals is not isolated. Some people hate Attorney or Law Firms until they need one and their lawyer prevails in the case. Other people do not like Police Officers until a Cop pulls them out of a car on fire or confronts and takes down a burglar in the person’s home or neighborhood.
There are many instances where disliking any company, person or professional is warranted but the blanketing of all Doctors, for instance, as being in it just ‘for the money’ and/or being ‘butchers’ is as ridiculous as asserting all parents are good and know what’s best for their children.
And there is also no shortage among the public at large who also generalize about timeshare developers and our industry as being less than ‘stellar’, yet the vast majority of all developers and everyone else working in the Land of Time is comprised of professional, standup, talented and very hard-working decent folks.
Within that group are all the marketing and sales folks who, I would argue, are responsible for bringing it all together so that millions of families the world over enjoy superior vacationing experiences each year in upscale accommodations with all the bells and whistles – and do so in over 100 nations around the world.
So here we are with Christmas and all the other celebrations at hand and though I don’t have any actual numbers I do know that right now in places like the Hawaiian Islands, all across Mexico, throughout the Caribbean, etc. timeshare resorts are full to the brim with happy-go-lucky timeshare owners/members enjoying the times of their lives.
The total number this time of the year (worldwide) may be (e.g.) 50,000 families and/or ‘singles’, it may be a couple hundred thousand ‘vacationers’ (or more) but there is one thing that is crystal clear and that is most of those owners/members are enjoying, celebrating and are having a very Merry Christmas.
And I would further argue they are doing so, in part, via the talent, professionalism and dedication of all of us in ‘the-biz’ over the past 50 (plus) years; which is something we can all be proud of to be sure.
So, from all of us at InsideTheGate.com (ITG) – to everyone in ‘the biz’, all you owners/members, and regardless of whatever you are celebrating right now – Have a safe, healthy and wonderful 2015 Holiday Season.
Good Luck Out There
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