DOVER, NH (Aug 9, 2011) — Sell My Timeshare NOW, the leading online service company for trustworthy timeshare resale, rental and resort services, has posted a 27.5 percent increase in broker-assisted timeshare sales, year over year, through the end of the second quarter of 2011. Additionally, the company more than doubled broker-assisted sales in July 2011, experiencing a 109 percent increase in sales over July 2010.
Sell My Timeshare NOW provides Internet advertising options for timeshare owners or developers seeking to sell or rent a timeshare either by-owner or through its full-service timeshare resale brokerage division, Timeshare Broker Services.
Founder and CEO Jason Tremblay attributes the dramatic increase in sales volume to several factors: “Today’s consumers value the flexibility provided by vacation ownership and have become savvy Internet shoppers. They recognize the benefits of vacation rentals in spacious timeshare condominiums and want options for buying and selling. While it can be challenging to resell a timeshare, the downturn in the economy has also provided a unique opportunity for timeshare buyers and renters, especially those who research the product online.”
The Sell My Timeshare NOW website generated over 15 million pageviews in the first seven months of 2011. Since the company began tracking offers in 2006, advertisers have received a total of $1.3 billion in timeshare resales and rentals.
Adds Jerome Bocquet, vice president of Timeshare Broker Services, “We have seen the demand for timeshare resales through broker-assisted sales more than double since this same time last year. This growth reflects not only the attention we have focused on in-depth broker training and expanded services, but is also an excellent indicator that consumer demand is strong for timeshares on the secondary market. Sales are good for the major hospitality brands including Disney Vacation Club, Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt, and others, but we are also seeing good sales for independent timeshare brands on the secondary market.”
Broker-assisted transactions at Sell My Timeshare NOW are similar to buying/selling a home with a Realtor, who advertises the product, negotiates with the prospective customer and handles all required administrative and legal work. When the home is sold, the customer gets his money and the Broker receives a commission.
Sellers utilizing the by-owner option pay an advertising fee to place their property on the Sell My Timeshare NOW website with its extremely high daily readership. Similar to a classified newspaper ad, offers go directly to the advertiser, who subsequently deals directly with each potential customer. No commissions are paid but the seller must do all the legwork to determine if maintenance fees, etc. have been paid and if there is a clear title. If technical support is needed, the Sell My Timeshare NOW staff provides guidance in contacting the appropriate professionals.
Along with the company’s emphasis on strengthening broker services, Sell My Timeshare NOW recently launched a major redesign of its www.sellmytimesharenow.com website. New features greatly enhance user experience, facilitating the search for a timeshare resale, rental or timeshare vacation club points by location, price, size, resort, week of availability as well as activities and amenities at the resort. This improved text-based search functionality and advanced sorting capability effectively filters search results, making it simple and intuitive for website users to search, select and make offers on competitively priced vacation ownership and rental opportunities.
Tremblay adds, “From our focus on Timeshare Broker Services to the major upgrades we have made to our website, Sell My Timeshare NOW is remains dedicated to serving the continued demand for great deals on vacation products. We are excited about the growth we are seeing at our company and delighted to report it at a time when good news and positive business news are in short supply.”
About Sell My Timeshare NOW
Averaging more than two million pageviews per month and yielding a proven market of timeshare buyers, Sell My Timeshare NOW provides internet advertising and marketing solutions for timeshare owners or developers seeking to sell or rent timeshare while offering timeshare buyers and renters competitively priced vacation ownership and rental opportunities. The company offers success-based timeshare brokerage through Timeshare Broker Services. Headquartered in Dover, NH with offices in Orlando, Florida.
Contact: Jason Tremblay CEO
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