Michelle and Alex were never expecting to buy a timeshare when they were enjoying their honeymoon together. The timeshare salespeople at the resort saw a weakness in this couple and they jumped at the opportunity to get a sale.
The following is a written account from the married couple on their nightmarish experience with the timeshare industry and we hope it will shed a light on the dishonesty that is rampant within it. Names of people and places have been changed or redacted for privacy reasons.
“We did not ever expect to purchase a timeshare. We went to a presentation at the resort during our honeymoon and they made it seem like it would be a great investment. They even assured us it would be because the property was constantly increasing in value. When we were still hesitant about buying, the salespeople threw in a free week to extend our honeymoon that we were currently on. We didn’t think we could pass that up.”
A common trend in the timeshare industry is how these properties rarely seem to be sold without some sort of extra gift attached to them. Whether it’s a free stay, cruise tickets, a tablet device, or whatever they come up with next.
“Nothing panned out like they said it would. We owned the timeshare for close to 20 years but barely got to use it. The locations we preferred were never available in all of our years. Not only was it disappointing to us, but it also got more expensive over time. The maintenance fees continued to rise each year until they became a burden for us.”
Unlike many timeshare owners, Michelle and Alex were financially able to fully pay off their property. But that doesn’t mean anything when it comes to timeshares as they always have maintenance fees that increase each year. This begs the question if timeshares are ever actually paid off.
“It actually made vacationing more difficult for our family. It became stressful just to own the timeshare. We were paying for it so we felt like we had to use it, but that seemed impossible to do at times. It was a waste of our money and something had to give.”
When Michelle and Alex were pressured into buying a timeshare, they were told it would be a great investment for them. After just a few years they learned the truth as prices for it got higher despite its usefulness being diminished.
“When a friend told us about Wesley Financial Group, LLC, we were unsure at first. But after reading through their reviews online and speaking with their specialists, we knew they could help us and fully trusted them the whole way through. We are so grateful for their help and were shocked at how fast it all happened.”
While the process of terminating timeshare agreements can be a lengthy one at times, with Michelle and Alex it just seemed like everything aligned perfectly. Within just six months they saw their agreement terminated and were relieved to be timeshare free after many years.* Now they can enjoy vacations stress-free, something they have missed out on for too long.
If you know anyone with a similar timeshare experience, please feel free to pass our phone number along to them. We’d love to see if they qualify for our timeshare termination services.
*Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) develops individualized programs for each client, terminates over 97% of their client’s timeshare relationships, and, in certain circumstances, obtains a refund of some or all of the timeshare purchase price. Actual results depend on each client’s distinct case and no specific outcome is guaranteed (although WFG does offer a 100% money-back guarantee if the timeshare is not canceled within the time specified in the WFG Enrollment Agreement).
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