Anna F. has always cared about her community, giving her time and energy to causes she cares about. One of those causes that she connects deeply with is carrying on the stories of her parents. Her parents survived the Holocaust. Anna wants to remember their suffering and help others understand what life was like for them.
"One of my life's pledges is to educate others about my parents' survival of the Holocaust in Hungary," says Anna.
Anna also works full-time in higher education and has been married for 48 years. Unfortunately, she was misled into purchasing a timeshare nearly 18 years ago.
Managing their daily fulfillments became overbearing, so Anna and Robert decided to take a vacation to sunny Orlando, Florida, to escape the chaos of life for a while. On this trip, they encountered timeshare salespeople on the street.
"Initially, someone on the street stall offered a free vacation at a resort but did not tell us there was a sales presentation. Subsequently, the incentives were $50-$100 gift cards and other timed attraction tickets," said Anna.
Anna and Robert were told all of the financial 'advantages' that'd come with owning a timeshare. They enjoyed vacationing as a couple, so all of the perks that they heard seemed like a good investment for their family.
"The salesperson told us that a timeshare was a real estate and income-producing investment that would appreciate. The salesperson also told us we could rent out the timeshare. However, renting it out proved difficult. Renter reliability, cancellation requirements, and the general vacation market competition proved overwhelming."
Anna and Robert have met with their respective timeshare company multiple times throughout the 18 years. The company told them they owned the timeshare. Still, Anna remembers that each 'owner update meeting' felt like a sales meeting. She continually faced pressure to purchase more timeshare points and 'upgrade' her ownership package.
"Although updates were provided, we always discussed upgrading our ownership," said Anna. "Even when the reps called the meetings 'educational' and disavowed sales focus, we were always pressured to upgrade our timeshare."
The meetings themselves were not the only issue. Anna and Robert struggled to keep up with the timeshare payments.
"Buying this timeshare is one of the greatest regrets of my life. Although we have always been current with our payments, it has been a severe strain on us. The financial burden of the mortgage and maintenance fees finally forced us to sell our house and move to a trailer park after we retired. We continue to borrow against our social security to make ends meet."
After years of financial hardship and stress, Anna and Robert knew they had to find a way out of their timeshare. The couple tried to rent the timeshare. Still, they quickly discovered the frustration and loss of money that came with renting it out.
"Over the years, owning our timeshares has been onerous. We've worked for over 50 years and always tried to do our best. Our obligation is unfair. We want to be free of these debts and enjoy our last years together."
Anna and Robert even went back to work while in retirement to keep up with their timeshare payments. Luckily, they saw a television advertisement for Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG).
The couple contacted WFG to see if they qualified for the company's timeshare cancellation services. It turns out they did!
Anna and Robert worked hand-in-hand with WFG for nearly 18 months to escape their timeshare obligations. The couple is now timeshare-free! They were also relieved of over $42,000 of timeshare mortgage debt thanks to WFG!*
"Working with WFG was a very satisfactory experience. The staff was professional in every phase from the initial interview, client intake, resolution, and termination. Our representatives explained all aspects of the process with compassion. The communication was clear, timely, and responsive. We received assuring updates as needed."
Fortunately, Anna and Robert were able to escape their timeshare. Unfortunately, there are other people still stuck in their timeshare. If you or anyone you know are looking to cancel your timeshare, then don't hesitate to get in touch with Wesley Financial Group, LLC*.
*Actual results depend on each client’s distinct case and no specific outcome is guaranteed.WFG and its affiliates, successors, or assigns are not lawyers or a law firm and do not engage in the practice of law or provide legal advice or legal representation. All information, software, services, and comments provided on this site are for informational and self-help purposes only and are not substitutes for professional advice, legal or otherwise. Names have been changed or omitted due to privacy concerns.