In 1999, Logan and Kate R went on a cruise to celebrate their honeymoon. They met a few timeshare representatives who offered a free weekend stay at one of their resorts. What sounded like a prolonged honeymoon became a decade-long nightmare.
“So, we are on a honeymoon cruise and met a few people. It turns out they work for a resort, and they offer us a stay at one of their resorts. The only catch was to attend a timeshare presentation and tour, which seemed like a piece of cake.”
When attending a timeshare presentation, you are in a room with a broker. They are not there only to present timeshares but also to sell timeshares. And they will do so by any means necessary.
“They built their entire pitch off of misrepresentations about timeshares. They made it seem flawless to use and said prices would never increase. None of that was true! It’s impossible to make a reservation and the fees rise every year.”
Logan and Kate’s first attempts to get rid of the timeshare set them back even more so. Thinking back to how the agents emphasized their timeshare being a deeded property, Logan and Kate had the right to sell. At least, that’s what the salesmen stated.
While this was not a lie, they could have warned them about the timeshare resale market. It is full of owners looking to offload their burden onto someone else. There are tenfold more sellers than buyers, so making a sale is near impossible.
“We even tried selling the timeshare a couple of times, but no luck. In fact, it cost us more. At least two websites claimed to be resellers but ran off with our money. We lost at least another $500 trying to sell.”
Logan and Kate have attempted to get out of the timeshare agreement since they purchased it. There were several failed attempts along the way. until one day, Kate heard a radio commercial.
It was an ad for Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG)*. Hearing the story of the company’s founder, Chuck McDowell, convinced them.
“After many years, WFG took care of everything! We saw the success with other owners, we knew they could help us. Working with them was wonderful. Their staff always stayed in contact with us. What we appreciated the most, was they always kept their word, unlike the resort.”
The timeshare company did not make it simple for Logan and Kate to exit, but After months of restless work by WFG, the couple is now timeshare-free and never has to deal with annual maintenance fees.*
Does Logan and Kate’s story sound familiar? Thousands of unsuspecting people get misled into timeshare deals every year. If anyone you know is in a similar situation, please contact Wesley Financial Group, LLC, at the phone number below.
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