My recent articles about finding peace through travel and bohemian cities that feel like home really got me thinking about revisiting many of these destinations. As a budget traveler, I usually choose to stay with either local friends or at inexpensive hostels wherever I go, but in certain cities where I feel at peace, I find myself craving more of a “home” environment.
So this week, I’m reviewing SellMyTimeshareNOW which allows travelers to either buy or rent a timeshare or sell their rental to others. I find this housing accommodation particularly useful to frequent travelers who do want to feel at home in a particular destination. For backpackers, this is probably not an option worth looking into at this point in your life.
What is a Timeshare? In case you are foggy on what a timeshare (or vacation ownership) is, here’s a quick recap. Buying in on a timeshare means that you are one of several owners of the property and each tenant stays at the residence at a different time of the year. It’s a way for people to have a second home without actually paying for the entire year.
What is SellMyTimeshareNOW? In a nutshell, it is a global platform and service that allows timeshare owners to advertise and resell their timeshare properties while also showcasing housing options to interested renters and buyers.
First Impressions: From my experience, if a website is visually unpleasing, I very rarely stick around to discover if the content also falls along those lines. SellMyTimeshareNOW seems to have a good sense of their audience and have created a user-friendly configuration that is both easy to navigate and not overwhelming. I also get the sense that the company functions more like a close-knit start-up rather than a large group of mass marketers. The local feel of the company, as described in their Company Info page makes me feel more comfortable booking through them.
What They Offer: If you have a residence that you would like to rent or sell, you can create a listing and reach a large number of potential renters. If you are on the hunt for a timeshare to join, you can browse through their extensive list of options, keeping in mind your budget and location preferences.
Don’t Forget the Dog: One feature that SellMyTimeshareNOW offers renters and sellers are Pet Friendly Timeshare accommodations. This is ideal for people who travel frequently and don’t want to leave their furry friends behind.
Options for Different Financial Situations:
- Traditional timeshare ownership - ownership is usually tied to a particular unit or unit type and falls between a specific week or season each year.
- Fractional ownership - purchase of a much larger increment of time and is a good for travelers who are able to vacation for more than one or two weeks a year.
- Points-based ownership – a system where owners are allotted a specific number of points per year which can then be exchanged for accommodations at a number of in-network resorts
Overall Conclusions: As a frequent traveler, I like the timeshare options and also the flexibility of the different rentals. I find their service particularly beneficial to travelers who travel to a specific destination often and want to feel like a local. Sometimes it’s nice to feel like you are “home” even if you are just renting. With any budget traveler, however, you must make sure it fits into your budget.
*This is an honest review of the services offered by SellMyTimeshareNOW, made possible by their support of Bohemian Trails.
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