In the timeshare exit industry, the notion of upfront fees is more often than not misunderstood. In accordance with other agencies and consultants, we stress that no owner should ever pay upfront fees to any company that will buy, sell, list or donate timeshares. Imagine real estate agents or sales persons asking for upfront fees and you can understand the absurdity. The question then, is should you ever expect to pay an upfront fee to get out of your timeshare?
To be fair, there are a lot of swindlers out there preying upon the desperate with the idea of ‘easy’; ‘simple’; and ‘cheap’. They offer solutions where they will buy, sell, list or donate your timeshare for a minimal upfront fee and more than a mixed bag of results. You wouldn’t be expected to pay an upfront fee to sell your house but this model is everywhere in timeshare relief. People pay real money upfront to list or sell their timeshare with one of these companies and then they still find themselves paying their dues and maintenance fees because they still have a timeshare…that won’t sell.
Because of all of this, we get a LOT of people asking us if we charge an upfront fee. They have heard about those kinds of companies and their practices and it is easy to assume that all solutions and all companies are the same. The short answer is … they are not.
National Cancellation & Transfer is NOT a listing company. We DO NOT buy, sell, list or promise to donate your timeshare. But we do charge an upfront fee because our services are not contingent on any of those so called options.
Herein lies the distinction. What we offer is a service to Cancel or Transfer the timeshare out of your name. Our service is not contingent on a sale or donation of your timeshare with some kind of profit at the end. We simply charge for the service of Cancelling or Transferring your timeshare like any other service you might pay for or item you might purchase on Amazon. And we offer a Money Back Guarantee for the service so you get what you pay for. What you’re paying for is no more timeshare; no more club dues; and no more maintenance fees…forever.
The difference between a listing company or a Cancellation and Transfer company is huge. A listing company wants your money upfront because they already know how near impossible it is to successfully sell someone’s timeshare on the secondary market. They make their money and then hope for the best leaving the financial burdens of the timeshare with the owner in the meanwhile. On the other hand, a company like National Cancellation & Transfer does not buy or sell timeshares. The money we charge upfront is all we ever charge for the service.
Timeshare cancellation or transfer is the ONLY real solution to getting rid of your timeshare and permanently removing the debt and fees. In many of our cases, timeshare cancellation requires the work of our retained attorneys who must deal directly with the resort developers. We already take this into account, on an individual basis, when we charge for our services.
When you pay upfront for a Cancellation or a Transfer you are paying to either Cancel your contract or to Transfer your timeshare out of your name. Our retained attorneys must handle most cancellations legally because you bound yourself legally to the terms of your timeshare contract. Transferring a timeshare requires work through our affiliated title companies. In both cases, there is a great deal of real work that has to be done, and paid for.
In the end however, companies like National Cancellation & Transfer are providing real solutions and not promises or a last ditch Hail Mary like a listing company. When you really want to get out of your unwanted timeshare, you have to face the reality that you signed a contract with the Developer. You wrote a blank check in effect to a timeshare company for endless club dues and maintenance fees. You’re already on the line for that money forever, so you have to make a decision to live with it or not.
We urge you never to pay an upfront fee to any company that offers to buy, sell, list or donate your timeshare. These kinds of companies are sand traps and you’ll find yourself swinging at solutions that aren’t getting you anywhere.
When you are ready to get out of your timeshare once and for all, National Cancellation & Transfer will work with you all the way. From the beginning to the very end, we’ll do the work that you paid for and help you legally, and finally, Cancel or Transfer your timeshare. It takes time, and it takes people working together. But, together, we’ll see to it that you are free from the fees that are really holding you down.