ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA -- All I can say is "crap" I am feeling like I stepped in it. I was called by REM to rent my timeshare for me for a fee of $ 899.00. I was told I would have plenty of "bids" on my timeshare to choose from within 30 days my timeshare would be rented out no problems. I was even told I could get my $ refunded to me no questions asked. Well it has been over 30 days no offers, no answers on the telephone, no returned messages. No one will talk to me. Now what am I supposed to do to get my money back?
Does anyone know the steps to take now? Its not like I can afford to lose this much money especially to a scam. I am so stupid for not researching this ahead of time. Now what?
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA -- We really needed to sell our time share due to financial difficulties. We received a call from REM and they had a great sales pitch and said we'd get a $1000 shopping spree if it didn't sell in 180 days. They wanted $800 for their fee but when I said I couldn't afford that they lowered it to $299 so I said yes. After they charged my credit card I never heard another word from them. When I called to at least get some kind of proof that they marketed our property they said they couldn't do that. I never received any offers, nor did I get the $1000 shopping spree.
This is a SCAM. All they want is money from you, whatever they can get. They offer no proof of anything they do for you.
DON'T GET SCAMMED TOO!
FLORIDA -- We had a financial difficulty in paying our bills last summer and were trying to find a way out of our time share. Conveniently enough the Resort Equity Marketing company called us wanting to help us sell our time share and vacations. The sales representative very confidently assured me that most properties sell within 30-90 days but if by chance none of them sold or leased, they were going to pay us back by giving us a $1000 shopping spree because they were so confident it would sell before then. So we had nothing to loose. I called after every 90 days that we didn't hear anything and they "generously" extended my contract without charging me anything. I was spoken to so disrespectfully that most times I had to hang up to get the steam from coming out of my ears. Since it had been 7 months and I never even got an offer on a vacation or the renting of the time share I finally got the shopping spree which comes to find out that if you want to use it, you end up paying almost $400 in s/h fees to get your "free" gifts.
That is not compensation. They refuse to provide me with any traffic information as to how any people they are even marketing my property to. Now because I am so upset with the results they have terminated my contract all together and are no longer even "marketing" it and so I am out $1099. AVOID because they make hasty claims the cannot fulfill.
ALTAMONTE, FLORIDA -- We just want to Thank you for saving us from listing our Timeshare with Resort Equity Marketing. They have called us for weeks even when we were on vacation in FL. They started at $899 for the service and promised to sell it within 90 days or to keep listing it until they sold it. Same story, corporations want the timeshares for their executives to stay at for conventions and our unit was valuable since Vacation Village at Parkway is one of the hotspots. They claimed we could get $22-26k for our unit which is more than we had paid and it sounded too good to be true. We did not jump at it but did express interest and received daily calls from Karen the sales agent. Interestingly another company had called us around the same time and wanted $1370 but did not pursue us. I asked Karen why they don't just buy from the Developers wholesale and she said they don't have time to sit through the tour and just want to buy them directly so they can trade them for when and where they need housing for their executives. When they contacted us at home yesterday, she asked me if the money was an issue. Of course it was since our yearly maintenance and taxes are due right now as well. She suggested we not pay the fees since the new buyer would pay them and to just wait since there was a grace period of several months. All of a sudden they were willing to accept half now and half when we sold our timeshare. When she went to ask her boss about this he approved our paying only $450 and said we did not even have to pay the other half when we sold the timeshare. My husband said Let's do it but I had a weird feeling still and insisted on waiting to do some research. We found this forum, read all the reviews and decided not to do it. THANK YOU!
PS. We were told any time they contact you run. We are researching other companies and do want to sell our timeshare. We will let you know how that works out.
Let me tell ya that when REM called my wife and I about our timeshare they gave us one heck of sales pitch and boy were we suckered. An agent of REM called us and told us that they wanted to rent out our time share for us. The deal seemed really good. They even told us that as soon as we paid them the $1195.00 one time fee we would get a check overnighted for the entire amount of the rental assuring us that REM cannot take any money from the rental fee for any reason do to it being against the law.
We were told that we would get the check regardless if the timeshare rented today or next month. They told us that we could split the $1195.00 into two payments. They asked for a credit card or debit card number to make the payment. We okay'd a debit payment for $500.00. Within about two days my wife found "My 3 Cents" and when I read the complaints on REM I just about had a cardiac.
We googled REM and found their phone number to be a home phone. My wife and I immediately contacted our bank to stop the transaction do to the payment transaction not having been completed yet (I Love My bank) because our bank was checking REM out as well. We were unable to stop the transaction however our bank told us that when REM completes the transaction they would take legal action against REM for fraud. Yeah Baby!! And they did. The bank refunded our $500.00 and filed fraud charges against REM.
Finally something being done about the REM scam artist.
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA -- Resort Equity Marketing contacted me and I fell for their tale. I paid $450. Initially they wanted $875.00 I then withdrew my account and asked for credit the then did so and re-established it in April they had already recredited my account and I have no yet received the second credit approval. I called them every month and no one wanted to answer the call and kept leaving messages. When the so called Customer service supervisor spoke to me Check this out He claimed that REM was an exclusive club and that my membership was expired. What A load. They never sent me any information on my timeshare showing on what other media it was posted just only the web site. They said that the would advertise until sold . They offer ticket to fly any place in the world but when you claim the vouchers they want you to rent the highest price and make money off you. They are a big scam They never contact you unless they want more money if you call them to keep track of your sale the flag you in order that they won't make a mistake and call you again
. But with me they did and I caught on when I told them that I had already listed. The scam is that they will be going this week end to the convention center and their will be Thousand of persons to promote your timeshare with. Sales person Simon the Customer service David and They will not get back to you that are closed on the most busiest days for sale in Orlando Saturday when the know that the owner might showup at their door.
I had a similar experience with this outfit. They assured me that they could sell my timeshare in a matter of a couple months. They talked about all the marketing and exposure they would be getting at the different conventions that came to town. But after about a year now and several price reductions of my unit, I have not received a single phone call or email. Now they tell my ad is expired since I did not renew it every three months. $650.00 in the gutter.
These guys are nothing more than lying thieves. They took my money and did nothing. Total fraud and I will pursue this until I get some sort of result. Either my unit sold or a refund.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- About a month ago my husband and I signed up with Resort Equity Marketing. We received a call from a [snip] who's claimed he would sell out Bonnet Creek timeshare. He gave us an astronomical quote of more than 40,000 for it if we agreed to pay 1,499. The arrangement was that it would be sold guaranteed within 6 months but was supposedly going to be sold in 3. Neither happened. It was a scam. We tried to get our money back but it was too late.
BEWARE THIS SCAM AND PLEASE STAY AWAY!
YARDLEY, PENNSYLVANIA -- I would like to give everyone my three cents and say that I have successfully sold my timeshare with the help of Resort Equity Marketing. I signed up with REM about 3-4 months ago and paid them $1295 so I can get my property marketed. My TS was in Hawaii and I paid $41,000 for it two years ago and I sold it for $72,900, I almost doubled my money. I would highly suggest REM to anyone that wants to sell their timeshare!