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! Best Regards, **.
GEORGIA -- I was contacted this evening by the aforesaid company. Quoted what I thought were incredible prices for timeshares. I was gullible enough to purchase and now want to sell or rent. I was quoted $1,797.00 and questioned why I would have to pay upfront to sell property-when I would not do that with my home? The representative told me it was for marketing and advertising fees. I told her I would need to read about her company on the internet and I am so glad I did!!
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- I actually am complimenting a review that I read on this site that I think saved me money - and I am grateful. Of course, I should have recognized the "oily" presentation, but I 'wanted' it to be true and I fell for it. The review here justified my feeling that it was a scam of the sort that states "If it sounds too good to be true - it probably is." Thanks to the people who reviewed Resort Equity Marketing for us - it was a valuable piece of info.
I purchased a timeshare at Sheraton Plantation at Myrtle Beach, SC in 2004. After having some financial problems, I decided to sell it. First of all... Resort Equity Marketing contacted me. They guaranteed on the phone that unlike some of their competition, they would be able to sell my time share within 60-90 days. That was almost 8 months ago. They assured me that not only did they list it online but made a conscious effort to sell it in person to companies who have business trips to the Myrtle Beach area. I have NEVER received an offer. I have contacted them several times and never get my phone calls returned.
When I do get through, rather than assure me that they are trying to sell it, I get the impression that I am interrupting a bunch of high school kids playing video games. The representatives are rude, and disrespectful. When I contacted them about the free airline vouchers, I received a package that did give free airline tickets WITH AN EXPENSIVE 7 DAY VACATION PACKAGE!!! They are liars and thieves and I hope that someone will read this and save themselves the money and humiliation that I have faced. Once I do sell the timeshare, I will NEVER buy another one because of the scam I have dealt with on this one.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- My wife and I had signed up with REM to rent out our timeshare in Orlando since we could not be there every year at the same time. REM calls us telling us that they GUARANTEE the rental. They send us some literature saying that they send info to corporations, attend travel shows, etc... After 4 months, I sent an e-mail to them saying that I want some sort of proof that they are doing anything other than having our property listed on their website. Of course, I get nothing, other than a call from one of their flunkies telling me that they are in fact doing these things, but they can't show proof. What a scam!
They charge you $600-$700 guaranteeing that they will rent the property, which will cover the fees and plus some. Well, it will be 6 months after the end of March, and nothing at all from them. They say that if they don't come through that we will get 2 airline tickets, but I am sure that that will be a lie also! Lousy customer service, lousy company, period!