ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA -- I should have read reviews before agreeing to list with Vacation Property Services in December of 2008. Within 24 hours of my first conversation with one of their agents, [snip], I was told I had several buyers for my timeshare and all I had to do was agree to the costs - of course. Prior to that first conversation, there were messages left on my voicemail to return their calls ASAP! [snip] assured me that ALL buyers were pre-qualified and closing costs, etc. would be paid by the buyer. I agreed to the price, $23,000 or if that one didn't go through, the previous one of $18,000. Again, I was assured everything was great and should close within 4 to 6 weeks. After speaking to [snip] at least every other day all calls ceased. I was also advised not to pay the maintenance fees as they would be taken care of. They weren't - became past due and I paid. When I called her, one of the numbers always went to voicemail. They were never returned! Then, she would pick up and hang up. I called the 800 number and she was never available to I talked to their Customer Service people - when they were available. I was told they had never before had a complaint regarding [snip] and they would check into it.
I got an email about a month later which supposedly represented 'action' on the property and they were checking upstairs with the buyers. I emailed asking what the list of names meant. I have also found out they they NEVER respond to an email. I called and left a message again today to find out the status.
I have also written to the Attorney General and to the Real Estate Licensing Board. This is obviously nothing but a scam!