We like the calming blue website color choice. This exit company claims to help you get out of your timeshare obligation legally, safely, and permanently. Let’s take a look at these techniques.
We Don’t Want Customers Section
Help Me Exit wants raving fans instead. We love this idea, having people applaud your ethical timeshare exit standards. Yes, please.
Help Me Exit claims to have a “proven system” that guides you through the exit process. Does this mean you have to do all the work? Let’s find out.
Well, they don’t tell you what those options are, just that someone will guide you. And they understand the frustration of not being able to take your vacation while still having to pay the maintenance fees. That’s all well and good, but how do you help?
Knowing Your Rights
“Understanding the process of eliminating your timeshare obligation is imperative to success.” Again, a bunch of meaningless words.
“…convert over to the best in the industry.” They say NOTHING. Give you nothing, explain nothing. They must think all timeshare owners are idiots. If you’re still here on this website, ask yourself why?
The Process: How It Works
- Assess the viability of the individual cancelation. In other words, look over your contract.
- Determine if they can help and choose the best course of action, which they don’t mention.
- Below this section, an Analysis Process button takes you to an outline of the process.
Why didn’t you say that in the first place?
Timeshare Termination Analysis Page
has sometimes been done through our legal assignees and exclusive partnerships with large-scale Inventory Aggregates. In other words,
Under Step #2, we see that the “exit process” refers to transferring your timeshare to another party. Which we found out is this company as they take over unwanted timeshares by transferring deeds into their name.
Once your timeshare transfer is complete, you will receive a Congratulatory Phone Call from your Case Manager to inform you that you have officially achieved Timeshare Freedom! You’ll receive the “final documentation” and be free of your timeshare.
In the same breath, Help Me Exit claims to include Debt Elimination to their repertoire.
Review Raving Fans Button
Go ahead and click it. You’ll end up on a page with typed-out words, possibly legitimate reviews, maybe not, though. Who’s to say? Cancel Timeshare Reviews always encourages our readers to check online review platforms instead.
Payment For Our Services
Here at Help Me Exit, we only accept payment from our clients AFTER our transfer agreement has been reviewed, signed, and filed by both parties.
Never allow any company to charge you money before you have a written and endorsed agreement in your possession that you clearly understand. You can verify their verbal promises are in writing.
Next, we see several word clouds from the early 1990s describing some of the
- Consulting: Guiding you through the entire process
- Credit Protection: We ensure during the process, your credit is not affected.
- Case Worthiness: We’ll give you an honest assessment of your case.
- Professional Services: We are industry experts providing white-glove service.
Resort Logos are displayed on this page also. They are all clickable, but they all lead back to the contact form instead of their coordinating websites.
We Cancel Timeshares
A letter from the President of Help Me Exit, Mike James. Wait, who? Mike James is not mentioned anywhere else on the company profiles.
There is no About Us page to introduce us to the President, Owner, and staff.
Who Are We Not
In the first sentence, Help Me Exit states is not a resale or listening company. Then they state if you own a rare timeshare with some resale value, they will advise you on how to sell it. In other words, the definition of a reseller.
“We truly are the affordable exit company.” The company states there are no hidden fees. In the following sentence, this statement, “Every situation is different, so there may be some filing/transfer fees which vary from resort to resort.”
How We Are Different?
They do not offer attorney services. But have used them on occasion. The attorney handles the case, completes the contract cancellation, and informs you when the patient is resolved. Does this cost extra? We don’t know.
The company claims to not hold on to any of your information in their systems and that everything is uploaded to the cloud. Do not give personal information.
Timeshare Exit Process
There is a checklist on this page to help clarify all of the information on the website. It’s a summary.
How We Cancel Your Timeshare?
How does Help Me Exit free you from your contract? We found some helpful information.
Once you are assigned a certified Senior Analyst, help Me Exit says if they can’t help you, they will let you know before they begin work. But sometimes, things come up during the process that may stop the cancellation. They have no way of knowing what will happen in the future, and we feel this is a carefully worded sales pitch.
What Will You Need to Bring to Your Free Consultation?
Copy of deed, copy of maintenance fee bills, and any other timeshare-related correspondence. If need be, your Specialist may require a Limited Power of Attorney so they can act on your behalf. Do not do this.
We do like the fact that they work with timeshares in Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean. Canadian and non-US residents who own in the U.S. are also eligible. That’s a plus if you have multiple timeshares. Getting out of your timeshare can be tricky If you still owe a mortgage. Many variables depend on your specific experience with your developer.
Help me Exit has an arsenal of Real Estate Brokers, accountants, attorneys, etc., that they work with. If assigned any outside assistance, ask for that company’s contact information.
They send a “demand letter” to your developer for resort cancellation. If that fails, they will advise you to transfer your deed to their company, and since they already have Power of Attorney, technically, they could do this without your permission.
A questionnaire with twelve qualifying questions, but you can’t write on this form or submit it through the internet. Our advice is to go back to the home page and fill out the short online form so a Specialist can contact you.
now, this is something we haven’t seen. An alphabetized list of industry terms. Hence, points for this.
This is the lengthiest website we’ve come across. Feel free to sit and read it all, but we’ve highlighted some things to know.
– Do you charge an upfront fee for your services?
No fee will be quoted until they have been 100% approved for a transfer. The company keeps mentioning a transfer. It seems to be their primary objective over complete cancellation from the developer. This doesn’t sit well with us. Once the title and transfer process has begun, only then will the fee be given. Only after you’ve signed the contract to pay and begin the process is a cost given. RED FLAG.
– If I use your services, do I have to join a travel club or vacation club?
Should you decide that you would still like to have a travel program, we will recommend one that is low cost, works, and has no ongoing legal burden attached to it. Since they transfer deeds into the company name, they will likely encourage you to book with one of them. Ask your Timeshare specialist to show you these great websites for free.
– What if I can’t find any of the above documents?
You can call your timeshare developer and request the docs, or you can sign a Limited Power of Attorney with us, and we’ll contact your developer to get the missing docs. Giving over Power of Attorney
– If I have a current reservation, will I be able to take the vacation?
If your reservation is direct with the developer you own with, you will not make the trip unless we wait until after the vacation to begin the exit process. And, of course, we can do that.
– Do I keep making my mortgage payments to the timeshare company?
Yes, 100% we recommend this to avoid negatively affecting your credit.
– If I stop my payments, will my credit be affected?
It is possible.