Timeshare Specialists’ website is packed full of helpful tips to help you make the best exit decision for you. The company gives you more options than the usual writing letters back and forth to your developer until they let you out of your contract. We make sure that a company is updating their website frequently. They seem to update their site in 2022 and we will check again in 2023.
The website is secure and well-designed. Easy navigation and a variety of topics make for an enjoyable experience.
About Us Page
We like seeing actual photos of smiling people who work behind the scenes. This tells us 1) they have a team mentality and 2) this website is not a scam.
Like every Frequently Asked Questions page, there are basically inquiries such as, “Do I have to pay an upfront fee?” to which the answer is no. But one question, in particular, caught our eye. Although they cannot help owners who still owe a mortgage, they can help them refinance through Lightstream—loans for practically anything.
NOTE: If you want to find out how much your timeshare is worth, read this article. Timeshare Specialists gives some helpful insider tips for knowing the value before you call them. We like to see this kind of added value and give them an A+ for transparency.
While we like the idea of online calculators, you have to fill out a contact form and hit the submit button before viewing your calculations. This probably means someone will contact you even if you’re not quite ready yet.
The Timeshare Divestment Guide
Located under the Resources tab, the divestment guide breaks down industry terms of all the ways to give back or cancel your timeshare.
The Scam Database
This is one thing we haven’t seen before but are glad it’s here. With the scam database, you can search for a company that may have contacted you to see if or how they’ve scammed other owners in the past.
The Contact Page
Simple is better. You have two choices: call them toll-free or fill out the form for a specialist to contact you. Unfortunately, this company does not take calls over the weekend.
- In 2020 Timeshare Specialists was honored with the Torch Award for Ethics in Montana for their work to improve the Timeshare resale market for all consumers. It’s unclear how this award is gauged.
- ABA 2020 Gold Stevie Award Winner & 2019 Bronze winner both for Corporate Social Responsibility. It’s refreshing knowing the owners of this company care about more than their bottom line.
- Best in Biz 2019 Gold: Corporate Social Responsibility
I’m sure you’ve researched many timeshare exit companies by now. Some of them use attorneys to help navigate the legal landscape of timeshare exiting state laws. However, Timeshare Specialists does not use lawyers to help escape your timeshare. Most of the options offered are to resell, list or sell through a brokerage company. Therefore, they do not have to deal with developers deciding if and when you can terminate your contract.
More than ever before, developers are taking back timeshares from owners who suffer financial hardships, among other reasons. It’s refreshing to see Timeshare Specialists letting owners know that this option exists. Before you look into any exit company, be sure to ask your developer to take your timeshare back directly. You will lose money, that’s true, but the money you’ll save over the course of your life is invaluable.