Resort Consulting Advocates in Altamonte Springs, FL is a timeshare exit company that claims to be able to assist timeshare owners with ridding themselves of no longer wanted timeshares.
An Analysis of Resort Consulting Advocates’ Website
Information on the Resort Consulting Advocates website is sparse. However, there is a concerning statement made on the business’s “FAQ” webpage. Resort Consulting Advocates says that an owner’s timeshare contract is a “LIFELONG agreement that requires you, your heirs, successors, or assignees to pay all timeshare fees. Forever.” This is a faulty claim. In reality, heirs are not required to inherit the timeshare if they are not on the deed regardless of any “in perpetuity” claim made in the timeshare contract. Statements like this are often used by timeshare exit companies to scare timeshare owners into using their services.
Resort Consulting Advocates Reviews & Reputation
Resort Consulting Advocates reviews online are few, but not so positive. As of 2/13/2019, the company’s BBB page is currently being updated but has 4 complaints mentioning in-person meetings where timeshare owners were incentivized with gifts like tablets and Visa gift cards to show up. This strategy is similar to ones commonly employed by timeshare resorts themselves and is never good to see being used by a timeshare exit company, especially as in-person meetings are never necessary and only drive up cost of working with a timeshare exit company.
There is also an article present from 3/16/18 on the ARDA’s (American Resort Development Association) website warning of Resort Consulting Advocates claiming association with the group and clearly states that they are not affiliated. This is not a good sign, as it appears Resort Consulting Advocates may falsely lead its clients to believe that they are associated with a reputable group, instead of being trustworthy themselves.
Resort Consulting Advocates Cost for Services
Like most other timeshare exit companies, the Resort Consulting Advocates cost is not available online due to the case-by-case nature of the services such businesses provide.
Overall, Resort Consulting Advocates does not appear to be trustworthy and is not recommendable. Resort Consulting Advocates does mention a 100% money-back guarantee on their website, but this does not necessarily offer protection from a scam. There have been many cases of timeshare exit companies taking their customer’s money and never following through with their end of the service or disappearing into thin air. Because of this, we do not like to recommend working with a timeshare exit company that charges its customers direct, up-front fees. Instead, we recommend working with a timeshare exit company that offers an escrow payment option, which allows the client to initially pay to a third-party holding account that releases funds to the timeshare exit company only once they have completed their timeshare cancellation service. Learn more about escrow and why you should care here.
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