Timeshare Adventures Review

Timeshare Adventures, a St. Petersburg, Florida based timeshare resale company operating from 2004, claims to assist timeshare owners with advertising and selling their timeshares on the resale market.

Timeshare Adventures Reviews

Timeshares Only reviews online are mostly negative. As of 2/18/2019, Timeshares Only has been given a “D” ranking and 26 complaints on BBB, although their aggregate rating is 4.5 (out of 5) stars. This is because the positive reviews are from customers who either bought or rented a timeshare from the business, not those who used their resale service. The company also has a 1 (out of 5) star Yelp rating, and a 1.4 (out of 5) star rating on Consumer Affairs (as of 2/18/2019.) Negative reviews mention the company charging high upfront fees and never selling the timeshare or following up regualrly with the client.

Timeshare Adventures Cost For Services

The Timeshare Adventures cost is not displayed on their own website, but it is clear that they charge up-front fees for their service. Because most timeshares lose 50-90% of their value as soon as the contract is signed, as evidenced by the plethora of $1 Ebay timeshare listings with no active bids online, the fact that the company charges up-front fees to simply advertise a timeshare that may never sell is something to be wary of. Additionally, reviews mention the Timeshares Only cost being ridiculous, from $650-$1,200.

Concluding Thoughts

Timeshare Adventures is not a recommendable company to work with. The sad truth of the matter is that it is very difficult to resell a timeshare, whether you are assisted by a company or not. If your timeshare is not one of the rare ones that holds most of its value, such as those by Disney Vacation Club, you are likely better seeking aid from a timeshare exit company, which can help you completely cancel your contract instead of selling it.

It is important to be aware that you should only work with a timeshare exit company that offers a no up-front fee escrow payment option, which allows for customers to pay for the company’s service to a third-party holding account that only releases the funds to the business once the timeshare is successfully cancelled. Using a no up-front fee escrow payment option is the only absolutely secure way to ensure protection from fraud and does not require you to pay the company any direct, up-front fees, which always runs the risk of the company disappearing without a trace with your money.

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Timeshares Only Review

Timeshares Only, a timeshare resale company based out of Orlando, FL and operating from 2009, claims to help timeshare owners sell their timeshares.

An Analysis of Timeshares Only’s Website

The Timeshares Only website explains that they charge up-front fees for their service, which consists of advertising a no longer wanted timeshare for sale or rent. This is something to be wary of. It is important to note that most timeshares lose 50-90% of their value as soon as they are purchased, as evidenced by the plethora of $1 Ebay timeshare listings with no active bids online. The fact that the company charges an up-front fee for a timeshare that might not sell at all is a bad sign.

On their website, Timeshares Only also offers a “TO GO Membership,” to relieve timeshare owners of maintenance fees while the timeshare is being advertised until it is sold or rented out. The website also claims that members of the program are guaranteed the “lowest rates on resort weeks, hotels, cruises, tour packages, and many more travel services,” which sounds suspiciously like another travel club.

Timeshares Only Reviews

Timeshares Only reviews online are mostly negative. As of 2/18/2019, Timeshares Only has a 3 (out of 5) star rating on the BBB with 10 complaints, a 3 (out of 5) star Google rating, and a 1.9 (out of 5) star rating on Consumer Affairs. Most of the positive reviews are from buyers or renters of timeshares from Timeshares Only. Negative reviews mention the company charging high upfront fees and never selling the timeshare or keeping in contact with the client.

Timeshares Only Cost For Services

The Timeshares Only cost is not made known publicly on their own website, but reviews mention the Timeshares Only cost being anywhere from $294-$600. It is unclear why this range of cost exists.

Concluding Thoughts

Overall, it is not recommendable to work with Timeshares Only for reselling your timeshare. If you would like to try your hand at selling a timeshare, there is no reason to pay a company like Timeshares Only to advertise for you. Instead, first try listing the timeshare yourself on sites like Ebay or Craigslist to see if you can sell it.

Unfortunately, chances are that you will find it difficult to sell your timeshare whether you work with a company or not, unless you own one of the rarer timeshares out there that tend to hold most of their value, such as those by Disney Vacation Club. If your timeshare is not valuable or in-demand enough to resell, your best bet for getting out of your timeshare commitment is to cancel the contract with the help of a timeshare exit company. These companies employ legal professionals to assist timeshare owners with achieving freedom from their unwanted timeshares.

However, importantly, you should only work with a timeshare exit company that does not charge upfront fees. Instead, find a legitimate company that offers a no up-front fee escrow payment option, which allows for customers to pay for the company’s service to a third-party holding account that only releases the funds to the business once the timeshare has been successfully cancelled. Using a no up-front fee escrow payment option is the only absolutely secure way to ensure protection from fraud.

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Resort Consulting Advocates Review

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 timeshare contracts.

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, timeshare developers do not require children of timeshare owners to take over the timeshare upon their parents’ deaths, and such statements 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.

Concluding Thoughts

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, it is never recommended to work with a timeshare exit company that charges its customers direct, up-front fees. Instead, you should only consider working with a timeshare exit company that offers a no up-front fee 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, eliminating risk of fraud.

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Elite Rewards Group Review

Elite Rewards Group, founded in 2016, is a company based out of Houston, TX that offers assistance to timeshare owners seeking freedom from their timeshare contracts.

An Analysis of Elite Reward Group’s Website

Elite Rewards Group has a unique approach to helping timeshare owners. Based on the company’s information provided on their website, it can be gathered that they offer timeshare owners a type of points-based travel club membership. The website claims that Elite Rewards Group has over 18 years experience with helping timeshare owners with points conversion, although the business itself was only established in 2016.

On their “About Us” webpage, Elite Rewards Group advises potential customers to “Enroll in an agreement with that gives you access to all RCI affiliated resorts in the United States and around the world.” However, there is no need for an individual to work through another business to gain access to RCI resorts. This can, and should, be done directly through RCI. The fact that Elite Rewards Group claims otherwise is a red flag.

Elite Rewards Group also offers in-person consultations, which is always to be suspicious of. In-person meetings with timeshare exit companies are usually costly, unnecessary measures and used by businesses that want to employ hard, aggressive tactics for selling their services.

Elite Rewards Group Reviews

Elite Rewards Group reviews online are scarce, but mixed. As of 1/29/2019, the company’s BBB page has 4.25 (out of 5) stars out of only 5 reviews and 2 complaints. One negative review mentions that the company targeted elderly timeshare owners by stating that they needed to get out of their timeshare contracts or else their heirs would be stuck with it upon their passing. This is an untrue statement used by some timeshare exit businesses to frighten people into using their services. A similar instance of the company taking advantage of the elderly was reported in June 2018 to Ripoffreport.com.

Elite Rewards Group Cost For Services

The Elite Rewards Group cost is not available on its website, which is similar to other timeshare exit companies that charge various fees on a case-by-case basis. However, it appears that Elite Rewards Group does charge higher than most other timeshare relief companies, as some reviews for their services mention being charged upwards of $7,000.

Concluding Thoughts

Overall, Elite Rewards Group is not a company to be recommended to timeshare owners looking to get out of their timeshare. The business appears to be primarily focused with selling their own travel group membership product. It is important to be aware that when a company does this, they are more often than not marketing what is in essence a timeshare under a different label to avoid any negative connotations. The company does not mention how they charge for their services, but it is always recommended to work only with a timeshare relief business that offers a no up-front fee escrow payment option in which the company itself does not receive a penny until their client’s timeshare is cancelled. This is achieved by the customer first paying for the timeshare cancellation service to a third-party holding account that releases the funds to the timeshare exit company only upon the success of the agreed-upon service.

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Resort Relief Review

Resort Relief in Conroe, TX is a timeshare exit company that was founded in 2014 and claims to help timeshare owners rid themselves of their no longer wanted timeshare contracts. To note, as of 1/29/2019, the Resort Relief website appears to be broken or taken down.

Resort Relief Cost For Services

The Resort Relief cost for their services is not available via the web, which is similar to other timeshare exit companies due to the individualized nature of their services. Most timeshare exit companies charge for their services on a case-by-case basis dependent on numerous factors involved with the specific timeshare cancellation instance.

Resort Relief Reviews & Reputation

Recently, our team spoke directly with an individual looking to cancel their timeshare contract that heard a Resort Relief ad on the radio. He initially called Resort Relief to find out more about their services and listened to a Resort Relief representative’s pitch but ultimately decided not to use Resort Relief’s services. However, the company started calling him multiple times per day. The individual felt harassed by Resort Relief’s aggressive phone calls.

Resort Relief reviews online are mixed. As of 1/29/2019, Resort Relief has an aggregate 1.7 (out of 5) star rating on Google and a 3.75 (out of 5) star rating on BBB, with 21 total complaints. Many negative reviews mention situations similar to the one described by the timeshare owner we spoke to. Other negative reviews refer to a law firm called Castle Law Group, which was closed down. According to the reviews, Resort Relief worked with Castle Law Group, and when it shut down, Resort Relief disappeared with many clients’ money.

Concluding Thoughts

Overall, Resort Relief is not a company to be recommended, based on numerous negative reviews. It is important to note that cases like the one some customers experienced with Castle Law Group’s shutdown and Resort Relief are not too uncommon in the timeshare relief industry. For this reason, it is recommended to only work with timeshare exit companies that offer no up-front fee escrow payment options. Even if a company offers a money-back guarantee of some sort, there is always risk of a scam when paying a timeshare company up-front directly. No up-front fee escrow payment options allow for customers to pay for the company’s service to a third-party holding account that only releases the funds to the business once the timeshare has been successfully cancelled. Using a no up-front fee escrow payment option is the only absolutely secure way to ensure protection from fraud. With the existence of many legitimate, well-established companies that offer no up-front fee escrow payment options, there is no reason to risk losing money with a company that charges up-front.

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EZ Exit Now Review

EZ Exit Now, started in 2013, is a timeshare exit company based out of Houston, TX that assists timeshare owners with cancelling their no longer wanted timeshare contracts.

An Analysis of EZ Exit Now’s Website

On their website, EZ Exit Now states pride in the fact that they meet with clients in-person. However, the reason many timeshare exit companies wish to meet face-to-face usually has to do with using aggressive sales tactics meant to pressure timeshare owners into using their services. This is not always true, but it is helpful to note. Meeting in person is also costly for a timeshare exit company and often drives up the cost of their services.

EZ Exit Now also states on their website that they use a lawyer, which speaks to the legitimacy of the company, as they have some legal backing behind the services they provide. EZ Exit Now supports veterans and their community. The business also associates itself with local chamber of commerces and business groups, which also speaks highly of the company’s reputation.

EZ Exit Now Reviews

EZ Exit Now reviews are highly positive. The company’s website features numerous audio recordings of happy customer reviews and testimonials. Off of their own website, EZ Exit Now reviews remain positive. As of 1/26/2019, the business has an “A+” 5 (out of 5) star BBB rating, a 4.7 (out of 5) star Google rating, and a 5 (out of 5) star rating on their Facebook page.

EZ Exit Now Cost For Services

Similarly to other timeshare exit companies, the EZ Exit Now cost is not displayed on the web. This is due to the individualized of the services that timeshare exit businesses provide. There are so many factors that go into cancelling a timeshare that most timeshare exit company fees vary on a case-by-case basis.

EZ Exit Now’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee & Concluding Thoughts

On their website, EZ Exit Now mentions a 100% satisfaction guarantee, stating that in the event they are unable to cancel a timeshare, the customer is entitled to a full service charge refund. This implies that the company charges customers up-front fees for their timeshare contract cancellation service. While EZ Exit Now appears legitimate, it is never recommended to pay a timeshare exit company directly up-front. In recent times, there have been numerous cases of timeshare exit company scams, where businesses take their client’s money and then disappear or go out of business. For this reason, it is only recommended to work with a timeshare exit company that offers a no up-front fee escrow payment option, which allows customers to pay first to a third-party holding account. No money is released to the timeshare exit company until the successful termination of their client’s timeshare contract.

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Oasis Exit Solutions Review

Oasis Exit Solutions, founded in 2015, is a timeshare exit company based out of Atlanta, GA.

An Analysis of Oasis Exit Solutions’ Website

On their website, Oasis Exit Solutions states that they offer services to assist timeshare owners with cancelling their timeshare contracts and potentially recouping losses. It is difficult to recoup losses, but it is not totally impossible. For instance, there was a case in which owners of Manhattan Club timeshares out of New York recouped their losses because the timeshare company sold more timeshares than it actually had available.

On their homepage, Oasis Exit Solutions also claims to have assisted thousands of clients with timeshare termination. Being a relatively new company, this is a lofty claim, though possible.

On Oasis Exit Solutions’ “FAQ” webpage, the company mentions the importance of reading through one’s timeshare contract and knowing the timeshare resort’s cancellation policy. This is useful information to those looking to get rid of their timeshare contract because some timeshare developers offer programs for timeshare contract cancellation themselves, which are often much cheaper than working through a timeshare exit company.

Oasis Exit Solutions Reviews

Oasis Exit Solutions reviews online are scarce. On the Oasis Exit Solutions website, several happy customer testimonials are featured, but it is important to note that relying only on a company’s own website for reviews may skew the actual image of the business. Off of their own website, there is only one 5 (out of 5) star Google review, as of 1/26/2019. The company does not have any reviews on their BBB page, but they also do not have any complaints, as of 1/26/2019.

Oasis Exit Solutions Cost For Services

The Oasis Exit Solutions cost is not displayed online. The company states that service charges vary on a case-by-case basis, which is similar to other timeshare exit businesses due to the individualized nature of the services they provide.

Concluding Thoughts

Oasis Exit Solutions seems to charge customers up-front for their services. Per their “FAQ” page, Oasis Exit Solutions makes the promise of a full refund in the event they are unable to cancel a timeshare. Due to risk of fraud, it is never recommended to work with a timeshare exit company that charges clients direct, up-front services. In recent times, there have been many cases of timeshare exit companies disappearing with their customers’ money without following up on their end of the bargain. For this reason, it is always best to work with a company that offers a no up-front fee escrow payment option, where customers pay service charges to a third-party holding account that only releases funds to the timeshare exit company upon the successful termination of the timeshare. This is the only way to ensure complete protection from scams.

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Donate for a Cause Review

Donate for a Cause in Bozeman, MT is a commission-based timeshare brokerage offering resale services. Their sister company, Timeshare Specialists, offers timeshare cancellation services.

Donate for a Cause’s Background & Services

Donate for a Cause was formerly a company that offered timeshare owners the option to donate their timeshares to charity. In 2015, a complaint was filed by the Department of Justice against the company, ultimately barring them from further providing this service.

Now, Donate for a Cause operates as a timeshare brokerage that assists timeshare owners with reselling their timeshares. Timeshare resale services are a good option for those with high value timeshares, especially because of the fact that commission-based businesses like Donate for a Cause do not charge up-front fees, eliminating risk to the client. However, it is important to note that such brokerages likely will not wish to take on cases of low value timeshares, as their commissions for the service would be too low to be economical.

Donate for a Cause’s sister company, Timeshare Specialists, offers timeshare cancellation services for those who wish to cancel their timeshare contracts because their timeshares are not worth reselling.

Donate for a Cause Reviews

It is difficult to find Donate for a Cause reviews online. However, the Timeshare Specialists reviews are overwhelmingly positive. On its own website, the business links to its Trustpilot reviews, which are an aggregate 9.6 (out of 10) stars rating out of 217 reviews, as of 1/26/2019. This shows company confidence in its own image, which is a good sign. As of 1/26/2019, Timeshare Specialists also has an “A+”, 5 (out of 5) star rating with no complaints on the BBB, a 4.3 (out of 5) star Google rating, and a 4.5 (out of 5) star Facebook rating.

Donate for a Cause Cost For Services

The Donate for a Cause cost is commission-based, as stated on their website. Like Donate for a Cause, Timeshare Specialists also doesn’t charge up-front fees for their timeshare liquidation services. On the company’s website, they state that clients only pay for their service upon the successful cancellation of their timeshare, which limits risk to the customer. Timeshare Specialists implies that their costs are lower than most other timeshare exit companies, but the Timeshare Specialists cost is not displayed online, likely due to the case-by-case factors contributing to different fees being charged on an individualized basis, which is common for timeshare exit companies.

Concluding Thoughts

Donate for a Cause and Timeshare Specialists may be well worth further researching for timeshare resale and cancellation services, especially because the companies do not charge up-front for their services. It is never recommended to work with a timeshare exit company that charges clients direct up-front fees, even if they offer money-back guarantees or other methods of attempting to provide security in their service. It is always best to work with a timeshare exit company that offers a no up-front fee escrow payment option, where money is not directly transferred out of a third-party holding account to the company itself until the timeshare has been successfully cancelled.

To find out more about no up-front fee escrow payment options or get more advice about timeshare exit companies, please reach out to us via our contact form or our live chat.

Resort Legal Team Review

Resort Legal Team is a relatively new timeshare exit company based out of Las Vegas, NV that has been operating for 2 years.

An Analysis of Resort Legal Team’s Website

Resort Legal Team’s homepage of their website features news videos about the negative aspects of timeshares. The reports were made by WSJ and CBS, but Resort Legal Team has inserted their own logo into the videos, a violation of copyright.

An examination of Resort Legal Team’s “FAQ” webpage reveals that the company does not require potential clients to meet in person as this is unnecessary and drives up cost. This is true, and it is good of the company to explain this. Resort Legal Team also transparently states on this webpage that they cannot cancel debt to a bank for a timeshare, which is an honest and respectable statement.

Resort Legal Team Reviews & Reputation

Being a fairly new company, Resort Legal Team reviews are scarce. The business has only one positive Google review and no BBB complaints, as of 1/26/2019.

However, one of the first things that comes up when searching for Resort Legal Team is a Hilton webpage that claims that the timeshare exit company mailed letters to their timeshare owners incentivizing them to cancel Hilton Grand Vacations timeshares. Hilton fought this, resulting in Resort Legal Team sending out retraction letters to their clients. The practice of blindly sending out such mail is usually a sign of a scam company, as legitimate businesses do not typically engage in such solicitation practices. However, we cannot claim this for sure in the case of Resort Legal Team.

Resort Legal Team Cost For Services

The Resort Legal Team cost does not appear online, much like other timeshare exit companies due to the specialized nature of their services and case-by-case costs. The team does provide a free consultation for their services via a contact form on their website.

Resort Legal Team’s Money-Back Guarantee & Concluding Thoughts

Resort Legal Team offers a money-back guarantee, stating on their “FAQ” webpage that customers will be refunded if their timeshare is not cancelled 18 months after the start of their service agreement. While money-back guarantees may seem to provide protection from scams, it is never recommended to pay a timeshare exit company directly up-front. Too often, cases of timeshare exit companies disappearing with client’s money or going out of business without fulfilling their end of the service occur. Using a no up-front fee escrow payment option is the only absolutely secure way to ensure protection from fraud. No up-front fee escrow payment options allow for service charges to be paid first to a third-party holding account that only releases the funds to the company once the timeshare has been cancelled. If you want to hear more about no up-front fee escrow payment options or timeshare exit company advice, please fill out our contact form or engage in our live chat.

Advocate Financial Services Review

Advocate Financial Services, founded in 2011, is a timeshare exit company based out of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

An Analysis of Advocate Financial Services’s Website

On their website, Advocate Financial Services offers people looking to get out of their timeshare contracts an “Educational Platform” for learning about laws regarding the cancellation of timeshare contracts, instead of providing legal advice or lawyers themselves. This “Educational Platform” is also mentioned on Advocate Financial Services’ “Contract Cancellation” webpage, where the company recommends that those looking to break a timeshare contract should seek out their own legal advice. This begs the question of what exactly Advocate Financial Services does that a potential customer can’t do for themselves, if they do not employ lawyers or give legal advice.

The company’s “Contract Cancellation” webpage also makes claims about Consumer Protection Laws and mentions that timeshare owners may be able to claim a refund of the timeshare if the timeshare developer violated any Consumer Protection Laws. However, in reality, it is difficult to receive compensation in such situations.

Advocate Financial Services Reviews

Advocate Financial Services reviews on their website feature positive audio, video, and written customer testimonials. While it is always a good sign if a company features videos of happy client reviews, it is necessary to look off-site as well in order to gauge the company’s true image.

However, Advocate Financial Services does not have many reviews outside of their own website. The company only has 2 reviews on BBB, one positive and one negative, as of 1/26/2019.

Advocate Financial Services Cost For Services

The Advocate Financial Services cost is not displayed via the web, which is similar to other timeshare exit companies. Such businesses provide individualized services and usually charge different fees on a case-by-case basis.

Advocate Financial Services’ “Surety Bond” & Concluding Thoughts

Advocate Financial Services mentions on its “Credentials” webpage that they are insured and bonded with a “$50,000 surety bond which guarantees clients’ services being rendered.” This is a way for the company to attempt to provide the client with security in using their services in an industry where cases of scams are not infrequent. While the company’s surety bond may provide some protection, the only way to 100% ensure prevention of fraud is to work with a timeshare exit company that offers a no up-front fee escrow payment option, where the funds for the service are first placed into a third-party holding account and only released upon the successful completion of the company’s service agreement with the client.

If you want to learn more about no up-front fee escrow payment options or timeshare exit companies, please reach out to us via the form on this page or our live chat.