There is no doubt that attending a Timeshare presentation is not on the top of anyone’s “Fun To-Do” List. A lot of people get roped into attending timeshares presentations because they failed to read the fine print before they signed on the dotted line. Others make a sport of it because of the freebies that they are being offered.
A lot of the presentations offer fantastic discounts on resort stays, free weekend trips, shows to events, televisions, and even extra cash. Who could turn these down? Below are a few tips that will help you get through a Timeshare presentation painlessly while at the same time getting what you want.
Before you attend, make sure you know how long the presentation is going to last. Call ahead and double check on the timeframe. Definitely make sure that you don’t have anything planned even a few hours after the presentation. The presentations have a history of going over on time, which unfortunately could take up a good part of your day. Additionally, before you even start the presentation, make sure you confirm what is being offered at the end. The last thing you want is to attend this presentation for a few hours, and then not even receive what you expected. Make sure you give your salesperson the full time allotted to present the product to you. Also, definitely ask questions along the way. This will also allow the salesperson to address any issues you may have.
Even if you are planning on buying a timeshare, maybe you don’t necessarily want to be a target at the presentation. Before the presentation even starts, be upfront with the salesperson, and let them know that you expect the same in return. This way, you are getting the most out of the presentation, without wasting anyone’s time. It is important to develop a rapport with your salesperson. This way they get to know you and can better assess what your timeshare needs are. Make sure to give off the “If I like it, I’ll get it” vibe in order to keep from feeling pressured. If you don’t plan on buying, don’t give the illusion that you are. It is a waste of everyone’s time.
Obviously, most Timeshare presentations aren’t meant to make you feel trapped. You can definitely find legitimate deals that will follow through on the promise of a great vacation experience. You just have to be smart about the sales tactics. There may be times where you feel confused or unsure, but make sure to take your time and get the best deal possible. You won’t regret it!