Worldmark Timeshare Credit Prices: Too Good to Be True?

Recently a current Worldmark timeshare owner called to ask questions about my Best Timeshare web site and our business. He asked, "What you’re listing seems too good to be true!" I get that, if you have been convinced that paying the developer over $2.00 per credit is reasonable. Our average credit sells for .30 to .40 cents, so there really is a massive price difference. So, why the big price discrepancy with timeshare credits? Before I answer that, let me make a few statements about Best Timeshare. We have been in business over 16 years, completing nearly 3,000 Worldmark account transfers without a single complaint to the BBB or directly to us, that wasn’t easily resolved. So, though what we are selling might seem too good to be true at first, realize that it must be true for us to 1) remain in business, and 2) for our business to remain in such great standing! Actually, once a Worldmark Owner looks at what a company like offers, they realize that what Best Timeshare has been doing for 16 years is not only understandable but quite reasonable. So why the price discrepancy between the developer and a resale broker? Here you go: Like Econ 101, it comes down to simple supply and demand. Resale brokers try to sell accounts as high as possible both for the seller of Wordmark and the industry as a whole. Why would we want to see the price continue to decline? Even so, supply and demand is the driving force and price settles where there is some form of equilibrium between supply and demand. As an example, it doesn’t do me any good to lower my prices and sell everything [...]

By | May 14th, 2016|Worldmark Timeshares|Comments Off on Worldmark Timeshare Credit Prices: Too Good to Be True?

RCI/II Timeshare Credit Exchange

Here is some interesting information about Worldmark, RCI and II. Worldmark contracts, with RCI as their exchange company, allow their owners a simple place to exchange their Worldmark credits for a week at a Worldmark Timeshare Resort. This is actually a great deal! But, before Trendwest sold to Wyndham, they were very anxious to complete their contract with RCI and sign a contract with II. (Interval International, II does exactly the same thing that RCI does and reportedly was a split off from RCI. Why did Worldmark want to make the switch? They said that RCI had 7,600 resorts from which to choose, but for many of them, no one would really appreciate staying in them. II had just 2,900 resorts but they were considered to be among the best in the world. At one time, RCI and II were the only choices for making an exchange. Today there are several exchange companies worth exploring. You can find these companies with a simple internet search. Why did Worldmark return to RCI? Because the umbrella company that owns Wyndham also owns RCI! Lots of current Worldmark timeshare owners have called me after sitting down to listen to a Worldmark update/sales pitch. They have been told that without Travel Share they cannot use RCI! Not true. I always tell them that I am sure II will be happy to help them if they ever got turned down by RCI. RCI Points® Assistance: 1 (317) 805-9941.

By | May 1st, 2016|General|Comments Off on RCI/II Timeshare Credit Exchange

Worldmark Timeshare Maintenance Fees – Still Low After All These Years!

A few Worldmark Timeshare owners have called to ask what I felt about the future of Worldmark. They have been concerned with new corporate owners, changing bylaws, and more. Here are a few thoughts and answers that I can offer. The first one has to do with Owner Advocacy. Have you been to This is an uncensored website with 300,000 posts with 15,000 to 20,000 subscribers behind it. The folks who started the site, and others, have been very serious about protecting the future of Worldmark. I do not believe any other Timeshare group or Club has anything in place that would come close in comparison. This is a big, big plus for the future of Worldmark. Second, the maintenance fees at Worldmark are still today one of the lowest in the industry making the owners travel investment pencil out in the black, year after year. Other timeshare companies have high enough maintenance fees that they have lost their vacation value, except for those who have the best weeks at the resort. In a nutshell, here is the big problem with runaway maintenance fees. If you own a fixed week, but no longer want to return to the same resort and perhaps to the same room, then you need to use an exchange company to try to trade your week for another one someplace else. If your dues, when combined with the yearly membership fee of the exchange company and the exchange fee, equal the price of renting in the open market, then why own your Timeshare? These are the timeshares that are stacking up on eBay and other sites, that owners are so desperate to sell. These timeshares have NO value. The timeshare [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|General|Comments Off on Worldmark Timeshare Maintenance Fees – Still Low After All These Years!