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Big Event Rentals

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Where is the best place to rent out Timeshares for big events like the Super Bowl? Tug seems to be for value seeking audience and most big events sell for a premium. RedWeek doesn't seem to be known by many other then the timeshare crowd. Is it places like VRBO and Airbnb? They seem to be very complicated to post a partial timeshare week and have lots of hoops to jump through. Anyone with experience? For the Vegas Super bowl I posted on RedWeek with zero bites. Not sure what to do this year for New Orleans.
 

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If I recall correctly, the last two super bowls were over-run with AirBnB rentals, and the market was soft. I am not sure there is as much headroom there as you think.
+1

I successfully rented a Super Bowl week in Scottsdale a decade ago but I would never do it again. It was all last minute, stressful, and success was not guaranteed (as OP already knows).
 

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I successfully rented a Super Bowl week in Scottsdale a decade ago but I would never do it again. It was all last minute, stressful, and success was not guaranteed (as OP already knows).
yeah that's what I'm noticing as well. Wasn't sure if anyone was successful because I do think there is some up side to it.
 

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If I recall correctly, the last two super bowls were over-run with AirBnB rentals, and the market was soft. I am not sure there is as much headroom there as you think.
I think there is some upside to it. If I can get 4 Nights in New Orleans for less then $200 a night, I should be able to flip that during superbowl weekend for a bit of a gain
 

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I had two timeshare weeks for the Super Bowl, one rented at a profit several months in advance (not a huge profit though), the other did not rent until about 3 days before check in, at a big loss below maintenance fees. Market was flooded with timeshare rentals since everyone had the same idea. I will not attempt it again.
 

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Where is the best place to rent out Timeshares for big events like the Super Bowl? Tug seems to be for value seeking audience and most big events sell for a premium. RedWeek doesn't seem to be known by many other then the timeshare crowd. Is it places like VRBO and Airbnb? They seem to be very complicated to post a partial timeshare week and have lots of hoops to jump through. Anyone with experience? For the Vegas Super bowl I posted on RedWeek with zero bites. Not sure what to do this year for New Orleans.

I would pick an event or time that people plan early for, like winter in Florida or Spring Training in Arizona. Not something revolving around teams picked two weeks or so before the event. There are many events that happen every year that draw people looking for accommodations. There are some big music festivals like that.
 

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go-koala.com has extremely easy set up (if your resort is already in their system). You just select brand, resort, fill out unit size, dates, price, and whether you are allowing renter to cancel. Then you forward your confirmation to Koala, they verify the dates, and it's listed. You can be done in a couple of minutes.
They provide the photos, the rental contract is between renter and Koala.
No matter where you list, keep an eye on your cancel by date, and if it doesn't rent in time, cancel and rebook elsewhere.
 

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One other point about renting a timeshare: The market sets the rate, not you.

If your unit isn't renting, it is probably too expensive. Many timeshare locations have multiple units and dates available. You don't need to be at the bottom, but you don't want to be out of line at the top, either.

Pretend you are going to rent a unit in the place where your timeshare is. How much would you pay?
 

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The problem with the Superbowl is that most attendees are corporate types who have no major rooting interest. They have tickets far in advance, as well as corporate accommodations. As noted the true fans don't know for certain if their team is in it until a few weeks before and they don't want to go if their team is out. Lots of locals get out of dodge and rent their houses out. There are a few prior posts about this and it seems the consensus is that it is not the cash cow many think, and it is not getting any better.
 
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