Hi all, looking for some wisdom please...
- We have a young family (2 kids ages 3 and 5).
- My work schedule is pretty crazy. I run a non profit for kids. Its hard to plan well in advance for when I can take time off. I can pencil something in a month in advance but the concept of knowing for sure I would be free on any certain week 6 months or more in advance just isn't possible.
- We live in KY and since our kids are young right now most of our vacations would be in the smokey mountain area for the next couple years. When the kids get older then we would venture further away.
- I have friends with a time share through I think Wyndham (its either wyndham or RCI). They talk about "last call deals" where you can get a whole week for fairly cheap but you can only book it like a month out. To us that's actually the most attractive feature of a timeshare since my schedule is crazy and our vacations cant be planned incredibly far in advance anyways. We have seen a couple time share presentations (one for Wyndam and one for Blue Green). Of course they want an arm and a leg and have high pressure tactics. The only comforting side is I have peace of mind that everything is official if I bought through there.
- Can folks point me in the right direction on how to have peace of mind buying on the secondary market (where to buy from, what to look for) and particularly any pitfalls to watch out for. I feel like in one of the timeshare presentations they were saying that folks buying on the secondary market didn't get any of the "perks" like access to the last calls. Is that true?