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Hello I found a HGVC in Hawaii that we are interested in (meeting points, season, MF, price we would be interested in etc we are not targeting JUST buying points at any resort for this specific purchase). We are already owners with HGVC so know it well. My question is specifically with this company and the broker services with Christopher Blackwell. Anyone here worked with them before? My only pause is that the fees quoted seemed REALLY high. I was writing down quick and have not gotten the email with details yet so dont have the true specifics to benchmark but the fees were like $3700ish (broken down into three different areas Hilton transfer, deed and record, and one other). For those that have purchased through this site or with this broker, does this seem right? Anything I should know? Do I have to use their specific services? Based on quick searches this def seems higher than other brokerages, but if I can get the points at the price I want maybe I'm ok with slightly higher fees. Thanks in advance!! Again looking for advice for people that have worked through this site specifically, not advice on how I should purchase better haha.
 

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can find plenty of previous discussions on this company and their extraordinarily high fees.
 

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can find plenty of previous discussions on this company and their extraordinarily high fees.
Yes, I understand I can dig and dig and dig through posts. And I did and did after this post. But all I see are strong opinions and a few that chime in saying they got great deal but I am looking for relatively fresh information not years stale and anyone with actual experience and not opinions. Sometimes it's easier to freshen up the crowdsourcing than rely on other posts.
 

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You just need to look at your all in cost and determine if that is what you are willing to pay for the timeshare. There isn't an easy way to avoid the high closing costs and other fees. Though you can try negotiating that the seller pays these.
 

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well if you are aware you are paying far more in fees than normal but the overall price is acceptable to you, then thats all that matters!
 

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You just need to look at your all in cost and determine if that is what you are willing to pay for the timeshare. There isn't an easy way to avoid the high closing costs and other fees. Though you can try negotiating that the seller pays these.
For sure! And I will say my offer definitely went down once I heard the fees versus what I was willing to offer. Not great for the seller but it is what is!
 

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For sure! And I will say my offer definitely went down once I heard the fees versus what I was willing to offer. Not great for the seller but it is what is!
Sellers are presumed to be able to take care of their own interests.
 

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For sure! And I will say my offer definitely went down once I heard the fees versus what I was willing to offer. Not great for the seller but it is what is!
Negotiate the fees. They may accept it.
Strangely, I am not sure if the person selling realizes that you the buyer is being forced to use their closing agency. Their website says the seller can chose a closing company.
My experience with them is that majority of the time the owners do not respond to offers. This applies even when the offer is what is being advertised.
 

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Negotiate the fees. They may accept it.
Strangely, I am not sure if the person selling realizes that you the buyer is being forced to use their closing agency. Their website says the seller can chose a closing company.
My experience with them is that majority of the time the owners do not respond to offers. This applies even when the offer is what is being advertised.
The problem is that many listings have been out there languishing for years. The seller may not even own the unit anymore. They may have changed their email address or just plain forgot about it.
 

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correct, listings on that site never expire.
 

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Negotiate the fees. They may accept it.
Strangely, I am not sure if the person selling realizes that you the buyer is being forced to use their closing agency. Their website says the seller can chose a closing company.
My experience with them is that majority of the time the owners do not respond to offers. This applies even when the offer is what is being advertised.
mmm noted!
 
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