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problem with REDWEEK this year

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i put my CYPRESS HARBOUR, EASTER WEEK for rent on REDWEEK and ALL the inquiries i received this year were from TIMESHARE RENTAL COMPANIES.i do not do 3rd party rentals so i declined their offers. this was the first year my villa did not rent from REDWEEK. i traded my villa for MARRIOTT REWARD POINTS for the first time in 6 years. so be careful when/if you get inquiries thru REDWEEK unless you WANT to do a 3rd party rental.
 

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So, is there some reason you don't do 3rd party rentals?

About 40% of our rentals are through 3rd party vendors. They pay well, they don't cancel or try to cancel, what do you dislike about them? Greg

i put my CYPRESS HARBOUR, EASTER WEEK for rent on REDWEEK and ALL the inquiries i received this year were from TIMESHARE RENTAL COMPANIES.i do not do 3rd party rentals so i declined their offers. this was the first year my villa did not rent from REDWEEK. i traded my villa for MARRIOTT REWARD POINTS for the first time in 6 years. so be careful when/if you get inquiries thru REDWEEK unless you WANT to do a 3rd party rental.
 

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ALIIKAL2, i like to have a contract signed by myself and the renter laying out all the particulars THEY will be held responsible for. that's just the way i have always handled my rentals and it has worked for me so far so i plan to stay with that format.
 

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Still early for Easter Week monies ... about 3 weeks before checkin it should be rented.
 

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No problem

I was just wondering. Greg

ALIIKAL2, i like to have a contract signed by myself and the renter laying out all the particulars THEY will be held responsible for. that's just the way i have always handled my rentals and it has worked for me so far so i plan to stay with that format.
 

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Still early for Easter Week monies ... about 3 weeks before checkin it should be rented.

You are correct! My guess is that non TS people have not really started considering Easter/spring break trips yet. Give them a couple of weeks, mid January when if it gets cold and snowy. Feb. for sure they will be ready to book!

I get the strangest looks from non-TS moms, when I start to rattle through my trips. I just mention the current year, skip those RCI exchanges I've already made for summer of 2013.
 

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i just joined redweek in july so i could list my OF 2br unit in HI. i have not had any inquiries. it is for a 4th of july week at a beautiful marriott resort.
maybe i am jumping the gun, but i am going to trade for points also. (and have to do so soon). i just don't want to wait until a month before. it is a
difficult decision if i should do points or give it to II?? not sure if it is the
economy or what. i am a little disappointed after all of the wonderful things i have heard about redweek.
 

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Way too soon for July rentals

You will start to get serious renters for that week after Easter, and the best price will be within 60 days of start date.
I would wait if I were you until the last possible minute before I either deposited, took points. Can't you cancel and rebook within 30 days ? Greg

i just joined redweek in july so i could list my OF 2br unit in HI. i have not had any inquiries. it is for a 4th of july week at a beautiful marriott resort.
maybe i am jumping the gun, but i am going to trade for points also. (and have to do so soon). i just don't want to wait until a month before. it is a
difficult decision if i should do points or give it to II?? not sure if it is the
economy or what. i am a little disappointed after all of the wonderful things i have heard about redweek.
 

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About 40% of our rentals are through 3rd party vendors. They pay well, they don't cancel or try to cancel, what do you dislike about them? Greg

Irish you're greatly reducing your rental pool in my opinion as these 3rd parties are usually very reputable in my experience and are free advertising for you.

Actually as long as I don't receive a W-9 from them I would prefer using these 3rd parties for all the reasons Greg mentions. I dictate the terms to them and if I don't like it then we don't do business.
 

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i just joined redweek in july so i could list my OF 2br unit in HI. i have not had any inquiries. it is for a 4th of july week at a beautiful marriott resort.
maybe i am jumping the gun, but i am going to trade for points also. (and have to do so soon). i just don't want to wait until a month before. it is a
difficult decision if i should do points or give it to II?? not sure if it is the
economy or what. i am a little disappointed after all of the wonderful things i have heard about redweek.

Redweek works like a champ for me but my portfolio is very high demand so its quite easy.

I always though other Marriott HI holiday weeks were also big renters but I'm seeing examples that other Marriott HI weeks may not have the demand Maui has and therefore not as marketable.
 

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Ive had a mardi gras week on redweek for over 6 months, with no inquires . I have had it listed on TUG as well one inquire there..no rentals.. . Craigs list however has brought me traffic and money. Ive done 3 mardi gras weeks and 30 other assorted weekends and weeks from folks that came to me from Craigs list

Take from that what you will but I wont be renewing my red week membership
 

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Unfortunately, it seems to be nearly impossible for the average individual to rent an Orlando week on Craigslist. :mad:
 

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Redweek's "membership" fee is a necessary evil.

Even though I use it only once per year on average (sometimes to rent; sometimes to sell), I find Redweek to be a good source of market data in many contexts and therefore worth the price.

MyResortNetwork has been my single best source of renters, Redweek comes in second, but TUG and Craigslist are both worth a multiple of what they cost to use.

If I am renting a week and expecting to take in a couple thousand dollars, I can affort to advertise in all four of the above -- at a total cost of about $50. Using any rational cost/benefit analysis, I cannot afford to save the cost of using Redweek.

Separately, when I rent out a unit, most of my rentals happen either 10-12 months in advance or within 90 days of the check-in date.
 

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Unfortunately, it seems to be nearly impossible for the average individual to rent an Orlando week on Craigslist. :mad:

I agree, I know about the flaggers there but except for Easter and Christmas, why would you try to rent an Orlando timeshare. The
supply/demand ratio dosent work for me. Contrast Orlando, almost any time to. for example, next week in New Orleans. There are less than 1000 timeshare units in New Orleans and 75000 seats in the Superdome. There are a bunch of LSU and Alabama fans, still looking for a place to stay
 

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I have an Easter week for Orlando. Advertised on myresortnetwork for 2 months now. No nibbles. The only time I've ever rented before was to a friend.
 

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Redweek has always gotten me inquiries and quite often closed rentals.
This year I've had better luck with myresortnetwork. I posted my Christmas Cancun rental pretty late and was about to deposit it to RCI when I suddenly got a bunch of inquiries only 3-4 weeks before check-in.

Re. 3rd parties, I've also had good luck with them, but then started to back off thinking I needed a contract signed by the occupant. This time around, I regret that decision and will re-think it next year.
 

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Rented 3X now. One Redweek rented 5 months out for HGVC HHV and the other two on TUG for SDO, both around 5 months out as well. It really depends on what you are asking. I price in the lower end, but am firm on the price. Is there any availability in exchanges or getaways in II? That may affect rentals as well.
 

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usually, i have had my ORLANDO EASTER WEEK rented by this time of year..
because MARRIOTT has to have the exchange for points by DEC. 31, i didnt want to be stuck with a week i couldn't use . i have enough weeks already waiting to be used in II in deposits,so i did the points trade.. maybe i jumped the gun but at least i know i have not wasted the week (read m/f's) for 2012.
aliikal2 and moxjo, PERHAPS, going forward, i wiil consider 3rd party rentals.that may be a question for this board sometime in the future.
 
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