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Redweek says we need to call the resort to make sure our week reserved (and rented) at Marriott Aruba Ocean Club is in order.

Ann in CA

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We have received two confirmations (one a pre arrival survey) recently, where all seems in order, and have forwarded this bearing the renters name to them. Is it really necessary to call the resort as well? They know that they can call to request a specific villa, etc. Don't mind doing that, but since I am not asking for anything for them, it seems a bit unnecessary.
Thanks. Ann
 

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When renting a week out through Redweek, I've never been asked to do any last minute check, especially so close to the rental.
I do proactively check the reservation on the website just to make sure everything is in order, but that's just me.
 

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Is Redweek a good and reliable resource for renting out a Marriott week? Have a Easter week that I would like to rent out and have limited experience.

Thanks
 

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Is Redweek a good and reliable resource for renting out a Marriott week? Have a Easter week that I would like to rent out and have limited experience.

Thanks
It is! Definitely price your week on the lower end of the asking prices because that makes a difference in how many inquiries you will get.
 

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Redweek is good because it's a very popular listing service. You will get lots of eyes on your ad, and will probably see a dozen competing ads for your same resort and week. Go and check it out.
What you won't see - how much a week actually rented for, so you can't rely on the ads you see as an indication of what you will get for your week. You should be listing on TUG no matter what.

The basic rental listing is pretty cheap. Redweek just connects you to the renter. You have to provide the rental agreement, get the rent payment, put renter on reservation, handle a renter that backs out, etc.

The Full Service is more expensive but Redweek works with renter on your behalf. You still sign the rental agreement (Redweek generates it). Renter can pay with credit card and money is held until the rental completes, so there is an escrow involved. As an owner you may not like that, but you don't need to worry about payments being disputed.
There will be some work from your end even if you use full service. You will need to show Redweek confirmation of the week (i.e. reservation). You will need to approve or deny offers in a timely manner. You will need to contact Marriott to put renter on reservation and show proof to Redweek. These are all things you would normally do when renting your unit.

Redweek doesn't actively go out and try to find renters; it's just a listing service. Since you are competing with other people renting the exact same week, set the price accordingly. If you have the lowest price you WILL get offers, especially for a high demand week. Ask a high price and yours will be the last one getting a response. As the week approaches, all owners tend to lower their asking price, so check the site often. I've never failed to rent for more than MF ever using Redweek.
 
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Yes, the same happened for me. I just think they are ensuring there aren’t any issues.
 

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Hey Brian Fox,

Thank you for the detailed information regarding Redweek rentals - very helpful. Like the full service to ensure payment.
 

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Thanks everyone. This is only the third time we have used Redweek to rent out weeks, and we have been happy with their service. For first time renters, the "full service" costs a little more, but includes the "verified" posting and they take care of contract and collecting the rent. However, if it is a rental made far in advance, the rental $ are not released until after check in, so it is a bit long to wait if it is a big ticket rental!
 

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I love Redweek and use it many times during the year on both sides of the transaction. I get my listings Verified but prefer to handle the rental agreement and money myself. In the 12 years I’ve done this, I only have had to negotiate the rent twice. Most renters just take the asking price and I’m not usually the cheapest one.
 

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Redweek is good because it's a very popular listing service. You will get lots of eyes on your ad, and will probably see a dozen competing ads for your same resort and week. Go and check it out.
What you won't see - how much a week actually rented for, so you can't rely on the ads you see as an indication of what you will get for your week. You should be listing on TUG no matter what.

The basic rental listing is pretty cheap. Redweek just connects you to the renter. You have to provide the rental agreement, get the rent payment, put renter on reservation, handle a renter that backs out, etc.

The Full Service is more expensive but Redweek works with renter on your behalf. You still sign the rental agreement (Redweek generates it). Renter can pay with credit card and money is held until the rental completes, so there is an escrow involved. As an owner you may not like that, but you don't need to worry about payments being disputed.
There will be some work from your end even if you use full service. You will need to show Redweek confirmation of the week (i.e. reservation). You will need to approve or deny offers in a timely manner. You will need to contact Marriott to put renter on reservation and show proof to Redweek. These are all things you would normally do when renting your unit.

Redweek doesn't actively go out and try to find renters; it's just a listing service. Since you are competing with other people renting the exact same week, set the price accordingly. If you have the lowest price you WILL get offers, especially for a high demand week. Ask a high price and yours will be the last one getting a response. As the week approaches, all owners tend to lower their asking price, so check the site often. I've never failed to rent for more than MF ever using Redweek.
Will redweek send a 1099 at the end of the year using full service?
 

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