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Selling timeshare in FL, live in SC, buyer in Canada

rothbear

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I'm hoping I can get some guidance on a rather complicated timeshare sale.

We currently own a week in St. Pete Beach, FL. While there I mentioned we were considering selling our week and was immediately approached by a woman from Ontario, Canada interested in buying it. It's a very lucrative week, apparently, for Canadians who work for the school district and there are no other units for sale in the resort for this week. Anyway, we live in SC (near Charlotte NC) and we are wondering who we would use for closing. Do we need to have someone in FL do this? Or can we use someone near us? Does the fact that the buyer is from Canada make it more complicated? Should we be using a closer experienced in timeshare sales, maybe in FL? And if so, can this be done through the mail or by email? Really don't want to have to drive the 12 hours back down to St. Pete to do this. And if should use someone specializing in this, who would you recommend in the Tampa/St. Pete area?

Help!!!! This unit was deeded to us by MIL about 18 years ago and we have decided that being very close to retirement we really don't need this yearly expense since we rarely stay there, mostly exchange which costs us about $900/year to do with all the RCI/II fees.
 

theo

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Maybe / maybe not...

We have used Lisa @ http://legaltimesharetransfers.com/ for several transfers, they can handle this for you. Greg

I have also utilized this entity several times and echo the recommendation.

That said however, it is my belief that they do not handle any escrow of funds if escrow of money is something which your transaction will require. If I'm mistaken on that point, I'll stand to be corrected.

If you will need escrow of funds, I'd instead suggest either JRA or Timeshare Transfer, Inc. Both are based in FL, both are honest and competent, and both cost essentially the same (about $300, when all is said and done). In any case, the whole matter can be easily handled via mail and Internet.
 

BM243923

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I am from Canada and have both sold and purchased timeshares units. Nothing is different, most of the paperwork is handled through email or fax so there should be no problem.

I have used Janet from JRA and everything went smoothly.
 

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When I bought a Hyatt Beach House from a broker based on an eBay auction, the closing agent was Janet from JRA. I think she might have charged a few extra dollars due to the fact I am Canadian to cover the additional postage but it was overall a fairly smooth process.
 

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I am also in Canada and have used Legal Timeshare Transfer for transferring 2 weeks to others and 1 week transferring to myself from someone else. These were all in Las Vegas so not sure if the laws are different in Florida regarding this. My transactions have all been given away so no money changed hands other than the transfer fees.

All of these transactions were handled by email or snail mail for the documents that require original signatures.
 
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