Conroe, TX (PRWEB) February 14, 2009
Stroman Realty, Inc. announces that the number of offers to purchase timeshare resales in January 2009 twice exceeded their December 2008 numbers. Considering the extraordinary economic environment in which we all find ourselves, it is remarkable that timeshare resales are actually picking up momentum.
There's a reason for that. In a climate of general belt-tightening, people still want, need and feel they deserve a vacation. But that vacation is predicated on value. Said simply--people are looking for bargains and they are discovering that owning timeshare (via the resale or secondary market) is the smart way to buy tomorrow's vacations with today's dollar. Unfortunately, the resort timeshare retail or primary market is facing a daunting problem - it is pricing itself out of contention when it comes to the savvy and frugal timeshare vacation property shopper of today.
Without a doubt, high marketing costs are intrinsic in the retail price to the consumer, and timeshare financing has become difficult to find to say the least. This is evidenced by the fact that Textron Financial Corporation, one of the largest asset based financing companies in the timeshare industry, recently announced they are pulling out of commercial lending. This will affect the ability for timeshare resorts to get the financing they need and will slow sales of new units. So, consumers searching for the best timeshare bargains will be looking more to the secondary market.
Offers are the first step to a sale and a sale doesn't happen without an offer! Yes, it's the actual SALE that buyers and sellers rightfully expect. Even in a tough market like this, Stroman, as a licensed timeshare resale broker, strives to maintain the highest price possible for its sellers and still manages a very good value for its buyers. Stroman has resold and closed over $100,000,000 in timeshare resales for individual timeshare owners and is the world's largest licensed timeshare reseller network.
Stroman will soon publish the "Timeshare Resale Buying Trends: 2008 Report" as an annual follow up to the "Timeshare Vacation Property Resale Buying Trends: A 2003-2007 Study" found at http://www.RPMLS.com/Timeshare-Resale-Study.aspx. The report will be a valuable tool for timeshare buyers and sellers alike as well as the general timesharing community to use as a gauge in understanding timeshare resale market analytics.
Initial findings in the timeshare resale report show that the average price for worldwide timeshare resales in 2008 dropped only 10.7% to $8,819 from the same sales period in 2007--considering that, for instance, the average USA residential property sales price dropped 15% during the same period.
Stroman Realty, Inc. is located just north of Houston in the resort community of Conroe, Texas. In addition to Lake Conroe area traditional real estate sales, Stroman Realty has, since 1979, specialized in Timeshare Vacation Property Resales, employing over 100 licensed agents and support personnel.
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