At Timeshare Release Now, we field dozens of questions about timeshares from prospective consumers. We have found most people are unsure of what exactly a timeshare consists of. With the poor reputation and general lack of awareness surrounding timeshares, we have decided to try and alleviate these concerns or questions with a blog!
Leisure + Travel are the biggest travel magazine in the United States so this is a huge honour for Anguilla and especially for the Anguilla tourist board who work effortlessly all year promoting the island. It gives the island tremendous pride and confidence in their unique hospitality and luxurious accommodation on the island.
Exceptional Villas, Leading Luxury Villa Rental Company who feature the most Exclusive Anguilla villas on the island are delighted with the result “This is a fantastic achievement for the island and gives deserved recognition to the hard-working tourism board on the island” says Niamh McCarthy who is the Anguilla specialist for Exceptional Villas. We have so many clients who love the island and continue to return every year so we are not surprised that Anguilla won the overall award.
The island of Anguilla offers 33 beautiful sandy beaches and is known for its wonderful cuisine offering some of the world’s best restaurants. The island is also famous for their numerous beach bars that offer tasty BBQ food and the best homemade rum punches along with excellent live reggae music. Exceptional Villas who are widely recognised as the world’s most trusted villa experts represent all the best Luxury Anguilla Villas.
The award was a part of the magazines “Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards” where readers were invited to participate via newsletters, social media and through the Travel + Leisure magazine website. The awards are in their 22nd year and this year they are holding a cocktail reception for the winners in New York City on July 26th.
This is a fantastic achievement for the island and gives deserved recognition to the hard-working tourism board on the island”
— Niamh McCarthy
About Exceptional Villas
Exceptional Villas is a European based vacation Rental Company with clients and destinations all over the world. They have been in the travel business for over 25 years and offer a bespoke service to their clients. This includes matching the perfect villa to each of their clients and also providing a full and complimentary concierge service. This service includes organising all aspects of the client’s vacations such as VIP airport arrival, ground transportation, restaurant reservations, tours and excursions, water sports and pre-arrival stocking. Unlike some of their competitors, they do not provide a membership fee. Likewise, their villa experts are indeed experts. They visit every single villa and are filled with a wealth of information regarding each villa, as well as each destination. Exceptional Villas take total pride in the customised service they offer.
For more information visit http://www.exceptionalvillas.com/ or call + 353 64 66 41170 or toll free from US and Canada 1 800 245 5109 and UK 0845 528 4197
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Maintenance fees are an often-overlooked reality of owning a timeshare or vacation club membership. These annual fees are established to cover the everyday costs of operating a resort, and are split amongst all owners of that resort. It is important to fully understand and consider the cost of maintenance fees when deciding on the purchase of a timeshare.
What do Maintenance Fees Cover?
Just as with home ownership, there is a cost to keep a timeshare property in shape. Things like general upkeep, landscaping, utilities, and staffing are all necessary to keep a timeshare property usable and attractive to both current owners and potential buyers. There is also a reserve from maintenance fees that is used for the needed occasional upgrades like furniture or new roofing.
Timeshare maintenance fees are often charged on a yearly or monthly basis—regardless of whether you actually use your timeshare. This means that if you don’t take a vacation one year, you are still responsible for paying the maintenance fee bill.
How much do they cost?
Maintenance fees can range anywhere from a few hundred, to a few thousand dollars. Location, amenities, and resort type are all factors that go into determining this cost. One thing to remember is that maintenance fees are not locked in at the amount they were at when you signed the contract. According to the American Resort and Development Association, maintenance fees rise on average 8% per year. This means that a fee that started out at $700 per year will likely cost you more then double that 5 years down the road. Unless specifically stated in your contract, there is no cap on how high the resort can increase your maintenance fees.
What if I stop paying them?
When you signed the contract to purchase your timeshare, you agreed to pay the maintenance fees for the duration of ownership—which in many cases is forever. If you decide to stop paying your maintenance fee bill, the resort can begin collection efforts against you. This will not only impact your credit score, but in the end could land you in court if the resort developer decides to take civil action. If they decide to foreclose on your timeshare, your credit will be even more heavily damaged.
Timeshare maintenance fees can become a huge burden for owners—especially for those who were unaware or misled about the true cost behind them. When determining whether or not a timeshare makes sense, maintenance fees have to be taken into consideration—not only what they cost now, but also what they are going to cost in 20 years. When calculating the true cost of maintenance fees, as with anything else, the devil really is in the details.
Myth: I can get a great deal on a timeshare and go for vacation every year! Plus, I can always sell it if I get tired of it. Truth: Timeshares are one of the biggest scams on the market today. Once you are stuck in one, you are stuck in a black hole.
The first word that should come to your head when you hear the word timeshares should be RUN! Run far, far away! If you run fast enough, you can eventually escape that annoying, high-pressure salesperson!
Think about this for a minute. Why in the world would you pay thousands and thousands of your hard-earned dollars for a place with minimal square-footage that you might get the chance to visit for one week each year? Add to that the fact that you have absolutely no equity in the place. And you have to pay extra ongoing “maintenance fees.” And selling it is near impossible. And it’s basically just an expensive, ongoing headache. And, and, and!
Sounds completely ridiculous, doesn’t it? That’s because it is!
Why All the Buzz?
Timeshares are one of the top sellers in the travel and hospitality industry. Thousands are available and millions of people “own” them. But that doesn’t mean timeshares are a good idea. An article on MarketWatch.com tells us that timeshares are generally marketed and sold to people who really can’t afford them. So if you think you can afford it, you can’t. Even if you really think you can, your money is better off in a cookie jar. Call Timeshare Release Now Portland, ME Advocacy Team.
The average cost of a timeshare in the U.S. is $14,500. If you put that money in a mutual fund averaging 12% over 10 years, you would have almost $48,000. Pretty good.
In 20 years, you would have over $178,000. Even better.
In 40 years, you would have over $1.7 million! That’s a lot of free money! Hope you like the vacation house!
Throwing money at a timeshare is not an investment and will not generate money for you. An investment implies that you can eventually sell it and make money. With timeshares, you’re just pre-paying your hotel bill for the next 20 years whether or not you use it.
Getting Out of the Deal
If you’ve already taken the plunge and paid your Stupid Tax, here’s how to get out of it. Call the place you bought it from as a potential customer and find out what a similar unit is selling for. They will probably tell you that they can’t give you that information. Just be strong and tell them you want to know what options you have available so that you can either sell it back or sell it to someone else.
Contact the executive director of sales if you are getting trouble from any of the sales managers. Tell the director you’ll sell it for half of what the going rate is and pay double the commission.
If you can’t sell it back to the company you bought the timeshare from, don’t go to a list service that tells you they can sell it for you. You’ll have to pay them a fee that’s just not worth it.
You’re definitely going to lose money on this.Timeshares go down in value worse than a car. But it’s better to cut your losses than to continue to lose any more money.
Is it worth it to go to a “great presentation” just to score a free dinner at a nice restaurant? No way! For the money you put into a crummy timeshare, you could go to Europe every summer for the rest of your life and never have a problem.
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Dustin of Timeshare Release Now, LLC says starting this company showed him there are 3 types of entrepreneurs
After seeing hundreds of fly-by-night companies pop up and go away, we have now a series of greedy arrogate employees who think they are entrepreneurs because they stole the company they think is so successful. Little do they acknowledge that, “they stole the company they now call their own from their previous employers” Dustin Michaels said there are only three primary categories they can fall into: honest entrepreneurs, arrogant ones, or scam artists.
At a discussion last week with our legal counsel at TimeshareReleaseNOW.com, Dustin explained that each of these types will dictate how he/she behaves during the employment opportunity.
The honest entrepreneur
“There are two elements,” Dustin said. “It’s not just, ‘Is it a good business?’ but ‘Is it a good investment for us?’
We will see plenty of employees/entrepreneurs that we admire throughout their time here at TimeshareReleaseNOW.com, but in whom they have no interest in starting their own company let alone stealing the business they just got hired for. Dustin said he will be respectful to these employees, regardless of whether he thinks they will take advantage of himself and the business but trust will never be relevant throughout our business relationship.
“And so, if they’re an honest employee, I know we all — except for maybe Kevin [O’Leary] — try to be very supportive and respectfully presentable. Because we know this is going to be shared with other employees and we’re trying to send a message to everybody.”
Dustin Michaels of TimeshareReleaseNow known as a resource person proudly shares with the general public how his hard earn resources were squandered by employing the wrong hands. TimeshareReleaseNow is a leading company in the USA, which specializes on Timeshare contract cancellations. The company was established back in the year 2013, with great insight and vision for uncommon success.
The company’s hope of growth become threatened as employees who are supposed to work towards the success and profit-making goal of the company turn the use of company’s resources for personal development. A lot of paper work, document both legal, polices and operation module were siphoned by being copied through a soft storage medium with the aim to start a personal business. To the surprise of anyone who cares to believe, the personal business of these employees is situated down the street. This is a trend that is common among small and medium scale businesses in recent years.
Try to figure it out why people in their right mind will act in these behaviors to become successful when in fact that one stolen idea will not last due to karma and having no other options or friends or employers to steal from, best advice is to save as much money from that stolen business as possible because you’ll need it down the road. “I’m trying to test the mettle of those entrepreneurs, because if they think it’s that easy, in fact they just want to look cool with their name on the door with President/CEO next to it. They have no idea what it takes to be a president/CEO of a business, let alone manage employees and performing legal operations. I say “wait until they get out in the real world,” You can try your hardest to be like me but you will never be me, sorry you can’t think of successful ideas on your own and had to steal from the hands that fed you, IDIOT.
At the Timeshare Exit Conference roundtable, fellow employee Kyle Logue and Robert Soden worked for Timeshare Release Now as of 2014-2015 and since then started their own Timeshare company out of Dover, NH called Timeshare Recover and Granite Consulting using everything they stole from TimeshareReleaseNOW.com to operate his business, he is a shameful individual and the Timeshare community should be well aware of these individuals calling themselves Entrepreneurs and Timeshare Cancel Experts.
They are FAKE PHONY THEIVES who think stealing someone’s company is going to make them into the man they are today. That’s right…SCUMBAGS! We are contacted daily, weekly by distraught Timeshare owners who had the undivining privilege to speak with these scam artist thieves as they pitched their Timeshare Exit scheme they stole, I laughed the whole time, they sounded like little kids going through puberty. They stole the service agreements, leads and went home and built a FREE website off of Weebly.com, get a FREE template and have a fly-by-night company in less than 1 hour. Look at their websites and you can immediately tell the owner slapped that together in no time. My 10 yr. old can code a better website than that, and Weebly does it for you, it shouldn’t look like a kindergartener made it.
“The arrogant ones are sometimes the most interesting,” Dustin said. “And so, if they’re arrogant, then it becomes a battle of wits for us. You see us perk up, because we want to come right back at them. Like hey you’re coming one against ten. And Dustin has his own skill set, and it’s hard to match up, so then the next best thing is to steal the business and get up every day trying to be someone else, knowing he doesn’t have any of the skill set to operate a business, he’s basically copying everything Dustin and his teams are doing, verbatim. Must suck being them. And so that’s interesting and that’s a different dynamic.”
For example, Dustin has said when Kyle Logue started for TimeshareReleaseNOW.com he was operating 2 other businesses on Amazon.com selling little items making a couple dollars commission and also doing cold calling for a Timeshare resort company, which all failed. So Kyle decided to give TimeshareReleaseNOW.com a shot and noticed how successful the owner was and started his theft operations immediately, siphoning everything he can get his hands on within the office while telling the owner of TRN that he has not done his taxes in years, and that he didn’t know how to even do them nor did he even know how to even register a business. So, his previous companies were being operated unlicensed and un-registered with the State of NH, hmmm. It doesn’t stop there…Kyle never had a solid work opportunity until he was given a job at TimeshareReleaseNOW.com and seen how someone else has started a successful business, so he did everything in his power to take what he could and call himself an entrepreneur sitting in Dover, NH. They do it ALL for that title at the end of their name.
After Dustin dismissed the employee Kyle Logue from the office “Best decision ever made,” he told everyone that “he never got paid what was owed to him, so he used that excuse to steal everything from TimeshareReleaseNow.com to operate his fraudulent company TimeshareRecover.com out of Dover, NH… But little do these fellas know they stole from the wrong person, and they will never live up to this, good luck! Everyone will know your position by the end of the day!
The ‘scam artist’
Dustin said some of the entrepreneurs out there are just out to steal people’s money. When they find their way into a business, they make for some pretty entertaining segments. Act buddy with co-workers & management to get their foot in the door. Behind the curtains are there to sabotage you and the successful business you come to work hard for over the past 5 years to have some donkey come in and steal everything in 1-2 months. Watch out for these dudes, KYLE LOGUE out of Dover, NH websites listed above.
Last year 2016, for example, Dustin called out Timeshare Recover.com thieving owner Kyle Logue for being a “scammy-thief,” because he considered Timeshare Release Now to be preying on unsophisticated Timeshare owners when in fact this is the same company he stole from to operate his business, so if we were scamming people why would you steal a program that scams people, he had nothing to say. Another one of his BS lies to get out of what was being confronted. Dustin Michaels, who made his fortune building one of Maine’s Timeshare Consumer Protection Agencies said Kyle Logue and his ideology had no “high school diploma, education from the 7th grade and thinks hes a president/CEO.” The business will no longer exists after he drives it straight into the ground, and due to his thieving actions, he will never be able to run a successful legitimate business because everyone will know what he’s done in the past and NOBODY will do business with a THIEF SCAM ARTIST. Camden MooreRobert Soden Zachary Tarr and Kyle Logue
In a typical office environment, it’s easy to walk over to your teammate’s desk when you have a question or need help with an issue.
But what happens when your teammates are on the other side of the world? The protocol obviously changes entirely, and some extra elements need to be taken into account.
Timeshare Release Nows customer service team is scattered across the United States, Europe and Australia. We’re able to find some decent overlap during the work day, but a lot of our collaboration happens asynchronously.
As we’ve grown over the years, we’ve established processes and rhythms that keep us on track. For any remote customer service team that isn’t online all at once, asynchronous communication is a huge key to success. It’s taken a lot of trial and error over the years, but we’ve found a good system for staying up to date, especially in the ever-changing environment of a SaaS company!
5 tools we use for remote customer support
We’re obviously big fans of Help Scout for customer conversations — more on that later! — but we rely on a range of other services to help us collaborate effectively. The following tools have been critical to our growth and effectiveness as a remote customer support team.
We manage all of our updates as a team in Basecamp: product releases, upcoming days off, daily roundups that give a synopsis of the entire day (bugs, fixes, knowledge nuggets, etc.).
Previously, we were relying on Slack to keep our support team in the loop regarding every new bug, fix, product update or launch, and so on. While it was nice in theory to keep all of our communication in one place, Slack got noisy during the day with all the other important work chatter, and Amanda (in Paris) and I (in Melbourne) had to scroll through tons of messages to catch up.
The daily roundup in Basecamp has solved that issue — and other team members across the company can opt in to receive those updates as well, so everyone who’s interested can keep a finger on the pulse of the customer support team’s goings-on.
This is mainly where our product specs live (so that our support team can be more informed about product and feature releases), important internal guides and instructions, company and team updates, and also where we outline our team huddle agenda. It’s a great way for us to have cross-departmental communication and keep abreast of what the Engineering or Product teams are up to, as well as stay on top of our own team meetings and action items.
We use Google Hangouts for our one-on-ones, as well as our weekly team huddles. These let us talk about important events happening that week, hash out any issues, and just get in some face time and off-topic banter. We go over how we’re feeling, what we’d like to work on or improve, and any causes for celebration. It’s a great way to connect with one another during the week outside of Slack, and efficiently work through any issues we may be facing as a team.
We also have a team Google Calendar, so we can tell at a glance who will be out of the queue for appointments, meetings, or focusing on other projects — that way, we can tell who will be out and at what time, so we can easily fill in the gaps and make sure all is accounted for.
This is our primary form of communication; it’s where we chat throughout the day, troubleshoot with one another, send funny GIFs, and log updates regarding new bugs or issues. We use one specific channel to list the links to new bugs in Trello, or any other changes (such as edits to Docs articles or saved replies in Help Scout) across our account, so everyone stays in the loop.
It’s chatter-free and lets us quickly see which issues and updates to be aware of without having to look through Trello or scroll through our regular channel where we chat.
It can be hard to scroll through tons of notifications and get the gist of any new bugs or updates, so we use Trello to log bugs or anything that needs a fix, and to manage all feature requests.
Asynchronous customer support in Help Scout
Unsurprisingly, we love using Help Scout to collaborate! A couple nifty tools in particular really help us stay on track as a remote support team:
@mentions: The ability to mention one another in notes has become so useful for getting others to chime in with their expertise and input, as well as keeping a “paper trail” of communication in our account. It’s an asynchronous-friendly and non-invasive way to get someone’s help without actually having to assign a conversation or wait for a ping back on Slack or via email.
Following conversations: Being able to follow conversations is particularly helpful for new teammates going through onboarding, as they’re able to receive notifications for each reply and keep a record for learning purposes. The “follow” feature also comes in handy when we’re signing off for the day, but want to keep track of any activity in a particular conversation to follow up with the next day.
Passing the baton
As some teammates get ready to “clock out” for the day, others are grabbing their coffee and signing in. While we don’t have a rigid process in place to pass the torch, we do try to be as communicative as possible so that important and time-sensitive tasks don’t fall through the cracks.
When hopping out of the queue to walk the dog or to head out for the evening, we always announce it in Slack. That way, everyone else online knows to take ownership of the emails rolling in. It helps to keep the train chugging along, and we don’t risk letting customer conversations pile up.
Face time with the team
In addition to our weekly Google Hangouts, we get to see one another and work together at our company retreats, which is always a delight. It’s also likely we’ve added new teammates since the last retreat, so it gives us a chance to formally meet one another. During the retreats, we hold team break-out sessions where we sit down for a few hours together. It’s a great time to hash out ideas and build social capital.
No substitute for trial and error
In the ever-evolving tech space, there are always new tools and services to help us collaborate better. While the above is what works for us now, it likely will change as time goes on — as we continue to grow not only in number, but in how we communicate and work.
As you look for ways to collaborate more effectively, don’t be scared to experiment with lots of different tools, and be open to constructive criticism. Trial-and-error is still the best way to determine what does and does not work for your team — it’s how we’ve gotten to a strong and organized place today, and how we’ll continue to iterate and improve over time.
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