I hear you. Over and over and over again, I hear from timeshare owners who simply don't want to get involved in their resort's HOA or in any timeshare issues. And there is one reason...these people purchased their timeshare because they wanted a carefree vacation...NOT an ongoing involvment in HOAs, board members, rules, and/or budgets.
But the fact is that timeshare owners MUST get involved in these issues or risk the very vacation experiences that brought them to timeshare to begin with. You only have to talk to owners of The Manhattan Club, Simpson Bay, Diamond Resorts, Celebration World Resort etc. to find out what I mean.
So, what is the answer? I don't know. I do know that timeshare owners continue to be taken advantage of by timeshare transfer companies, timeshare relief companies, fake timeshare resale companies and yes, by some resort mismanagement. And then there are the owners who simply don't know how to use their timeshare.
Earlier this week, I "Facebooked" about the need for the good guys to put aside some of their differences and work together for a common goal. While it is true that not all of us agree on everything, we do agree on at least 85% of things.
I've been fortunate to work with some of these good guys and I'm extending the olive branch to all of them AND timeshare owners around the world. We're a generally smart group of people, so I'm confident that we can find answer.
We'd love to hear your thoughts.