More often than not unfortunately.
I won't belabor the point that there are many timeshare owners, many of them older, that are frustrated, tired, or just plain fed up with their timeshare for one reason or another. Most of those can be addressed and overcome with proper education, but that's a discussion for another day.
The system of finding a niche market has really flourished with the proliferation of the seemingly endless pseudo consumer advocacy groups focused on timeshare.
Timeshare owners need to be educated and use more common sense when dealing with these companies. More often than not, and I'm being generous here, these companies end up causing more problems for everyone.
Here are some tips:
* If the company initiated contact, avoid them
* If the company makes their money in the transfer of timeshare, they are NOT advocates
* If the company bad mouths timeshare, they are NOT advocates
For additional tips, keep reading this blog.