Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Five and Almost 10 With...Bert Blicher

Today we meet Bert Blicher, former head of ARDA and now the owner of Blue Water Resort in Nassau.

What was your first job in timeshare?
I was the CEO of a company called Oxford First Corp. I started a department that financing timeshare resorts. We were the first  US lender in the business in 1979.

What is the greatest lesson you've ever been taught? 
A few. A. Take care of your reputation. B. Treat people with respect. C. As you become successful give back .

What is your favorite vacation spot? 
St. Martin

If you could change one thing about timeshare, what would it be? 
Again two things. 1. Improve the resale business so it is easy for one to sell their timeshare if life changes occur and they need to exit. 2. Change the initial purchase product from a lifetime purchase to a 10 or so year purchase with the option to renew. Thus, the buyer would be able to exit at the 10-year mark if they wanted to.

What is your favorite color? 
Blue. For Blue Water Resort in Nassau Bahamas. I own it.

Thanks!  If you'd like to be featured, drop me a line at lisa@timeshareinsights.com

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