A timeshare should never be considered an investment particularly when you think of it in terms of finances. Ideally you would never purchase one without the presence of a timeshare attorney to thoroughly check all documents before they are signed by you. The reality is this will never happen as you have been enticed to attend a “sales presentation” and then the “limited time” high pressure sales tactics begin. Bottom line, never buy a timeshare the first day after a presentation, contrary to what they tell you the “deal” will be there tomorrow, next week and so on. You need a cooling off period to ascertain if this is actually a fit for you an your family.
In addition you should in no way buy a timeshare without having a good look at the premises. Or you could entrust this part of the deal to some reputed legal timeshare assistance. This is simply to make certain that it would be a property that you would really enjoy vacationing with your family. Also going over the property will give you a fairly good idea of what shape the place is in. Do not buy at a sight unseen location.
Another point to bear in mind is to be sure that the timeshare company you are looking at has a good reputation and how flexible and available vacation dates are to suit your convenience. Ask if you can call and check availability of locations you may be interested in to see there is availability. A common complaint we hear is that “the timeshare is never available when we want to travel.”