As is the case with many travelers, you have agreed to a timeshare presentation with the promise of a free gift. No matter how much you want the gift at the end, you need to be ready for the reality of these presentations. The salesperson will want you to buy and will use high pressure tactics to get you to sign on the dotted line. And since the average price of a timeshare is $20,040, with maintenance fees on top of that, timeshare investments are more than they appear.
Fortunately, there are ways that you can attend the presentation without purchasing a timeshare. The trick to to be prepared and know what to truly expect. To dodge shady timeshare services and timeshare cancellation down the line, keep the following expectations in mind.
- A Very Friendly Sales Person
When you arrive at this timeshare selling presentation, don’t expect a dull sales person who flips through endless slides. These sellers know when they are doing. This person will try to get to know you and create some sort of personal relationship.
- A Long Pitch
Most timeshare pitches should last 90 minutes, but many go over this timeframe. Remember that once you hit the alleged timeframe, you can get up and leave. You do not need to sit for hours until you buy.
- Personal Questions
The sales person might ask you personal questions about your employment situation, income, family life, and other factors related to your buying decisions. While you can be honest, remember why they are asking these questions.
- A Hard Sell
The salesperson is there for a reason and will pitch the timeshare to you strategically. Remember that you do not need to do anything. You can simply say that you will not buy a timeshare, in this moment and in other moments during the presentation.
- Pressure To Buy
Stay firm now so you don’t need to get out of a timeshare later. Timeshare investments should not be taken lightly, and you might feel severe pressure to buy. Stay firm and don’t be afraid to walk out.
Timeshare presentations can be intimidating if you are not prepared, so set your expectations ahead of time. This way, you can get in and out without giving in to pressure. Then you can protect your integrity and your finances.