Time Shares

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Parker Realty

We recently visited Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We rented a log cabin in the mountains and loved it.  During our visit, we were convinced to attend a free breakfast and 90 minute presentation on time shares at Westgate in Gatlinburg.  (It ended up being a 180 minute presentation).  We were given $90 to go listen and we were curious as to how people sell in the United States.

We were shocked at the number of people who bought into this!  It just didn't make sense to us but we don't vacation like most other people.  We like to be away from the crowds and any sort of "resort" is just not our style.  But to buy something like that after an hour presentation...seems so crazy!

Is it really this popular in the United States to buy time shares?  Are we missing something important here???  We just didn't GET it!!  I guess here in Canada we look at things differently....

Carol O'Hanley


Coldwell Banker Parker Realty


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Cassie Hansley
Wilikinson and Associates - Lincolnton, NC
It is very popular in the us. My mother in law owns 3.Gatlinburg is really nice though and if you are willing to give 90 + minutes of your time you can get free vacations from it.
Jan 26, 2008 08:17 PM #1
Gaye Granice
Appleseed Homes - Staten Island, NY
Associate Broker
Time shares are not for people who want to vacation in a lot of different places.
Jan 26, 2008 08:43 PM #2

thanks for sharing with us...

Jul 20, 2009 05:03 AM #3
Pat Zachow
HomeSmart - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Carol - The time share popularity is due to flexibility.  Instead of buying a cabin in one location a person buys the time share and can exchange their time for time shares worldwide.  So this year vacation in Hawaii and next year Japan.  In Cassie's comment it is true that many time share owners own several.  This just breaks up the monotony.

Jul 07, 2011 09:54 AM #4
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