A Northern Minnesota Timeshare is Like Hotel California

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Somewhere, there are a lot of people who love their timeshares, I just don't know any of them. I know my sister previously listed her timeshare at Whitebirch at Breezy Point, Minnesota, with the real estate company that sells timeshares there, and she insists the person who took her listing told her she is not a real estate agent. I don't know about Minnesota law, but a non-agent could not take a listing in California.


Of course, the timeshare is not selling; her so-called listing expired, and Breezy Point Resort seems to have a pile of timeshare listings a mile long. I suggested to my sister that she give away her timeshare. Then a bunch of "non-profit" companies began calling her, asking her to pay to sell the timeshare. You should read this month's issue of AARP Magazine about these underhanded practices.


Fortunately, she talked to me about it first. You can read more in my personal blog today about this, and who knows, maybe you or somebody you know would like to take her Memorial Day Weekend timeshare off her hands? You can see the photos and read more at this link: Timeshare Ripoffs and Reasons to Never Buy a Timeshare.


Photo: Whitebirch at Breezy Point Resort, Minnesota

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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I hear a lot of ads on talk radio for attorneys that can help get you out of time shares.  It's probably a pretty easy ambulance to chase.  Timeshares have never made sense to me.

Jun 18, 2017 12:27 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Elizabeth- years ago our friends had one in CO or Utah where they went once a year to go skiing.  I have no idea if they still use it but outside of them, I don't know of anyone else with one. And, I've not heard glowing reviews about timeshares in general discussion. 

Jun 18, 2017 03:47 PM #2
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
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Chris Ann Cleland I have a sneaky feeling that the people who make out on going to a lawyer are the lawyers. I had a lawyer contact my sister, too, but turns out he wasn't a member of the Bar Assocation and had all sorts of shady things about him online. Kinda like Better Call Saul.

Jun 18, 2017 05:48 PM #3
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
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Kathy Streib There doesn't seem to be any way to get rid of timeshare, apart from defaulting on the dues and taxes.

Jun 18, 2017 05:49 PM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Elizabeth -- while I have heard some like their timeshare, I have never been a fan.  The amount of advertising in this segment where "Free" is the price should be reason enough to avoid this kind of  real estate transaction.  I'm sorry your sister is going through this and hope she finds an appropriate resolution quickly.  

Jun 19, 2017 07:51 AM #5
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
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Michael Jacobs At many high-end resorts in Mexico and Hawaii, you're hounded to death by timeshare people at your hotel, of all places. They offer you a free breakfast or a credit on your hotel stay and I practically scream at them to leave me the F alone. I'm on vacation. I paid for that. I'm not there to buy a timeshare.

Jun 19, 2017 08:03 AM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I remember a vacation in Puerto Vallarta back in 2001.  We couldn't dine at a restaurant, sight-see, or just relax on the beach without being hit up by a time-share slammer.  It seems everyone living there, also moonlights at slamming time-shares.

Jun 19, 2017 03:59 PM #7
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