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Tampa, FL, United States, 2013/05/06 - The worldwide leader in connecting timeshare buyers, sellers and renters reveals increases in inbound buyer and rental traffic - BuyATimeshare.com.
BuyaTimeshare.com, the leading online platform for connecting timeshare buyers and renters with timeshare owners, announces double-digit increases in consumers looking to buy and rent timeshare in the first quarter of 2013.
The dollar value of buyer offers placed through the company’s industry-leading online marketplace increased 68 percent in Q1 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. The dollar value of rental offers was up 44 percent in the first quarter, with the total number of offers placed through the website up 85 percent so far this year.
All of these indicators are a significant sign that the health of the timeshare secondary market is improving according to BuyaTimeshare.com CEO Wesley Kogelman.
“We’ve seen more consumers looking to buy timeshare and rent timeshare and this confirms that consumers continue to use the internet when looking for deals on our products,” Kogelman said. “Recent statistics from the American Resort Development Association even confirm the increased impact that online resales is having on overall industry sales and our numbers support this trend.”
At the recent American Resort Development Association convention in Hollywood, FL, industry statistics shared during the event stated that consumers acknowledge the advantages that resale companies have over developers. Buyers stated that finding the best price, the ability to negotiate price and securing the best terms for the deal as the reasons they purchase through a resale company compared to a developer.
“It’s all about the internet now. We hear about guests taking a tour at a resort, getting the resort price, then checking the internet to see how much they can save on the same product by buying online,” added Kogelman. “And with Google estimating that 670,000 searches for the word ‘timeshare’ are placed through their site every month, that’s a lot of potential buyers.”
BuyATimeshare.com is an internet advertising and marketing company for timeshare owners who seek to sell or rent timeshare by-owner. The company has been in business since 2000 and was ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the country making the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2010 and 2011. BuyATimeshare.com was also listed as one of BusinessNH Magazine’s Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2009.