Timeshare Tracy is a timeshare-focused business located in Blaine, WA, that may be able to help you get out of a timeshare. Rather than serving strictly as an exit company, Timeshare Tracy states its goal is to focus on providing resources for people who are looking to get rid of their timeshares.
An overview of the website showed us that Timeshare Tracy does seem to mostly make good on its stated mission. That is to say, they host reviews of timeshare exit companies and offer tips on how to get out of a timeshare. The language makes this business come across as more of an advisory company, though: while there are testaments to free resources, Timeshare Tracy also has a section called Timeshare Assessment that leads to information on “Tracy’s Timeshare Freedom Program.” We’ll delve into this a bit more below.
As far as the user experience goes, the website looks very clean, well-designed, and professional. It has a very simple setup and navigation, with just a few pages apart from the Home page: Timeshare Assessment, Learn, About, and Contact.
The About section is very simple and friendly-sounding. A few of their claims include:
- “We help people who need advice for their timeshares! Keep it or cancel it, let’s find out the best decision for your circumstances.”
- “We’ve done the research, so that you don’t have to.”
So their goals as a company, simply put, are to aggregate information on companies with which they partner, and then consult with people who need to get out of timeshares to send clients their way.
That said, there isn’t any specific information about who is operating Timeshare Tracy — aside from it being run by two friends — and what the owners’ experience is. This would be helpful for making a more thorough evaluation. Even if this business is more about making your own financial decisions than doing the legwork of getting you out of a timeshare, knowing more about your advisor will help you make the initial decision as to whether to trust their information.
The Learn section is a blog with reviews and general timeshare- and timeshare exit-related information. A few of these reviews are of notably trustworthy companies which we have actually reviewed on this website as well. So that information looks to be generally legitimate. The tips and information they share include topics like “Do You Need a Law Firm to Get Out of Your Timeshare?” and “5 Rules for Finding a Legit Timeshare Cancellation Firm,” and again, upon reviewing it, that information is also accurate.
The Timeshare Assessment section is actually a short quiz that leads the user to “Tracy’s Timeshare Freedom Program.” We went through the assessment, which does not ask for any personal information until the end (where there is a form for those interested in working with Timeshare Tracy), and found that this program includes a free consultation with one of their partners. It is probably a fair conclusion that a partner would be one of the companies that Timeshare Tracy has featured on their blog. This gives a much clearer idea of how Timeshare Tracy works: that is, by sending people to actual timeshare exit companies, and helping generate business for them.
Regarding the Contact page, we were a little concerned about the fact that Timeshare Tracy’s physical address is a 24/7 Parcel in Blaine, WA. In all likelihood it’s a mailing address, but that said, as stated above, there was still very little on the website (or elsewhere) in the way of who owns and operates Timeshare Tracy.
As far as other components of Timeshare Tracy’s online presence, they appear to be quite active on social media, including via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Facebook was where a few reviews were visible, so you can keep reading to learn more about that.
There are very few reviews available online for Timeshare Tracy. We found a handful on Timeshare Tracy’s Facebook page, though it’s hard to say whether they are fair and balanced, since they seem to assume that Timeshare Tracy is an exit company or broker and thus come off a bit disappointed.
Timeshare Tracy claims to have five stars with Trustpilot, but we couldn’t find a designated page for them, nor could we locate their BBB profile. An OpenCorporates search didn’t bring up an LLC corresponding to this company, either.
What we did find was one mention of “the bombardment of advertising companies like timeshare Tracy” on a message board, and while one comment to this end isn’t necessarily indicative of a trend, we would say to exercise caution when exploring Timeshare Tracy with all of this in mind. Since it’s not clear how long Timeshare Tracy has been in business, or how effective they are at their mission, it would be worth at the very least asking several questions or trying a free consultation before moving forward in any way.
Most of the advice and resources on Timeshare Tracy’s website is free. As mentioned, the initial consultation with them is free as well, should you choose to move forward with that based on the assessment. It was, however, unclear if moving forward with the Freedom Program would come with a cost from Timeshare Tracy.
Working with one of the exit companies, of course, will not be free. As they state on their About page:
- “Once we talk about your specific timeshare, one of our partners can give you a quote. Something to keep in mind is that with any of our partners, you won’t pay unless they get you out.”
This is encouraging in that Timeshare Tracy seems to only recommend companies that use escrow. Of course, we can’t say for sure whether this is the case, but overall we definitely recommend that you make this part of your protocol when looking for a timeshare exit company. You can learn more about why escrow is important on this page.
What to Look for in a Timeshare Exit Company
There are several qualities that indicate a company is one you want to get involved with for cancelling your timeshare. Escrow, and in turn not requesting upfront payments, is just one of them. Companies that either work with attorneys or have industry connections are typically going to be more efficient at working with the timeshare or resort itself and will get you more for what you ultimately pay. If you owe a mortgage, this might not be an option for you, but you can still look for a timeshare exit company that consults with lawyers and uses a reputable payment method. You can find out more about the costs you can expect for the different methods of exiting a timeshare here.
Timeshare Tracy seems to be a hub for their reviews of the timeshare exit companies that they partner with, and a means of sending them business. This is not a negative per se. However, we would definitely suggest taking advantage of the free consultation if you decide to give them a try. Since there isn’t much information available about their business online, it would probably be a boon to your situation to stick to the free resources until you know more.
That said, there are plenty of ways to go directly to a timeshare exit company that can help you. You can review our list of recommended companies, for example, on this page. And if you’d like to find out more about any of them, you can get in touch with us. Give us a call at 833-416-8796, initiate the live chat, or fill out the contact form to get started.