Vacation Ownership Consultants is one of the many timeshare exit companies that may be able to help relieve you of your timeshare ownership. The company has been in business since 2014 and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This company advertises “attorney-based timeshare contract cancellation” on its website, which is a good sign. Attorneys have the legal leverage to help you get rid of your timeshare by threatening resorts with legal action.
After looking through the Timeshare FAQ portion of their website, it becomes clear that this company knows what it is talking about. We did not detect any lies in any of their videos. Their video about how to get money back from a timeshare listing company is a little misleading, but not a lie. For Sale by Owner timeshare resale companies exist and are legally allowed to accept money up-front in exchange for advertising your timeshare on their website. These for sale by owner timeshare resale companies are different from real estate listing companies because you are only paying for an advertisement. You will have a difficult time getting a refund from a legitimate for sale by owner timeshare advertising company.
Moving on to their How It Works page, we like how Step 1 advises timeshare owners to first contact their timeshare company before hiring a timeshare exit company. Sometimes your timeshare company will be able to assist you with cancellation, and this will almost always be cheaper than hiring a timeshare exit company.
Steps 5 and 6 on their How It Works page are big red flags. It appears that Vacation Ownership Consultants wants its customers to pay them first before starting any work. We here at TimeshareExitCompanies.com like to recommend working with timeshare exit companies that offer an escrow payment option so the timeshare exit company is only paid AFTER your timeshare is cancelled. This is the best way to protect yourself from scams. Learn more about escrow and why it’s important here.
Step 8 is also a big red flag as it advises consumers to stop making payments on their timeshare. If Vacation Ownership Consultants does not do what it says it’s going to do, not paying maintenance or mortgage fees could result in a negative mark on your credit report.
Vacation Ownership Consultants Reviews
The Vacation Ownership Consultants reviews online are very positive. The company has good reviews on Angies List, Yelp, the BBB, Trustpilot and more. The BBB gives this company an A+ and their BBB profile page has 50 positive reviews and only one complaint as of 7/13/18. The one complaint was due to a lack of communication and was addressed by Vacation Ownership Consultants and is now marked as “resolved.”
The company could benefit from video testimonials, as video testimonials are the most trustworthy types of testimonials to receive.
Vacation Ownership Consultants Cost
The Vacation Ownership Consultants cost is not available on the company’s website. It appears that their fee is only revealed to customers after the customer qualifies for their services. According to the How It Works page, the fee to cancel a timeshare that is paid off is based on the timeshare owner’s annual or bi-annual maintenance fee amount.
Although not verified by Vacation Ownership Consultants, a fee of $3,000 was mentioned within the one complaint that Vacation Ownership Consultants received on the BBB. This cost is in-line with many of the other timeshare exit companies in existence.
Overall, Vacation Ownership Consultants appears to be a legitimate operation. Although the company does charge up-front fees, it does not appear to be a fly-by-night scam company. However, our position at TimeshareExitCompanies.com does not change. We recommend working with companies that offer an escrow payment option because it holds the company accountable. There is simply no need to pay 100% of the price of the service up-front when alternative options exist in this industry. Fill out a contact form on the right side of this page or initiate live chat for more information about cancelling your timeshare.