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2 rules for selling a time share

Legal, financial protection should be main concern

DEAR BENNY: I read your response to the person trying to unload his time share. I wish to inform you that contrary to popular belief, there is a very active time-share resale market out there, one in which our company has been very active for almost 26 years. When advising a time-share owner we always tell them there are two rules they must absolutely follow: 1. You must use a licensed real estate broker. That's the law unless you want to just advertise it as a for-sale-by-owner property. 2. Never, ever, under any circumstances, pay money upfront. Those are scams, pure and simple. --Tom DEAR TOM: Thanks for writing, and I am sorry that I am not giving out the name of your company. I do not want my column to be a source of free advertising. However, your two points are right on point, and I appreciate your writing. I would have preferred that consumers not buy into time shares. But it's very difficult to object when a handsome gentleman (or attractive woman) is telling ...

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