How to Start Timeshare Business

Timeshare business is like selling real estate in a way but only differs on the limited and schedule of the properties that is subject for business transaction. This kind of business is usually popular in countries and locations where there are many striking resorts present where ownership of condominium units are encourage for limited time-frame.

Read this article and know how you can dip your fingers in this lucrative business and get a share of financial rewards in return.

If you are the type that wants a financially rewarding career in the field of selling posh real estate like condominiums in some exciting and exotic resorts probably the idea of starting a timeshare business has crossed your mind. Selling timeshare business somehow has similarity with selling real estate though there is only one obvious difference. This difference is that you only have a limited period of time to sell your timeshare and the schedule that these properties can be used by your clients. Usually, timeshare business does not only cater exclusively to condominiums in resorts. It too includes timesharing of recreational vehicles, campgrounds and other types of properties.

This career is considered lucrative because of the properties being sold as timeshare are luxury for high-end buyers. One can either earn from it through standard fee and commissions or both. So now, how to start timeshare business is the right question here.

Below are some simple yet complex tips on how to try this business endeavor.

The Timeshare Business Plan

In every business ventures, especially ones that can reward you huge income, the rule of the thumb is that you must have a business strategic plan. In this case of how to start timeshare business the strategic plan involves a highly yet understandable measure of dedication on writing it down.

The first plan is to include key personnel and their experiences as your tool for weaving strategic business plan. It is also important to put into consideration office location, employee headcount and special equipment.

Now going to your business strategic plan, this task will entail you to cover and study the market. Studying market segmentation is also important similar with undertaking consumer analysis product feature and benefits, competition, competitive analysis, positioning and sales and research developments. If you notice, the task ahead for on how to start timeshare business is a higher IQ on business management skills and theory.

Important Thing to Remember on How to Start Timeshare Business

As you are engage in your startup timeshare business, it is important to take note that you are acting as a middle man for the owner the property and the buyer. If you are selling timeshare units, be mindful to read and if necessary be familiar with the real estate laws for the country where you are selling your properties so as not to overstep on some legal matters.


  • ada said on July 24, 2010
    the place is outside oden ar and we are considering turning it into a timeshare.. It is a house with numerous bedrooms and woods, a national forest nearby. We have never owned a timeshare much less started one so we need all the help possible
  • Erika Saric said on September 9, 2010
    We have a villa with 6 apartments in Opatija, Croatia and are considering to converting it into a time share for rent. Please advise
  • Sharon Newman said on October 3, 2010
    I own a house in Dangriga, Belize Central America that is steps from the beach, its three bedrooms two bath, outside deck facing the beach and minutes away from the down town area. am thinking of converting into a time share for rent. Please advice.
  • Ray said on December 7, 2010
    Hi My name is Ray and I would like to bring to your attention the fact that myself and a colleague are implementing, ready to introduce to the market place a share holders club for a live aboard fishing safari boat that is based in Cebu the Philippines. The idea is to offer 320 shares to avid big game fishermen from around the world. A typical season is for 40 weeks a year from late January through to early November. This equates to 16 fishermen on board per safari for 13 days for a total of a ten year period. A safari will travel south from Cebu and enter the exotic waters of the southern Visayan region, renowned for the big game fishing. Plus there will be chance to visit several paradise Islands along the way. Other activities available from the boat will be scuba diving and clay pigeon shooting. All together a fantastic action packed safari. This safari type is unique to this area and will have a big novelty value with prestige.
  • Alice Sylvester-Ulmer said on January 18, 2011
    I live in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. I own a 5 bedroom, 4 bath cedar wood home with lots of space and 10 acres of clear land, with a year round running stream. I am anticipating getting into the timeshare business, because I am Military traveling around the world and do not want to sell. Any advice would be appreciated.
  • Maria Apostolakis said on May 2, 2011
    Hello I am the owner of 11 apartments in Crete Greece,in 8 acres of land surrounded by olive trees. I want to turn it into a timeshare holiday resort with a small animal farm and different activities. Unfortunately my cash is very low. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  • Genevieve Allender said on October 2, 2011
    I am a current employee of a major Timeshare Exchange Company and have been putting into place a purchase of property in Southern Colorado it has come to my attention that there is a major desire of timeshare owners to be able to exchange into locations here in my part of the country and just no availability other than 2 resorts and they are very far from where these people want to be I live in Pueblo Colorado and the country is very beautiful and has some of the most interesting location a very short trip from here...
  • jman said on April 7, 2012
    What are the laws in wisconsin i am posing as the middle man and starting my personal time share internet company
  • jman said on April 8, 2012
    I would also like to know how i could contact the proper agency to start my time share business
  • Raja Rizal said on April 11, 2012
    hi there,i am currently operating a timeshare resale bussiness and looking for affliates partner.
  • Rebecca Nedd said on June 19, 2012
    MY business in located In Tobago. I now own several cottages. I would like to invest and turn some in to tome share. I would like to know how to start this type of business. Thank you, Rebecca
  • Kcummi said on August 19, 2012
    Have been interested for a while. Have a large home for possible use near New Orleans, also have property for building near New Orleans to build and operate small timeshare.
  • jeff heath said on November 2, 2012
    i want to start a time share and base it out of alaska. i would like to be vage to protect my idea.
  • Martha wikstrom said on March 7, 2013
    Hi , I have 6 bedrooms home with 11 rooms total 3500 sq. in an acre of land in the galeria area I like to rent by the month to corporations or time sharing Houston Texas
  • Malcia Rhymer said on May 11, 2013
    I own an eight bedroom Villa in Cane Garden Bay Tortola BVI, one minute from the beach and would like to turn it into time share Can you advise?
  • Barbara leazier said on July 21, 2013
    i have property in northern michigan . lakes close by snowbiles trails . and everything you would like to see. i have two nice mobil homes that i would like to start out selling time shares. need some help and advice thank you waiting for a reply
  • doug stults said on November 6, 2013
    I am in North central CO and have 2 condos in the Steamboat ski area and want to sell them as time shares please help
  • Tony said on November 26, 2013
    Hello, I'm in the initial stages of starting a Time Share Company in Cancun, Mexico. Your suggestions and comments are welcome. Thanks in advance!
  • Mario said on June 9, 2014
    Hi, I am an owner of a small 1 bedroom apartment (63 m2) in a very good location on Čiovo island, town of Trogir in Croatia and would like to turn it into timeshare real estate. Please advise.
  • arun said on August 5, 2014
    hi, am arun, i have 4 house in kodaikanal, 12 house in courtallum and 4 house in andhaman island. am started time share resort business but am not having enough member psz. kindly give me tips to improve and satisfy same.
  • Joe MacAndrew said on October 7, 2014
    We have 125 one, two & three bedroom units i Cape Verde and are wanting to make it a time share resort.
  • Kristie Brown said on February 18, 2015
    How do I get into starting my own timeshare company? What would be the first place I would need to start? Please any advise would be helpful
  • Alfred said on October 1, 2015
    A couples of way to turn your properties into vacation club or timeshare real estate. I am available to offer you my professional service. Please send me basic information together with pictures of your property ( inside and outside) for evaluation and subsequent proposal.
  • Roger Tapia said on December 1, 2015
    My name is Roger i am interested in selling timeshares from a home based business.I need advice on how to get started, such as where to get interested buyers? Thank you.
  • jimmy stocker said on December 3, 2015
    Hello I am about to buy a motel in usa and wondering if it is possible to turn it in to a timeshare business.
  • jack beginner adviser said on April 4, 2016
    Dear @Arun, Kindly mail me the detail, i have 25 years experience in timeshare business, would like to assist u in ur business plan || Consultant

  • Gayle Mills said on April 18, 2016
    I am interested in buying property for a time share investment.I live in Port St. Lucie Florida.
  • Rusty Felix said on May 22, 2016
    I would like information on starting a time share business. Currently own time share with Wyndham for many years which we enjoy.
  • Rode Brown said on January 3, 2017
    I have a 68 suite Hotel in Gardena California minutes away from all attractions and the BEACH !!! I'm interested in converting into a timeshare 310-351-4631
  • Stephanie Beheler said on September 1, 2017
    I own a townhouse in brigantine NJ. 3br. 2.5 bath all furnished. Consider selling or how to turn into a time share. Near inlet, 2blks to beach. Private resort area over bridge from Bograta, Harrah, Gold Nugget Casino. Please give me some Ideas.
  • Len Bowcott said on September 5, 2017
    I have a 10 room resort at Play Remanso, that I am expending to buy another 50 rooms. The resort has private access to the beach and is located just 4.8 kilometers from San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. The beach is ideal for surfing and swimming and the surrounding natural beauty if breathtaking. Any advice is much appreciated.
  • Susan hughes said on December 18, 2018
    I have a property in an old historical fort in Texas close to the Mexico border the Fort has a golf course, Spring fed swimming pool and Museum a motel and lots of history. the home used to be three doctors' homes when it was an active fort Someone come by the homes into one big lodge (it sleeps 23 people). I am wondering if that might be something I could timeshare.
  • Mel Short said on May 19, 2019
    We are currently converting a hotel in Seget Donji Croatia close to Split airport ten minutes by car and the U.N.E.S.C.O heritage town of Trogir which will consist of (10)two-bedroomed apartments (2) three bedroomed (6) 1 bedroomed apartment all with en/suite facilities and air conditioning all balconies have sea views it is about two minutes walk to the sea where this is all sorts of water sports I.E. paragliding, jet ski, diving center, banana rafting Etc. Etc. Could you please advise if this would be suitable for timeshare
  • tezera urgesa said on September 15, 2022
    I live in Ethiopia, addis ababa; my counter timeshare apartment business is new, but the country is very sweat able for this kind of business, so I want to work. I need some supportive ideas.


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