2016 was yet another year of growth for SellMyTimeshareNow.com and our family of websites. In a record-breaking year, the website garnered more than 2.8 million visits from individuals interested in vacation ownership, as well as timeshare resales and rentals. Sister websites saw a rapid increase in growth as well, bringing that number to more than 5.8 million total visits.
Advanced digital marketing strategies, along with a commitment to clients seeking to sell their timeshare accommodations, contributed to the successful year. “Behind the scenes, our digital marketing experts ensure that our websites enjoy maximum visibility across multiple search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo,” said Scott Roberts, CEO of SellMyTimeshareNow.com. “Today, it’s not uncommon to see SellMyTimeshareNow.com ranking #1 for a timeshare-related search query, followed immediately by one—or sometimes several—of our other websites, ensuring that when buyers and travelers search for these resorts and products, our clients’ ads are the first they find.”
What’s more, we also saw rising interest in timeshare resale and rental products through confirmed purchase and rental offers made by interested buyers. Our Annual Offer Report revealed that over 63,000 inquiries totaled more than $269 million in confirmed offers delivered to timeshare owners subscribed to our advertising and marketing services, marking a second straight year of growth. Incentive to sell is also on the rise, as the total dollar amount of confirmed purchase offers rose by 8% year over year.
Increased web traffic and confirmed offers are more than enough to celebrate, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the overall growth SellMyTimeshareNow.com experienced last year. Timeshare owners with properties posted on our marketplace are also presented with opportunities to monetize their ownership through our various partnerships. Last year, we forwarded an additional 53,570 inquiries (communication containing specific purchase or rental interest, but no dollar value) to timeshare owners. This represented an astonishing growth of 97% year over year in that area.
“We’ve seen an increase in requests from third-party vendors and individuals for specific resale and rental inventory,” says Chad Newbold, President of SellMyTimeshareNow.com. “When a partner approaches us seeking a specific property or properties, we pass this type of inquiry to our subscribers first, who can elect to pursue or decline these opportunities independently. Many of our subscribers have successfully negotiated the transfer or sale of their timeshares in this manner, while others—some who had previously never considered renting their intervals—received cash in exchange for the use of their week.”
While we’re constantly committed to assisting current timeshare owners sell their ownerships, we also focus on presenting new and exciting vacation opportunities to a new generation of travelers. Prospective timeshare resale and rental buyers will find a growing and modern online marketplace highlighting some of the best vacation solutions available. With more than 60,000 timeshare resale advertisements and more than 8,000 rental advertisements currently online, consumers can find their dream accommodations at affordable prices all in one spot. Travelers can even book rental accommodations instantly online, in the same manner as making a reservation through a booking agency.
While the SellMyTimeshareNow.com team is thrilled about another year of tremendous growth, it’s the future that has us excited the most. 2017 promises a new phase of growth in timeshare resale and the continued promotion of a healthy secondary market. We’re also looking forward to a brand-new redesign of SellMyTimeshareNow.com this summer, which will feature added benefits for clients subscribed to our advertising services, as well as upgraded tools, educational content, and so much more.
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