Either way, get them, and read them – a few times. The importance of governing documents cannot be over-emphasized. They are the roadmap for operating the resort and key to decision making.
After you become familiar with the governing documents, become involved in your resort’s governance. Help the resort by serving on a committee or serving on the Board of Directors. Help make the decisions and determine the resort’s destiny by being a new voice and providing new perspectives. Any owner is eligible to volunteer to be on a committee that oversees budget, renovations, special projects, seek out a new management company, and explore other non-conventional solutions such as a reimagination.
How do you go about getting more involved? Make sure you know when your resort is holding board meetings and annual meetings. Speak with the resort manager, reach out to the Board President, or simply throw your hat into the ring when elections are held for Board of Directors during the annual meeting.
If your schedule simply does not allow for you to volunteer, contact your Board of Directors, and ask them to contact Lemonjuice Solutions to evaluate the budgets and governing documents for future planning.
If your goal is to relieve yourself of your timeshare ownership, there is hope. The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) has spearheaded the Coalition for Responsible Exit. This program has many participating developers and management companies that will help you in a variety of ways - including taking your timeshare from your hands.
If your resort does not participate in the Responsible Exit program, call your resort manager and ask if your resort has a “deed back” program. Typically, resorts will take your deed back for a fee along with being current on your maintenance fees.
If neither of these two programs are a good option for you, Lemonjuice Solutions recommends that you contact Timeshares Only. As a Featured Reseller of American Resort Development Association’s Coalition for Responsible Exit, Timeshares Only has been assisting owners with buying, selling, and renting their timeshares for over thirty years. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, you may call them at 407-465-2257 to list or rent your week until it sells. Please make sure to mention the code LJS 66103 to receive a 50% discount on Timeshares Only services.
Finally, remember that we put owners first. We understand that timeshare owners often have many cherished memories created from vacationing either at their home resort or through exchanging them. Our experienced team has decades in the industry, and we too have enjoyed many timeshare vacations with memories that will always be special.
We are not an “exit company.” We support the timeshare experience and want to make sure owners get the most out of their timeshare ownership experience. Our hope is to educate owners, whose lifestyles have changed, in a positive manner that contributes to the long-term health of the resort and industry. You can learn more about us here.