How to Buy a Timeshare

Three easy steps to buying timeshares with confidence

Why Buy on Vacatia

Vacatia provides timeshare buyers with a convenient way to explore destinations and timeshares for sale. Use Vacatia's buyer-friendly tools to easily make offers or negotiate with the seller. Our secure communication platform keeps all contact information confidential until after your offer has been accepted.

Step 1

Find a listing that's right for you

Once you've started your search, you can easily save a property or listing to your Favorites by clicking on the heart icon ( ) that you'll find throughout the site, so you can easily return to it later.

If you are new to timeshares or fractionals, we recommend you review our glossary to familiarize yourself with listing terms.

Step 2

Make contact with the seller

You can message the seller directly by clicking on the Ask the seller a question link, located below the Make Offer button on the listing page. Ask any questions you might have about the listing before you submit an offer. When you're ready to buy a timeshare, click on the Make Offer button and type in your offer amount.

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If you're interested in multiple listings, we recommend that you make inquiries with multiple sellers to narrow down your options before making an offer. Once your offer is submitted, a seller can choose to accept it, reject it, or make a counteroffer. When a seller responds, you will be alerted via email and/or text notifications. Your personal contact information is kept private until your offer has been accepted.

Step 3

Complete the sale

Once an offer has been accepted, a Vacatia Closing Coordinator will contact you with instructions on how to start the closing process, which involves the transfer of ownership from seller to buyer.

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The closing process to buy a timeshare begins with buyer and seller signing a legally-binding purchase agreement, in which the financial details of the listing have been fully confirmed with the resort. Next, you will make a deposit into escrow, where your funds are held until all remaining documents have been signed. Once all the transaction documents have been signed and the remaining balance of the purchase price has been paid, ownership of the timeshare or fractional property is officially transferred from the seller to you and payment funds are released from escrow to the seller, or as otherwise agreed among the parties.

Still need help buying a timeshare?

Our experienced support team is available to timeshare buyers every step of the way.
Just call us at (855) 857-7588, contact us via the web or read our extensive timeshare FAQ.