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How to Exchange a Palm Springs Timeshare

When you own a Palm Springs timeshare there may come a time when you want to exchange your week with another one in a different location. If you are a member of a timeshare network, this is done easily by listing your timeshare. However, if you are not a member of any network, you can still find an exchange for a location that you would like to go. Here are the steps to take when you want to want to exchange your Palm Springs timeshare.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Computer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Timeshare Rental

Step 1: Research a Location

Where do you want to go for your next vacation? Before you make a decision on a timeshare exchange, have a destination or two in mind. This will make sure you do not settle for any location. 

Step 2: Determine Your Points

Many of the timeshare networks today have a system where their members will accumulate points according to how long they have owned their timeshare, the size of it and where it is located. These points can be used for many different incentives. This includes being able to exchange your Palm Springs timeshare rentals for another location. If you have enough points, you can choose your destination. You can easily determine how many points you have by logging into your online account. 

Step 3: Wait 90 Days

One of the more popular regulations concerning the use of points is that they must be in your account for more than 90 days for use of 100% of them. This means that if you renewed your weekly ownership, you must wait 90 days for the points to be ready to use. Anything short of that and you will only be able to use a certain percentage. 

Step 4: Contact Network Representative

Once you know that you have enough points, and know where you would like to exchange your week of vacation too, contact your representative and notify them of your desire to exchange. They will look at your total points and match it up with the destination you want. They will also then begin to look for others who are willing to exchange their timeshare for your Palm Springs timeshare. 

Step 5: Pay Exchange Fee

If you are using a network to do your exchange, there will be a fee associated with the process. Also, before you do your exchange, find out about any hidden fees like taxes or unpaid rentals. These will add up very quickly if you are not aware of them. 

Step 6: Finalize Exchange

When a match is found for your exchange request, your points will then be converted and you may take possession of the timeshare rental.

Step 7: Exchange Yourself

You do not necessarily need to have a network in order to exchange your Palm Springs timeshare. If you list your timeshare online through classified sites, you will receive several response. You may also list your exchange in forums, message boards, and even eBay. If someone has a timeshare they would like to exchange with you, there will not be any other fees involved. This is a process many people use to avoid some of the hassles, but you must beware of any con artists and shady timeshare companies.