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Marriott Maui Ocean Club Timeshare Trading Guide

The Marriott Maui Ocean Club, in Lahaini, Hawaii is located at the shores of Kaanapali Beach. The property has access to many other beaches and a forest and is located on one of the best islands in the world (Maui), according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

This article is a guide to trading your Hawaii timeshare property for another timeshare property. A trade of a timeshare differs from an exchange in that with a trade, you are swapping time in order to be in another timeshare location. With an exchange, you are essentially ceding control and interest in your existing timeshare for another timeshare, either in the same location or at another timeshare property.

If you are looking to trade Hawaii timeshare property for another property, it involves some knowledge about how the timeshare trading process works. As much as this seems like a do-it-yourself process, it is advisable to rely on the expertise of others to help you with trading your timeshare. This includes using an independent trading and listing site, contacting brokers and agents and determining what limitations your contract may contain when trading your timeshare. Each of these tips are discussed below.

Seeking Expert Advise and Counsel

When looking to exchange Hawaii timeshare property you should seek professional listing services or the advice of others that are experienced with the process of listing timeshare properties for trades. The experience and skills of experts can help you avoid pitfalls associated with trading your property and help you successfully navigate the process of trading your timeshare.

Using an Independent Trading and Listing Site

The web provides independent services that can assist you with the process of listing your timeshare property for trade. Simply typing the words "timeshare trading" will bring up countless sites that offer assistance in the process. You should carefully review these sites before committing yourself to an exchange in order to ensure that you do not enter a transaction that ends up putting you at a disadvantage. It is also not a bad idea to check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure that the company providing the web-based service is not fraudulent or has complaints lodged against it.

Contacting Brokers and Agent

A timeshare broker or agent can also provide you valuable advice as well as assistance in trading your timeshare property. A broker traditionally works on one side of the transaction, representing the interests of the timeshare property owner or contra-trading party while an agent works for you and your interest. Whichever one that you choose to employ, they use their time and expertise to assist you in meeting your needs when you consider a timeshare trade.

Understand Your Rights and Responsibilities

Before entering into a timeshare arrangement to trade your property, understand what the do's and dont's are for your timeshare property. This information should be spelled out in the contract paperwork that you signed for your time share and be readily available when needed in order to ensure that your rights are protected at all times and that you do not violate any of the restrictive or protective covenants in your timeshare contract.