How to Timeshare Swap Like a PRO

Posted by Kelsey Kay Love on 9:29 AM on December 24, 2019
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For timeshare owners looking to swap settings for their next national or international getaway, a timeshare exchange offers an easy way to keep your travel itinerary unpredictable, fresh, and exciting for you and every member of your group.

Although many assume timeshare ownership means frequenting the same destinations over and over, exchanging your timeshare at the right time and through the right process opens up a remarkable array of exotic options for even the most conservative of travelers.

The Ultimate Guide to Exchanging Your Timeshare

By following a few simple steps, you are well on your way to securing the best timeshare exchange possible. Timeshare owner and exchange virtuoso Vincent Lehr stretches the imagination of what’s possible in the realm of exchange in his classic tell-all Timeshare Tips & Tricks.

“Imagine: year after year you are staying all over the world. You are at the Marriott in Maui … in the Bahamas on the most beautiful grounds you can imagine, ... Next year, you’re staying at the Four Seasons in Carlsbad, California … One year you might decide to stay in Las Vegas … That winter, your family might jet off to Aspen, Lake Tahoe, Park City or Whistler. … Now, imagine being able to do things like this year after year with little or no time planning… Best of all, it will take you hardly any time or effort on a yearly basis.”

Step 1: Choose the Best Membership Option

As a Trading Places Classic Exchange member, you’re entitled to benefits such as:

  • No annual or monthly membership fees
  • Low timeshare exchange fees
  • Easy online exchange booking
  • Convenient guest certificates
  • Last-minute weekly rentals
  • Personalized customer service
  • Resort privileges
  • Cruise Privileges, and much more

 

 

Alternatively, our Trading Places Prime members will have access to other valuable perks that make swapping your timeshare that much sweeter; including benefits like discounted unit and seasonal upgrades, Resorts-to-Ports cruise exchanges, 2-for-1 deposits, and split-week exchanges.

Choose your membership preference, and ensure all of your contact information and account details are correct and up to date.

Step 2: Deposit your Timeshare Week

Before you begin planning the details of your timeshare trip, the first step is to deposit your timeshare week in the Trading Places online portal. In order to guarantee your deposit, submit your week at least 60 days prior to the first day of your arrival date.

Best of all, there are absolutely no fees until your exchange is confirmed, giving you plenty of time to plan the trip of a lifetime. Deposits are valid for two years, and exchange extensions are available if you cannot travel within the initial two year period.

Step 4: Browse the Timeshare Exchange Database

Although many assume timeshare ownership means frequenting the same destinations over and over, exchanging your timeshare at the right time and through the right process opens up a remarkable array of exotic options for even the most conservative of travelers.

Our Trading Places Classic and Prime members will have access to hundreds of exciting resort destinations for every interest, activity, and travel style. Whether you’ve always dreamt of surfing the waves on Maui, hiking in the Poconos Mountains, soaking up the desert sun in Palm Springs, or getting a dose of culture in Cape Cod, our variety of global destination options offer plenty of opportunity for adventure.

With plenty of exceptional places to stay in some of the world’s most beautiful locations, you’re far more likely to find a location and unit that will make swapping your timeshare ideal.

Step 5: Make Timeshare Exchange Requests & Confirm

Even better, with no trade power or complicated point system to keep track of, our Trading Places exchange member portal makes your timeshare request and exchange process a total breeze.

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Kelsey Kay Love

Written by Kelsey Kay Love

Originally from Texas, Kelsey has spent the last several years traveling full time, living in exotic destinations like Costa Rica, Maui, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and California. A firm believer in traveling randomly and moving frequently, Kelsey is the voice behind Travelin' Fools, and is on a mission to teach you how to live anywhere you want with little planning and even less money.

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