RCI Points Buying Guide – how to choose a good vacation points timeshare

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RCI  Points Buying Guide – Part 2 Running Costs – Called The Management Fee (MF) or Maintenance Fee In the USA

RCI Points Buying Guide
RCI Points Buying Guide

RCI Points Buying Guide.

RCI Points Buying Guide. So far so good, but what about those running costs and how do you know how to choose a good timeshare to buy that works well in RCI Points as opposed to a nightmare? Well, that’s easier than you think, but takes a little explaining. First of all, you have to understand the management fee and the different valuations given to weeks by RCI, dependent on their “Resorts Of Proven Demand” Index

Firstly all timeshares have what is called a maintenance or management fee (same thing), which is billed every year for each week owned. This is a charge for the running cost of the resort, shared among all the owners and covers staff costs, upkeep, taxes, tourism licenses renovation and refurbishment and of course, the maintenance of the specific apartment that you own as well as all other costs a resort incurs. This ensures that what you own remains in tip-top condition so that anyone that uses it feels that it is as good as new.

RCI Points Buying Guide – Management Fees And Pure Points. Pure points management fees sometimes called Yearly Resort Fees are fair in that they are an average of all weeks at a resort and are appearing before a purchase. They are also stated quite clearly on the new RCI Points Purchase Agreements. The great thing about pure points is that you don’t buy the low valued week by making a poor purchase and so pure points are very very popular. A good management fee rate would be anything below $0.015 cents a point. Remember you can rent more RCI points at the RCI rate of $0.03 cents a point up to a total of 50% of the amount you hold in your ownership.

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Management Fees and Weeks As Points usually give a lower Management Fee. The thing with management fees is that they are shared collectively with all owners at a resort, right across the year.  Resorts charge a fee for each type or class of unit, so a studio one fee, a one bedroom another fee, a two bed another and similarly a unit with more bathrooms may have another higher fee and so on. So an apartment suite may be $800 a week and here is the bit you need to be clever on.

Whatever the cost of the management fee, it is level for all owners throughout the year. An owner with a week worth 9,000 points would have a management fee of US$800, but then again so would the owner of the peak week in that same apartment in summer with the points value of 50,000. So a clever buyer goes for the peak weeks with the highest values as they in effect have the lowest running costs – that is the ratio of points to management fee cost.

Why is it so hard to find the best RCI Points weeks deals? Let the Buying RCI Points Guide clue you up on that one. That’s because there are only 6 or fewer peak weeks of timeshare in every timeshare unit and they are also the most popular times of the year – which is why they are peak obviously. Because they are the most popular they come at a premium price, so you need to find a great resale peak week/s from a seller that is an RCI Points vendor (or they won’t be able to cede your week into points).  RCI Points Specialists who know all about how to choose RCI Points usually have the best deals in both RCI Pure Points and RCI Weeks as points. Take a look at Buying RCI Points Wisely – Holiday Max – The Right Way To Buy RCI Points

An even cleverer buyer will get top weeks in a resort that has low management fee costs, and therefore a lower management fee every year. BUT if you buy unwisely you may find your apartment week has a management fee of $1400 and still be getting the same points as the guy who bought wisely.

Here is how to Buy RCI Points the right way by following our RCI Points Buying Guide

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RCI Points Buying Guide

An example currently would be to choose a timeshare resale at a resort in the sun year round (no heating costs and no harsh weather costings) where  the resort doesn’t have fancy and very expensive facilities (golf course, beachfront for sand wear on the property etc) and that means you aren’t paying for a host of facilities you are never going to use yourself.

Get a collection of peak weeks together with a low management fee and you can have an RCI Points ownership with a half or even a third of the management costs of owning elsewhere and the Points are exactly the same, you just pay less to look after them. This means every vacation you book forever becomes a third of the cost to you, as that of other owners. Now that is buying RCI Points the right way!

To illustrate Buying RCI Points Guide shows the difference between the right way and the wrong way to buy weeks as points and pure points:-

2 weeks in an apartment with a value of 15,000 points and $800 management fees each and your annual value and cost would be 30,000 points and a management fee of $1600 – Painful and the wrong way to own!

1 week in the same apartment with a value of 50,000 points and $800 management fees and your annual value and cost would be 50,000 points and a management fee of $800 – Excellent, that’s the right way to buy weeks as points!

 79,000 RCI Points $3495 platinum including $650 management fees for 2018.

So your yearly points value and cost would be 79,000 points and a management fee of $599 – TOP DEAL, that’s the right way to buy pure points and buying wisely get a Platinum membership!

See some RCI Points Prices in all currencies for USA, Canada, Australia and More. Maintenance fees as low as $225 for 45500 points

UK RCI Points Prices including finance and deferred payment options for UK resident buyers. Maintenance fees as low as £171 for 45500 points

You can take that perfection to a whole new level if you are even more astute. There are a few good companies out there, but most aren’t so clever on the best weeks for YOU as opposed to what they want to sell, they obviously have to do something with those out of season weeks. But one that fulfils our criteria above is Holiday Max which sells to USA, Canada and the UK and you can see their RCI Timeshare For Points and the ratio of management fees to points or their Holiday Max 100000 RCI Points Timeshares page with extra bargains and special offers.

Here are Buying RCI Points Guide links to charts of values from RCI and an RCI Points vs RCI Weeks chart. Better because the  US Dollar is strong against the Euro or GBP, the rate of exchange works amazingly in your favor making the management fee very low indeed, with management fees of  $650 for 79,000 points, which means your vacations will be cheap indeed!

We have also seen these prices with maintenance fees of just a tiny $225 / £170 USA RCI Points Prices and the same UK RCI Points Prices

Buying RCI Points Guide – Sticking with the management fees. If you buy a resort with all the tricks and more at a top location you might have management fees up there in the CAD$1000 for a week worth only 30,000 points. That’s fine if you want to use it every year and will get the benefit, but not such a clever idea if you never intend to go there or just go there once. If you want to use a top resort you should be buying and owning timeshare to use onsite and stick with weeks as opposed to points.

RCI Points Buying Guide Vacation Cost comparisons.

Good vs Bad RCI Points Ownership Purchase

So assume two owners at the same resort (from a point purchase point of view) make the same vacation choice to a 1 bedroom gold crown worth 45000 points. The owner with 45000 points from a fixed week and a management fee of $1350 and the other owner with 79,000 RCI platinum points with a management fee of CAD$649. Firstly you can see who is paying the least for that vacation, but wait a minute, the clever owner with the 79000 pure platinum points still has 34,000 points left over for another vacation! In reality, his management fee cost for this vacation pro rata to his points used is only CAD$649. So one owner is booking EXACTLY the same vacation as the other but the cost to one is CAD$1350 and the cost to the other CAD$649, that is a stunning CAD$710 difference for owning the same amount of points to go to the same vacation.

If you think that sounds a big difference, try expanding that over the next 10 years of vacations, CAD$7100 and that’s just because one owner was better at buying than the other. I hope you take my advice in my Buying RCI Points Guide and follow my guidelines and wish you happy vacations!

This is the Buying RCI Points Guide recommended choice if you want a safe and low-cost RCI Points bargain. You can find  RCI Points Ownerships that run from the North American Indianapolis RCI office or RCI Canada,  RCI Europe UK Kettering, Australia or Worldwide on these top websites:-

 Buying RCI Points Guide – Recommended Sites To Buy From

Holiday Max Club – Worldwide RCI Points

Owners blogs, RCI Points Fees, RCI PointsCharts, Downloads, Brochures, Valuation Sheets and Great Offers in all currencies.

Holiday Max RCI Points UK

UK RCI Points Site with finance offers deferred payment plans and offers for UK resident buyers.

Buy RCI Points Club

A selection Of Points Offers and points values examples

We hope you enjoyed the RCI Points Buying Guide. Future topics in this series include  RCI Points Timeshare, Timeshare Points, Sell My RCI Points, RCI Timeshare Weeks Exchange, RCI Gold Crown, Interval International Exchange, Interval International Deposit First and Marriott Timeshare Resale

Buying RCI Points Guide Part 1

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Buying RCI Points Guide 2018

Buying RCI Points Guide, including how to buy rci points

The Buying RCI Points Guide for users and prospective buyers

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Buying RCI Points Guide – RCI Points Resort

Buying RCI Points Guide. RCI Points, what is RCI Points? What’s is RCI Points all about? RCI Points is best described as a currency for timeshare. This is the RCI Points Buyers Guide. See also What Are RCI Timeshare Points? a great guide to the new 2018 Holiday Max USA website.

How To Buy RCI Points

Buying RCI Points Guide. See also Quick RCI Points Guide Simplicity. Rather than have all the variants of seasons, week numbers, unit sizes, resort facilities, grades and location, all coupled to how far in advance you decide to put your timeshare up for exchange with RCI, you just have a value in points, called RCI Points Timeshares.

These points have an annual management fee (MF) to keep the timeshare you own in good condition and there is a small cost to RCI to make a reservation –RCI Points fees USA 2018, this varies to the duration, whether days or weeks, the price varies accordingly. More on management fees later in this article.

So the concept is you buy your vacation (the timeshare) and the cost thereafter for your vacations is the management fee cost every year and your RCI membership and reservations fee.

The name of the game is to increase the quality of your vacation accommodations whilst making the cost of the vacation cheaper than renting
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A word of caution, it’s easy to get that bit wrong, by simply buying the wrong timeshare with a ridiculously high management fee, for the time of year of the week owned, but we will cover how to avoid that later in this article.

Buying RCI Points Guide – Getting A Good Ownership

A popular and cost-effective way to own RCI Points is to buy RCI Points made from pure RCI Points, where you have any amount of RCI Pure points you want to own without having to buy a timeshare week or weeks. The purchase is a lot simpler than buying weeks and can be completed quite quickly. All RCI Points whether pure points or weeks used as points are the same value and work the same the world over. So how you own them doesn’t affect how you use them.

So how do you get this value of points if you own weeks? RCI Points values are allocated to weeks by RCI. Every week in every unit has a specific value if they are fixed weeks. When you buy a week you can find out what value it has in RCI Points from your RCI Points vendor before purchase.

You own a week or weeks of peak timeshare at a resort and convert  “cede” them into RCI Points. That basically means you give the right to use that timeshare week to RCI every year for as long as you want to remain in RCI Points. They can then offer your week to other owners and the same applies to you, in that you can book and go to anywhere within RCI that is available to book. You must cede a week for it to be in RCI points.

Buying RCI Points Guide – Two RCI Points Top Site Offers

54500 RCI Points Price To Own $2495 Plus Low Maintenance Fee just $340

100,000 RCI Points $4995 Management Fees $650 Included 2018

 

The specific timeshare you own determines how many points it is worth. For instance, an out of season studio in a standard resort can be worth just 9,000 points, whereas a 3 bedroom week in say Disney or Hilton in peak season can be 89,000 points. So the more it is worth as a timeshare in popularity and demand, the more points you get for it and these are issued every year to your account.

 

Buy 79000 RCI Points from as little as $3495 - Buying RCI Points Guide How many RCI points to book?
How many RCI points to book?

You get this value in points every year to spend on vacations as you want, up to the limit that you own. So sticking with the example above you might have a studio week worth 9000 points and a 3 bedroom week worth 120,000 points, together your points ownership would be 129000 points. They aren’t separated in any way, they are one points holding. You could book 12 weeks at 10,000 points a vacation, or two weeks in a Gold Crown 2 bed at 60,000 points a week, any imaginable combination up to the total of your ownership total, in this example 129,000 points.

RCI Points For Sale (See Best Prices)

So lets recap. You can buy any amount of RCI pure points without the hassle of owning a timeshare property or you can buy a week or weeks of a timeshare with their own values and cede them into RCI Points and the total is what you own in RCI Points. Of course, YOU still own the properties, but they are RCI Points in your membership so long as you wish to remain in RCI Points (you can withdraw and stay with fixed weeks as a timeshare). You can also own a mixture of both pure points and RCI weeks as points, they all get used the same when making a booking and appear as one statement in your RCI account online.

 Buying RCI Points Guide – Recommended Sites To Buy From

Holiday Max Club – Worldwide RCI Points

Owners blogs, RCI Points Fees, RCI PointsCharts, Downloads, Brochures, Valuation Sheets and Great Offers in all currencies.

Holiday Max RCI Points UK

UK RCI Points Site with finance offers deferred payment plans and offers for UK resident buyers.

Buy RCI Points Club

A selection Of Points Offers and points values examples

 

Timeshare Use Guide. Home Resorts And Floating Time

The Timesharer. All about Timeshare and RCI Points

Timeshare Use Guide

Timeshare Use Guide – Home Resorts And Groups

Timeshare Use Guide. Using Or Buying Timeshare For Use At Your Resort.

If you are an existing owner, you know that there are different types timeshare Use. On the other hand if you are a newbie and maybe your friends own timeshare or you have only been to one presentation, how do you know this is the right one and how do you find out which type of timeshare use is for you?

The terms Timeshare, Vacation Ownership or Holiday Ownership are broad terms and the different types of ownership can be more suited to various uses, so pick the right tool for the job and you will be happy thereafter, at least on vacation! For reference also see What are RCI Points and All about RCI Points from Holiday Max

Using your own timeshare resort week. This one is pretty obvious even for a timeshare use guide, those of us who have fallen in love with a particular resort or location and simply return to the same place year after year. Later in the series I’ll also be covering multi destination clubs, which is owning at a group of resort, but this article is for those that chose to buy a timeshare to use onsite.

I’ve friends who have two notable UK timeshares, one in Scotland and on in the North of England and they return year after year to the same specific lodges and look forward to doing so. Here’s why.

Continue reading “Timeshare Use Guide. Home Resorts And Floating Time”

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The Timesharer. All about Timeshare and RCI Points

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Timesharer Help  Buying Selling Timeshares  RCI Points. Welcome to the Timesharer. Some of us here are long standing owners, with a wealth of experience and happy memories, some still working and some retired and enjoying that ownership.

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Timesharer what’s it all about? Guides & Help On Timeshare & RCI Points

We like timeshare at The Timesharer! We have been time-sharers for over 30 years now.

Among our number we have been, or currently are, most importantly – timeshare owners, resort developers, on-site timeshare marketers, RCI Points licensees, off site marketer, timeshare reseller, leading brand director, High Street Shop Operator , timeshare business consultant and a few of us rose from the ranks of salesman all those years ago.

For the Existing Timesharer

Whichever area of the The Timesharer’s World you are most interested in, we aim to cover it!

In  my first post series I’m going to lightly cover some of the different types of timeshare ownership motivation and use and what sets them apart from each other. That way with The Timesharer, you can get more out of your existing timeshare or Timeshare Points or if you haven’t got yours yet, go get yourself the one that fits you best from a wealth of choice out there

Thinking about buying timeshare?

These days who doesn’t have friends that are the timesharers!

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Timesharer Help Buying Selling Timeshares RCI Points

Timesharer Help  Buying Selling Timeshares  RCI Points. Maybe your friends have told you all about vacation ownership or have told you all about the fabulous timeshare vacations or  Save up to 80% on RCI points For Sale . Maybe you went to a presentation and didn’t feel that one was the one for you or wanted to go out and get your own by choice.

Read the post from Stephanie – My name is Stephanie and I am an RCI Points owner which tells about her experiences at resort presentations over 30 years and how she came to buy her perfect RCI points ownership saving her nearly 80% on the cost to own it.

Right now in 2017, there has never ever been a better time to buy an RCI Points Timeshare with some top timeshare resorts weeks or points at cracking prices on the timeshare resale market, some available at way less than build cost.

If you buy the right RCI Points timeshare, thereafter you are in a world of happiness and joy. If you have bought a good deal and have a resort where you have done your due diligence about it’s track record over the years, maybe a gold crown with sensible annual management fee history, then in practice you should save money on all your vacations in timeshare from here on.

Conversely if you get yourself sold into a bad deal or choose the wrong resort or company, life might not be so rosy. So read on or we recommend you read Buying RCI Points Wisely 

The Timesharer that wants to sell now. Some of us have been the timesharer for a few generations now and sometimes you’ll want a change or a new one, after all you wouldn’t keep the same car for ever or maybe you want to stop traveling so much and want to realize on your asset.

We’ll be giving tips and advice on the do’s and the definitely don’ts of selling a timeshare quickly and safely and how to get a high profile for your week, after all a buyer has to see it to make an offer. Some types of timeshare get snapped up very quickly and others that are deemed a poorer deal may take longer or need to be priced accordingly for the new timesharer to buy it.

Timesharer Help  Buying Selling Timeshares  RCI Points. So press Ctrl D to bookmark The Timesharer and keep an eye on on the blogs and if you want a free chance whilst you wait for that blog If you want to sell your RCI Points try the Sell My RCI Points Holiday Max page where you can get your weeks or ownership noticed on a points specific website.

Follow The Timesharer and we will give you top tips, so that you can make the most of what you have, go and buy a timeshare armed with the knowledge that you have gleaned here or be savvy about how you offer your timeshare for sale or how you pick out the best bargains..

In my next blog, owning for onsite use at your home resort and as an exchange vehicle. More tips and insider knowledge to impart!

Future topics in this series and top links include How To Choose RCI Points Timeshare, Buying RCI Points Wisely,  Holiday Max RCI Points Timeshare Buying & Selling , RCI Timeshare Weeks Exchange, RCI Gold Crown, Interval International Exchange, Interval International Deposit First and Marriott Timeshare