Buying RCI Points Guide Part 2

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

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

RCI Points Buying Guide. Part 2

RCI Points Buying Guide 2. 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

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 $0.04 cents a point up to a total of 50% of the amount you hold in your ownership.

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Timeshare Management Fees

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. RCI Points Fees USA 2022

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Whatever the cost of the management fee

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?

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

BUY a collection / set of peak weeks

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!

More Right and Wrongs of RCI Points

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

RCI Points Buying Guide Vacation Cost comparisons.

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 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 )pdf on request) 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!

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.

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More Right and Wrongs of RCI Points

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Good vs Bad RCI Points Ownership Purchase

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!


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!

Read more in this series include Travel-Perks Resort Vacations, Buying RCI Points Guide, RCI Vacation Points, RCI Timeshare Vacation Points, RCI Timeshare Weeks Exchange, RCI Gold Crown, Interval International Exchange, Interval International Deposit First and Marriott Timeshare
RCI Points Fees USA 2022, RCI Weeks Fees USA 2022

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One last pointer. You could just pay less than an average Management Fee cost for a 10 year membership to Travel-Perks RCI vacations. Then you can book unlimited stays in RCI resorts from just $279 per apartment per week.
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