ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Demonstrating yet again that it is the largest and most active online platform for selling, renting, and purchasing timeshares on the secondary market, SellMyTimeshareNow.com announced today that 2016 was a record breaking year for traffic to its family of websites. SellMyTimeshareNow.com alone drove more than 2.8 million visits in 2016, while its family of websites aggregated more than 5.8 million visits from consumers interested in vacation ownership, timeshare resales, and timeshare rentals.

The secret to the company’s online success is simple in theory, but complex in execution. “Behind the scenes, our digital marketing experts ensure that our websites enjoy maximum visibility across multiple search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo,” says Scott Roberts, CEO of SellMyTimeshareNow.com. “Today, it’s not uncommon to see SellMyTimeshareNow.com ranking #1 for a timeshare-related search query, followed immediately by one—or sometimes several—of our other websites, ensuring that when buyers and travelers search for these resorts and products, our clients’ ads are the first they find.”

The popularly of SellMyTimeshareNow.com and its family of websites is reflected equally in its Annual Offer Report, which tallies purchase and rental offers made on subscribers’ advertisements through the company’s online marketplaces. For the second year in a row, SellMyTimeshareNow.com delivered more than $269 million in confirmed purchase and rental offers to timeshare owners subscribed to the company’s advertising and marketing services, resulting from 63,675 confirmed offers during the 2016 calendar year. For owners seeking to sell their timeshares, the total dollar value of confirmed purchase offers increased by more than 8% year over year.

But traffic and offers are only two parts of a much larger picture of the utility offered through SellMyTimeshareNow.com’s platform. Timeshare owners advertising their properties in the company’s marketplace are also the first to be presented with outside opportunities to monetize their ownerships, made available through SellMyTimeshareNow.com’s partnerships in the industry. In fact, in 2016 the company forwarded an additional 53,570 inquiries—communication containing specific purchase or rental interest, but no dollar value—to timeshare owners, representing 97% growth year over year.

“We’ve seen an increase in requests from third-party vendors and individuals for specific resale and rental inventory,” says Chad Newbold, President of SellMyTimeshareNow.com. “When a partner approaches us seeking a specific property or properties, we pass this type of inquiry to our subscribers first, who can elect to pursue or decline these opportunities independently. Many of our subscribers have successfully negotiated the transfer or sale of their timeshares in this manner, while others—some who had previously never considered renting their intervals—received cash in exchange for the use of their week.”

While serving the needs of timeshare owners who are no longer able to use or enjoy the benefits of their ownership is a central tenet of the company’s mission, it is equally focused on helping a new generation of families and individuals find their dream vacations. SellMyTimeshareNow.com provides a modern shopping experience to buyers and travelers, as well as the most extensive selection of timeshare resales and rentals anywhere online. The site currently features more than 60,000 timeshares for sale by owner and more than 8,000 timeshare rentals (representing thousands of vacation ownership products and resorts). Consumers can find their ideal property—often available at a great value on the secondary market—without having to browse dozens of websites. Travelers can even book select rentals directly on SellMyTimeshareNow.com through a simple, secure checkout process in the same manner that they would book a hotel through an online travel agency. 

With plans underway to launch a redesigned SellMyTimeshareNow.com this summer, 2017 will mark the start of a new phase of growth for the timeshare resale brand and a new commitment to promoting a healthy secondary market for timeshares. The relaunch will include new features and benefits for timeshare owners subscribed to the company’s advertising and marketing services, as well as upgraded search features, tools, and educational resources on timeshares and vacation ownership for buyers and travelers.

About SellMyTimeshareNow.com
SellMyTimeshareNow.com (SellMyTimeshareNow, LLC) is the leading provider of timeshare resale and rental services in the vacation ownership industry. With over 5.8 million visits to its family of sites in 2016, SellMyTimeshareNow.com is the world's most active online marketplace for the purchase and rental of timeshare interests. A subsidiary of Vacation Innovations, SellMyTimeshareNow.com has been helping to solve the shared ownership needs of owners and non-owners alike since 2003. The company has twice been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, and has been featured in various digital, print, and media outlets including Yahoo Finance, TIME, and the TODAY show. For more information, please visit www.sellmytimesharenow.com, or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.