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Real Talk: Real Hilton Grand Vacations Owners About Their Sales Presentation

Find out what they wish they knew before

The Vacationeer

If you've ever been curious about the deeply discounted vacation offers you receive in exchange for attending a timeshare sales presentation, you're not alone. Imagine for a moment that you've bought the package and scheduled your sales tour. Now what? It can be, understandably, nerve-wracking when you don't know what to expect.

We want to help.

We asked five Hilton Grand Vacations Owners to dish on their sales tour experience. They shared what they would have like to know before their sales tours and what advice they have for travelers attending a Hilton Grand Vacations sales presentation. 

Do Your Research

Just over half of the Owners we spoke with said they wish they had done more research before attending their sales tour. Specifically, they wished they knew more about the travel destinations and properties available through vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations. 

Our flexible points-based system gives Owners access to 55 Hilton Grand Vacations resorts, 6,100 Hilton hotels and 4,300 resorts globally through RCI®, which, as you can imagine, is a lot of information to take in during one sales presentation. 

Bottom line: Take some time to review our Hilton Grand Vacations resorts and destinations before your sales tour. 

Ask Yourself The Big Questions     

At the risk of cliché, hindsight is 2020. However, our Owners were unanimous in that they would have asked more clarifying questions if they knew then what they know now.      

Those big questions fall into two categories.  

  1. Questions to Ask Yourself.
  2. Questions to Ask Us.      

One of the benefits of a Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare is the flexibility to travel how you please. Therefore, it's important to ask yourself these questions: 

  • How important is it to you to take regular vacations?
  • How many nights a year do you like to travel?
  • What time of year do you prefer to take vacations, and who do you usually travel with?
  • Do you currently own a vacation home? If not, would you like to own one?
Woman sitting on the floor working on her computer and calculator.    

We've all walked out of presentations and thought of the questions we should've asked—after the fact. To get the most out of your Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare presentation, ask these questions when you meet your sales executive:

  • What is a "home week"?
  • How do Hilton Grand Vacations ClubPoints work?
  • What kind of vacations can I reasonably expect to take with 5,000 Points, 7,000 Points, etc.?
  • Does time of year impact how many Points I need to travel to a certain destination?
  • Is vacation ownership affordable for me?
  • What are the financial responsibilities of vacation ownership?
  • What do my maintenance fees and dues pay for?
  • Do I need financing to enjoy vacation ownership?
  • What happens if I change my mind?

We've created a convenient list of these questions for you to print and take with you on your sales tour. 

See if Vacation Ownership is Right For You

Most of our Explorers did not go into their sales presentation, expecting to walk out Owners. However, none of them have regrets. Explore the many benefits of a Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare and see if it's right for you. 

Read My Journey Into Timeshare for one Owner’s story.

Vacationeer

The Vacationeer

The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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