Posting and Renting Your Timeshare

So, you want to rent your timeshare? We can help! Post your timeshare for rent on, where your offer will be exposed to a community of more than 2.6 million owners and travelers.

Here are some guidelines to help you with your timeshare rental, start-to-finish:

  1. Contact your resort

    Each resort has different policies and procedures you should be aware of before trying to rent your timeshare. Take a few minutes to call your resort with a few quick questions to avoid any surprises along the way.

    Questions to ask:

    • Am I free to rent my timeshare however I please, or are there any restrictions?
    • If I rent my timeshare myself, will you charge me any fees to make the transfer (i.e. commissions, guest certificate fees, transfer fees, etc.)?
    • How do you recommend I go about transferring the use of my timeshare week into a guest's name? Will you send them a confirmation directly? Do I need to give you a certain amount of lead time?
    • What weekly rate do you charge renters for the week and unit size that I own? (this will help you with step #2)
  2. Post your timeshare for rent on

    You have two options for posting your rental on RedWeek: you can do-it-yourself, or have RedWeek's full-service team assist. See our side-by-side comparison to help you decide.

    • Full-service rentals

      With the full-service rental option — you submit an application with your reservation details and send us your confirmation letter. We will verify your details, add your posting for you, and manage your inquiries. Most importantly, your rental will include RedWeek Payment Protection - it will be finalized using our online rental agreement and credit card processing, so you don't have to handle those details.

    • DIY (do-it-yourself) rentals

      Before you start, please review our posting dos and don'ts, and take a look at our What's Your Timeshare Worth tool to guide your own pricing.

      With the DIY rental option, you control the entire process. Members interested in renting your timeshare will e-mail you directly through your posting page in order to arrange the purchase. All you need to do is answer e-mails and move forward on finalizing the transaction when you've found your renter.

      A copy of each inquiry you receive will also be stored in your Messages section on Even if you do not choose to reply to inquiries through the Messages section, be sure to check it regularly to make sure you haven't missed any inquiries due to e-mail filters.

  3. Finalize the Rental Agreement and Payment

    Our full-service rental option includes the building of the rental agreement and payment collection and disbursement. When you have a renter, you will just need to approve the offer, call your resort to make the name change, and request a new confirmation.

    If you chose DIY, RedWeek isn't involved in the actual transaction, but we suggest one of the following methods for finalizing your rental:

    • Vacation Rental Escrow Service

      Use this unique vacation escrow service to bring a secure third-party into your transaction. First American Title will handle the collection and transfer of rental funds to ensure both parties' interests are protected.

    • Privately Managed Transaction

      Coordinate your rental transaction directly with another member, taking your own security precautions.

    Please let us know which rental process worked for you, or if you have found alternative methods of transacting that we should consider.

  4. Deactivate your rental posting, or post next year's dates

    Make sure to take your posting off when the unit is no longer available for rent. You can do this through the My Postings section of your Account page. If you have time left on your DIY rental posting, feel free to edit the availability dates to advertise your rental at the same resort for next year.

That's it - congratulations! Please be sure to let us know how everything went.

Quick Tips:

If you are hoping to rent a week obtained on an exchange through RCI or Interval International, or some sort of bonus week, be sure to check the terms of use laid out by the company first.

Include as much detail as possible about your timeshare unit, the surrounding location, and anything else you want a potential renter to know.

As your rental date approaches, and you haven't yet found a renter, try lowering your asking price. You may change your posting as much as you need to (except resort name changes, which require a new posting). You might also consider adding enhancements, such as posting verification or highlighting, which will draw more attention to your rental posting.

Remember, your renter may be hesitant to send you a check directly without posting verification, or other guarantees. Please understand their concerns and take steps to ensure a safe, secure transaction that protects you both.