Our mission is to enrich the timeshare ownership experience by offering an easy way to rent unused points to help offset the expenses. We believe timeshare is a great product when you are using it, but can be expensive when you aren’t – that’s where we step in.
By offering a free full-service management and rental program, our owners can let go of the stress of having to figure out the best use for their unused points. They simply tell us how many points to rent and we do all the work from there. All the while introducing tens of thousands of travelers to a better vacation experience.
ResortShare was started as a little four-person office in Irvine, CA by a few timeshare owners who couldn’t find the resources or help they needed and decided to do it themselves.
Fast forward to today and we have grown into one of the largest and most trusted resources for point-based owners in the nation. Under new ownership and management, we haven’t lost touch with what’s most important – taking care of our clients and guests with integrity and respect.
Here are a few of the highlights through the years:
Secured the first of many listing contracts with one of the largest online travel agencies, Booking.com. We subsequently broke $1,000,000 in bookings and were awarded the ‘Top Rental & Management Agency’ by FlipKey.
Started doing group and event rentals for blocks of 20-100 rooms at a time through Hotel Planner. We were also named the ‘8th Fastest-Growing Privately Held Company in Orange County, CA’ by the Orange County Business Journal.
Started listing through two more of the top online travel agencies, Hotwire and Agoda. Received over 30 resort ‘Guest Satisfaction’ awards from Booking.com and made the Orange County Business Journal’s list for a second year in a row.
Expedia and Rakuten get added to our growing arsenal of advertising outlets, further increasing our exposure. Listed as the ‘569th Fastest Growing Private Company in the Nation’ by the prestigious Inc5000 list and made the Orange County Business Journal’s list for the third consecutive year in our region.
ResortShare was acquired and changed its leadership team. We aggressively expanded distribution channels by adding Priceline and mega vacation rental sites Airbnb, HomeAway and TripAdvisor. Opened up our rental program to service a wider variety of timeshare owners, we now work with most of the large point-based timeshare programs.
We had the most direct bookings (not through online travel agencies) in a single calendar year. Signed agreement with Getaroom, expanding our international audience and founded our first Guest Concierge Team to improve the overall experience for our guests.
With a renewed focus on technology and back-end processes, we continue to become more efficient and scale as a company, allowing us to handle more volume with a higher attention to detail. We also further expanded our rental program to help timeshare owners we previously couldn’t work with, which added more beautiful resorts to our growing portfolio.
Bill Lodin – President
Bill brought a strong background in technology and system design to ResortShare. The tools and experience he has introduced to our team has allowed our employees to be much more efficient and effective in their day-to-day work.
Joseph Barglowski – Director, Distribution and Sales
With a strong background in finance and e-commerce, Joseph was able to nurture and grow our relationships with the online travel agencies that are responsible for the majority of our bookings.