Refers to the ability of a particular ownership to trade for other desirable ownerships or times of the year.
Just as in the rest of life, with timeshare exchange, you can only get what you give. Your resorts’, or intervals’, trading power is the measure of how easily you can trade your time for another location or week of the year. Trading power is one of the most important, yet overlooked, considerations when first time buyers are looking to buy a timeshare. Each resort carries a rating from each of the exchange companies, which gives you an idea as to how easily you will be able to trade, but there is more to trading power than rating.
If you choose to purchase an ownership in a very desirable location or at a desirable time, for example a week in Hawaii in the summer when the kids are out of school, you will have access to many more trades than buying something less desirable. Possibly a week at a ski resort when the slopes are more like a slushy than fresh powder, would not trade as well as one in peak or ‘red’ season.
Read more about timeshare Trading Power.