We had the good fortune of connecting with Joanna Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joanna, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
The timeshare industry is complex. It’s shocking when people learn how inflexible many of these resorts are in allowing some way for their timeshare owners to exit their timeshare. Many of the contracts are written in perpetuity which means that even when the timeshare owner passes away, the timeshare is passed on automatically to an heir or goes into probate or an estate. Then, someone else is saddled with it when they don’t wish to be.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are proud of how we help people who don’t know how to get help otherwise. We’re proud to be a consumer advocate for timeshare owners. Timeshare Termination Team has gotten to where we are today by adopting a relentless pursuit to serve our clients.
It’s taken a great deal of grit to grow as fast as we have and we’ve certainly had our fair share of ups and downs along the way – as any start-up that’s seen the growth we have would. I wouldn’t say our business growth and development has been easy. We work in a very difficult industry and the reason we exist is because many resorts aren’t willing to help their timeshare owners. If they did, we would have no need to be around – so, in that sense, we are filling a need and are typically up against some challenges in doing so.
Our biggest lessons learned have been to just stay the course no matter how many obstacles there are – whenever you’re doing something right or good, there are usually barriers that have to be overcome. We are seeking to provide relief where some individuals cannot obtain it for themselves. We believe with any financial transaction, there should always be an option to get out. There is when you purchase your own home, when you lease a car, when you start a business, but for some reason, not when you purchase a timeshare.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am really into the culinary arts so I would likely take them to a barrage of my favorite restaurants such as La Merise, Cherry Creek Grille, Oak at Fourteenth, and others. We would definitely take a jaunt to the mountains for a weekend getaway to either Breckenridge or Devil’s Thumb Ranch outside Winter Park. And, always on the list would be a day trip to Boulder complete with some epic hiking and views of the Front Range. It’s also fun to tour around some of the fun neighborhoods in Denver such as RiNO, LoHi, Cherry Creek and so on. It’s amazing how much our city has grown and evolved and it’s exciting to point out some of those developments that didn’t exist 10 years ago. If we have the time, we’d take a bike ride down the Cherry Creek or Platte River and it’s cool to walk around some of the best areas in the city such as Union Station and Riverfront Park.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to give this shout-out to my little brother, Nick, who is in business for himself and has been one of the biggest cheerleaders of my career, especially in the last few years. He’s constantly proud of me and impressed accomplishments and it boosts my confidence and reminds me that I have a lot to offer. I can only hope to support him more in return. We all need people who build us up and help influence us to move up and forward and I sincerely appreciate him for that. There are others I’d love to make special mention of such as a former boss, Sam Blankenship, and my best friend and former colleague, Kelly Buice who’ve always seen the very best in me.
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