Doing Time

Meetings at time-share properties can cost thousands less than those at traditional resorts. Just purchase a share on the resale market for a resort where you plan to have meetings (of course, pick one with appropriate facilities), and then negotiate the meeting contract as usual. As an owner, you'll pay less and have more pull than you might have at a traditional resort. Time-share experts like Lisa Ann Schreier, known professionally as the "Timeshare Crusader" (407-361-0850; can help you navigate the process.