Omni Ellis is a timeshare exit and transfer company that is based out of San Francisco, California. The company has been in business since 2015 and has a very professional website. Omni Ellis can help you eliminate your timeshare mortgage and maintenance fees. As our team at MyTER carefully reviewed the company, a few things stood out to us. The first thing that stood out is the statement Omni Ellis makes, “if the company fails to remove you out of the contract, you will not have to pay them a fee”. This statement translates to being a 100% money-back guarantee. The company also offers a simple exit process, in which they state:
“We take care of each step during your timeshare transfer, so you don’t have to. After the order for your timeshare closing is placed, we ask that you complete a few simple forms allowing us to work with the resort and county agencies to facilitate the transfer of title to or from your name”.
If you’re looking to work with Omni Ellis, there are a few things that each timeshare owner should know before working with any timeshare exit company. Initiate a Live Chat or fill out the form on the right to find out how you can protect yourself from potential timeshare exit scams.
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Update September 2020: As of September 2020, many clients have claimed the company has not helped them remove their timeshares and have filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau. We suggest you do your own due diligence on Omni Ellis.
Another thing that stood out to our team is the ‘FAQ’ page. The frequently asked questions page has common questions and answers that timeshare owners may have. Omni Ellis does state they accept resorts in United States, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean, which is a +1 from our team. Many timeshare exit companies only deal with resorts in the United States, putting some timeshare owners in a tough position.
In America, 1 out of 8 households currently own a timeshare. The timeshare industry is growing at a rapid pace, and many timeshare owners have fallen victim to exit scams. We advise all timeshare owners to carefully assess the credentials of each timeshare exit company or have our team find the best timeshare exit company for your situation. Fill out the form on the right or initiate a Live Chat to determine if Omni Ellis is the right timeshare exit company for your timeshare situation.
On various platforms, many clients have stated that after being quoted a fee by Omni Ellis, they had a few days to make a decision or the quoted price does not stand. Many exit companies want you to sign up for their services immediately and this is something our team disagrees with. When you first purchase a timeshare, you were pressured, why would you want to pay thousands up-front and feel the same pressure? We’ll let you decide if this is a good sales tactic by the company.
Read more about Omni Ellis cost and fees below. Once again, our team only recommends working with an exit company that offers an escrow option. Using escrow can help protect you from timeshare scams and from losing thousands of dollars!
Omni Ellis does not offer a no up-front payment escrow option as we would have liked, but the company does offer a 100% money-back guarantee. As our team spoke directly with Omni Ellis, a representative of their company stated they could take on every timeshare and passed me a contract over without assessing our case. This is something we do not approve of because how is the company so positive they will cancel a specific timeshare contract? We advise you to be careful of companies that rush in and want your money.
Another interesting statement our team read on the website was Omni Ellis would help timeshare owners get rid of:
- Timeshare Mortgage
- Special Assessment Fees
- Annual Maintenance Fees
As you may be aware of the resale market for timeshares, most timeshares are listed for $1 on websites such as craiglist.com or ebay.com. There is no value for timeshares anymore, and it’s due to the low pricing of hotels and different travel outlets. Omni Ellis does not use attorneys, and as we mentioned before, the legitimate way to get out of a timeshare contract is by using an attorney. We would advise anyone to be careful if a timeshare exit company is doing business without an attorney, they usually are not legitimate.
The average time to transfer the timeshare according to a specialist at Omni Ellis is roughly around 3-12 month period. It depends on your timeshare contract details and the developer of your contract. Omni Ellis does have few commercials over the internet and TV. There is nothing out of the ordinary here, but the commercial did state the company has helped over 15,000 timeshare owners get out of their contract, that is a +1 from our team. If a timeshare exit or transfer company has a high success rate, that is always a positive sign.
There was no clear explanation of the process Omni Ellis uses to help transfer or exit your timeshare, but the company does provide a free consultation. Omni Ellis makes an essential statement as shown below:.
Omni Ellis Cost & Fees
After our team spoke directly to an Omni Ellis representative, the contract that was sent to us was priced at $3000, after reading through the contract, the company states there can be additional costs depending on your timeshare developer. To give you an estimate, the service fee for Omni Ellis ranges from $3000-$6000 based on multiple reviews. Omni Ellis has a decent price point compared to other timeshare exit companies. Paying a timeshare exit company can be beneficial in the long run. Timeshares typically have high-interest rates, and you would be paying a lot more if you stayed in your timeshare contract.
Omni Ellis Ratings
Omni Ellis has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau, and they are a BBB accredited company since 7/31/2017. The company also has 118 customer reviews with 5-star ratings. The high ratings speak highly of the company and how they operate. Omni Ellis does not have Yelp or Trustpilot reviews.
Our Team at MyTER always recommends working with a company that has a strong positive presence in the timeshare exit industry. After carefully reviewing Omni Ellis, our team has decided to assess the company a 3.0/5.0 MyTER Rating. The positive reviews on Omni Ellis stood out to our team, and they check the majority of the boxes on our list. There are also a few negative reviews. Reach out to our team to see if Omni Ellis is a good fit for you.
We would have liked it if the company had a Yelp or Trustpilot presence, but since the company primarily labels itself as a transfer company, the percentage of cancellation is not high. We do not want you to run the risk of losing out thousands of dollars, we recommend you reach out to our team or research the company in detail before signing a contract. Below is an image directly from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) highlighting a positive experience with Omni Ellis:
After carefully assessing Omni Ellis, our team has concluded the company provides a weekly update to timeshare owners which is a +1 from our team. We edify companies that prioritize timeshare owners who are paying thousands of dollars to get out, wouldn’t you want to be updated weekly knowing you paid a company so much money? There are quite a few timeshare exit companies you will not hear from for months unless you call them.
Contact our team so we can help you find and determine if a timeshare exit company is legitimate. We recommend working with timeshare exit companies that offer escrow, so you pay no up-front fees. Know your legal right so you can exit your timeshare contract legally. Read over our website and fill out the form on the right or contact us through Live Chat for a free informational consultation.
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Our 5,000 paid upfront. Passed from representative to representative. We are looking into it. It’s been nearly 11 months. Contacts is one sided. Ours of course. We are making weekly contacts in the beginning. Not Omni.
Run. Run As Fast As You Can
We contracted with Omni Ellis in February of 2020. It is now November 2020 and we have been handed nothing but excuses and lies. When we first contracted with them, I was told what documents to send to my ‘case manager’. I did this immediately and never heard from her again. After what I thought was a ridiculous amount of time, I contacted a number I had been given to their main office. After leaving a scathing message, I was called and told “Oops, that case manager is no longer with us. We will get you someone else.” I was contacted by that case manager who sent me a very involved letter that I was to send on to my timeshare provider. This was not an easy task as you can’t just turn around and send their letter. So, in the platform that it was sent to me I could either retype the whole thing or piece meal copy it. Then they want everyone to sign in red, including the notary, and affix a thumbprint in red. Very 007. We then copied everything, including the postage and return receipt cards which I then forwarded to the new case manager. After allowing the amount of days I was told was appropriate to hear back from our timeshare company, I waited to hear back from my case manager as to the next steps. Good luck on that. I then called back to the main number and expressed my displeasure (again). I was given to another employee, a bit higher in their food chain. She was extremely pleasant and voiced her concern. She then told me she wasn’t a case manager but in this case she would take over as we had already wasted a good bit of time. (We were now going on 6 months with no movement forward.) At this point I was offered a refund of $500 which I thought was a sign of good intention. The laugh is definitely on me. After submitting my second letter as instructed by my now third case manager, I was told that the woman who had been helping me was being promoted by Andy Ellis and could not be assisting me any longer. Andy Ellis called me to explain this and said I would be given a new case manager (number 4 if you are still counting). He also said my $500 check would be sent out the week of October 26. Can you guess what has happened since? Not to keep you in suspense…. I waited two weeks without hearing from my newest case manager and called Mr. Ellis back. He said hold on, went to check, maybe he went to the refrigerator for a drink? When he got back on the line he said he would call me back in 5 minutes. Almost a month later and I haven’t heard back from him. And, by the way, no check in the mail. Go figure. This company may tout that they are a reputable firm but, again, I must urge you to run, run as fast as you can and don’t pay them a cent.