In this issue, leading fractional consultant, Sherman Potvin, takes a look back on 2008 and what’s ahead for the industry in 2009.

LFG Fractional News – January 2009

Luxury Fractional Guide

What’s New – January 2009

January 2009
Fractional Real Estate Trends
New Listings
Fractional News
Beach Club at Anna Maria Island

Turn Your Vacation Home Into a Fractional

F2M Cover
Luxury Fractional Guide founder Sherman Potvin has written a guide for  second-home owners wanting to get the most value out of their luxury vacation residence.  


Click here for more on the book.

In this issue of What’s New, you’ll find the Second Annual “State of the (Fractional) Union”, where I look at some of trends that are affecting the fractional industry, and my predictions for 2009.  I hope you find it helpful.  Enjoy!

New Fractional Listings on LF Guide

Magnolia Private Residence Club* (Seacrest Beach, FL)

Luxurious Woodhaven Country Club Condo (Palm Desert, CA)

Notre Maison dans Toulouges (Toulouges, France) 

Ranch Crawl Log Cabin (Nebo, NC)

– Blue Ridge Log Home – (Nebo, NC) 

*Indicates Enhanced Listing

Fractional Real Estate Trends 2008-2009
by Sherman Potvin
Sherman PotvinEven in the economic downturn of 2008, the fractional market was still the fastest growing real estate product. Luxury Fractional Guide itself has seen its listings and traffic grow exponentially.

Despite the economy, fractional real estate is steadily selling, and. They might not be selling as quickly, but people are still buying. One of the biggest issues impacting fractional sales in this market is the lack of both developer and consumer financing. With the economic downturn that we’ve experienced in the past year, financing is near impossible to get right now.

Fractional Real Estate News 

Quintess, Leading Residences of the World and Oyster Circle Form Strategic Alliance

Four Seasons Residence Club in Punta Mita, Mexico Opens Phase II

Breakers to Offer New Fractional Luxury Homes in New Zealand

I hope you’ve enjoyed this issue of our newsletter.

Sherman Potvin
The Fractional Real Estate Expert
Luxury Fractional Guide

   Ragatz Conference


Ragatz Associates’ ninth annual FRACTIONAL INTEREST CONFERENCE, co-hosted by DCP International and Destination Club Management, will take place on March 9-11, 2009 at The Fairmont San Francisco.  Click here to learn more and register for the conference.

Learn Strategies to Help You Through the Current Downturn!


Attending this year’s conference is critical to companies currently in the fractional interest industry, along with those considering entering this highly specialized field. Receive insights and advice from industry experts, learn innovative marketing and sales strategies for a down economy, discuss the search for financing, discover how some fractional interest projects continue to make sales, and much more.  Featuring presentations from over 60 speakers, including representatives from the land development, hotel, finance, legal, internet and public media industries.


Ragatz Associates is recognized as the leading consulting and market research firm in the shared-ownership resort real estate industry on a global basis.


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