Buy and Sell DVC with Resale Disney Vacation Club Experts

Polynesian resort tropical landscaping in front of a brown two story resort building with external support columns.

The Disney timeshare is the key to the magic for many. If you’re interested in joining Disney Vacation Club, it’s important to consider all of your options. You can buy and sell DVC outside of Disney using a third party. It’s called resale Disney Vacation Club and you’ll be happy you discovered it.

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that helps people who want to buy or sell DVC points. It’s always good to have options and depending on what your goals are with DVC, resale can change everything. Is it better to buy DVC resale? In many cases, yes, but it depends on what is important to you regarding your Membership. Should I buy DVC from Disney or resale? Will Disney buy back DVC? We lay it all out below, highlighting the details you need to know about resale.

Buy and Sell DVC: Get to Know Resale Disney Vacation Club

A dark pond reflects pastel, three story hotel buildings of DVC resort Old Key West.
You can buy and sell DVC at any of the home resorts including the original, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, pictured here. Newer resorts are much less common on the resale market the first few years they are around. Disney Vacation Club debuted in 1991 and now has more than fifteen resorts.

What is resale DVC or DVC resale?

It can be referred to a few different ways but they all mean the same thing. Resale DVC, or DVC resale, is a contract sold by a Member, not Disney Vacation Club directly. Disney does not have a resale department. There are outside companies that exist, including DVC Resale Experts, that provide services to those who want to buy and sell DVC resale. These contracts can cost much less than those sold by Disney.

You will probably be able to find any contract you want with resale. There are some rare DVC resale market contracts. It’s also less common to see the newer DVC resorts on the resale market until a few years have passed. With DVC resale you are able to buy smaller point values. When buying from Disney directly you must purchase a 100 point minimum. There are some differences in resale and direct when it comes to booking flexibility and perks.

The entrance to an in ground spa at Beach Club resort, a DVC property.
You can buy DVC resale at the most popular home resorts like Disney’s Beach Club Villas. It’s possible to pay greatly reduced rates with resale compared to buying direct. When you buy DVC resale, it’s simply buying from a Member instead of Disney. With the help of a real estate professional like DVC Resale Experts, you can expect to be guided through the process.

DVC Resale Restrictions

If you’re planning to buy DVC using the resale route, you will want to look over the resale restrictions first. DVC directly from Disney and resale DVC work mostly the same. However, resale does not come with the extras perks that buying from Disney can.

Those who purchase a minimum of 150 points from Disney directly have access to special events, Member spaces and discounts. Those who purchase less than 150 points from Disney or any amount of resale points do not.

DVC and resale may also be different when it comes to booking at other resorts. Some resorts have booking restrictions while others are less restrictive. It depends on when the resort was built. Disney’s Riviera Resort is the one that changed it all. When Riviera opened, it was the first resort to operate under these new rules.

FeatureResale DVCDirect DVC
Home resort booking advantage (4 months earlier than other Members)YesYes
Banking and borrowing pointsYesYes
Paying annual duesYesYes
Complimentary resort parking (parking is now included for all guests again)YesYes
Complimentary theme park parking (included for all Disney resort guests)YesYes
Access to Deluxe resort perks like early and late park hoursYesYes
Pricing is negotiableYesNo
Can book at all of the other DVC resortsNoYes
Access to Disney Vacation Club events like Moonlight Magic and Member cruisesNoYes (minimum 150 points)
Access to Disney Vacation Club lounge spaces like Top of the WorldNoYes (minimum 150 points)
Disney's Riviera Resort exterior and evergreen landscaping.
Disney’s Riviera Resort is a home resort that has resale restrictions. Members who purchase resale at Riviera can only use their points to stay at Riviera. Those who purchase resale anywhere but Riviera can not use their points to stay at Riviera.

Buy DVC Resale at One of the Original 14 DVC Resorts for More Flexibility

The original 14 DVC resorts operate under a separate set of rules with resale than those that opened in 2019 or later. If staying at different resorts is part of the excitement of DVC for you, you will want to choose your home resort carefully. This is not important if you want to buy DVC at your favorite resort and only stay there.

Let’s say you buy a large contract at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. You like to stay there during the holidays to enjoy the resort’s gingerbread display and to be close to Magic Kingdom’s enchanting decorations. However, you’d like to stay at one of the Epcot area resorts during the food and wine festival using the rest of your points. You would not be able to book at Riviera but would be able to book at Beach Club or BoardWalk based on availability.

Brown and wood looking Polynesian decor statues at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of the original fourteen DVC resorts. The new tower being added to the resort is part of the existing home resort. It’s considered an expansion and not a new DVC offering. In this case, you can buy DVC resale and stay in brand new accommodations. This recently happened at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, too. However, when The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort open, those will be considered a new home resort and resale DVC Members can not use their points for stays there.

Work with a Professional and Buy and Sell DVC Points with Confidence

When you want to buy or sell DVC, working with a professional can be a game changer. It’s possible to sell DVC on your own but the Experts just make it so much easier. There may also be a lot you aren’t aware of simply because it’s a detailed transaction. Something to consider is the chance of DVC ROFR interception. In every Disney Vacation Club contract, it states Disney has the right to purchase a contract back when a Member decides to sell. DVC Resale Experts has the answers to all of your questions. You can buy and sell DVC with confidence thanks to the Experts’ simplified processes and fast communication time.

A look through a dark, silhouetted restaurant that reveals a beautiful lake view at Disney's Wilderness Lodhe, a DVC resort.
Geyser Point Bar and Grill is located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. This property has two DVC home resorts: Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. It takes the pressure off of becoming a Member knowing you can buy and sell DVC if you don’t like it, change your mind, etc. You don’t need a reason to sell DVC, it’s your choice.

Sell DVC on the Resale Market

At any point, you can decide you no longer want your contract. If you don’t want to be a Member, you can simply sell DVC no matter where you bought it from. What happens when you sell DVC on the resale market? With the help of a trained professional you can sell your DVC points and transfer your contract to a new owner with ease.

Selling DVC is a complete and final action. It is not like renting out your points for a year. Selling is for someone who does not want their Disney Vacation Club contract anymore. It means you are no longer attached to the contract and not responsible for annual dues anymore.

When you sell DVC, how much money you will make from the sale varies. If you have been an owner for a long time or have a contract at a popular resort, you may be delightfully surprised at how things can go. Unlike many other timeshares, people are excited to buy resale Disney Vacation Club.

Buy and Sell DVC with DVC Resale Experts

DVC Resale Experts has a team of professionals that specialize in resale DVC. Whether you’re adding on points, buying or selling Disney Vacation Club, the Experts can help you find the right price to place a bid with or list your contract for. Our independent, licensed real estate agents are former Disney Vacation Club Guides. They have decades of pixie dusted experience selling DVC and delight in providing excellent service to their clients. The Experts have seen it all and are happy to answer your questions throughout the process.

DVC resale prices can pleasantly surprise Members interested in selling DVC. See our resale DVC listings for a look at real time availability and pricing. Ready to sell DVC? Get in touch for a complimentary valuation of your specific contract today. There may be someone waiting on our Buyer Wish List for a contract just like yours.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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