DVC Average Resale Price May 2023

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We’re back again with excellent per point prices in this DVC average resale price series update! This time we’re taking a look at the DVC average resale price May 2023 presented overall and at each Disney Vacation Club home resort individually. These numbers are based on DVC Resale Experts sales and resale price data during the time period. For all resorts combined, the overall DVC average resale price for May 2023 was around $129 per point in price. 

A reminder that fluctuations throughout the year, and from month to month, are normal and expected. The overall DVC average resale per point price also depends on which individual properties were sold during the time period and the amount of points on each of those contracts. The fifteen different home resorts can vary greatly in per point prices. Read on for all the details in this DVC average resale price May 2023 edition of our monthly update series.

A Note About DVC Resale Prices

The DVC average resale price May 2023 lineup shows us it’s still a great time to buy DVC resale! Over time, we see prices fluctuate from month to month but continue to rise overall. There are a few unique variables right now causing prices to be much lower than we would expect.

DVC resale prices differ based on a variety of factors like the home resort and the amount of points on the contract. The amount of points available on any single contract will play a role in determining the value as well. It’s good to note that contracts with more points typically sell for a little less per point, while smaller contracts may be priced a bit higher per point.

DVC Average Resale Price Per Point May 2023

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $102

Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $103

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $145

Disney’s Beach Club Villas $143

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $110

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $252

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort $160

Disney’s Old Key West Resort $90

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $139

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort $96

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $75

Spreadsheet showing the DVC Average Resale Price May 2023 numbers

DVC Average Resale Price May 2023 numbers

DVC Average Resale Price May 2023 Thoughts

Resorts not included because they did not have any contracts sold in the time period are:

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort

As we go over the DVC average resale price May 2023 numbers, remember the particular contracts sold and their individual point values play a significant role in our data.

Why are DVC resale prices so low?

Though DVC prices have gone up steadily over time, the DVC resale market still fluctuates based on outside factors. For a time there was an influx of DVC contracts for sale. This can certainly have an effect on the state of things. There were many contracts on the market and interest rates were at a long time high. The details around borrowing may have deterred some from purchasing right now. We’re also in a unique place with Disney not buying contracts back in the Right of First Refusal process yet in 2023. All this paired with motivated sellers ready to negotiate could be why we’re in the buyer’s market we’re in today. When Disney starts to buy back contracts again, or when there are less sellers, we might be able to anticipate prices starting to normalize again.

Resale vs Direct Prices May 2023

The following chart shows the DVC average resale price for each home resort for May 2023 compared to the direct Disney Vacation Club prices. Remember, these are average resale prices and individual contracts may be more or less per point.

You may also notice the direct Disney Vacation Club prices are different than you remember. These change throughout the year, usually without notice. Disney only offers clear pricing on home resorts they are actively selling. At this time that’s Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort and all at $217 per point. The other resorts, referred to as sold out resorts, are sold based on availability and prices are shared based on individual inquiry. These are the latest direct Disney Vacation Club prices at the time this post was written. You may notice the Grand Floridian went down in direct price. That’s because it’s being actively sold again as of the summer 2022 expansion and Disney adjusted the price accordingly.

ResortResale average price May 2023Direct price 2023
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas$102$210
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas$103$217
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort$145$275
Disney’s Beach Club Villas$143$275
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas$110$240
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodgen/a$215
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodgen/a$250
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel$252$320
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort$160$217
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resortn/a$165
Disney’s Old Key West Resort$90$205
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows$139$250
Disney’s Riviera Resortn/a$217
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort$96$205
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort$75$150

While enchanting in their own way, resorts outside of the most popular Disney Destinations usually have lower per point prices. We see this reflected in the charming seaside Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. When per point prices on contracts vary greatly at the same resort, it’s often because of the number of points on the contracts. Also, it’s good to know some resorts like, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, may have one of two different deed expirations. This may cause a difference in per point prices as well but typically not as much as one might think.

Comparing DVC Average Resale Prices May 2022 vs May 2023

We keep saying it’s a great time to buy. One way to really illustrate why is to compare this year’s May prices to last year’s May prices. We’ve done this the last few editions to illustrate the major drops over the last year.

ResortResale average price May 2022Resale average price May 2023
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas$135$102
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas$114$103
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort$164$145
Disney’s Beach Club Villas$175$143
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas$149$110
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge$119*$85*
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge$164$146*
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel$265*$252
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort$180$160
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort$62*$62*
Disney’s Old Key West Resort$112$90
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows$165$139
Disney’s Riviera Resort$138$133*
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort$115$96
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort$79$75

*no sales at this time but average pulled from sales close to this time period for comparison

Timing And Buying DVC Resale

If you are trying to decide if it’s a good time to buy DVC resale, consider the prices shown above are lower than we’ve seen in most cases. Those who visit Disney every year are already putting quite a bit of money into resort hotel stays. Even at the best rates, Disney hotels can cost thousands for a typical, weeklong resort stay. What you may spend on your upcoming Disney resort hotel stay could be a hearty resale DVC down payment or purchase a small contract entirely. If you’ve decided DVC is right for you and you’re researching if prices will come down, know it’s probably best to act sooner than later. Especially if you’re already staying at Deluxe tier resorts every year. We mostly see resale prices go up over time. Though prices go up and down, there isn’t a reliable time period we can count on consistently for the best prices each year. Early in the year happened to have a lower overall DVC average resale per point price in 2022 and 2023. We’ll see if this is a continued trend or coincidence.

Timing When Selling DVC Resale

Additionally, the same goes with considering timing when it comes to those who want to sell DVC. Yes, we see DVC average resale prices staying strong over time and going up in many cases. However, if you know you are ready to sell, waiting may not be the best option. If you have a large contract especially, your annual dues can be quite a bit. This cost is totally worth it when you have a DVC contract you’re enjoying and loving. If you are wanting to sell though, this might be an unwanted cost. Yes, resale prices can go up over time but if the annual growth is less than annual dues you’re paying, you won’t come out ahead by waiting.

For more DVC resale price history information, check back next month or peruse our blog. You can also see a bigger picture by taking a look at our annual DVC average resale price 2022 post. Note, prices in this series don’t always perfectly align with our Disney ROFR DVC stats posts. This is because contracts usually take more than thirty days to close and details may be accounted for in different monthly updates.

DVC Resale Experts Can Help With DVC Average Resale Prices

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes 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 take pride 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 potential members.

See our resale DVC listings for a look at real time availability and pricing. If you don’t see the contract you’re wishing for, join the DVC Resale Experts Buyer Wish List to be contacted when one magically appears on the market. Ready to sell DVC? Get in touch for a complimentary valuation of your specific contract today.

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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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