If you’ve decided your DVC contract is no longer a good fit for you, there are options. Maybe you’re just interested in buying another DVC contract with a different home resort or point value. Our real estate professionals are happy to help people buy and sell DVC. Whatever the case, there’s an industry dedicated to resale DVC as it’s called. If you’re considering selling your DVC Membership, one important question is sure to come up. How much can I sell my DVC membership for? Let’s go over pricing your contract, costs associated with selling DVC and helpful tips to get you started.
Selling DVC Points: How Much Can I Sell My DVC Membership For?
How much you can sell your DVC Membership for depends on a few things. The value of your contract has much to do with your home resort. Some are very popular, priced higher and sell faster than others. The amount of points you have is the next detail the price depends on. Remember DVC Memberships prices are by the point. The more points you own, the higher the overall selling price goes based on the per point price of your home resort.
The per point price is also dependent upon the number of points on the contract. Contracts with higher point values usually sell for a little less per point. Those selling Disney Vacation Club Membership with a smaller point value might list for a little higher per point. Strategic pricing is important to efficiently sell DVC points. Talk with an Expert about how to price your DVC resale contract to sell.
Recent DVC Resell Rates
Below are recent, average DVC resale per point prices based on our own sales and data from the first half of 2023. We’ve been in a unique time period of change for The Walt Disney Company. Disney Vacation Club is feeling this set of circumstances including leadership changes and the company navigating changing times. One of the biggest factors in play with selling Disney Vacation Club is the Right of First Refusal. DVC has not been buying contracts back. This means contracts have sold for lower in some cases than they might have otherwise, driving prices down. The DVC resale market is always changing. When we provide averages like this below, it’s a retrospective view. Depending on when you purchased your contract, you may see that you can still sell DVC for much more than you originally bought for.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $114
Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa $100
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $141
Disney’s Beach Club Villas $145
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $120
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge $96
Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge $153
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $242
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort $161
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $65
Disney’s Old Key West Resort $97
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $148
Disney’s Riviera Resort $124
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort $102
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $63
What is my DVC contract worth today?
Members are often delighted when they see how much their contract has gone up in value since they purchased. If it’s been many years since you joined the club, your return might be more than you originally spent. That’s even after the many, magical vacations you’ve enjoyed.
Let’s take a look at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort for example. This home resort opened in 2004 and sold for around $89 per point at the time. In the summer of 2023, DVC resale per point prices at this resort are going for around $100 depending on the size of the contract. That means, nearly 20 years later, the contract can be sold for more than it cost originally.
Those who bought very early on at Disney’s Old Key West paid around $50 per point and might be able to sell for twice that now. Honestly the numbers mentioned here are even a bit lower than we’ve seen in recent years. During the last half of 2021 and through all of 2022, the DVC average resale per point price at Old Key West was around $115. Is it possible to sell DVC and make money? Apparently so. Even considering annual dues, those who bought early on have really gotten their money’s worth.
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort sold for around $112 upon opening in 2010. Just 13 years later, DVC resale points at Bay Lake Tower are selling for around $143 on average. That’s a decent jump in price for that amount of time. Prices for Bay Lake Tower from Disney directly have risen tremendously at this resort. Choosing Bay Lake Tower as your home resort today will cost you $275 per point direct from Disney.
Why do DVC prices go up so much over time?
Disney Vacation Club resale point prices are directly related to direct Disney Vacation Club direct prices. DVC prices overall are related to Disney hotel room prices. As we see prices rise, resale usually follows. Disney is far from immune to inflation. Many have pointed out that some Disney vacation related expenses go up many times the rate of inflation actually. Basic supply and demand tells us that when people want something, the cost might go up to justify that want. The Disney timeshare is very unique in that it’s tied to one of the most beloved companies in the world.
This doesn’t mean prices don’t go down. We won’t see prices drop in the sense of permanent mark downs but sales, specials and promotions can certainly help draw customers when needed. With DVC resale, variables that affect real estate, like high interest rates or economic uncertainty, can also alter the market.
Pricing and Selling DVC Points
These numbers are fluid and continually fluctuate. We write analysis of how much you can sell DVC Membership for regularly. A great place to stay up to date is the DVC Average Resale Price series we do by the month and year.
Disney raises per point prices on each resort every year or so it seems based on our data. Resale DVC prices are affected by these increases. You may also notice, if you take a look at our resale DVC listings, that contracts with more points sell for a little less per point. On the contrary, contracts with a lower point value often sell for a bit more per point. This varies but is a trend you might see. Per point resale DVC prices change the most depending on what resort the contract is for. Pricing your listing is a great time in the process to consult with an Expert. Our licensed real estate agents are incredibly knowledgeable with decades of experience. The Experts stay up to date with DVC resale market trends and always know how to help.
The Cost of a Selling DVC Membership
In order to calculate how much you’ll make from selling DVC points, you’ll also need to consider the following. There is a commission as these are similar to a type of real estate transaction. You’ll be delighted at how easy it is having a real estate professional helping you with numbers and contract details. At the time this post was written DVC Resale Experts offered an 8.5% commission special. Sellers also pay Disney’s $150 estoppel fee. Buyer’s typically pay the closing costs and dues on any available points for the current year. However, closing costs and dues are negotiable.
An Expert can answer all of your questions and help you set realistic goals and expectations for your sale so you can move forward feeling fulfilled. All Disney Vacation Club reselling happens outside of the company. DVC itself recommends hiring a licensed real estate broker with experience selling Disney Vacation Club to assist with evaluating your contract and selling.
Selling DVC Membership with DVC Resale Experts
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 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 like yours.