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Sell DVC Points: Where to Start, What to Know

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If you’re thinking you might be ready to sell DVC points, you’re in the right place. It’s ok to change your mind or move on from what used to be right for you but no longer is. When you want to sell DVC points, you can relax knowing an entire industry exists to help you. Even if you’re just curious about selling DVC points, there is information here that’s good for you to know as an owner. We give a look into a breakdown of how to sell Disney Vacation Club and some pros of selling Disney Vacation Club Membership with the help of a professional.

Breaking down the DVC Resale Process

There is not a Disney Vacation Club resale department. Disney will provide information you need to sell Disney Vacation Club but they will not do it for you or assist in the process. The company does share a brief overview of how to sell Disney Vacation Club online. From Disney Vacation Club’s website:

Here’s how the resale process works:

  • You will need to find a buyer or list your Membership with a licensed real estate broker.
  • Once a buyer has been identified, you will need to submit a fully executed contract for sale to Disney Vacation Club at wdw.dvc.dvd.resales@disney.com for review at least 30 days prior to the scheduled closing date.
  • If Disney Vacation Club waives the right of first refusal, a closing will take place and all current Dues, fees and outstanding Loan payments will need to be paid in full at the time of closing.
  • Disney Vacation Club Member Administration must be sent a copy of the recorded documents for processing, and the Membership records will be changed to reflect the new owners.

It’s also possible Disney might offer to buy back points from time to time. In these cases, per point prices do not compare to what contracts go for on the DVC resale market. A DVC resell transaction, compared to selling your contract back to Disney Vacation Club, can be much more profitable. There is also room to negotiate with buyers on the DVC resale market.

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Right of First Refusal might happen when you sell DVC points

Disney does sometimes buy contracts back during the closing process of a DVC resale. This is instead of letting the sale go to the potential buyer. The price paid is the same as if the DVC resale buyer purchased. There is no telling when Disney will buy back in this way. We do cover what goes on with our Right of First Refusal buy backs as its called, or DVC ROFR for short, each month in a series.

Disney defines the Right of First Refusal this way:

“A right of first refusal (ROFR) allows Disney Vacation Club to become the buyer of your Membership on the same terms and conditions, including financing, as specified in your contract for sale.”

Can I sell my Disney Vacation Club contract myself?

Yes, you can sell your Disney Vacation Club contract yourself but you probably won’t want to. The Experts help owners and potential owners buy and sell DVC professionally. There’s a lot that goes into the process and you can feel confident knowing if you have a question pop up, you have someone to consult. Disney Vacation Club resale by owner takes much more work on the Member’s part, might take longer as you try to find a buyer and can be frustrating if you don’t know what step comes next.

Why You Should Use an Expert to Sell Disney Vacation Club

In the same way that you benefit from using a realtor to sell a home, you can benefit from working with a licensed real estate broker selling DVC points. DVC Resale Experts is very knowledgable when it comes to how to sell Disney Vacation Club. For many years, their focus has been to help people buy and sell DVC. It’s something they do every day. DVC resale brokers work to make the process of selling Disney Vacation Club Memberships as simple as possible for the owner.

Sell DVC points without having to find a buyer

An incredible benefit of selling DVC points with a professional is letting them find you a buyer. With an online listing, many people ready to buy DVC resale can see your contract is for sale. The DVC Resale Experts Buyer Wish List is essentially a group of potential buyers waiting for the right contract to come along. People don’t just want any DVC resale contract. The savings are thrilling but the contract has to be a good fit. Whether it’s the home resort, point value or use year, many soon to be Members want particular details in their DVC resale Membership. Your contract might be something someone else is looking for right now. Having someone else find a buyer for you takes the pressure off of selling DVC points. You might drastically reduce the time it takes to sell DVC by working with an Expert.

I own more than one contract and want to sell DVC points

Let’s cover something we don’t talk about enough. For Members who have more than one contract, deciding which one to sell might be something to think about. To help you decide, consider your motivation for selling DVC points.

If you want to sell one of your DVC contracts to get the best financial return, a contract you have owned longer may have appreciated more. Disney prices have gone up and that includes Disney Vacation Club. Also see, how much can I sell my DVC Membership for?

There are also deed expirations to consider. Which contract has a better ending timeline based on your ideal vacation plans?

It gets trickier to decide where to sell DVC points when you have a few contracts you love but just don’t need as many points any more. It’s common for people to sell as their kids get older. It makes sense, especially if they have more than one contract and don’t plan to use them all anymore. What once was a source of great joy has served its purpose. If you’re not sure which contract to sell, taking a look at our DVC resale listings will give you a real time look at the market. Seeing the going per point DVC resale rates might help.

Determining listing price: What are DVC points worth?

This answer depends totally on each individual contract. In mid 2023, the overall DVC resale average price is around $120. That includes low lows like per point prices at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and high highs like those at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. Per point prices vary by resort. DVC resorts near Disney Parks have the highest per point prices. It’s also common for contracts with more points overall to sell for a little less per point and contracts with less points to sell for a little more per point. As DVC has gone up in price over time, so has DVC resale. An Expert can help you with pricing your contract to sell at a rate that feels good to you.

Where to Sell DVC Points

The answer to where to sell DVC points is right here online with DVC Resale Experts. You don’t need to go anywhere in person to sell DVC points. You don’t have to be at Disney World, Disneyland or the location of your home resort to buy and sell DVC. Nearly everything can be done online with the exception of some things that need to be notarized. The Experts are ready to talk to you via email, text or old fashioned phone call. You pick your communication style preference and what works for your schedule.

Have more questions? We also have more answers in our how to sell Disney Vacation Club Frequently Asked Questions.

DVC Resale Experts Can Help Sell Disney Vacation Club Membership

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes in resale DVC. Whether you want to add on points, buy or sell 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 and know how to sell Disney Vacation Club efficiently. The Experts take pride in providing excellent service to their clients. They have seen it all and are happy to answer your questions throughout the process.

You might be surprised to see what you can sell Disney Vacation Club for. Especially if you bought your contract more than a few years ago. Think you might want to sell DVC? Get in touch for a complimentary valuation of your specific contract today. See our resale DVC listings for a quick look at real time availability and pricing. Remember each contract can be different based on its specific details. You can also follow along each month to keep up with the DVC average resale prices on the market and see what contracts are going for.

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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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