Buying DVC Points
Purchasing a Disney Vacation Club timeshare resale means that you are buying from a current owner rather than Disney directly. There are many benefits to buying DVC points on the resale market, perhaps the best of which is becoming a member of the world’s best vacation club for significantly less. Here, we’ve compiled all the information you need to know about how to buy DVC points through timeshare resale, and how to lock down your dream Disney accommodations!
Why Buy a DVC Resale?
- Save thousands on your dream accommodations at award-winning DVC resorts
- Find Home Resorts that are no longer available through retail
- Work with a licensed real estate agent to secure your DVC purchase
- All funds are held in escrow until the DVC timeshare closing is complete
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What is the difference between buying Disney timeshare and buying DVC points?
When you buy Disney timeshare on the resale market, you are essentially buying DVC points. As mentioned above, Disney has organized their timeshare program into a points-based format—all club memberships are worth a certain point value. So, when you purchase someone’s existing DVC membership contract through resale, you are purchasing their points as well.
What is the minimum number of points I have to buy?
The minimum number of points you must purchase directly from Disney is 160 points. The maximum points you can purchase directly from Disney is 2,000 points. Points are awarded annually until your contract’s end.
It is possible to purchase fewer than 160 points on the resale market; however, you will need at least 100 points to qualify for membership in the Club. You can purchase any increment of points through the resale market.
Whether you purchase retail or resale, you will be able to book 11 months in advance at your Home Resort, 7 months at any other DVC resort. The process and rules for banking, borrowing, and transferring points are also the same regardless of the origin of your points.
Which resorts can I buy DVC resale points at?
You can purchase DVC contracts with any Home Resort on the resale market right now. In fact, this is one of the most significant advantages of purchasing on the resale market. In many cases, only the newest resorts are available for purchase directly from Disney. Many of the other Home Resorts are sold out (meaning DVC has no more contracts available for sale through retail means). These sold-out resorts are often available on the resale market.
Are there any resale restrictions for DVC?
Resale buyers can no longer use their points to make reservations in the Concierge Collection, the Disney Collection (non-DVC Disney resorts at Disneyland and Walt Disney World as well as the Disney Cruise Line), or the Adventurer Collection.
The other resale benefit that no longer transfers is DVC’s Membership Extras benefits package, which gives owners discounts on restaurants, shopping, excursions and tours, discounted Disney parks passes, and access to member only events. This was enacted on April 4th, 2016, and all owners who purchased a DVC resale before this date still have access to this benefit.
Resale buyers can still use their points to make reservations at any of the Disney Vacation Club resorts, for RCI exchanges, Club Cordial, and Club Intrawest.
For most buyers, the cost savings of purchasing resale outweigh loss of the ability to use points to book at non-DVC resorts. Most DVC owners purchase into the program to stay at DVC resorts anyways, and many owners agree that the extra travel options available to retail DVC owners provide little added value given the high number of points required to redeem these perks. The most value comes from using DVC points to book time at DVC resorts—a perk available to all DVC members.
Please note, owners who purchased on the resale market on or before Disney changed its regulations regarding DVC contracts sold on the secondary market (on or before March 20, 2011) retain full privileges and can use their points just like an owner who purchased directly from Disney.
Do you have more questions about buying DVC points on the resale market? Fill out the form on the top of this page to get in touch with an independent licensed timeshare resale specialist, or call phone to speak to someone directly.
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