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  • Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is Disney's version of a timeshare. When you become a DVC member, you purchase real estate interest at a particular resort, referred to as your "Home Resort." Your real estate interest is expressed in the form of vacation points, which you use to book your reservation. Members receive an annual allotment of points at the same time every year (your "Use Year") for a predetermined number of years. You can use your allotted points at select DVC resorts at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Vero Beach, FL, Hilton Head, SC, and Hawaii. Unlike traditional timeshare, you don't purchase a block of time at a particular resort. Instead, you use your DVC points to book vacations at DVC resorts or resorts worldwide through partner programs like RCI. DVC is a point-based system that gives you the flexibility to vacation where, when, and for as long as you'd like.  Learn more about Disney Vacation Club here.    
    As a DVC member, you will gain access to exclusive DVC resorts at not only Walt Disney World, but Disneyland, Vero Beach, FL, and Hilton Head, SC. You'll enjoy spacious accommodations and suites that go beyond the standard hotel rooms available on Disney property. DVC resort rooms have amenities like washers and dryers, full kitchens, and Villas that sleep up to 12 people. DVC members also enjoy Extra Magic Hours and free transportation to the parks and airport. DVC members can save up to 50% off renting similar accommodations over the lifetime of their membership. As a member of the Club, your savings could be even greater!
    A contract's Use Year refers to the month the vacation points are deposited into a member's account. For instance, a contract with a June Use Year means Disney will deposit that year's allocation of vacation points every year on June 1st.  If you vacation around the same time every year, we suggest purchasing a contract with a Use Year no more than 6 months before your typical vacation. This allows you to bank points for the following year in case you cancel your reservation. If your vacation schedule is flexible, the Use Year is less of a concern. Keep in mind that over the life of the membership, your desired travel times will likely change.  If you're already a DVC member and are looking to purchase additional points, you're probably considering purchasing a contract with the same Use Year as your current contract.  Staying with the same use year does make things a bit easier, but countless members have multiple use years and manage it without issue. Keep in mind that if you purchase a different use year, you will also be given a new member number. 
       Your Home Resort is the resort at which you own a real estate interest. Also, your home resort that determines how much you'll pay in annual dues as well. Members receive priority booking at their home resort and can book vacations up to 11 months in advance. At non-home DVC resorts, your vacations can be booked no more than seven (7) months ahead of your desired travel dates. This booking window gives you the best opportunity to reserve a particular room and view you desire at your Home Resort. Home Resorts cannot be changed after a purchase is made, so it's important to choose a Home Resort you and your family will love to visit for years to come.   
    Annual dues fluctuate from year-to-year depending on your Home Resort and resort maintenance costs. You have the option to pay your annual dues by January 15th of each year (regardless of your Use Year) or pay monthly by setting up an automatic checking account deduction plan with DVC. View current DVC annual dues here. When you purchase your membership with DVC Sales, all dues are current at closing. View historical annual dues here.
    Determining the right number of points for your family depends on a few factors. An excellent place to start is to use our DVC Vacation Point Calculator. Pick your desired resort and potential check-in/out dates to get started. You'll see the resort's point chart for the entire year and a breakdown of how many points you'll need for each size of accommodation for the dates you choose. You'll also notice a difference in the points required for busier times of year vs. off-season. Keep in mind that your travel needs will likely change over the life of the membership and you may decide to purchase more points down the road. Our goal with the Vacation Point Calculator is only to assist buyers as they determine the right number of points needed for their family.   One of the advantages of purchasing a DVC resale is the flexibility in the number of points you may buy. Our DVC resale listings come in various sizes, some as low as 25 points per contract. However, if you purchase directly through Disney, new members must purchase a minimum of 125 Vacation Points.
    DVC Sales is not a point rental company. By purchasing DVC resale points, you do have the right to rent out your points through one of the point rental companies. 

    All Disney Vacation Club deeds have expiration dates. Most DVC resort contracts have a 50-year lifespan, which in many cases started the year the resort opened. When you purchase your DVC resale membership, you’re buying the remaining years left on the deed.

    You can view DVC resort expiration dates here.

    Once your purchase is complete, your membership information and point balance will be updated in the Disney system. That’s when the fun begins! Log on to the Disney Vacation Club website to book your stay online, or call 800-800-9800 to reserve your next Disney vacation!
    The rooms at DVC resorts offer spacious and luxurious accommodations compared to renting hotel rooms on Disney property. Many DVC Villas offer amenities like washers and dryers, full kitchens, balconies, and separate bedrooms. Each DVC resort offers world-class amenities like private pools, gyms, fabulous restaurants, walking trails, and more. DVC rooms are categorized as Deluxe Studios, One & Two-bedroom Villas, and Grand Villas. Deluxe Studios are very similar to regular hotel rooms but are more spacious and offer kitchenettes. One-Bedroom Villas accommodate up to 5 guests and one child under three years old, Two-Bedroom Villas fit up to 9 people and one child under three, and three-bedroom Grand Villas accommodate up to 12 people and one child under three. Learn more about DVC resorts and view floor plans here.
    The ability to bank and borrow points is one of the great advantages of being a DVC member. In this system, you can save points from your current Use Year and “bank” them for next year. In the same way, you can “borrow” points from the upcoming year to use in the current year. This is beneficial if you’re wanting to reserve accommodations that use more than your yearly allotment of vacation points. You may use a maximum of three years worth of points by combining banked, current, and borrowed points together. When a reservation is canceled within 30 days of check-in, Disney places these points in a “holding account.” Holding account points must be used to book a trip within 60 days, cannot be banked, and expire at the end of the current Use Year.
    Absolutely! As a DVC member, you’ll enjoy the benefits of staying at a Disney resort, such as free transportation from the airport and theme parks, Extra Magic Hours, and resort amenities and activities.
    To prevent unused Vacation Points from expiring, you must bank them from the current Use Year into the next. Points have a 2-year life, but must be banked by the deadline. You may also transfer them to another Disney Vacation Club Member or to another of your Memberships. If you have forgotten to bank your points by the deadline, the points will expire at the end of the current use year.  You can extend the life of the Vacation Points if you transfer them into RCI. However, if you deposit them into RCI, they will no longer be able to be used for reservations for Disney Vacation Club.
    By selecting the button below, you will be taken to the Disney Vacation Club website to view the latest version of Home Resort Rules and Regulations.  Home Resort Rules and Regulations  
    The most significant advantage of purchasing a DVC resale is the money you will save! As a resale buyer, you will likely save between 25-50% off  compared to purchasing directly from Disney. Use our retail vs resale calculator to see what your potential savings could be.   Our team at DVC Sales has 25 years of experience selling DVC memberships for the Walt Disney Company. We know the ins and outs of becoming a DVC member, and we use this knowledge to help you through the DVC resale process. We're are happy to help you with any questions you may have. Reach out to us on our contact page or use our built-in chat feature to speak with us directly!
    Membership Extras are the 'incidental benefits' that DVC members (who purchase at least 125 vacation points directly from Disney) can access. These include discounts on dining, shopping, special pricing on Annual Passes, and access to member lounges and events. The discounts and benefits included with Membership Extras simply don’t add up to the savings you'll receive by purchasing a DVC membership on the resale market. We go in-depth and explain why in this blog series. It’s important to note that Disney specifies Membership Extras as “incidental benefits” that are subject to change without notice at any time. Disney discourages potential members from basing their DVC purchase strictly on the availability of these extras since the benefits can change.
    From time to time, Disney places certain restrictions on resale contracts. The most recent restrictions took place on January 19, 2019. After that date, anyone who purchases a resale contract can use their vacation points at any of the the original 14 DVC resorts. They cannot use vacation points to stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort or other DVC resorts that may be built in the future. Any member who purchased their membership before this deadline is “grandfathered-in” and may continue to use their points at any DVC resort. DVC resale members cannot use vacation points to book Disney Cruises, Adventures by Disney, the Concierge Collection, or stays at regular Disney hotels. Members rarely use their points in this way as it is a very expensive option. If a resale buyer would like to take a Disney cruise, for example, it would be more advantageous to rent out their points and use the money to take the cruise. 
    As a resale buyer, you will be able to use your DVC points at any of the original 14 DVC resorts (also referred to as “legacy resorts”) at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Hawaii, Vero Beach, FL, and Hilton Head, SC. You’ll also have access to many more non-Disney resorts around the world through the Resort Condominium International (RCI) program.
    Absolutely not!  You will be treated with the same respect and superior customer service Disney is known for, regardless of how you initially purchased your DVC membership. You’ll call the same 800# to book your reservations, you will have the same Home Resort Priority as all DVC members, and will be greeted with a friendly “Welcome Home!” during your stay.
    Members who purchase DVC resale contracts enjoy many of the same benefits as those who choose to purchase directly while saving thousands of dollars on their membership. These benefits include access to Member Services, Disney resort benefits such as Extra Magic Hours and free transportation, and the ability to book vacations around the globe through the RCI program. There are some restrictions, however, which you can read more about here.
    First, we are former Disney Vacation Club cast members with 25 years of experience selling DVC memberships directly for Disney. We’ve helped thousands of families make their DVC dreams come true! We know the process of buying and selling DVC memberships inside and out, and we use this knowledge to help you close as quickly as possible. Our automated online system makes creating a listing, placing an offer, and closing easy! With 600-800 daily website visitors (80% of which are buyers), there is a great chance an ideal buyer will see your listing within a short time. Most of our inventory is sold within 30-40 days.
    Making an offer is simple!  1. First, create an online account. Once logged in, you head to our Listing page, click on the + button on the desired contract, and click the green button to see listing details 2. Click "Make an offer," to enter your offer in the designated box, and click the green "make an offer" button. 3. Wait for the seller to respond. We'll send you a text message or email as soon as they respond! Sellers have three (3) days to respond to an offer once it's made. If the seller accepts your offer, you'll receive either an immediate text message or email (depending on the communication preferences you selected when you created your account). If the seller counter the offer or declines, you will be notified by email. You may then submit another offer on the same listing, or make an offer on a different contract.
    Once a buyer places an offer, it’s immediately presented to the seller. The seller may then accept, decline, or present a counter-offer. If both buyer and seller reach an agreement, both buyer and seller will sign the contract online electronically. The buyer is required to make their escrow deposit (typically using a credit card) for a minimum of 10% up to $5,000 on their credit card with no fee within 3 days of signing the agreement. Then, we will send your contract to our title company and Disney. Disney has 30 days to review the contract and decide whether to enact the Right Of First Refusal (ROFR). We will update you throughout the process. Typically, it takes about 45-50 days to close once a buyer and seller have reached an agreement. 

    It takes about 7-14 days for Disney to complete the transfer of ownership. At that time, you’ll be sent a welcome letter in the mail with your member number (this could take up to three weeks). Once you have your member number, you can use it to create an account on the Disney Vacation Club website and book your vacation. Then enjoy creating magical memories with your family in a place you can call “home!”

    ROFR stands for “Right Of First Refusal”. Once a buyer and seller have a signed agreement, DVC Sales will send the contract to Disney for ROFR. Disney's Review Board can take up to 30 days to review the contract and decide whether or not they want to buy the contract themselves. If they do, the seller will receive the exact same amount of money as they agreed upon with their buyer. The buyer, however, will receive a refund of their escrow deposit and start the process of looking for a resale contract again. This process aims to ensure the price of DVC properties stays in line with current resale market value.  The exact criteria Disney uses to enact ROFR isn’t public. However, one important factor is whether DVC feels that the selling price (including who pays closing costs, and annual dues) is below resale market value.    
    Our listings are updated automatically in real-time and are always accurate. You may view our current available contracts by clicking the Listings tab at the top of this page.
    Our system is entirely digital, so you may sign your contract electronically using your mouse as a pen. No printing, scanning, or uploading are needed. We will send you a copy of the fully executed agreement once all parties have signed. 

    Yes. Once a seller accepts an offer, a contract will be generated and sent to both parties. You will then be able to sign the contract and download it for your convenience.

    Closing typically takes 45-50 days once an offer has been accepted, the contract signed, and the deposit is made

    No. The process of buying and selling your DVC membership can be done entirely online from anywhere in the world through our easy-to-use automated system!

    Our licensed and insured attorney-owned title company can complete closings for buyers worldwide. .

    Our licensed and bonded title company, Mason Title, handles funds and controls all financial transactions for DVC Sales purchases. We take the utmost care when handling financial transactions, and your privacy is very important to us. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

    Typically, closing costs average between $500 and $700 based on the purchase price on the contract. These fees are paid by the buyer. This fee includes a title search, providing the buyer with title insurance, and all of the document preparation and recording fees with the county where your property is based. Closing costs will differ from state to state. Florida, California, South Carolina, and Hawaii all have different laws to abide by and the fees differ as well Property taxes are included in your yearly dues at your Home Resort. At closing, all dues will be current but aren’t a part of closing costs. If points are available for the current Use Year, buyers will reimburse sellers for the yearly dues. You may pay your deposit directly through our secure payment system on our website

    As a DVC member, you’re responsible for paying property taxes at your Home Resort every year. These fees are included in your yearly maintenance fees

    If you’re considering financing your DVC resale purchase, you’ll need to contact a private lender. A common option for DVC financing is to get a home equity or signature loan from your bank. It’s important to know the rules and regulations for your specific loan, because not all lenders may be licensed to secure loans in particular states. We recommend Vacation Club Loans, and Timeshare Lending, as they specialize in financing DVC resale purchases. Certain companies work with DVC properties in particular areas. Vacation Club Loans will lend for all DVC properties. Timeshare Lending works with properties in California, Hawaii, and South Carolina (all non-Florida properties). Read more about financing options here.
    Purchasing a DVC Resale will definitely save you money! Typically, most resale contracts sell for about 30%-50% less than buying direct from Disney. Our DVC resale vs. retail calculator will help show you what you could potentially save.  
    Yes. Buyers are required to send a minimum 10% up to a maximum $5,000 deposit (no fee for use of a credit card) directly to our title company within three (3) days of signing the contract. Buying a DVC resale membership is just like any other real estate transaction. Deposits ensure that buyers are serious and are financially able to proceed with the transaction. Specific instructions on how to make your deposit are stated in the contract. Most buyers make their escrow deposit online using a credit card.  After closing, you’ll receive a welcome letter, your DVC member number, and a copy of your deed in the mail in about three to four weeks.
    If you’re not finding a contract on our DVC resale listings, don’t worry! New listings show up frequently. You may want to sign up for our buyers’ request form to be notified by email when a contract that meets your criteria is listed~ this way you'll be the first to know of the new listing!
    You’ll need to create an account in order to list a contract for sale, place an offer or sign closing documents.  Simply click the button on the top right corner of this screen. You’ll be guided through a few prompts to create an account in just a few minutes. 

    After logging into your account, click the gear wheel in the left-hand corner of the page to access your settings. Then, click the “edit password” button.

    Buying or selling a DVC membership means that you are entering into a real estate transaction. There is certain information that is required so that we can verify your identity, membership accuracy, and forms of payment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or send us a message through our live chat feature to speak with us directly.
    Your personal information is absolutely safe. We take your privacy and security seriously and we will not share your information with any third party other than as necessary to complete a real estate transaction. View our privacy policy here.
    Once you log in to your account, you may set up your communication preferences. You may add a mobile number to receive text messages and/or email notifications related to your offer. We’ll notify you throughout the offer, closing, and ROFR process.
    Yes! Create an account with us and fill out our buyers’ request form. You'll be asked to specify the criteria you’re looking for in a membership like Home Resort, the size of the membership and more. When a listing is created that meets your criteria, you’ll receive an email immediately. This gives you the first opportunity to make an offer!
    There are several ways for you to get in touch with our team! All of our contact information is listed here. Also, you can always use our built-in chat feature to chat with us online!  

    Membership Extras are open to DVC members who purchase at least 125 vacation points directly from Disney. These Extras include special events and discounts on dining, merchandise, annual passes, and access to certain non-Disney resorts.

    It’s important to note that Disney describes Membership Extras as “incidental benefits” that are subject to change without notice at any time. Disney discourages potential members from basing their DVC purchase strictly on the availability of these extras since the benefits often change.

    The savings you get by purchasing a DVC resale contract don’t add up to the extra price of buying your membership directly, even when you factor in the discounts from Membership Extras. We go in-depth and explain why in this article.

    You may list up to four (6) names on the deed of one DVC contract. All purchasers must be 18 years of age or older.
    When you purchase your real estate interest of at least 125 Vacation Points directly through Disney Vacation Development, Inc., you'll enjoy the following benefits:
    • Access to Membership Extras including using your vacation points on Disney Cruise Line, select Disney Resort hotels around the world, Adventures by Disney and the Concierge Collection.
    • Access to other offerings like exclusive Member events and discounts on dining and merchandise (of about 10%).
    These incidental benefits are not the reason most members join the Club. They become DVC members because they want to stay in luxury accommodations at Walt Disney World or one of the Vacation Clubs around the country, including Disney's Vero Beach Resort, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort, Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa and Disney's Grand California Resort.  Members don't typically use their points for Disney Cruises because they are far too costly. YOu would be better off renting your points and using the cash to pay for your cruise! YEars ago, this was a much more attractive option.  Any benefits a member gains by purchasing direct from Disney are insignificant compared to the thousands of dollars saved by buying a DVC Resale.  To learn more, please contact a team member at 407-205-1435. 
  • We are former Disney Vacation Club cast members and sold directly for Disney for 25 years. We have helped thousands of families make their DVC dreams come true! We now have the opportunity to assist both buyers and sellers on the resale market. We know the process of selling DVC memberships inside and out, and we use this knowledge to help close your transaction quickly. Our automated online system makes creating a listing easy! With roughly 800-1,000 daily website visitors (80% of which are buyers), your listing will be seen by many potential buyers. Most of our inventory is sold within 30-40 days.

    There are several factors involved in determining what your contract may be worth on the resale market. These include your Home Resort, yearly point allotment, and very importantly, the number of points currently available. Buyers like to see contracts with a large number of unused points available with a per-point price range that fits their budget. We suggest all sellers use our resale value calculator to help price their DVC membership when listing on our website. This tool will give you a range of per-point prices based on current DVC resale market trends for your specific membership.

    Another helpful idea is to visit our listings page. It's important to see at what price other contracts similar to yours are listed. 

    And last but not least, please call or email a member of our team to discuss a pricing. This is what we do every day, and we are here to help you sell your membership for the highest possible price! We are former Disney Vacation Club cast members and sold directly for Disney for 25 years. We are happy to discuss your contract in detail and help you determine an appropriate listing price.

    Another important point is that the price is entirely up to you- the seller! We can give advice, but we want you to make the final decision as to the price you are looking for. Our site's tools are here to assist you in determining the relevant prices of today's resale market.

    We keep our calculator as up to date as possible, as values change from time to time. Just call or email us if you have any questions. We're here to help in any way possible. 

    Just like general real estate, some sellers will negotiate, and some are firm on their asking price. By law, we are required to present all offers made. That being said, it’s the seller’s prerogative to ask whatever price they choose for their Membership. One of our favorite tools on our site is the Resale Value Calculator. This is a great resource for sellers to determine what their points are worth on the resale market. Also, it's important to take a look at our current listings to find other contracts similar to yours~ this helps sellers determine an appropriate sales price. 

    If Disney buys a contract back through ROFR, the seller will receive the exact same amount of money that they agreed to with their buyer. Disney must follow the details of the contract exactly. The buyer, however, will need to start the process of searching for a new contract and will have their escrow deposit returned.  

    Once you create an account, you'll be prompted to answer a few questions to publish your listing on our website. You will need your member number and contract number handy as well as your current point availability. 

    When a buyer places an offer on your contract, you'll receive an email or text immediately. You may then accept or place a counter-offer with the buyer. Sellers have three (3) days to respond to an offer once it's made.

    If both parties agree, a contract will be automatically generated. You'll be able to sign the agreement electronically and will be sent a copy of the fully executed agreement for your records. We will also send copies of the contract to our title company and to Disney to start the ROFR process. Disney Vacation Club Review Board has 30 days once they receive a contract to look it over and determine whether they want to exercise their right to buy your contract back. Remember, should Disney decide to buy your contract, this in no way effects you as a seller- you will receive the same price you agreed to with your buyer.  

    ROFR stands for "Right Of First Refusal" and is the process of sending an accepted DVC resale contract to the DVC Review Board. The Board reviews the contract and decides whether to enact ROFR. If they do, Disney will step in and buy the contract themselves. This process aims to ensure the price of DVC properties stays in line with current resale market values.

    The exact criteria Disney uses to enact ROFR isn't public. However, one important factor is whether DVC feels that the selling price, including who pays closing costs and annual dues, is below their established market price. If Disney enacts ROFR on a contract you're selling, Disney becomes the buyer and will purchase the contract for the same price that you agreed upon with your buyer. The buyer will need to start the buying process over and search for a new contract. 

    Once a contract has been signed and the deposit received, closing typically takes 45-50 days. The paperwork, once executed by both buyer and seller, then goes to Disney for ROFR. They have 30 days to decide if they would like to buy it back for that agreed-upon price or allow the sale to go through. This is called the Right of First Refusal (ROFR). This has little bearing on the seller because the seller will receive the exact same amount of money as the agreed-upon price, regardless of who is purchasing the contract. The buyer, however, will need to find another contract to purchase. We will keep you up-to-date the entire way through the sales process. 

    Most of the memberships listed with us sell within 30-45 days. About 80% of our daily site visitors are buyers. This means there’s a great chance an ideal buyer will see your listing within a short time.Once you have agreed to a price with a buyer, the closing process takes about 30-45 days.

    Closing typically takes between 40-50 days once an offer is accepted, the contract signed, and the deposit received.

    No. Buying and selling your DVC membership with DVC Sales is done entirely online using our automated system. You can buy or sell your DVC membership from anywhere in the world!

    Sellers typically elect for a wire transfer directly into the account after closing. YOu may also request to receive a check from the title company via FedEx. 

    Simply click the 'Create Account' button on the top right corner of this screen. You’ll be guided through a few prompts to create an account and publish your listing on our website. To save time, make sure you have your contract number and member number as well as your current availability of points. 

    Disney no longer verifies members point availability so we ask sellers to either go to their online account or call member services (800-800-9800) to confirm their current point availability. Point accuracy is essential to every listing. At point of sale, sellers are asked again to verify their point availability so there is not discrepency at closing. 

    You’ll need your contract and member ID number on hand to create a listing, as well as the names of anyone who is on the deed. We’ll also ask for an electronic signature so we can request a PAS statement on your behalf. No other additional information is required.

    Yes, simply log in to your account at any time to adjust your price up or down. The price you list and sell your membership for is completely your decision.

    Once a buyer makes an offer, you have the option to accept, decline, or make a counteroffer. Log into your account to select your choice

    80% of our website visitors are buyers. There is a great chance an ideal buyer will see your listing within a few days. Most of our inventory is sold within 30-40 days.

    Typically, closing costs average between $500 and $700 based on the purchase price on the contract, but these fees are almost always paid by the buyer. This fee is what the title company charges for completing a title search, providing the buyer with title insurance and includes all of the document preparation and recording fees with the county where your property is based. Closing costs will differ from state to state. Florida, California, South Carolina, and Hawaii all have different laws to abide by and the fees differ as well.

    At closing, you can expect to receive the sale proceeds less a $150 Right of First Refusal and Estoppel Fee (charged by Disney), and a real estate commission of 8%.Any outstanding liens, mortgages, maintenance fees, or late fees that may have been assessed to your property will also be deducted at that time. Other taxes may be taken out of the final payment (such as FIRPTA and HARPTA tax withholdings), depending on your specific situation.

    You may view (or change) your asking price to see how this will affect your estimated net to seller proceeds at any time. This will help give you a clear idea of how much you will receive at closing. Of course, call us at any time if you have questions!

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    Our company doesn’t charge any upfront fees to sell your Membership. In fact, any resale company who does may not have your best interests in mind. We work hard to market and ultimately sell the contracts we have listed on our site. We get paid when you do- at closing. 

    We are committed to being completely transparent throughout every aspect of the buying and selling process. You’ll know what costs you are responsible for before you sign a contract. We will never add on additional fees you were not expecting.

    This includes providing the title company with information required for closing- such as, is the seller current on all dues? Does the seller have a loan that needs to be paid off and if so, how much is owed? This fee is paid by the seller and taken out of the seller’s final payment at closing. 

    Our licensed and insured attorney owned title company can complete closings for sellers worldwide. There may be some applicable fees associated with non-US sales, including FIRPTA. FIRPTA stands for Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act. It’s a federal tax withholding that applies to real property when the seller is not a U.S. citizen. According to the tax law, all non-residents selling U.S. property must withhold 15% of the sales price and send it to the IRS. Read more about FIRPTA and whether it applies to you here. Keep in mind that the FIRPTA tax has to do with the financial gain a seller receives over how much they initially paid when purchasing their membership initially.  

    To avoid paying the FIRPTA tax as a non-U.S. seller, you must have a U.S. Social Security Number OR an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). If the seller has neither of these, an application to obtain an ITIN must also be filed along with the other FIRPTA paperwork. The process of obtaining an ITIN can take some time, so we suggest you contact a FIRPTA compliance company as soon as possible.

    Like FIRPTA, HARPTA is based on the profit that is realized over what the seller initially paid to purchase the DVC membership. HARPTA stands for Hawaii Real Property Tax Act. It’s a Hawaii state tax withholding that applies to all real estate transactions in Hawaii. The act states that all non-resident sellers must withhold 7.25% of the “realized” price (usually the property’s sales price) and pay it directly to the Department of Taxation in Hawaii. Once proper documents are files, most sellers receive the withholding back unless a profit is made. 

    Our automated system notifies both buyers and sellers immediately upon receiving offers or couter-offers. We know it's important for you to receive this information in 'real-time'. You will receive a text message and/or email immediately after an offer has been placed, depending on your communication preferences. No waiting around for the next business day to get updates on your listing!

    Listing your membership for sale is simple. You’ll need to create an account in order to create a listing, place an offer, sign closing documents, and receive payment. Simply click the button on the top right-hand corner of this screen. You’ll be guided through a few prompts to create an account so you can place an offer or list your membership for sale. If selling, you'll need your contract number and member number available to input into the system. It's also important to verify your current availability of points as it's essential that all listings on our website are represented accurately. 

    After logging into your account, click the gear wheel in the left-hand corner of the page to access your settings. Then, click the “edit password” button.

    Buying or selling a DVC membership means that you are entering into a real estate transaction. Certain essential information is required so that we can verify your identity, membership accuracy, and forms of payment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or send us a message through our live chat feature.

    Absolutely. We take your privacy and security seriously. We will not share your information with any third party other than as necessary to complete a real estate transaction. View our privacy policy here.

    Once you log in to your account, you can set up your communication preferences. You may add a mobile number to receive text messages and email notifications related to your offer. We’ll notify you throughout the closing and ROFR process.

    We have several ways for you to get in touch with our team! All of our contact information is listed here. Also, you can always use our built-in chat feature to speak with us directly!

    We encourage you to call us with any questions! Our phone numbers are (407) 205-1435 and 844-382-7253

    Buying and selling a DVC membership is a real estate transaction, so you must have a licensed real estate broker guide you through the process. You’ll want to make sure the broker is experienced with the process of selling DVC memberships specifically.

    Our team at DVC Sales has 25 years of experience selling DVC memberships for the Walt Disney Company. We have assisted thousands of families through the process and have the knowledge and expertise required to make the process smooth and easy!

    The resale value of a Riviera contract remains unknown. Due to the newest restrictions, members who purchase a DVC resale at Riviera will only be able to stay at Riviera. One of the biggest benefits of being a DVC member is the ability to book stays at many different resorts, so this restriction will significantly reduce the value of a Riviera contract on the resale market. We strongly encourage all members looking to purchase Riviera contracts directly to consider this before purchasing.

    Yes. Once you accept an offer, a contract will be automatically generated and sent to both you and the buyer. You will then be able to sign the contract online and we will send you a copy for your files. 

    No. Disney Vacation Club does not have a resale department to assist with selling your Membership. Disney does, however, purchase resale contracts that are sold on the resale market through the right of first refusal process. DVC Sales is a Licensed Real Estate Broker specializing assisting members who are interested in selling their contracts on the secondary market.