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We are former Disney Vacation Club sales agents 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 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 and closing easy! With 1,000 daily website visitors (80% of which 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.
There are several factors involved in determining what your contract may be worth. These include your Home Resort, yearly point allotment, and "most importantly" the number of available points. Buyers like to see contracts with a large number of unused points currently 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 tool to determine your contract's worth is to view our buyers' waitlist. You'll be able to view how many families have requested a contract similar to yours, which will help you determine how desirable your membership may be.
We also suggest sellers view our current DVC resale listings to get an idea of current asking prices for similar contracts
What you list your contract for is entirely up to you. 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 we can!
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.
While we’ve heard some recent customers say that Disney offered to buyback their membership, the official answer is no. Anyone looking to sell their DVC membership must use a licensed real estate broker, like DVC Sales.
Yes. Selling a contract is treated as a new transaction, and will no longer be “grandfathered in.” The 2019 restrictions will apply.
Once you create an account, you'll be prompted to answer a few questions to publish your listing on our website. To save time, make sure you have your member ID and contract nearby. You'll receive an email prompting an electronic signature so we can contact Disney on your behalf for a Point Activity Statement (PAS). This document verifies your membership and current point availability. This statement is required for all new listings to ensure accuracy.
After an offer is made, you'll receive an email or text immediately. You can 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. 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 enact ROFR.
ROFR stands for "Right Of First Refusal" and is the process of sending an accepted DVC resale contract and good-faith deposit in escrow to the DVC Review Board. The Review 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 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, taxes, 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 already agreed-upon sales price.
Once a contract has been properly signed and the deposit received, closing typically takes 45-50 days. We will keep in touch so that you know where we are in the process. The paperwork, once executed by both buyer and seller, then goes to Disney. 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 a payment based on the agreed-upon price, regardless of who is purchasing the contract. The buyer, however, will need to find another contract to purchase.
PAS, or “Point Activity Statement,” is a document that our team will request from Disney during the process of listing your membership on our DVC resale listings page. You’ll be asked for an electronic signature so we can request this document on your behalf directly from Disney. A PAS statement verifies your membership and confirms the number of points that are currently available. A PAS statement ensures all our listings are authentic and 100% accurate.
We’ll take care of this for you! Buyers have the option to fill out a buyers’ waitlist form. This allows buyers to specify the types of contracts they’re looking for considering their desired Home Resort, number of available points, and Use Year. When a similar is listed on our website, these buyers will receive an immediate notification so they can place an offer.
80% of our daily site visitors are buyers. This means there’s a great chance an ideal buyer will see your listing within a few days! Most of our inventory is sold within 30-40 days. The closing process takes 30-50 days once the contract is signed.
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 will receive an overnight FedEx the day after closing with the final payment. You may also arrange for a wire transfer if you prefer.
Click the button on the top right-hand 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 and member ID number on hand.
To ensure new listing accuracy, we’ll ask you for an electronic signature so we can contact Disney on your behalf for a current Point Activity Statement (PAS). This document verifies your membership and confirms the number of points that are currently available. Having this document ensures all our DVC resale listings are authentic.
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!
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. Only after the contract has closed do we get paid.
We are committed to being completely transparent throughout every aspect of the buying and selling DVC membership process. You’ll know what costs you are responsible for before you pay them. We will never add on additional fees you were not expecting.
The $150 Estoppel fee is what Disney charges to verify a seller’s membership, including upcoming reservations, points, and dues owed. Disney will also check to make sure the account is current and that the seller is legally allowed to sell the property. This fee is taken out of the seller’s final payment at closing. Typically, the Estoppel process may take up to 30 days.
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 interest sales when the seller is not a U.S. citizen. According to the tax law, all non-resident aliens 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.
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.
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. View how this law may affect your DVC membership sale here.
Our automated system notifies both buyers and sellers immediately after updates are made about their accounts. You will receive either a text message 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!
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 make a DVC resale listing.
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 your DVC membership is entering into a real estate transaction. This means certain 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 to speak with us directly.
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!
Yes! If you haven’t found the answer to your question here, we’re happy to help. You may call the office directly at (407) 205-1435. Our fax number is (407) 982-1092.
Yes! Simply type your message into our built-in chat feature at the bottom right of this page. We’ll get back to you shortly!
Buying and selling your 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 real estate 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 know the ins and outs of becoming a DVC member, and we use this knowledge to help you through the DVC resale buying and selling process!
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 download it for your own convenience.
No. Disney Vacation Club does not have a resale department to assist with the selling of your Membership. You may independently find a licensed real estate broker. DVC Sales is a Licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in only selling DVC memberships.