DVC Resale Average Sales Prices for April 2021

This article features the average sales price of contracts categorized by resort and month sold from April 2020 through April 2021 by DVC Resale Market (DVCRM). Our goal for this article is to provide great directional information for anyone considering a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resale purchase or just wanting to satisfy a general curiosity of prices and trends.

Keep in mind that the price of a resort can still easily vary based on the size of the contract in points, the current point availability of the contract (i.e., points current, banked and borrowed) as well as other various factors (i.e., extended Old Key West contracts, subsidized dues contracts, etc.). For example, contracts that are smaller and have higher points availabilities tend to sell for more than the average price per point and vice versa.

Resale Prices Continue to Climb

The average selling price per point for direct sales when averaging price equally among all resorts is $206.  The resale average is at a record high of $141 per point.  This represents a 32% gap in direct vs. resale prices, however, one year ago this gap was roughly 40%.  What has changed?  A few thoughts on this dynamic:

  1. Demand outpacing supply:  There are more contracts being sold each week than are being listed for sale on the resale market.  The supply hasn’t necessarily been slower than prior years, however, the demand has been incredibly strong in 2021.  This demand seems to be driven by pocket books and emotion.  There have been numerous articles written about the extra savings many Americans have due to not being able to travel through much of 2020, and as a consequence have additional spending money now.  Combine that with stimulus money, and there is good reason to believe people have more vacation funds currently available to spend. Importantly, the pandemic allowed many people to reflect on what is most important, and the answer we keep hearing is quality time with the family, and for much of our audience that means Disney vacations with the family.
  2. Has the pandemic mitigated the benefits of buying direct?: Historically, one of the benefits of buying direct was a discount of buying annual passes, however, outside of some very limited situations, the sell of annual passes continues to be on hold.  Additionally, Member Events that came with the benefits of buying direct have yet to come back assuming they will.  Nevertheless, there are still other perks to buying direct (i.e., discounts on merchandise, closing sooner, etc.), but it’s possible the loss of a few differentiators may allow for a tighter gap in price between direct and resale.  Historically, we’ve seen a 20-50% gap in direct vs. resale prices, with most resorts being between a 30-40% difference.  Currently, the average is much closer to the 30% mark than the 40% mark.  Obviously, direct pricing sets a ceiling for resale prices.  The question is at what percentage gap do people who would normally purchase resale begin opting for direct?  What we are seeing so far in 2021 is that that gap is tighter than it use to be.
Outside view of the Saratoga Springs resort and spa at Walt Disney

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DVC Resale Price Changes for Walt Disney World (WDW) Resorts

Below is a chart and graph detailing the average prices per point for each WDW DVC Resort, Apr. ’20 – Apr. ’21:

Chart of DVC Resale price changes for Walt Disney World resorts from April 2020 to 2021

Line graph showing average resale prices by Walt Disney World DVC resort from April 2020 to April 2021

DVC Resale Price Changes for Non-Resorts

Below is a chart and graph detailing the average prices per point for each Non-WDW DVC Resort, Apr. ’20 – Apr. ’21:

Chart of the average price per point for non-WDW DVC resort from April 2020 to 2021

 

Line graph of average resale prices by non-WDW DVC resort from April 2020 to April 2021

DVC Resale Prices Compared to Direct DVC Prices

Below is a chart comparing the DVC Resale Market prices to Direct Resale prices:

ResortResale
(Based on Apr. ’21 Sales Data)
Direct* 
(Disney Vacation Development)
Difference Per Point
(Direct – Resale)
Percentage Savings with Resale
Animal Kingdom$128$186$5831%
Aulani$124$201$7738%
Bay Lake Tower$166$245$7932%
Beach Club$159$245$8635%
Boardwalk$135$210$7536%
Boulder Ridge$118$186$6837%
Copper Creek$157$225$6830%
Grand Californian$236$295$5920%
Grand Floridian$184$255$7128%
Hilton Head$83$140$5741%
Old Key West$114$165$5131%
Polynesian$163$250$8735%
Riviera Resort$139$201$6231%
Saratoga Springs$124$165$4125%
Vero Beach$82$125$4334%

*Direct price does not reflect any promotional discounts DVC may be offering. Click here to view resale restrictions. 

Access all available Disney Vacation Club resale listings, or learn more about buying and selling with DVC Resale Market.

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