DVC Resale Average Sales Prices for December 2020
This article features the average sales price of contracts categorized by resort and month sold from December 2019 through December 2020 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.
Sales Volume Rising, Inventory Dropping and a Direct Price Increase Coming
When taking a simple average of the average DVC Resort selling prices from December ’19 to December ’20, the market showed an increase from $124/pt. to $128/pt., which is extraordinary given everything that occurred in 2020.
Additionally, there are 3 strong reasons to believe prices could be increasing more, and soon:
- Demand is rising. From November to December in 2020 sales for DVCRM rose more than 40%. An increase, especially of that magnitude that time of year, is unprecedented. In 2018 and 2019, sales were virtually flat going from November to December. As vaccine distribution continues to ramp up, the optimism and pent up demand for vacations is likely to only increase throughout 2021, which should continue the strong demand trend we are currently seeing. Not to mention there is a big 50th anniversary coming October 1st!
- Supply is shrinking. DVCRM began December with nearly 400 listings, and that amount dropped by nearly 20% to the low 300s by month’s end due to strong demand. January is the strongest time of year to get new listings as the annual dues bill is sent out. However, the typical supply of new listings attributed to a dues bill may be tempered this year as credit is being applied to 2021 dues due to resort closures from 2020, and a stimulus check is likely coming soon.
- A DVC Direct price increase is around the corner. Sources have reported that effective February 14th, select sold-out DVC resorts will experience price increases ranging from $5 per point to $15 per point. Additionally, Riviera and Aulani are expected to see their prices increase on February 6th to $201 per point.
With demand rising, supply tightening, and direct price increases coming, there is very strong reason to believe resale prices could be increasing to begin 2021.
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, Dec. 2019 – Dec. 2020:
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, Dec. 2019 – Dec. 2020:
DVC Resale Prices Compared to Direct DVC Prices
Below is a chart comparing the DVC Resale Market prices to Direct Resale prices:
(Based on Dec. ’20 Sales Data)
(Disney Vacation Development)
|Difference Per Point|
(Direct – Resale)
|Percentage Savings with Resale|
|Bay Lake Tower||$149||$235||$86||37%|
|Old Key West||$107||$165||$58||35%|
*Direct price does not reflect any promotional discounts DVC may be offering. Click here to view resale restrictions.