DVC Resale Average Sales Prices for January 2019
This article features the average sales price of contracts categorized by resort and month sold for January of 2018 through January 2019. Our goal is for this 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 prices 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 contract, subsidized dues contracts, etc.). For example, contracts that are smaller and have higher point availability tend to sell for more than the average price per point and vice versa.
Wild Start to 2019 – Reallocated Points Charts, Price Increases, Resale Restrictions
2019 has started out with a point charts reallocation, high dues increase, direct price increases, a resale restriction on the Classic 14 DVC Resorts, a severe restriction on future DVC resorts and a reversal of the point charts reallocation.
So what have all of these changes done to resale selling prices? And the answer is through the end of January, not very much. January had an overall slight uptick in selling price, and that was likely due to more full price offers during the high volume buying period prior to the January 19th restriction deadline. More full price offers and over full price offers were seen in that period than probably any time in DVC Resale Market’s history due to people trying to avoid their contract being bought back, and then not having an opportunity to buy another resale contract pre-restriction.
Resale inventory numbers began to spike in January as Members were getting their new dues bills for 2019, which had some of the highest increases ever seen across the DVC network of resorts. However, just as inventory was threatening to reach all-time highs the urgency of the January 19th restriction, and a direct price on January 16th entered the mix. The restriction impact had an immediate and strong impact on sales, with DVC Resale Market selling approximately 400 contracts in a two week period. When there is a direct price increase, typically the resale market reacts gradually over a few month period following the direct price increase.
The sales volume since the restriction has been equal to or great than the same week’s prior year. This is a good sign for the overall health of the resale market, and an early indication the restriction on the Classic 14 DVC Resorts isn’t carrying much weight with DVC buyers. Of course, the resale impact to Disney’s Riviera will not be seen for quite some time as it hasn’t even begun direct presales yet.
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, January 2018 – January of 2019:
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, January 2018 – January 2019:
DVC Resale Prices Compared to Direct DVC Prices
Below is a chart comparing the DVC Resale Market prices to Direct Resale prices:
(Based on Jan. ’19 Sales Data)
(Disney Vacation Development)
|Difference Per Point
(Direct – Resale)
|Percentage Savings with Resale|
|Bay Lake Tower||$143||$225||$82||36%|
|Old Key West||$106||$156||$50||32%|
*Direct price does not reflect any promotional discounts DVC may be offering