DVC Resale Average Sales Prices for May 2023
This article features the average sales price of contracts categorized by resort and month sold from May 2022 through May 2023 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.
How to Evaluate DVC Resale Prices
The price of a resort can 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.
Grand Californian Skyrockets in May as Buyers Market Shows Signs of Slowing
In the dynamic world of the DVC resale market, some trends never fail to astound us. Leading the pack this month is the increase at the Grand Californian we began tracking in April, which has seen its average resale prices rocket by an impressive 23%, hitting $318 per point. This isn’t just a significant leap for the resort – it represents the highest-ever average price per point in the DVC resale history.
Grand Californian‘s recent increase has been propelled by recent news regarding both resale restrictions and the introduction of transient taxes for the new Villas at Disneyland Hotel, which commenced sales early last month. As we transition into June, we’re starting to notice a slight cooling in these numbers. However, the high demand for the Grand Californian remains steady as many of those planning to purchase Disneyland Hotel pivot to this resort.
A broader look at the overall resale market presents early signs of an upward trajectory in pricing, with a blended average increase nudging close to 4% across all DVC properties. While the Grand Californian‘s exceptional performance does skew this number somewhat, other indicators are hinting that our current buyers’ market might soon reach its finale.
One property that certainly deserves our attention in the coming months is Disney’s Polynesian Villas. A swirling debate among buyers and sellers is currently in motion about whether the forthcoming Polynesian DVC Tower will be a separately deeded association or included in the existing resort. This discussion has led to a fair amount of speculation and anticipatory tension. Increasing prices may indicate that a majority think the resort will be included in the existing Polynesian association, while decreasing pricing could suggest more buyer uncertainty ahead of this inevitable announcement. Regardless of that debate, the Polynesian remains one of the best economical DVC resorts to purchase, ranking 4th on this spring’s analysis.
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, May 2022 – May 2023:
DVC Resale Price Changes for Non-WDW Resorts
Below is a chart and graph detailing the average prices per point for each Non-WDW DVC Resort, May 2022 – May 2023:
DVC Resale Prices Compared to Direct DVC Prices
Below is a chart comparing the DVC Resale Market prices to Direct Resale prices:
May ’23 Sales)
(Disney Vacation Development)
|Difference Per Point
(Direct – Resale)
|Percentage Savings with Resale|
|Bay Lake Tower||$153||$275||$122||44%|
|Old Key West||$98||$205||$107||52%|
|Old Key West – Ext||$123||$205||$82||40%|
*Direct price does not reflect any promotional discounts DVC may be offering. Click here to view resale restrictions.