My DVC Points Podcast
Andy Berry joins the show to review September 2021. In all but 3 resorts, we had a slight decrease in average sales price. Disney has been more aggressive in exercising its right of first refusal on contracts. 80 contracts were bought back during September (which is more than the last three months combined). We saw huge spikes in Animal Kingdom, Saratoga Springs, and Old Key West. At the time of recording, we saw 400 active contracts on the market.
Robert Campbell had a very hard decision when buying DVC. They even used the 10-day timeshare cooling-off clause to cancel their first direct contract. However, when the timing was right, they bought into DVC and it's been one of their best decisions. Episode 173
Annelie Heinen and Angie Robinson, who share some strategies for dealing with Disney shaming tactics and the benefits of DVC with regard to mental health. Episode 172
One of the most critical things to understand in how DVC works is banking, borrowing, and transferring points. We break this down the most common questions we see members ask involves this concept of banking, borrowing, and transferring points. It's a complicated topic and quite honestly, most members have 200 points or less and only use them once a year. Every DVC professional will tell you, members simply do not understand how this works. Resale and Rental sponsors love the fact we create educational content here because it makes serving members easier when members understand their membership. Tune in to learn all about banking, borrowing, and transferring points. Episode 171
Steve shares how he went from being a cash stay traveler to being a DVC member, how he and his wife navigate wheelchair-accessible accommodations in DVC, and the pros/cons to buying resale vs. direct. Episode 170
We're entering a slight buyers market as prices start to decrease a few dollars a point. Disney Genie+ and Annual Pass increases with feature losses have motivated numerous members to list their contracts.
In the third episode of our 2021 Old Key West Review Series, we discuss everything about the resort except the rooms. We cover food and beverage, recreation activities, pools, transportation, parking, and everything else you may need to know when you're considering a stay at Disney's Old Key West Resort
do not allow passage to the master bathroom via the laundry room, and everything you need to know before you book a room at Old Key West. Tune in to hear the favorite room requests. Episode 167.
rview, community Q&A with Sue Saunders. Sue is DVC Member #158 and is very proud that she bought DVC on the very first day it was offered to the public. Tune and join the conversations as we look back at Sue's wisdom from 30 years of membership and her 10+ year career working for Disney, including time as a DVC sales guide. Episode 166
Jodi Gross joins the show to discuss July 2021 average sales prices, inventory, and Disney buybacks of DVC contracts via their right of first refusal. The market's inventory stayed relatively consistent – buyers and sellers were joining the market at an even pace. The price increases we saw earlier this year generally stayed the same, with a few resorts moving slightly. It's hard to overlook the number of reduced contracts on the market when you scan over the listings. Jodi believes sellers may have been a bit ambitious in their asking price and have started to decrease prices. Old Key West and Saratoga dominated Disney's buybacks. Copper Creek was also repurchased for the third consecutive month in a row.