New Member Education Series & Playlist
Welcome to our New Member Education Series and Playlist. Back when we first got started, it was easy to tell somebody researching DVC to just go binge our content. However, now that we have published hundreds of podcasts and live shows, we realized that new listeners could use a little help.
So we started creating content just for new listeners. Episodes are not aired in any particular order. However, you may find value in listening to them in the order we created below.
- Episode 112 – Is DVC Right for Me?
- Episode 118 – How DVC Differs from Other Timeshares
- Episode 101 – Tips for Deed Titles and Estate Planning in DVC
- Episode 121 – Insider Tips for Picking Your Next DVC Home Resort
- Episode 126 – Top 5 Reasons to Buy Direct from Disney
- Episode 129 – Top 4 Reasons to Buy Resale
- Episode 136 – Resale Response to Direct Benefits from DVC
- Episode 141 – How Many DVC Points Should I Purchase for My First Contract? Right-Sizing Your Contracts
- Episode TBD – Understand Use Year, Banking, Borrowing, Booking, and Cancelling Reservations
- Episode TBD – Pros and Cons of Multiple Use Years for DVC Members
- Episode TBD – Pros and Cons of Multiple Home Resorts for DVC Members
- Episode 101 – Transferring DVC to the Next Generation: Estate Planning, Titles, Trusts, and Multiple Contracts
Good luck in your search and we hope that you join our Awesome Member Community on our Facebook Group – My DVC Points Community
At My DVC Points, we are a 100% member-driven show. We've had over 250 different members on our shows. We're a show produced, directed, staffed, edited, and featuring DVC members. We create member-to-member content to help serve the member community. While we'd like to think our shows can be entertaining at times; our core value is creating content to help members make an informed and educated decision about what's best for their family. While we're huge fans of Disney Vacation Club, we value honest, open, direct, and respectful conversations in the community. At the end of the day, we all have limited resources in terms of vacation time, finances, and DVC points. We host conversations to understand other members' thoughts, opinions, and experiences so that you can decide how to best use your resources in creating something magical for your family.
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Explaining DVC Point Banking, Borrowing, and Point Transfers
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
Why Does Every DVC Member Need to Understand Resale?
Today’s show is full of expert points and tips, as we explain the top things that every DVC Member needs to know about resale. You may want to listen to the show a few times as it is stacked with loads of great information. And then, we highly suggest that you call a DVC Resale market guide to ask questions, as they are all experts at this. Jodi Gross from DVC Resale Market co-hosts today's show. Episode 164
How to Predict DVC Room Availability
about buy where you want to stay and the importance of the 11-month booking window, DVC room availability is a huge issue. It takes members a few years to learn the ropes. However, our own Peter Scheidle from the DVC Newscast team also has a site dedicated to solving issues members face. The #1 thing he started with was charting out DVC availability so that members can start to understand general trends of when rooms book out. Episode 162
153 What is a DVC Use Year? New Member Education Series
Point management and understanding Use Year is one of the most complicated aspects of being a DVC Member. Every week we see DVC community members asking questions about Use Year. We think the topic is so essential that we highly recommend you, new members, fully understand this concept before they buy into DVC. If you don't understand Use Year and how it sets up the rules for point management and flexible booking, do yourself a huge favor and listen to the show and ask questions in the My DVC Points Community group on Facebook.
142 How Many DVC Points Should I Buy for My First Contract?
One of the most frequently asked questions for people researching DVC is, “How many points should I buy?” Andy Berry from DVC Resale Market joins the show to give us the formal DVC guide answers and then we talk with 9 DVC members to see how many points they bought on their first contract.
137 Resale Response to Direct Benefits from DVC
In the second of a two-part episode, we discuss the counter arguments to buying your DVC Membership directly through Disney. Join Chad, Jake, & DVC Resale Market Agents – Marissa and Derrick as they talk about why buying resale is still a great financial choice, despite the Membership Extras advertised.
129 – Reasons to Buy DVC on the Resale Market
You've heard why Blue Card Members love going direct; now it's time to hear why so many people opt out and purchase on the secondary market. Spoiler: it saves you a LOT of money, but that's not all. Join Chad, Jake, & DVC Resale Market Agents – Marissa and Derek as they discuss why adding resale is still an excellent option for those looking for maximum value.
126 – Top 5 Reasons to Buy Direct from DVC
It's a classic debate in the DVC community: do you buy direct from Disney or save money and buy from the resale market? We recruited three died in the wool, blue-card-carrying, buy direct from Disney evangelists to share the top 5 reasons why people should consider buying directly from Disney.
121 Insider Tips for Picking Your Next DVC Home Resort
DVC Members love their home resorts for a variety of reasons. Chad, Valerie, Brad, and Sandy are back to discuss the three main factors people use when picking their home resort. Some people buy them because they love the resort. Others buy specifically for the 11-month booking window advantage. Yet other members are more influenced by the financial, economic, and deed expiration dates. We believe every resort is unique, and there's something for everyone to love in DVC. Join the conversation as we discuss these three factors across all of the DVC resorts.
118 What's Different About DVC Compared to Other Timeshares?
Our new member education series continues in Episode 118. Brad and Chad discuss what makes DVC different from other timeshares. The flexibility of the point system and incredible strong demand to stay on property at Disney. This demand creates a huge resale and rental market.