How to Sell Disney Timeshares

By Robin Raven

  • Overview

    Disney timeshares are special. They offer a stake in property in Orlando, Florida, one of the ultimate international vacation destination spots. That's a fact, as millions pour into the city each year from countries around the world. Owning a part of that is a wise investment. However, if you've decided that it's time to reap the rewards of your investment--or just need some quick cash--it's possible to sell Disney timeshares in any city.
    • Step 1

      Assess the current state of your timeshares. You want to make sure that they are in good condition and have been well-maintained by all parties involved. This is usually the case with Disney timeshares.
    • Step 2

      Speak to a Disney cast member as a part of the Disney Vacation Club. You want to establish that you are ready to sell your timeshares.

    • Step 3

      Speak with a real estate agent specializing in the sale of timeshares. You may not want to incur fees from a real estate agent, but you don't want to sabotage your own financial standing with the timeshares. This is tricky territory, and it's easy for someone to lose thousands of investment dollars with improperly managed timeshares.
    • Step 4

      Start with a simple ad to feel the waters. You can do this by listing in on Craigslist. While you don't want to burn your bridges by placing an ad that you never respond to, this can be a good way of feeling out interest in the property. While many people respond to ads without a true intention of buying, speaking with people about what they are looking for is a good idea to get a sense of the price you can expect to make from the timeshare.
    • Step 5

      Explain the overwhelming benefits to having a Disney timeshare compared to ones offered by other locations. This is a big selling point. Most timeshares are offered at a single location place. With a Disney timeshare, it is good from the location destination in Orlando, Florida, to their other properties all over the world, including 500 additional destinations. One can vacation in Europe, Africa or South America in using the timeshares. This can make an irresistible selling point.
    • Step 6

      Speak to potential buyers about the added benefits that come with timeshare ownership, including the fact that they will get discounts on dining and extra theme park attractions, including a special deal on the coveted annual passes. They will also have access to team members who will help plan a vacation for free, and this will be true each and every time the timeshares are used, regardless of which property he plans on residing in during usage.
    • Step 7

      Meet with potential buyers if they are local to your area. Continue to explain the perks, including the member publications you have received. Showing these to potential buyers can bring a tangible proof to the assets they'll receive.
    • Step 8

      Further explain that the variety of choices include stays at either Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, Disney's Beach Club Villas, The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's BoardWalk Villas, Disney's Old Key West Resort, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, and Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort.
    • Step 9

      Place several real estate ads for your timeshare, or trust it in the hands of a timeshare-specific real estate agent.
    • Skill: Moderate
    • Tip: Keep the experience of sharing your timeshare positive if you have children. They may be upset about losing a part of the parks, but explain that you will still visit, yet have more of an adventure by staying at new and exciting places.
    • Warning:
    • Don't sell your Disney timeshare if you are thinking of still frequenting the parks. While the costs may seem extraordinary, compare it to the price of staying in the theme park hotels and doing without the amenities like your very own kitchen.

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