A year ago it was big news (though not a big surprise) when the independent analysts at Sharket.com ranked Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort the #1 timeshare property for resales. Sharket evaluated hundreds of timeshare resale transactions to determine which timeshare properties are the most likely to sell at high value, and Saratoga Springs came out on top with several other Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resorts not far behind. Twelve months later, Sharket has released its most recent analysis of the timeshare resale market, and once again, DVC resales are dominating the timeshare resale market in 2016.
Disney Vacation Club held 8 of the top 10 rankings among a pool of more than 1,400 timeshare resorts. Disney's Saratoga Springs, Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, Old Key West Resort, Boardwalk Villas, and Beach Club Villas all earned a perfect "Saleability Score" of 10.
Though its sales count and typical price were lower than most of the DVC resorts, Marriott's Grande Vista also achieved a perfect score. Marriott was the second-most represented timeshare brand in the Top 25, which included 2 in the Top 10 (Grande Vista and Maui Ocean Club).
The Top 25 Timeshare Resorts accounted for 21% of all timeshare resale transactions, up 5% from last year. This is great news for both timeshare buyers and sellers: current owners gain confidence knowing that there is demand for their property, and prospective buyers benefit from increased inventory and competitive pricing as the resale market continues to grow.
As with any real estate property, location appears to have had a significant impact on the saleability of timeshares. Ten of the Top 25 Timeshare Resorts are located in Orlando and 9 of the Top 25 are located in Hawaii. In fact, The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Resort (Anaheim, CA) and St. James Place (Beaver Creek, CO) were the only two timeshare resorts in the Top 25 that are not located in either Florida or Hawaii! St. James Place was the only timeshare resort not affiliated with a major brand to be featured in the Top 25.
This latest report is expected to bolster the timeshare resale market which has seen continual growth in recent years as aging timeshare owners look to sell their vacation properties to a new generation of vacationers. As noted above, Disney Vacation Club is leading the way, and DVC resale prices have generally risen over time as the program continues to gain popularity.
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For more information about Sharket's Top 25 Timeshare Resorts and their research methodologies, visit https://sharket.com/news/reports/top-25-timeshare-resorts-2016/.