When should I locate a renter for DVC points?
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Im planning a week long stay at BWV in 2 studios the last week of October 2013. I know its too early to be able to book but i am a planner and want it to be all set and ready to go as soon as possible. Would I even be able to find a renter this early? Im trying to avoid the companies that do it (so I can save a few dollars per point) if possible.
I did it about a year ahead. That way we had time to work out the particulars before the 11 month mark for reserving. Obviously if you plan on 11 months you have to find someone with home resort points for where you want to go. Otherwise eight months in advance if you want them to reserve somewhere other than their home resort at 7 months.
Are you planning on looking on the Disboards rentals page? There is usually a lot of choices there.
In my opinion it is less risky to use a service that does it. I know you said you want to save a few dollars per point but for $13 per point you can use David's DVC rental service and he does all the work for you. You run zero risk because if it falls through or the dvc owner backs out you get all your money back. It might not be that easy to get your money back if you are doing it yourself directly with the DVC owner.
Now I do know there is one guy, and I cannot remember his name, but you can find him on the DIsboards rental thread, and he has over 7,000 dvc points. He has points at every resort and he is going to be a bit cheaper than $13 per point. If I remember correctly he rents his for around $11 per point and he is as professional as doing it through David's.
I have seen his dealings with ppl and have never seen anybody have one bad thing to say about him. I wish I could remember his DISboard name. He won't be hard to find over there.
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I love the idea's of David's but it will be almost $500 more. Thats significant for us. If you remember the name of the guy on DIS that would be great. I don't find that board nearly as friendly though
I think the guy you are looking for has a big blue sorcerers hat as his sig pic... but it's been a while. You can also check out the Timeshare store. They do rentals, but I'm not sure what they cost as far as pricing.
I would also recommend you start the process up to a year in advance. Particularly if you have your eye on a Standard View or BoardWalk View at BWV. Those rooms are in short supply and October is increasingly popular among DVC members.
Bear in mind that a rental is basically a handshake agreement between you and the DVC owner, and that Disney has no involvement in the transaction. If anything goes wrong, it's completely between you and the points owner.
Also note that many renters ask for 100% payment up-front since they are committing their points to your reservation. And cancellation policies are typically non existent. You must be absolutely certain that you will be making the trip. Trip insurance would be wise to protect against the unexpected.