Let’s Talk Resale….Top 25 Timeshare Resorts 2016

On June 27th, 2016

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Resale | Timeshare News

How important is our annual Top 25 Timeshare Resort Report?  According to our research, more than 50% of the total resale market dollar volume takes place at the Top 25 resorts!

Of the more than 1,400 resorts reporting sales in the Sharket database, only seven earned a perfect 10 Saleability Score™ and six are Disney Vacation Club resorts. The other resort with a perfect 10 on the 2016 list is Marriott’s Grande Vista resort.

“Disney Vacation Club timeshares continue to enjoy a high number of sales and high median prices compared to almost any other resort,” says Bob Schmidt, Sharket’s Chief Data Officer. “Disney resorts are not actually the priciest timeshares – in the Top 25 that honor again goes to Starwood’s Westin Ka’anapali in Hawaii – but the Disney resorts have a much higher number of resales. Disney’s Saratoga Springs for example chalks up an incredible 1,021 resales on an annualized basis, more resales per year than any other resort, and the number of Saratoga Springs’ resale transactions represents an increase of 20 percent compared to the data for last year’s ranking,” Schmidt says.

Resales Are Higher and So Are Prices

“The number of resales is higher at every one of the Top 25 resorts,” Schmidt says. “Many resorts saw resale price gains as well. In fact, 15 of the Top 25 saw typical prices increase compared to last year,” Schmidt adds.

Some highlights regarding the Top 25 list include:

Only One Independent Resort in the Top 25

The only timeshare resort on Sharket’s Top 25 that is not affiliated with a major brand is St. James Place resort located in Beaver Creek, Colorado with a ranking of 21.

Resale Volume is Up Compared to the 2015 Ranking

The Top 25 resorts comprise a total of 5,656 average annual resale transactions and $75 million in average annual resale volume compared to 4,762 resales and $58 million in volume in the 2015 rankings.

“The Top 25 represent 21 percent of all timeshare resales based on transactions and a whopping 55 percent of the total dollar amount of a resale transactions tracked by Sharket. Comparable figures based on 2015’s list are 16 percent and 49 percent, respectively,” Schmidt adds.

Price Gainers

Among the Top 25, biggest price gains in median price occurred at these resorts:

The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas+$3,300
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club+$3,055
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa+$2,680


Price Losers

Some resorts show a decline in median price compared to last year’s ranking.

St. James Place-$6,000
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa-$4,300
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa-$2,900
Grand Waikikian By Hilton Grand Vacations Club-$2,900

Transaction Gainers

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has the highest increase in resale transactions among the Top 25 with an increase of 250 resales compared to 2015 rankings and almost $4 million in year over year resale volume, according to Sharket’s data which is calculated on an annualized basis.

Other gainers in total resale volume include Disney’s Saratoga SpringsBay Lake TowersGrand Floridian andBoardwalk Villas, all of which saw gains of $1 million or more in resale dollar volume, according to the figures compiled by Sharket.

The complete list:

Resort NameCityTypical PriceSalesCountSaleabilityScore
1Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & SpaLake Buena Vista$12,205102110
2Disney’s Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary ResortLake Buena Vista$17,60049010
3Disney’s Animal Kingdom VillasLake Buena Vista$12,80056510
4Disney’s Old Key West ResortLake Buena Vista$13,60041910
5Disney’s Boardwalk VillasLake Buena Vista$13,00036710
6Disney’s Beach Club VillasLake Buena Vista$14,85025810
7Marriott’s Grande VistaOrlando$  5,00042010
8Villas at Disney’s Wilderness LodgeLake Buena Vista$12,4501879
9The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & SpaAnaheim$20,3201159
10Marriott’s Maui Ocean ClubMaui$10,0001629
11Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach ClubOahu$10,5001369
12Hilton Grand Vacations Club Eagle’s Nest Beach ResortMarco Island$  6,3001679
13Disney’s Vero Beach ResortVero Beach$  7,3501839
14Hilton Grand Vacations Club the Charter Club of Marco BeachMarco Island$  8,0001079
15Marriott’s Waiohai Beach ClubKauai$  9,2001009
16Marriott’s Kauai Beach ClubKauai$  5,7001499
17Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach ResortWaikoloa$  5,0001309
18Marriott’s Cypress HarbourOrlando$  5,5001589
19The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas NorthLahaina$21,250968
20The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort VillasLahaina$19,800758
21St. James PlaceBeaver Creek$20,500508
22The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & SpaLake Buena Vista$16,000838
23Aulani, a Disney Resort & SpaKapolei$17,500798
24Grand Waikikian By Hilton Grand Vacations ClubHonolulu$15,000518
25Tortuga Beach Club Resort (Hilton managed)Sanibel Island$  8,500888

Based on actual timeshare resales transactions and median price on an annualized basis during the reporting period of January 2014 – December 2015.

Article published and produced by Sharket.com

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