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How to trade/what have you experienced when trading in II?

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by Work hard to play harder :)!, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Work hard to play harder :)!

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    Newbie here - I deposited my 1-bd Deluxe wk at WKV (67.1K options worth) into II. Are there any pointers/best practices when trying to exchange it? In an ideal world, is it possible to receive a 2-bd villa in late March, April, May, November, or December in Cabo? I’m hoping for something nice like Cabo Azul, the former Grand Regina, Westin Cabo, Hyatt Ziva, Welks Siena Del Mar, etc. Is this possible, or is my wish list unreasonable? Please be gentle with me if I’m way out of line. Thank you!


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    The best practice is to put in an ongoing search (which is like wait-listing) as early as possible (a year or more out is not too early.) That way your request is in place before the depoisits come in. As a Vistana owner, you have first dibs on Vistana deposits.

    You cannot place an ongoing search for a 2 bdm. with a 1 bdm deposit, so that makes it more difficult.

    You have priority for other Vistana Resorts, so your best bet is to put in a broad ongoing search for Vistana Resorts.

    If you must have a 2 bdm., that means you will have to search the online inventory (vs placing an ongoing search) to see if your 1 bdm. will match any 2 bdms. The down side to this is that when you search online, you are only seeing the leftovers, because the ongoing searches are filled first, before any inventory goes online.
     
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    I think you will have good success even with searching for an instant exchange. May, Nov and Dec are pretty easy exchanges. Just keep searching, I find the most success first thing in the morning.
     
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