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Advice/questions on resale transfer.

Todd Moffitt

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Just purchased (on resale thanks to TUGBBS) and survived ROFR on 7,000 points at Seaworld through Timeshare Closing Services. Paid cash and provided all paperwork promptly, but unfortunately, sellers haven't returned their paperwork yet and so I'm stalled a bit from getting the transfer started and complete. We're coming up on 276 day reservation window around the middle of March for Christmas week in Hawaii and some other places we might like to try to get this year, and TCS is telling me that assuming sellers get their paperwork back next week, Hilton takes a month or so to complete the transfer. So...bottom line is we're not looking at reservation account access on those 7,000 points until the end of March at the earliest. Questions. Does Hilton really take this long to process the transfer the account? And if so, is there anyway to make a reservation through the current owners that would then transfer to us upon final account transfer. Or, am I just screwed on finding a reservation for this Christmas at one of the Hawaii resorts and should I start thinking about other ideas for the use of 7,000 2020 points? For that matter, is it even possible for a non-home club owner to get a Christmas week reserved in Hawaii at the 276 day mark? This is our first purchase and we're newbies, so any advice on this is helpful. Thanks!
 

SteelerGal

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Ask to have the current owners make a reservation.
I recently purchased in Vegas and it took a month to appear in my account.
 

brp

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As noted, Hilton are pretty fast. Less and a month for us. If the sellers have not signed yet, though, Hilton won't even have started so this has nothing to do with them as yet.

Cheers.
 

Smclaugh99

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As noted, Hilton are pretty fast. Less and a month for us. If the sellers have not signed yet, though, Hilton won't even have started so this has nothing to do with them as yet.

Cheers.

I concur. My 2 resales went quick when they were finally sent to Hilton. Less than 2 weeks.
 

Wgk101

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As of right now, Plenty of availability on the big island and some availablity on Oahu for both Xmas week and week after. Hope it goes through quickly
 

seagila

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...is there anyway to make a reservation through the current owners that would then transfer to us upon final account transfer. Or, am I just screwed on finding a reservation for this Christmas at one of the Hawaii resorts and should I start thinking about other ideas for the use of 7,000 2020 points? For that matter, is it even possible for a non-home club owner to get a Christmas week reserved in Hawaii at the 276 day mark?

Christmas Week is an event week at many of the Hawaii resorts, so even if you had your account ready in time to make a Club Season booking for Christmas in Hawaii, you'd be competing with other members and probably need to walk your reservation days before your actual dates. Asking the seller to make the reservation as a contingency plan is really dependent on how cooperative, willing and generous the seller is. It can be a lot of work to get your desired event week.

As previously mentioned, looking at the Oahu resorts right now, Christmas week shows some availability at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resorts and Hokulani. The Big Island resorts show more availability and may give you a better chance at booking Christmas, if Big Island were an option you're considering.

Good luck!
 

frank808

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Christmas Week is an event week at many of the Hawaii resorts, so even if you had your account ready in time to make a Club Season booking for Christmas in Hawaii, you'd be competing with other members and probably need to walk your reservation days before your actual dates. Asking the seller to make the reservation as a contingency plan is really dependent on how cooperative, willing and generous the seller is. It can be a lot of work to get your desired event week.

As previously mentioned, looking at the Oahu resorts right now, Christmas week shows some availability at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resorts and Hokulani. The Big Island resorts show more availability and may give you a better chance at booking Christmas, if Big Island were an option you're considering.

Good luck!
Remember Hokulani and Grand Islander are 6 month club reservation windows.

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CaliGirl08

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After my deed recorded with title company, Hilton gave me access to website within 2 weeks.
 
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