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Trade Power -- Which is better?

AwayWeGo

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Depends.

Does a 1BR on the beach have better trade power than a full 2BR inland?
Which season on the beach ?

What location inland ?

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.å​

 

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As Alan said, it depends on the location, the resort and the week.
 

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Ocean Pointe (on the beach)

Grande Vista or Legends Edge (inland)

With the Florida Club, I have the option of either. I'm uncertain which II deems more valuable.

Thanks for any input.:)

Forgot to mention, this is Platinum season. I still have to follow the school schedule.
 
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What do choose would also depend on the size unit you are looking to exchange for. If you need a two bedroom then you should deposit a two bedroom. II doesnt allow you to place an ongoing request for a larger unit than you are depositing.

I doubt you will see much difference between the trading power of the three resorts. Because of the ability to request a two bedroom, I would probably choose Legends Edge or GV.
 

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1 Bedroom on Beach vs 2 Bedroom Inland

We have a one bedroom week 4, on the gulf side, beach front. It is a super trader and will always pull 2 BR units inland with RCI.

This is the Jamaican on the Gulf, a silver crown resort.

It will pull many nice 1 BR's on other beaches, but not always 2 BR's on the beach.

We also have a 2 BR, beach front resort, that is an excellent trader in RCI. The Resort on Cocoa Beach. It will pull nice 2 BR on other beaches.

All depends on time of year, how early you deposit, and book ahead.
 

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Trading with RCI is much different than with II. RCI places more emphasis on location while II favors resort quality over anything else.
 

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Don't forget to check the maintenance fees. The fees for the beach front property could be much greater than the one inland.
 

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Ocean Pointe (on the beach)

Grande Vista or Legends Edge (inland)

With the Florida Club, I have the option of either. I'm uncertain which II deems more valuable.

Thanks for any input.:)

Forgot to mention, this is Platinum season. I still have to follow the school schedule.

Since you mentioned following the school schedule, I assume you are looking at summer weeks. At Grande Vista, summer weeks 22-34 are considered platinum. At Ocean Pointe those same weeks 22-34 are considered gold season. Something to consider.
 

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Thank you for all of you valuable responses!

My conundrum is this:

Reserve a 1BR at Ocean Pointe-- is really too small for our family to use comfortably, so we would need to exchange for a 2BR elsewhere;

or

Reserve 2BR at Legends Edge where only 2BRs are available and exchange.

Does II favor Ocean Pointe over Legends Edge?

How likely is an exchange to happen with a 1BR deposit requesting only resorts with 2BR?

The school schedule for us would be summer, Christmas/New Years, Presidents Week, Easter Week. Unfortunately, we don't have the luxury of traveling when school is in session.

Thanks again for any words of wisdom.
 

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My advice, reserve a two bedroom at LE and put in an ongoing request for a two bedroom rather than limiting yourself to resorts that have nothing smaller than two bedroom units.
 

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Call Interval and ask them their scores they give to the resorts you're considering buying. Then if everything else is equal (like annual maint fee and purchase price), buy the one that Interval ranks higher.
 

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Thank you all VERY much for your excellent suggestions. Your points are well taken. I'll post again after I reserve my week.
 
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