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Which of these two timeshares have the greater trading value in interval international?

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I have to deed back one of my timeshares. I have two Vistana weeks, and I would greatly appreciate your input on which one to keep. I am interested in keeping the one with most trading power with interval international.

So which one should I keep?

• Shreaton Broadway Plantation in Myrtle Beach
• Deeded as Unit 1634, Week 8, Myrtle Phase
• Annual usage
• Gold Season - Floats 1,7-8,44-46,48,51-52
• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath (NOT a Lock-off)

Or should I keep this one?

• Sheraton Vistana Lakes in Orlando
• Deeded as villa 1796, week 38
• Annual usage
• Floats weeks 1-52
• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath (NOT a Lock-off)

Thank you for your thoughts and comments.
 

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I wouldn't keep the off-season Sheraton in Myrtle Beach.
 

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I think the Orlando would have better trading power because the SBR is off-season.

The other factors I'd consider:
Are the fees comparable?
Do you ever want to trade into Disney Vacation Club? They have a regional block on other Orlando timeshares so you won't be able to with that one.
 

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I think the Orlando would have better trading power because the SBR is off-season.

The other factors I'd consider:
Are the fees comparable?
Do you ever want to trade into Disney Vacation Club? They have a regional block on other Orlando timeshares so you won't be able to with that one.
I agree, Orlando will have more trading power than week 8 in MB.
 

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I have to deed back one of my timeshares. I have two Vistana weeks, and I would greatly appreciate your input on which one to keep. I am interested in keeping the one with most trading power with interval international.

So which one should I keep?

• Shreaton Broadway Plantation in Myrtle Beach
• Deeded as Unit 1634, Week 8, Myrtle Phase
• Annual usage
• Gold Season - Floats 1,7-8,44-46,48,51-52
• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath (NOT a Lock-off)

Or should I keep this one?

• Sheraton Vistana Lakes in Orlando
• Deeded as villa 1796, week 38
• Annual usage
• Floats weeks 1-52
• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath (NOT a Lock-off)

Thank you for your thoughts and comments.
What season is the Vistana Lakes? Platinum ?

Definitely agree to get rid of Gold SBR as on our sightings board, even Gold Plus SBR has lost much trading power.
 

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I not a big Orlando fan, but since that week floats 1-52 it’s going to have the stronger trade power if you can reserve a good week.
 

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I not a big Orlando fan, but since that week floats 1-52 it’s going to have the stronger trade power if you can reserve a good week.
With Vistana unfortunately you get a generic deposit based on your season.

Sheraton Vistana Resorts, Lake section has two seasons - high season is Platinum and low season which includes week 38 is Gold Plus

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I not a big Orlando fan, but since that week floats 1-52 it’s going to have the stronger trade power if you can reserve a good week.

Just to reiterate that Grayfal is correct - if you want to use or rent the ability to book 1-52 is great, but for II since they give a generic deposit with the average trading value of the weeks in your season it isn't better.
 

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Just to reiterate that Grayfal is correct - if you want to use or rent the ability to book 1-52 is great, but for II since they give a generic deposit with the average trading value of the weeks in your season it isn't better.
OP can not book 1-52. Only 16ish off season weeks.
See the Vistana screenshot I posted.

edit - see @got4boys post
 
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The Lakes week is a floating week since the OP owns a 2 Bedroom and not a 2 Bedroom Lockoff. You can book weeks 1 - 52 at the 8 month window.

Info below is from a Vistana Vacation Club - User Guide - Lakes (from my archives 2013)

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OP can not book 1-52. Only 16ish off season weeks.
See the Vistana screenshot I posted.
But is the VSN season the same as the home season? I don't know the specifics of how Vistana Resort was structured but there are a lot of cases where the seasons shown on the VSN StarOption chart are not the same as the seasons the owner can reserve in the home resort booking window.
 

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But is the VSN season the same as the home season? I don't know the specifics of how Vistana Resort was structured but there are a lot of cases where the seasons shown on the VSN StarOption chart are not the same as the seasons the owner can reserve in the home resort booking window.
You have got me! If the OP has this ownership in an II account it will show the season it has been assigned for trading purposes which is what this is about - exchanging.
 

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The trade value of SVR Lakes is based on Gold Plus for a Gold Plus week. The nice thing is that if it comes with SOs, it is worth 81,000 regardless of Platinum or Gold Plus. A 2BR SVR non-lockoff should have very good trading power.

I own a Lockoff week at the Lakes phase, with MF of about $1,500 and get 95,700 SOs. You got to pry that week off my dead hands. I will sell everything else that I own before deeding back that week.
 

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OP can not book 1-52. Only 16ish off season weeks.
See the Vistana screenshot I posted.

The home week seasons don't necessarily correspond to star option seasons, and ime the home week seasons seem to control trading power irrespective of what the season is actually called.
 

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With Vistana unfortunately you get a generic deposit based on your season.

Sheraton Vistana Resorts, Lake section has two seasons - high season is Platinum and low season which includes week 38 is Gold Plus

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If that’s the case, I wouldn’t take either week. Neither one will have squat for exchange power.
 

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The home week seasons don't necessarily correspond to star option seasons, and ime the home week seasons seem to control trading power irrespective of what the season is actually called.
Yep, the week's trade value is based on blended week in the Gold Plus season. OP can book any week in 1-52 for staying or renting.
 
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Another thought is whichever has lower maintenance fees maybe a better criterion. Don't forget that Florida timeshare maintenance fees will continue to go up due to the need to increase reserves.
 

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Not asking you to take either week. OP is asking which week to keep. 2BR deposited in full should have good trade power.
Somehow I missed the first line of having to deed back one of his weeks. In that case definitely Myrtle Beach
 
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