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Transfer of ownership with Vistana

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by WahooWah, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. dioxide45

    dioxide45 TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Go to the "What I Own" section of the Dashboard.
     
  2. buzglyd

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    I did but nothing there. It really should be called' “What the hell do I own?”
     
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  3. dioxide45

    dioxide45 TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    If there is no "II Member #" on that page yet, then they haven't setup your II account yet.
     
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    Vistana received a copy of our deed on April 9th and the transfer was completed earlier this week. I see the ownership when I log into Visana.com. I don't see the ownership being reflected in our existing Interval Starwood corporate account but since I don't intend to use Interval for trading, I am not in a hurry anyway.
     
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    My Interval membership hit a few days ago. I won’t be depositing anything. II will be for Getaways only.
     
  6. dioxide45

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    It will take another month for it to show up in II based on my past experience. I just had a new week show up in our Vistana.com account the other day. Took about a month from when the closing agent sent it to Vistana. Far too slow...
     
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    i called Vistana, the contract is in my name as of today!. I was told that the contract number stays the same because i bought resale. Is this true? i thought they were supposed to give me a new contract number.
     
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    DannyTS, the contract number stays the same. This is how Vistana keeps the history of the week. It is a unique number associated with the VOI.

    Markus
     
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    If you have other mandatory or SO ownerships. Login to your account on Vistana.com and make sure there are no issues there. It is very common for them not to update the VSN number associated with newly transferred ownerships, locking you out of reserving online and combining SOs for a single reservation. It can be fixed, but better to know now rather than when you want to make an important reservation at midnight when the phone lines are closed.
     
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    I'm in the middle of closing for an SVV Bella 81k. I would like to bank the 2018 usage , just wonder can I do it now while closing or I have to wait until it is transferred and appears on my account?
     
  11. dioxide45

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    Unfortunately you will have to wait until the contract/week is in your account. The problem you may run in to is the banking deadline of July 1st. Once it is transferred though and you if you are still before the deadline, you can do it all online.

    If the current owner banks, those StarOptions can't transfer.
     
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    An alternative to worrying about missing the 2018 banking deadline, would be to ask the owner to make a reservation for you for some time later this year at a resort that you're interesting in. As long as he is willing and you're flexible about your vacation time, there might still be some dates available for later this year. Good luck whatever you decide and enjoy your new purchase! CJ
     
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    I will be making our first 12 month reservation at our home resort soon. Is there a special screen or box to designate that you are making a home booking in the system? I went in to make a dummy and I cannot even get rooms to show for WKORVN so I am wondering if I am doing something wrong?
     
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    A quick question or two...

    So, existing reservations (2019 first use) will transfer with the account when sold? So the seller can make reservations that will transfer?
    What is the earliest that 2019 MF's can be paid for the next years usage? I understand that pre-pay is not required for VSE reservations.

    Thanks.
     
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    It should say "Home Resort Usuage and will be Reservation Window Open" unlike a SO reservation which will show what is available and the the date the rez can be made.
     
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    Yes seller can make reservations for you and they will transfer. That is what I did when I bought WSJ. (Not a SO rez, a home rez.)
    You can start pre-paying MF any time you want, but you don't need to do so to make a 2019 reservation. You could pre-pay 2020 and then borrow the SO to use in 2019.
     
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    Thank you. I searched for reservation for April 2019 and flexible dates and I see the information you described about Home resort plus Oceanfront Platinum+

    I tried search again for May 16 2019 (today) with flexible dates and it brings up several reservations such as May 13 (in 12 mo window) but shows starpoints for Oceanfront but no Platinum+ and the res window does not open until Sept? This is my home resort. Any thoughts why it is doing this?
     
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    Do you own Oceanfront? Your unit designation has to be exact. i.e. 2 BR LO ocean front, 1 BR Resort view, 2 BR Ocean Center etc.
     
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    Where would I enter the unit designation? When I drop down "villa type" on reservations it doesn't specify unit designation until I see the actual reservations.
     
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    That means that the view you own is already booked solid for that date and you can make a Staroption reservation at 8 mos.

    The reservation window opened last night at midnight eastern - did you try then? If you waited until today then other owners made their reservations first.


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    Thanks for the pointers. I will test this at midnight to see how this plays out so I am ready to pull the trigger on our summer date.

    I also called Vistana and the CSR said to put in a check-in date (Fri, Sat, Sun) instead of today (Wed) with Flexible dates. When I did that for last Friday, some home units showed up.
     
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    I see that your location is California. Remember, reservations for Home Resort Periods open at Midnight Eastern so get ready to make your reservation at 9:00 p.m.
     
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    That’s true - you can only make a home resort reservation with a Friday, Saturday, Sunday check-in. So tonight at 9 Pacific you can reserve Friday May 17, 2019.


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    Thanks! Perfect.
     
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    We are very excited to have completed escrow on a 2 Bedroom l/o Platinum Plus week at WKV. Thanks TUG for all of the info!

    The closing company is couriering the docs to Vistana tomorrow. My question is how does Vistana notify us that they have activated our account? (Understand this takes about a month).
    Is there any benefit to signing up with Vistana prior?
     

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