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Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by WDWLayla, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. WDWLayla

    WDWLayla Earning My Ears

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    Here I am...once again!!! LOL

    What have been your experiences with Fidelity. TSS does not have many AKL contracts available at this point, and I'm looking at Fidelity. Honest opinions sought....

    Thanks again!
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  3. tigergrad

    tigergrad DIS Veteran

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    Worked with Sharon on a SSR contract last December. Had absolutely zero problems. She was very helpful and all was handled professionally.
     
  4. Breyean

    Breyean DVC Since '93

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    I'm a big Sharon fan. After having had two contracts ROFR'd and another die because the seller booked a vacation after I thought we had a deal, I'm currently waiting to close on my VGC resale.

    Other than the surprise $195 buyer's admin fee, which was 2 weeks old when I made my offer, and which she forgot to tell me about, all my dealings with her have been very smooth.
     
  5. ericm078

    ericm078 Mouseketeer

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    Sharon is wonderful, had no issues last year with my contract, getting ready to put an offer in on an more pts.
     
  6. thptrek

    thptrek DIS Veteran

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    Just had my third potential deal done with Sharon. She has been very good. My first got picked up by Disney, the second one the idiot Sellers booked trips after we agreed and stripped the contract and now I have a new deal heading to rofr next week.
     
  7. WILDERNESS FAN 55

    WILDERNESS FAN 55 CANNOT GET ENOUGH

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    Rachael helped me at Fidelity back in September. I think I read she is no longer there ? Anyway extremely quick and smooth transaction. As soon as I can talk DW into 2nd contract will look there 1st.:thumbsup2
     
  8. jekjones1558

    jekjones1558 Always happy at Disney

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    I also had a great experience with Fidelity. And their inventory of contracts is the largest around.
     
  9. sndral

    sndral DIS Veteran

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    Wow, does this happen often? Was there any problem in terminating the contracts? I'd be TO'd if this happened to me, just sayin'.
     
  10. DannysMom

    DannysMom DIS Veteran

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    Used Fidelity to buy my BCV contract last summer. Deal went smoothly, would definitely use again.

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards App, please excuse any typos or autocorrects!
     
  11. dbs1228

    dbs1228 DIS Veteran

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    Been talking to Shawn and Sharon recently. We just made an offer/it was accepted yesterday through them. I almost bought a contract through TSS for BWV at 68.00PP but after speaking to DH I rescinded our offer (within a 1/2 hour) since we wanted a larger contract - TSS was great about it and boy am I GLAD I did not stick with it we just got a great larger contract (222 points) for 55.00PP BWV!(asking price)

    I bought through Rachel a few years back no major problems just communication not the best especially compared to TSS. I would not hesitate to go through them - they have a TON of AKV contracts more just posted last night! Good luck
     
  12. plygph

    plygph Earning My Ears

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    I have been reading the boards and I suggest that you read the "saga of the SSR points" that is a Fidelity deal.
     
  13. tlh

    tlh Mouseketeer

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    Question... If Disney uses their ROFR, do you still have to pay the 195 admin fee Fidelity charges since your deal did not go through?
     
  14. Snowmiser

    Snowmiser Earning My Ears

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    So far we've had a great experience with Fidelity. DH and I decided over a weekend to move forward and start making offers. I saw a contract that I liked and called first thing Monday morning and spoke with Sharon. I made a verbal offer and heard back that afternoon that it was accepted. We signed contracts on Tuesday and it was sent to Disney for ROFR on Wednesday. I was surprised by how fast it moved. Now we wait for ROFR and hopefully closing will be as smooth as the beginning (assuming we make it through ROFR)!
     
  15. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    26 contracts, we only bought from them once. No communication and acted like they either didn't know what they were doing or they didn't care.

    Here is another recent post on Fidelity:
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3071287

    :earsboy: Bill
     
  16. a742246

    a742246 And, and, and I caught a fish this big!

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    I had two contracts with them and both went smooth. They work better if you call them instead of using email. Sharon is very good at her job.
     
  17. heynowirv

    heynowirv DIS Veteran

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    We had a contract with them in March 2011 that went very smoothly,Sharon brokered that deal.I understand that things don't always go that way. On the other hand our first resale contract was with TTS and that didn't go so smoothly,the closing company they used just sat on my contract for weeks even after it passed ROFR.
     
  18. Breyean

    Breyean DVC Since '93

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    No. It's collected at closing.
     
  19. amandaC

    amandaC Mouseketeer

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    I just bought a contract through fidelity with Sharon. We are almost ready to close. Everything has been very smooth so far. I'd definitely go through her again.
     
  20. JimMIA

    JimMIA A little Miami humor...

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    I think the vast majority of resale transactions go through without a hitch.

    But my experience here on the DIS is this: IF there is going to be a problem, it will occur with Fidelity. NObody else has the problems these folks have...NObody.

    One strategy some have used successfully is to go through another broker for contracts you see on Fidelity's site. TTS doesn't co-broker, but the other two frequently-mentioned firms do. Using a co-broker doesn't cost a cent, and the other firms seem to be more diligent and competent than Fidelity.
     
  21. dbs1228

    dbs1228 DIS Veteran

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    Thank you for that information I did not know that!
     

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