I just made our first reservation using our new DVC Membership. Our timeline was: Thurs 1/3: Made offer, received counter, made counter which was accepted. Fri 1/4: Signed contract and mailed in Escrow Deposit Tues 1/29: Disney waived ROFR Thur 1/31: Received closing documentation Sat 2/2: Mailed documents and check back. Tues 2/5: Escrow Closed. Fri 2/15 (today): Called DVC for the first time and they gave me my Member Number and ID (I wonder if it was available earlier?). I then logged on and made my first reservation. Total time from making our first offer to making our first reservation was 43 days. We worked with Jerry at the Timeshare Store and Magic Vacation Title. We had no problems or hiccups along the way, was easy and painless.