DVC Direct guide

JasonMak2000

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Jun 17, 2017
Anybody have a dvc guide that they really like and trust. After the last dvc show I want to make sure I get connected with someone trustworthy.
 

Akck

Earning My Ears
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Jul 10, 2019
By the same token, who are the guides we should be aware of their tactics? Also, is there a way to request a guide to avoid the bad ones?

FWIW, I found these guides recommended in the comments to the show:

Gib McCain
Johnathan
Amil Arroyo
Lauren

For the most part, commenters didn’t list the names of guides they were dissatisfied with. The only name mentioned was Jeanie.
 
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  • Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
    May 1, 2009
    By the same token, who are the guides we should be aware of their tactics? Also, is there a way to request a guide to avoid the bad ones?

    FWIW, I found these guides recommended in the comments to the show:

    Gil McCain
    Johnathan
    Amil Arroyo
    Lauren

    For the most part, commenters didn’t list the names of guides they were dissatisfied with. The only name mentioned was Jeanie.
    McCain first name is Gib, not Gil.
     

    DSLRuser

    Age is a state of mind
    Joined
    Feb 28, 2009
    Meh.... This forum is your "trusted guide". Get your facts straight here, then call them and YOU call the shots.

    I knew exactly what i wanted. I called DVC one morning, talked to the first sales person they transferred me to. Within 5 minutes, i was given them my info and CC# and i was an owner.
     

    jamie3631

    Earning My Ears
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    May 17, 2017
    Joan Lane is fantastic. I have worked with her for over 2 years. She is very knowledgeable, patient with the many questions I asked. I would highly recommend her.
     

    MickeyMouseCD524

    DIS Veteran
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    Jan 26, 2010
    We met with Niko Kyriakidis on our recent trip and liked him a lot. He didn't try to up sell us to Riviera. Actually didn't even try to push DVC on us. He told us that Riviera would probably not be the best resort for us at the current moment and walked us through all the other resorts available.
     

    portcityw

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Nov 16, 2015
    We used Sean Samuel, and he was great. Dealt with him for a year and a half before purchasing, and not once pushy. I would randomly call during this time to ask questions, as they came up while researching. He was super helpful, and very personable.
     
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    Hjs33

    Earning My Ears
    DVC Gold
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    Feb 23, 2019
    I’ve used Jim McCoy. Very friendly, honest, and good. He’s been a guide for like 20 years and many other people have recommended him.
     

    striker1064

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 17, 2018
    We and some friends both have Cristina Wittman as our guide and I recommend her. The presentation was truly low-pressure. We did the pitch before I really ever researched DVC, so I took what she told us and dug in here and other websites, and she never misled us. She answered all our questions with no issues after the fact.

    And, best of all, after buying I never got another call from her trying to sell us more. Any further contact has been initiated from our end first. We've been happy.
     

    Akck

    Earning My Ears
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    Jul 10, 2019
    I found another guide recommended on another thread. Marcel Maritz was highly thought of.
     

    Momtomouselover

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 10, 2009
    I found another guide recommended on another thread. Marcel Maritz was highly thought of.
    This is my guide. I haven't bought yet but he seems to be honest, informative and patient for I have asked every question in the book! Now, he doesn't point out the negatives but not sure any guide would do that. Not pushy either. I like him and if I do buy direct at some point I will definitely go through him. He didn't try to upsell me or oversell or anything and seemed to really want his customer to be happy with their purchase.
     
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    CraigInPA

    Since June 1974
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2012
    Jim McCoy is my guide. Super nice, no pressure. He originally contacted me about Poly pre-opening direct points, but I declined to buy because I didn't like which longhouses DVC was using. Later, when I wanted 2 small direct add-ons, he was diligent about getting me on the wait lists and following up regularly with where I was on the lists. After I purchased each add-on, I got a thank you email from him.
     

    Doublea

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 14, 2015
    Joan Lane is fantastic. I have worked with her for over 2 years. She is very knowledgeable, patient with the many questions I asked. I would highly recommend her.
    This is who I was talking to about purchasing direct. We talked for a few weeks about all of the properties. In the end I decided to go resale. That didn't help her at all but she was very nice about it. She was never pushy when I was asking about different resorts either. When we decide to buy direct, now at 100 points for benefits, we will give her a call.
     

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