HOW DO I TRANSFER/SELL MY MEMBERSHIP TO SOMEONE ELSE? DO I NEED TO USE AN ESCROW AGENT? WHAT DO I DO IF I COULD NOT FIND MY ORIGINAL DEED?
First, stop looking for the deed! Your membership is a right-to-use membership, not a real estate interest; you have never been given a deed.
The transfer process is relatively simple. You and the transferee must complete an RAVC Transfer Document and sign before a notary. Submit the form together with the applicable fee (currently $175 for immediate family member and $350 for others) to the RAVC Membership Services Department. The transfer is usually completed within two weeks after receipt of a properly executed transfer document. The new member will receive a “Welcome” folio as well as a new membership certificate.
Use of an escrow agent is not required, however, you may want to use one if you are selling your membership to a stranger. Escrow will ensure that you receive your funds.
See Member Document links to the right to get a copy of RAVC’s official Transfer Document. If you don’t have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your computer, you can go to the Adobe Acrobat Reader Page to get a free download of the software.