"A Developer was marketing a townhouse subdivision in Sydney. To expedite the sale of all units in the development, the developer listed the remaining units with a Trade Dollar deposit of 30% of the selling price. In only a few months the entire development was sold down with Bartercard members purchasing a large number of them, and without the developer having to reduce the selling price to gain a quick sale!"
When developers accept a trade deposit rather than reduce their prices they're protecting the current as well as future value of their developments and giving valuers, banks and cash buyers comparable sales and setting a market price.
This solution provided the developers and investors with a fantastic return on their investment, saving cash on holding expenses by selling the development much quicker than in the cash economy without the huge marketing and sales expenses normally associated with a development of this size. The Trade Dollars earned through the sale of the units are being used to reduce some of the cash expenses of future developments, saving cash on marketing expenses, buying materials and new equipment as well as hospitality and entertainment expenses for investors and clients.