Future Planned Ltd was formed by Jonathan Rolande and Jeff Djevdet in 2008 working from Oxford House, Teville Road, Worthing. We specialised in the acquisition of auction property for investors. Due to the success of the business more staff were required and the offices were outgrown.
The company moved to 7 Liverpool Terrace, Worthing, a rambling Georgian property in the town centre. The large property was soon a hive of activity as the property market started to recover after the ‘credit crunch’.
Seeing the value and potential of the internet we acquired Get An Offer, creating one of the first online estate agencies in the country. Get An Offer remains an important part of the business, selling throughout the UK for hundreds of homeowners every year.
Future Planned Ltd started to focus on property purchases and relocation. House Buy Fast was created.
An improved House Buy Fast website was launched to promote our UK home buying brand and to act as a resource for property sellers looking at all options for the sale of their home.
In 2013 the quick cash property sale market came under intense scrutiny from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in a study into the sector. As one of the major companies in the industry, House Buy Fast attended various meetings with the OFT to help steer improvements from within the sector.
The OFT recommended the sector adopted improved practices. Jonathan Rolande, Director of House Buy Fast formed The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) to encourage other firms to use best practice and to advise sellers of the best sale routes available to them.
Jonathan appeared on ITV’s Daybreak, and numerous other media, to discuss cash buying companies alongside consumer expert Dean Dunham.
Membership of The NAPB steadily grew, with excellent feedback from the general public. The levels of interest in House Buy Fast steadily increased leading to more property purchased year-on-year. We joined Check A Professional to allow sellers to leave independent reviews online.
In 2015 we increased our UK home buying by around 60%. Membership of The NAPB grew to include nearly all of the most reputable property buyers in the United Kingdom.
In 2016 we further expanded our property buying service, successfully completing on homes throughout England and Wales. As one of the best-known property buyers in the country we were very pleased to be featured in national press such as The Mail Online, Heart FM, The Mirror and The Daily Express.
So far in 2017 we have seen the launch of our new website and further growth of The NAPB. A Sunday Times interview about the ‘professional buyer alternative’ received a lot of attention.