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PROGRESSIVE in name and progressive in growth - that's Progressive Property which has celebrated its third birthday and continuing success.

PROGRESSIVE in name and progressive in growth - that's Progressive Property which has celebrated its third birthday and continuing success.It's a local family business which buys and invests in the Peterborough property market. Starting from very humble beginnings, Rob Moore and Mark Homer started buying property as a business in 2006, leaving their 9-5 jobs behind.

They have expanded in these three years, buying over 100 properties in Peterborough, and developing into a 1 million turnover business. They have built up from two to 10 staff and employ local people, including their mothers and fathers, girlfriends and even an office dog, Ralph, who loves the postman.

Progressive Property has published two best-selling property books, has featured in The Independent, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times newspapers, and has been filmed and interviewed for shows on BBC, C4, The Business Channel and Living TV.

Sellers contact Progressive Property via referrals in addition to their local advertising. They buy from sellers looking to sell their property fast and those who fear chain breaks, or who cannot always afford the costs involved in putting their house on the open market.

There are many other reasons for sellers to contact Progressive Property directly for a quick sale. They may be facing repossession, want to avoid fees, have mounting debts and pressure from the banks, are relocating, or just need a fresh start after a relationship break-up.

Whatever the condition of the property or reason for the sale, the firm claims it can find the perfect solution. Sellers can be certain that the friendly and helpful team will ensure a fast, confidential and discreet transaction, giving an overall stress-free experience.

Mark said: "Many people view property investors as sharks, and this is something our family business has worked very hard to change. We have a variety of solutions to help people and we never pull out of an agreement. "Obviously, we make our money on the property in the long term, but the speed, cost savings and hassle is all taken out of the process, which in these difficult economic times can offer great benefit to the seller. Not only do we help people looking to sell their property, but once the transaction is complete and the seller can move on in their life, we refurbish the property if required and use a local lettings management company to find a tenant".

Peterborough City Council has a list of more than 10,000 people waiting to be homed. Progressive Property lets its properties via its agent to both private and council tenants, and last year purchased a significant proportion of the low end housing stock in Peterborough, helping to satisfy this large demand for rented accommodation.

Rob said that he got considerable satisfaction from helping sellers.

"They are usually so thankful and appreciative of our help and we pride ourselves on giving a first class service," he said.

"Although we do not deal with tenants looking to rent directly, I get fantastic feedback from the agents we place our properties with. This makes all the long hours and hard work refurbishing the properties to a high standard worth it."

Progressive Property can make you a guaranteed offer to buy your home within 48 hours, or if you want to lease your home to cover mortgage payments over several years with a view to sell the property, the firm can agree to rent it in just four hours after viewing, taking away all the usual dramas associated with being a landlord.

Staff at Progressive Property at its offices in Queen Street, Peterborough.

Mark Homer and Rob Moore who founded the company three years ago..