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30 Reasons to Join The Guild

Latest news on Guild services Default Author 11th May 2023

Being the largest network of leading independent sales and lettings agents in the UK, who have been prospering and innovating for 30 years in 2023, is a big responsibility and one we take very seriously. We aim to maintain the highest standard of property expertise in the industry, through sharing knowledge, developing innovative technologies and delivering exceptional customer service and intend to do so for the next 30 years and beyond!

When you become a Member of The Guild, you become part of an exclusive award-winning network of over 800 property experts across the UK. As if that valuable community of like-minded independent agents wasn’t enough, we have broken it down to just 30 of our top reasons to join The Guild in 2023, our 30th year in business…

 

1. Exclusive Membership 

Our chosen members are exclusive to each area, Guild Membership gives your business a differentiator, a unique selling point that ensures you stand out from local competitors.

 

2. Online Valuation Tool

Use this Land Registry-powered tool to offer instant online valuations across your digital platforms.

 

3. Digital and Printed Property Magazines

Automated fortnightly digital magazines with your property listings, 'meet the team', social feeds and lifestyle articles. Plus receive six printed bespoke editions of our quality Life Magazine per year to distribute locally – you can even sell advertising to local businesses to boost income.

 

 

4. Guild Insight

Analyse your market, reveal competitors' key stats and use the data to your advantage on appointments.

 

5. Portal Auto-Responder

Our automated lead generation tool increases your opportunities (mortgage leads, for example) through the portals 24/7, as well as delivering qualified leads straight to your inbox.

 

6. Auto 20/20

Automatically market to the closest (by location or by council tax band) 40, 60, 80 or 100 properties when you mark a property as SSTC or recently listed.

 

7. Automated Prospecting System

Target vendors/landlords who are unable to sell or let their property with other agents at any trigger point you choose with customisable letters or cards.

 

8. Direct Digital Marketing Hub

Our Digital Hub allows you to create artwork branded to your business, pulling your logo and colours into your chosen design – then target potential vendors by postcode or council tax band.

 

9. Royal Mail

Not only do we have preferential rates for Royal Mail distribution, but we can also create the marketing and set the drop up for you.

 

10. guildproperty.co.uk

Your properties are fed directly onto our website automatically, increasing your marketing reach across the network, as well as giving you access to great property tips and advice for your customers.

 

11. Bespoke Design Services

The Guild Studio team are on hand to design anything you need, whether it is a re-brand or a new brochure.

 

12. Associated Park Lane Office

Use the office in Mayfair free of charge to host a property exhibition or maybe an investor meeting to impress your clients.

 Foundation Estates in Park Lane

 

13. Guild Academy Days and Regional Meetings

Share best practice and new ideas in our collaborative Regional Meetings which span the UK, ensuring each Member is within reasonable distance to attend. Our Academy Days also offer invaluable training on how to use your Guild Membership to your advantage as well as giving tips and tricks for the running of your agency - open to the whole team.

 

14. Enhanced Training Scheme

The Enhanced Training Scheme includes skills and techniques to develop your team.

 

15. Associate Training Scheme

Complete fundamental industry training approved by Cambridgeshire Trading Standards and acknowledged by your own primary authority. Once you have completed our Associate Scheme, Members can order an ID card which gives your clients trust when letting you into their home.

 

16. The Guild Awards, Sponsored by The Telegraph

Enter The Guild Awards free of charge and capitalise on the partnership with a national publication.

 The Guild Awards, Sponsored by The Telegraph

 

17. Compliance Audits

Identify the gaps in your processes and controls and ensure you are prepared for a random visit from HMRC.

 

18. Anti-Money Laundering Review

Tackle Money Laundering issues as a team with a visit from Paul Offley, The Guild's in-house Compliance Officer.

 

19. Professional Indemnity Insurance

The Guild can help you to purchase your PI insurance and ensure your business is compliant.

 

20. Cyber Liability Cover

Protect your business in this increasingly vulnerable area with cyber cover through The Guild.

 

21. Weekly Compliance Videos

Every Wednesday Paul Offley records and circulates a discussion on a topical subject or recent Ask Paul query for the network to learn from.

 

Paul Offley, Compliance OfficerGuild training

 

22. Guild Referrals

Boost your revenue by working as a network and refer lucrative leads between Members with our in-house referral system.

 

23. Guild Conveyancing Services

Work with proven partners offering fantastic rates and earn up to £300 net commission.

 

24. Preferential Rates with Industry Suppliers

Benefit by being a Guild Member when you use experts such as Yomdel, The ESTAS, Reapit, TPS Group, Agents Giving, Mint, LettsPay, iamproperty, PropQual.

 

25. Social media and digital marketing training

Detailed training resources on how to make the most of your social media channels as well as access our toolkit for tips, tricks and tactics.

 

26. Chain repair service

From speedy sales to fall-throughs, our ibuyer is a quick, efficient and trusted buying solution.

 

27. Streamed

Starting in 2023, every quarter we bring an invaluable online training session with highly commended guest speakers for free to our Members.

 

28. Facebook Group

We have a closed and monitored Facebook group for Members to connect with fellow agents, share ideas and ask for help and support.

 

29. Weekly video tips

Every Monday, we send a mailer to the network with all of the latest updates, including a weekly ‘Monday morning meeting’ video, containing inspiration of points of discussion for within our Members’ team meetings.

 

30. Design library

Along with printed materials, we also supply a catalogue of seasonal digital assets for our Members to share on social media.

 

 

Contact us

There are far more than 30 reasons to join our network and become a #ProudGuildMember, contact a member of our team on parklane@guildproperty.co.uk to find out more or to book a demo.