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The Guild Commemorates 30 Years

Latest news on Guild services Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals 20th January 2023

Back in 1993, The Guild of Property Professionals officially opened its doors for the first time. Promising to be a network of trustworthy professionals, The Guild began recruiting the best estate and letting agents in the country, by working together these founding Guild Members raised and continue to maintain standards in the property industry while helping buyers and sellers move with confidence. 

The Guild's locations in over 800 places in the UK

A lot may have changed in the past 30 years for the property industry and housing market, but our principals remain the same, and we are now a network of over 800 Members from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

We have proved our worth along the way too! Currently holding the title for a second consecutive year for the UK’s Best Estate Agency Network awarded to us by The ESTAS. Guild Members have over 10,000 reviews and an average customer service rating of 96.5%* from verified home movers across the UK.

Iain McKenzie at The ESTAS Awards

As we celebrate our pearl anniversary this year, we began year in style, giving our annual certificates for Member a makeover fit for the occasion. Take a look at some of them proudly displayed across the country below;

96.5% average customer rating based on 10,543 verified ESTAS reviews from home movers across the UK as of 7.02.23. Note, not all Guild Members use the ESTAS as their review platform of choice.


Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals

Iain McKenzie is the CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals and is responsible for the direction and management of the brand plus offering support to the network of over 800 Guild Members. Iain is a highly established estate agent and business leader, with over 30 years of industry experience and a strong entrepreneurial background. He has led and managed teams to success, as a business owner, Franchise Director and MD for a large corporation. Iain has 30 years’ agency experience starting within the industry at 17 on a youth training scheme in Devon. He quickly progressed through the ranks, and at 26 he became a Regional Manager. Three years later, he set up an independent estate agency, called Complete Property Services, and became a Member of The Guild of Property Professionals. This was his first encounter with The Guild and was extremely impressed with the services that were offered. In 2011, he joined a large corporate as Managing Director, which grew year-on-year

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