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Compliance update

08/08/2018
The quiet period we were all hoping for after the GDPR deadline seems to have disappeared, as we continue to make sure we are all remaining compliant. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss a few points with you all that you need to keep in mind.

Take a look back over March with The Guild

05/04/2018
We are taking a look back at all of the important news we have sent out in the last four weeks. Including the return of our regional meetings and offering discounted lettings training, provided by Sally Lawson.

Thank you for coming! The Guild Annual Conference 2018

09/02/2018

Roundup for the weekend

02/12/2017
We take a look back at November in The Guild, in case you missed any of our mailers.

Roundup for the weekend

04/11/2017
October was another busy month in The Guild, so here is a look back at everything in one go. 

The Guild Newsletter

12/05/2017
There is a lot going on this month, the Regional Meetings are underway with some fantastic feedback so far and The Guild are introducing their brand new website.

The Regional Meeting Roundup

08/06/2017
'Fit for the Future' was this year's theme for the Regional Meetings and it certainly resonated with Guild Members as we had a record turn out. Thank you to all of the Members who attended.

For those of you who could not attend, here is an overview of what happened on the day.

In this edition, read the new CEO's vision for the future and download the presentations and regional property market reports prepared for the meetings.

You can also find out how you too can purchase a bespoke market research report to accurately target your market with relevant information. And finally, read more about The Guild's Trading Standards Approval for The Guild Associate Scheme.

The latest compliance news from The Guild

10/03/2017
My name is Paul, and I'm delighted to have joined The Guild and look forward to helping you manage compliance in your business. My appointment is part of The Guild's initiative to raise Industry standards and I look forward to working with you and your teams.
 
In this newsletter I have focused on a couple of ‘compliance topics’ plus a reminder on the new support structure which we have put in place.

Paul Offley

How to help you engage with your customers

15/03/2017

The Guild can help you transform website traffic into leads.

The Property Academy’s Home Moving Trends Survey 2016 states that 36% of people visit an estate agent’s website before inviting them to value their home. Your website is invaluable when it comes to generating leads. Keeping your site interesting and current will encourage people to contact you, converting website traffic into business - take a look at how The Guild can help with your website. 

Knowledge. Integrity. Results.

The Guild is a network founded on these three core values. It's what makes each Member of The Guild stand out from the crowd. We have created a new campaign ahead of the spring market to target your audience by demonstrating your skills, expertise and importantly, how you can get results for your clients.

The Guild of Property Professionals

03/02/2017
Welcome to our second newsletter of 2017.

We have a lot to share with you in this edition - with a new look for The Guild, the Annual Conference and Guild Awards, a new training platform called the Knowledge Hub including benefits for Associate Members, and a new auditing program across the network. What an exciting start to the year!

Merry Christmas from The Guild

21/12/2016

The whole team at The Guild wishes you a merry and restful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

We are looking forward to working with you in 2017!

The Guild Newsletter

25/11/2016
We are delighted to announce that we have negotiated competitive rates for Guild Members on our top performing mini mags and canvassing cards, just in time to prepare your 2017 print marketing campaigns. More information on how to benefit from our new prices can be found in this bulletin.

We also share with you the 2017 Guild magazine deadlines and an opportunity to receive free editorial in The Negotiator.

The Guild Annual Conference is not far away, and will take place at The VOX in Birmingham on Friday 27th January. With exciting new developments for the membership, presentations from industry experts and the coveted Guild Awards, it is a day not to be missed. If you have not booked your place yet, you can do so on http://www.guildproperty.co.uk/conference-booking-form. Associates benefit from a 10% discount.

The Guild Newsletter

07/11/2016

Firstly, thank you to everyone who attended our Autumn Regional Meetings. Discussion was wide ranging and topical with lots of contribution from the floor. We have attached the presentation as a download, so you can share this with your colleagues.

In addition, in this week’s newsletter you will find an opportunity to work with a fellow Guild Member agent, an update on October's compliance issues, a warm welcome to our latest members and news on our Children in Need campaign.

Meanwhile, we are busy preparing for our Annual Conference to make it our best ever event. Once again, Associates can enjoy a 10% discount on their ticket. To be held at The Vox on Friday 27th January, you can book your ticket here: http://www.guildproperty.co.uk/conference-booking-form.

Marcus Whewell

Sports & Social - Annual Conference - Agent's Repair Obligations

12/10/2016
The Sports & Social Calendar is now available to order; take a look at this year's design. You can now book your tickets for The Guild's Annual Conference 2017, held on 27th January at the fantastic VOX venue in Birmingham. Read more about the importance of providing "adequate response" in writing to tenants and how it can affect landlords' ability to serve a valid Section 21 notice. 

Your password is changing

30/09/2016
Your Members' Hub password will be changing on 1st October 2016, remember to check your email to confirm your new log in details. Earlier in the year we launched a brand new Intelligence System and Auto 20/20 service and we are already making improvements. It is always important to be aware of the latest legislation changes; read more about the recent Anti-Money Laundering update. 

Children in Need

22/09/2016
In this issue, we're bringing you an update on our fundraising efforts and exploring some creative ways you can raise money for this wonderful cause. Start fundraising and you can WIN two tickets to Children in Need "An Evening with The Stars", held on 25th October in London! 

Welcome to The Guild's newsletter

15/09/2016
In this edition we take a closer look at ways to prepare your business for the crucial autumn market with the help of The Guild's new services. You will also learn more about safety at work and why it's important to have a Personal Security Policy. The local meetings have started so don't forget to reserve your place. 

Welcome to The Guild's newsletter

19/09/2016
In this edition we take a closer look at ways to prepare your business for the crucial autumn market with the help of The Guild's new services. You will also learn more about safety at work and why it's important to have a Personal Security Policy. The local meetings have started so don't forget to reserve your place. 

Welcome to The Guild's newsletter

16/09/2016
In this edition we take a closer look at ways to prepare your business for the crucial autumn market with the help of The Guild's new services. You will also learn more about safety at work and why it's important to have a Personal Security Policy. The local meetings have started so don't forget to reserve your place. 

Save the date - Local meetings - User guide for e-valuate - Working together

17/08/2016

We are delighted to confirm the date for The Guild Annual Conference - the most important Guild event of the year will be held on 27th January 2017 at the amazing VOX centre in Birmingham.

Local meeting dates are now also confirmed. The next round will be starting in September, so make sure to put the date in the diary and confirm your attendance. 

Are you already signed up for your online valuation service? Watch this important user guide to help you make the most of every lead received from your website.

Take a look at these examples of Guild agents working together to utilise the power of our network.

Newsflash!

22/07/2016

THREE CHEERS FOR THE NETWORK! 

In recognition of your loyalty and support, we are delighted to announce three new services to better equip your agency and generate immediate revenue for your business.

These new, market-leading tools will be available free of charge to all offices, as part of your membership from next week.

Your Regional Managers and the Park Lane Operational Team will be in contact shortly to answer any questions. We look forward to launching these new services with you!

Brexit - E-zines are evolving - Auto 20/20 Price Reduction

07/07/2016

The UK has voted to leave the European Union, and this has created some uncertainty in the market. Read this insightful article, by kind permission of the Property Academy, to understand how you can protect your business and why this is the perfect time to strengthen your market position.  

Our e-zines have been given a brand new look, and now include additional features to improve the customer experience and help you interact with your audience in a more compelling way.

We've reduced the price of the Auto 20/20 cards to just 50p each! Read more to learn about the exciting news and the sign up process. 

Assured Advice Scheme - Market Surveys - Auto 20/20 Improvements

23/06/2016

Welcome to the latest Guild Newsletter!

The Guild has become an Assured Partner to a Primary Authority to offer you legal advice for new, complicated or unclear legislation. Find out more about how the new service can help your business.

As part of our engagement with leading media, we want to survey our Members each month on a matter of topical interest and then share this data with journalists. Please take a few minutes to complete our first survey.

New designs are available for the Auto 20/20, which means the service will be suitable for all agents, regardless of their feed provider and size of the property photos.

Summer Designs - Fresh Mortgage Material - Academy Days - New Members

26/05/2016

We have some new exciting designs available for the summer. You can choose from a selection of canvassing cards or opt for the fun and trendy colouring cards to help you generate enquiries.

Have you seen the updated Mortgage Services marketing collateral? Take a look at the attractive new artwork and learn more about the service.

We have included schedule for our Academy Days for the rest of the year. View the upcoming dates and don't forget to reserve your slot!

And finally, a warm welcome to our newest Guild Members!

New Marketing Materials - Guild Press Releases - Hybrid Videoettes - British Royal Legion Update

28/04/2016

Our PR & Media Centre is on hand to help you connect with your local journalists by providing access to insightful market comments and press release templates. 

Hybrid videoettes are now available to order! Find out how you can subscribe, view a sample of a hybrid videoette and learn more about the benefits of marketing your properties using the service.

The Guild has designed fresh new marketing materials to give you a competitive edge, now available from The Studio.   

In January, we introduced the Armed Forces Mentoring scheme, and we are pleased to announce that the response has been fantastic!

Take a look at your new Page Turner - Local Meetings - Important changes to web design coding - Selling a Business Property

07/04/2016

The Guild is pleased to launch a new and improved Page Turner, fully redesigned to offer a smooth and enjoyable customer experience.

Local Meetings have just started this week; and there is still plenty of time to book your place for a session near your office. Learn more about the dates, locations and how to secure your place.

You can also find out about the important changes to web design coding - coming into force in the summer, which will have a significant impact on your website.

Selling or exiting a business property? Mercer & Hole brings you an overview of some of the key aspects in the process.

 

Local Meetings - New Money Laundering Regulations - Property Industry Eye - New Guild Members

22/03/2016

This spring, The Guild is going on the road to visit our Members all over the country - find out where and when your local meeting will be held and how you can sign up.

New Money Laundering Regulations are coming into force and we are bringing you an overview of the most important points estate agents need to be aware of.

You can now register for a free 'daily news' email alert with Property Industry Eye. And last but not least, let's welcome our newest members to The Guild family!

FREE Artwork with your Studio order now!

24/02/2016

From 1st February 2016, new legislation came into force stating that no tenancy can commence until the right to rent has been established. This is a complex area that may need specialist advice and guidance, but we have included below a summary of the new legislation and the main implications and responsibilities for you and the landlord.

Make the most of our exclusive Studio offer and get your artwork completely FREE on orders placed before the end of March! We also have some brand new Easter designs available on the Digital Hub to help you promote your business ahead of the busy springtime property market.

The Guild has joined the IES Coalition! Find out what this organisation aims to do for our industry.

Finally, we've included a useful article from Lonsdale Insurance Brokers, which helps you to understand some the risks associated with lettings businesses.

The Guild's 2016 Conference Special

04/02/2016

Once again, The Guild network gathered on the 28th January for most significant event of the year - The Guild's 2016 Conference!

Learn more about our partners, find out who triumphed at this year's Awards that were sponsored by The Telegraph, and discover how you can make a difference by helping the British Legion. 

Missed a particular seminar session? Visit the Members Hub to view the presentation slides!

The Telegraph sponsors The Guild's 2016 Awards!

13/01/2016

The Guild’s 2016 Conference is just around the corner and we want to share with you our latest exciting news on the biggest day in our calendar.

We're very excited to announce that we're partnering with The Telegraph for our prestigious Annual Awards! Please remember that all entries must be submitted by this Friday, 15th January at the very latest.

Take a look at our plans for the day, including our James Bond themed evening entertainment, and don't forget to download the app - 'The Guild's 2016 Conference'.

There's still time to book your place for the conference. Simply call the Park Lane Team on 020 7629 4141.

We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!

Awards Success - HMRC Visits Park Lane - Magazine Deadlines 2016 - Mortgages News

22/12/2015

As the year comes to a close, we’re celebrating Guild Agents’ award success and preparing for 2016 with your magazine pages submission deadlines.

We’d also like to share our learnings from HMRC's recent visit to the Park Lane Office to help you prepare.

Finally, Guild Conveyancing shares two insightful articles on mortgages.

Video Cards - Regional Meetings Round-Up - Powerful Branch Videos - New Members

10/12/2015

In this newsletter are two great ideas to help you win more instructions by using the power of video.  

The Autumn Regional Meetings were a great success with over 450 delegates attending. Here’s a reminder of some of the main topics we discussed.

Finally, we are proud to welcome our latest new members!

News from Guild Conveyancing Services

23/10/2015

Welcome to the latest newsletter from Guild Conveyancing Services!

We discuss why transactions are taking so long, review the first-time buyer market and celebrate success at the conveyancing awards.

Plus, it's competition time and you could be in with the chance of winning an iPad or £100 of M&S vouchers.

New Website and Members' Hub - Date for the 2016 Conference - Branded Sports & Social Calendars 2016 - Instruction-Winning Video Cards

28/10/2015

The new Guild Property website and Members' Hub launch today!

Save the date! The Guild's Annual Conference will be held on the 28th January 2016 at the Millennium Hotel, London.

We're taking orders for the 2016 sports & social calendars. This marketing material is one of the best ways of promoting your brand all year round.

You can now order a video card to promote your USPs during appraisals. Please have a read of how they could help you to win more instructions.

Regional Meetings' agenda - HM Revenue & Customs notice - How to gain more appraisals - Essential lettings training

24/09/2015

The Autumn Regional Meetings are fast approaching. Please read the full agenda to find out what you can expect from your meeting. Plus, we are taking bookings for afternoon seminars run by Tom Davis from Digital Munkey offering tips and advice on increasing SEO.

HM Revenue & Customs will be visiting agents in the coming months to check Anti-Money Laundering procedures. Please ensure you are fully compliant.

Gaining more appraisals requires clever marketing and our Mini-Magazines have been a great success for many of our agents. Find out how they could help you win instructions.

Many significant changes in the lettings industry have taken place in the past three months. Yet many agents have not attended a training course in the last three years. Build the potential of your lettings department with training from Landlord Advice Line.

Autumn Regional Meetings - Meet your regional managers - Important legislation for landlords - Branded and bespoke brochures - New Guild Members

21/08/2015

The dates and venues for the Autumn Guild Regional Meetings have been announced. Please take a note of the dates so you can attend an event near you.

Meet your Business Development Managers! Find out who will be managing your region.

From October 2015, all landlords are required to install smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to their properties. Please read the following information to ensure you can offer guidance to your landlords.

Did you know The Guild creates branded corporate brochures? These are great for taking on valuations for presenting your services and values in a professional format.

Please take a moment to find out which agents have joined The Guild from across the country.

New fully-responsive websites, take a look - New Direct Letter canvassing - Important information on Direct Mail addressees

17/07/2015

We're making great progress on fully-responsive websites! Take a look at some live examples.

Differentiate yourself with sophisticated Direct Letter canvassing.

A reminder of the law regarding sending Direct Mail to a named person using personal data.

Your new video offering - Instructions on uploading your lettings fees - The Rugby World Cup campaign - Welcome to our latest Guild Members

15/06/2015

This week we are delighted to introduce a video offering for your properties! As a modern, engaging tool, including video in your marketing will help to set you apart from other agents in your area.

Please take a look at our short video clips with instructions on how The Guild's tools can help you comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

The Rugby World Cup is back! Take a peek at the canvassing we have on offer, designed to stay in front of your potential vendors' eyes for the duration of the World Cup.

A huge welcome to the latest Guild Members from across the country!

 

Changes in advertising fees for letting agents

27/05/2015

As of today, Wednesday May 27th 2015, all letting agents are legally required to fully publicise the fees they charge to both landlords and tenants.

Please read the full details of the new regulations to ensure you comply.

The Guild has also created a link on the Members’ Hub where you can input the relevant information for displaying the appropriate fees on your website. 

Top 10 astonishing video content facts - Creating your automated magazine pages - Lonsdale Insurance Brokers' services

13/05/2015

Featuring video content online is increasingly essential for estate agents; The IT Team reveals 10 staggering facts to get you thinking.

Following improvements on The Digital Hub, The Magazine Team has created some handy video guides to help you create and submit your pages using the newly automated system.

This week, Lonsdale Insurance Brokers provide a snapshot of the services available to all Guild Members.

The latest advertising legislation- An update on the mortgage market - Top tips for increasing brand awareness in local press

24/04/2015

This week we bring you the latest guidance from the Committee of Advertising Practice for all residential property services on how to display VAT.

The Guild Mortgage Service brings you the latest on the mortgage market.

Utilising your local press is a great tool for winning instructions. The PR Team offers some tips for securing coverage and catching the attention of your potential clients, along with a review of recent success for Guild Agents in the national press.

TM Training sessions at the Spring Regional Meetings - Additional marketing tools - Introducing our latest Guild Members

10/04/2015

With the Spring Regional Meetings fast approaching, we give you a snapshot of the compelling TM Training sessions available at specific venues.

We are also pleased to announce the new enveloped Direct Mail cards which claim to generate a greater response. Plus, the Marketing team offers some useful advice on planning your next campaign to achieve the desired results.

And finally, we welcome the latest independent estate agents to join our network, including a brief overview of each.

 

Regional Meetings' agenda - Impress your potential landlords with the lettings video tools - Secure free press for your vendors

08/04/2015

The agenda for the next round of Regional Meetings has been confirmed including the news that  TM Training will be offering afternoon classroom sessions at specific Regional Meeting venues. Please call your account manager on 020 7629 4141 to book your place.

Custom made pre and post appraisal e-mailers have now been released for your potential landlords, helping you to communicate effectively through your lettings department.

Finally, we share the latest from the PR & Media Centre including recent success in national press.

 

Win Instructions by adding Upfront Value - Using your E-zine as a USP - Book for the April/May Regional Meetings - Meet our New Members

19/03/2015

This week we discuss adding value to your instructions with upfront marketing and show you how to use your E-zine as a USP to impress vendors and win instructions.

We are also pleased to confirm the dates and venues for our spring regional meetings and training sessions.

Finally we welcome and introduce you to February's new members.

Boost your Google Ranking - Video Guides to ease creating your Magazine Pages - Guild Conference Videos - Make Money through Mortgages

03/03/2015

Did you know that you can easily boost your search engine optimisation by integrating a news feed into your website? This week we explain how you can do this simply and easily courtesy of BriefYourMarket. We also want to share with you two fantastic video guides which will help improve the look of your Guild magazines and make them more appealing. In addition to this, we are pleased to announce our Guild conference film has arrived. Why not take a look at this and the Google video to remind yourself of the key messages from the day and how you can use these to your advantage. Finally we update you on the latest mortgage news and explain how The Guild Mortgage Service can help to earn you extra commission.

Using your own Instruction-winning Videoettes - Your Guild Property Website Refresh - The Guild's identified in The Telegraph - New Studio Cloud Marketing

17/02/2015

We are pleased to announce that our refreshed Guild website is ready for your feedback -  featuring moving banners, embedded videos and a new agent search function. Before we formally launch, we would just like to ask for your views on any further improvements.

We have also updated our Studio Cloud website to include fresh, eye-catching designs, a more intuitive structure and a new navigation style on the design page. Why not have a look to gather some inspiration for your next marketing campaign.

Remember The Guild's endorsement in The Telegraph a few weeks ago? 'Shout about it' - We now have a Direct Mail and Canvassing card available on The Digital Hub for you to personalise to your brand and send out to your clients.

Finally, we have created a simple step-by-step guide on how to add third party property videoettes to your Guild TV site, helping you to communicate your brand via one of the most popular marketing tools of today - video.

Record Results for Guild Annual Conference - Your Award Winners - Meet the New Members

06/02/2015

Welcome to our special edition of the Guild e-bulletin containing reports, photographs, links and exciting information on a variety of new services launched at the Guild's record-breaking Annual Conference. Members gained insight from leading experts in their respective fields, from building a great brand to the mobile web evolution to advice on how best to optimize your website.

At the bottom of this article you can also find a link to our conference feedback form. All forms submitted will automatically be entered into our prize draw for a chance to win £150 worth of Digital Hub orders.

We also want to congratulate our award winners on their outstanding achievements over the last year and introduce you to the new members at The Guild.

Win Instructions by Promoting The Telegraph's article - The Evolution of Internet Browsing - Conference Q&As

22/01/2015

We have some fantastic PR news to share with you regarding our recent mention in The Telegraph and how you can use this to your advantage. We also want to reveal some interesting statistics on mobile web browsing and how this can benefit you as a Guild Member. Finally, with The Guild Conference just next week, we have come up with some handy conference Q&As to help answer any burning questions you may have about the big day.

 

Conference Timetable - Gaining Trust to Generate Instructions

16/01/2015

The timetable for our annual conference on 29th January 2015 has arrived! Plan your day and pick your speaker sessions in preparation for what is set to be our most popular conference to date.

We are also pleased to announce that the modules and exams for The Guild Associate Scheme have been refreshed, helping you to achieve that all-important trust factor from your vendors.

Download The Conference App - Announcing The Guild Conference Awards, Gala Dinner and Casino Night - Welcome to our New Guild Members

08/01/2015

The Guild’s 2015 annual conference is just around the corner, and with speakers from the likes of Google, Santander and Sticky Marketing, this is certainly an event not to be missed! In the evening The Guild's annual awards ceremony will take place, followed by some exciting casino-themed evening entertainment. The deadline for Award Submissions is 20th January so be sure to get yours in soon! We also want to let you about our new conference app which is now available to download and to introduce you to December's new members.

The Guild Conference: Speaker Synopsis - A Marketing Plan Guaranteed to Generate more Instructions for 2015 - Celebrating our Members' Success - The Video Revolution

22/12/2014
January is fast approaching, which means we are ever-closer to our fabulous Guild conference. This week we share with you what our speakers will be talking about and how this links to our overall conference theme, Communication in the Modern Era.
We all know how busy things can get after that quiet Christmas lull, so why not let us assist you with your marketing plan for 2015?
Guild agents brought home a record breaking 21 awards at this year's Estate Agency of the Year Awards; read on to find out who they were and what awards they received. Finally, we share with you some important information regarding The Guild's video service; a perfect instruction winner that requires very little work on your behalf!

2015 Annual Guild Conference

15/12/2014

You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Annual Conference - our most important date of the year - together with the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Thursday 29th January, at the Millennium Hotel, 44 Grosvenor Square, London. Details on the fabulous line-up of speakers, the booking form and how to make your award submissions can be found below...

Meet our Latest Guild Members - How to Win Instructions through your Website Layout

04/12/2014
This week we want to introduce you to November's new members. We also want to share with you some interesting facts on how people view your website and how you can use this to win more instructions.

How to get Free Press in National Newspapers - Earn Additional Revenue using Whole of Market Mortgages

27/11/2014
This week our PR Team demonstrate how to generate free coverage in the national press and examine how to make your social media interesting to your audience. London & Country share some important information regarding mortgages for the self-employed and we remind you how to earn additional revenue with The Guild mortgage service.

Maximise the Impact of your Magazine to Win Instructions - Winter Canvassing - Make Money with Referrals

19/11/2014
This week our Magazine Team share with your their top tips on how to increase the impact of your magazine, we include our new winter designs for Direct Mail and Canvassing cards to ensure your marketing activities are one step ahead of the competition, and we bring to your attention the benefits of The Guild's declutter service.

Marketing for Xmas & Generating Intructions for the New Year - How Video can Boost your Marketing

12/11/2014
This week we want to let you know about the latest marketing materials available for Xmas and the New Year. We also want to introduce you to our new video 'animates'.

Snapshot of New Guild Members - The future of Video and Mobile Internet - Annual Conference 2015

03/11/2014
This week we want to introduce you to October's new members and share some insights and tips into the growing trend of mobile internet usage. We also have an important date for your diaries...

Bulletin Issue 30

03/10/2014

Welcome to latest edition of The Guild Bulletin. We are pleased to announce that our new IT package for members is now in full swing alongside continuing to welcome more new members to the network. Each department has additional developments to share with you, including important market updates, the latest from our PR and Media Centre and the launch of our next marketing campaign - The Sports & Social 2015 Calendar. Enjoy!

Bulletin Issue 29

02/09/2014

Welcome to latest edition of The Guild Bulletin. This month we are congratulating members on their completion of The Guild Enhanced Training Scheme and briefly outlining plans for forthcoming Guild Training. We are also pleased to announce that our new IT package services for members are now in full swing alongside continuing to welcome more new members to the network. Each department has additional developments to share with you, including some new eye catching Autumn marketing campaigns on Studio Cloud. Enjoy!

Bulletin Issue 28

31/07/2014

Welcome to July's edition of The Guild Bulletin where we welcome yet more new members to the network and share the winners from the Guild Mortgage competition which ran in association with London & Country. Each department shares further developments in their areas and we are very proud to announce the launch of the new Studio Cloud which we hope will inspire you to start creating your own bespoke marketing campaigns. Enjoy reading!

Bulletin Issue 27

03/07/2014

Welcome to this month's newsletter where we are pleased to welcome our new joiners, share upcoming Academy Day dates as well as more information on the new Lettings Course. On a marketing front, we provide more ideas on valuation winning tools this Summer, remind you about using the digital hub for your property particulars and talk about the importance of high resolution photography in your magazines. We also have updates on the mix of charity events that our members have been taking part in. We hope you enjoy reading! 

Bulletin Issue 26

22/05/2014
Welcome to this month's newsletter where we shall be sharing the latest updates from each department, including the eye catching new Guild magazine cover designs and impressive corporate brochures which can be tailored for your business offering. We also welcome on board a host of new Guild Members, provide you with further insight into the lettings training which will be starting soon and also enclosed is the fantastic work some member agents are doing for charities. We hope you enjoy reading!

Bulletin Issue 25

03/04/2014
Following the success of the recent regional meetings, we would like to share with you some of the topics that we discussed, bringing you more information about the soon to be launched Web TV service, progressions in Guild Training and much more. The marketing department share their new designs and campaigns to take you into the Summer along with helpful advice on creating effective direct mail campaigns. The PR & Media Centre also share their successes from the last month and theres some helpful suggestions from the Mortgage department too. We hope you enjoy reading...

Bulletin Issue 24

12/03/2014
Following January's introduction to the new divisions within The Guild, we would like to share further developments in some of these areas of the business. The 'who-is-who' contact list is also enclosed for a reminder.

Bulletin Issue 23

10/02/2014
Following our recent announcement regarding our new centres of excellence, we are also relaunching The Guild newsletter to incorporate news, events, tips and commentary from each of these respective departments. We hope you will find these articles informative and interesting and welcome any feedback you might have.

December Bulletin

23/12/2013
Following the regional meetings over the past few months this newsletter incorporates the awareness and resonance campaign launched at the meetings, together with an update on some important legislation and a market update from the Guild Mortgage team.

August Bulletin

27/08/2013
Inside our latest bulletin we introduce you to our new Enhanced Training Programme; created in conjunction with industry leading trainers Julian O'Dell and Peter Chapman, this provides a mixture of online and offline learning for personal skill based development. We also take the opportunity to remind you what an important part mobile web browsing is now playing in our industry and society in general. The next round of regional meeting dates are now available for you to book and we outline some of the latest Guild service improvements including a 'new look' Digital Hub.

The Guild Newsletter, 2013 Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony report

28/05/2013
Welcome to our special edition of the Guild Newsletter containing reports, photographs, links and exciting information on a variety of new services launched at the Guild's Annual Conference. Members gained insight from leading experts in their respective fields, from the use of social media to enhancing business practice to advice from top economists on how to seize the moment and make the most of opportunities.

Guild Newsletter

09/07/2013
In this week's edition we look at some quite remarkable statistics on the growth in mobile browsing and how The Guild can help you stay ahead of the competition. We provide a brief introduction to the new Enhanced (skill based) Training scheme [Look out for the full details in the next e-bulletin]. The free de-clutter service from our new removals partners is detailed, and we bring you upto speed on the latest developments in the Consumer Protection Regulations.

2013 Annual Conference, Gala Dinner, Awards and After Party 'A Market for Change'

26/04/2013
You are cordially invited to attend the 2013 Annual Conference - our most important date of the year - together with the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony,which takes place on the 8th May, at the Millennium Hotel, 44 Grosvenor Square, London. We are delighted to be able to announce that the major sponsor for the conference is Reapit. All the details of the theme 'A Market for Change', the fabulous line-up of speakers, booking form and how to make your award submissions are here . . . as well as news of a fantastic "After Party" at Babble Mayfair, sponsored by Van Mildert.

Guild Newsletter

19/04/2013
With our Annual Conference just around the corner, welcome to our latest newsletter - featuring articles on our new 'Great British Summer Days Out' calendar, the latest enhancement to our Guild Intelligence Service, and an announcement regarding redress for lettings agents.

Guild Newsletter

22/03/2013
Please find attached this week's newsletter, which includes a round-up of the recent Regional Meetings together with articles on another, notable 'Associate' milestone for the Guild, and an exciting competition for your clients!

Guild Newsletter

06/03/2013
Welcome to our latest newsletter, with articles including an invitation to take part in a survey on behalf of the Bank Of England, helping to share your thoughts and observations on the mortgage market.

The Guild Bulletin

14/02/2013
Welcome to The Guild newsletter, this week containing information on our latest new services, details of regional meetings - including our fabulous speaker for the afternoon sessions - and guidance on the new Consumer Protection Regulations.

EPC Regulation Changes

08/01/2013
Please find below a guide to the intended changes to the current EPC regulations, due to come into effect from Wednesday, 9th January 2013. The main points of note are the requirement to include an indication of the property’s performance rating on all marketing, and the change of rules for certain specific types of property. We are currently amending our Studio templates to ensure compliance for your magazine pages and window cards, together with offering suitable guidance on the hub, and also amending our Associate Scheme collateral. The Studio will make similar necessary changes for any other forms of property marketing. A printed copy of this information will be sent to every office next week, to ensure that you and your colleagues are fully appraised of your new responsibilities. In the meantime, if you have any questions, then please call us on 01223 439000, Kind regards Marcus Whewell CEO - The Guild of Professional Estate Agents

The Guild Bulletin

14/01/2013
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2013! We have lots of news to keep you up to date about new services as well as a significant milestone for The Guild. Included are details about our next round of Regional Meetings (commencing end of January) and also our fabulous Annual Conference on the 8th May - which this year is being held in Central London. I very much look forward to seeing you at the Regional Meetings, Kind regards Marcus

The Guild Bulletin

17/12/2012
Welcome to our final newsletter of 2012! We have a round up of all the Guild winners from the Sunday Times Property Awards - the most prestigious property awards ceremony of the year; a look forward to your marketing for 2013; news on great deals for camera equipment; and finally the launch of a new service which enables us to help you more efficiently throughout the day. Finally, we at The Guild would like to wish you and your teams a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year in which we look forward to working together in 2013 - demonstrating further that our network is independent estate agency at its best!

The Guild Bulletin

28/11/2012
Welcome to our latest newsletter, with more exciting information about new services from The Guild. Also included are the notes and charts from the recent Guild Regional Meetings, held across the UK – and also slides from the photography presentations kindly hosted by David Brierley from Evolve. The new Sports and Social Calendars are ready to go! We have recently sent you some samples, together with some free new materials to help promote our great new referrals system. This is a fabulous way to grow awareness and resonance for your brand. We are also announcing a ‘Bug Fix Week’, whereby you can send us your queries and we will prioritise these and pass as many as we can to Property Logic for resolution.

The Guild Bulletin

31/10/2012
Welcome to our latest e-newsletter, There are lots of exciting things happening around The Guild at present. Firstly, two of our esteemed members have just picked up major awards at The Negotiator Awards this week in Mayfair, London. Our hearty congratulations go to Brock Taylor and Debbie Fortune for their success - and also a bottle of champagne for each from The Guild! We have been busy improving our services, and you can read below about some great new functions available on the Digital Hub. In addition, we have added new skills and talents to our Cambridge and Park Lane teams as we continue to invest in even better service. Don't forget to keep us up to date with all your news and information, access the latest developments by logging in to the Members' Hub, and why not "like" our facebook page if you have not done so already?

The Guild Bulletin

07/09/2012
Welcome to our latest e-newsletter. Market conditions remain challenging for the majority of agents across the country, yet there are many ways that we can improve our market share and fees by adopting clear, positive marketing strategies, utilising the various services available to you via The Guild. Minimags offer a powerful way to raise your brand's awareness and resonance, with over a million leaflets already booked via the Guild. We would also like to highlight a number of exciting improvements to the referral system, including offering you an opportunity to win an iPad! Referrals remain one of the easiest ways to boost our performance in the coming months, and take advantage of the ever-growing power of The Guild. Our next round of regional meetings is just around the corner (starting on September 26th in Bristol); please do come and join us as we explore new ways to work better together, plus we will have several exciting new innovations to share with you. Finally, I am sure that we all would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the cyclists in the EAF Zoopla Great British ride, especially Sean Newman, Sam Lindley and Jon Cooke, who completed over 2,500 miles for an exceptional cause. Thank you also to all our member agents who participated and supported the event. We should be very proud.

New Property Management Services from The Guild

14/08/2012

The Guild Newsletter

24/07/2012
We would like to thank all the Guild members who attended the annual conference. We are greatfull to those of you who have already provided positive feedback and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing you all. A complete post Conference bulletin will follow shortly in electronic and printed format, but in the meantime we want to keep you abreast of the various events happening within the network. Should you have any comments or feedback on the conference you would like to share with us, please do not hesitate to email me, Marcus.Whewell@guildproperty.co.uk

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30/03/2012

Legal and compliance update

20/03/2012
As professional agents committed to leading higher standards across the industry, it is important that we operate within the law at all times, and also look to demonstrate best practice. Please find attached an electronic version of our recent legal update, sent to every office in the post last week. This summarises the imminent changes to EPC regulations, as well as timely reminders on other key pieces of legislation such as The Bribery Act, Data Protection, and Cooling Off. We deem this so important as to merit a dedicated newsletter, so please share this with your colleagues and encourage everybody in your office to read this carefully. If you have any further questions about the content of this communication, then please call Justyn at our Professional Service Team on 01223 443903.

The Guild Newsletter

13/03/2012
Please find below the latest newsletter from the Guild. Whilst the market remains challenging for most agents, The Guild has never been in better shape and we hope to have some more exciting new announcements for members in the next few weeks. The latest amendments to legislation regarding EPCs is almost upon us (April 6th), so please take the time to study the Regional Meeting slides, and also the legal information sheets that we are currently sending to every member office. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support

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Why you should come to your Guild Regional Meeting

09/09/2011
The Guild Regional Meetings take place only every 3 months, they are free to attend and they give you the opportunity to keep up to date with new Guild initiatives as well as share your knowledge and expertise with like-minded agents. For the next round of meetings we will cover several important topics, including four exceptional items:- Firstly, the continued development of our lettings services. Lettings will become even more important over the next few years and The Guild is investing considerable time and expertise to develop our offering for you . We will be announcing our new exciting partnership with EPM (see Regional Meeting Dates and Format for more information). Secondly, with estate agency marketing and communication moving online at a frenetic pace, we want to offer every Guild Member a free Web TV channel. We will explain why we think that this will be an important part of your marketing strategy, and demonstrate the features and benefits of our free offering. Thirdly, we will offer an insight into the ‘near future of websites’; there are some remarkable developments in technology which The Guild is planning to bring to you over the next 12 months, which will transform your online presence. Finally, The Guild is about to trial a class-leading mortgage offering, and I want to offer you a brief introduction into this exciting new development. As usual we will also share key facts on market performance and forecasts, as well as inform you about crucial forthcoming legal changes, and also share top tips from fellow members to enhance your business. Then if you wish, you can stay for the afternoon and I would highly recommend you do, to enjoy a training session from Julian O’Dell on ‘ensuring excellence across your business’. To confirm your places, you simply need to complete the online booking form below or call the Customer Relationship team at Park Lane on 020 7629 4141.

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28/06/2011

Guild Annual Conference 2011 - An Important Day for your Business

10/06/2011
We are delighted to announce the Guild's 2011 Annual Conference, to be held at The Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London on Wednesday, July 6th.

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