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Shepherds of Hertford Estate Agent

Welcome to Shepherds of Hertford
With more 5 star reviews than all other Hertford agents combined

Successfully selling in Hertford since 1976

Local people selling in a town they know inside out

1000+ five star reviews

Totally engaged service from start to finish

Open 7 days a week

Providing local property intelligence

Hertford's first class sales & lettings service

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Good Afternoon

Well, what can we say?
It seems a little strange to be talking all about us, when really and truly, our business is all about you: your home, your move and your experience. But to give you some background: Shepherd’s first opened in Hertford on February 14th 1976 – Valentine’s Day. At the time, the average sale price in Hertford was about £14,000; a pint of beer was 32p; and everything we did was hand written or typed …and when the existence of private landlords was still a rarity.

While today’s house prices are unrecognisable and technology has transformed the way property is marketed – let’s not even discuss the cost of a pint! – the fundamental principles of exceptional customer service and doing right by everyone remain as strong today as the day we opened. Possibly why we’ve been here so long. Shepherds has been a thoroughly modern and thoroughly local estate agent for every day of its considerable lifetime. We’ve consistently sought out new technologies and always remained open to change, with a team of people who live in – and love – the neighbourhood.

Most of all, Shepherds is built on a simple and timeless formula: helpful local people, helping local people move.

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Make the most of your weekend with Shepherds of Hertford

The weekend is when most people are off work and available to look at property, and when Hertford’s town centre is busiest. So it’s essential to open on Saturday and Sunday to seize and capitalise on potential opportunities. Weekends are perfect for Open Days and to arrange multiple viewings in straight succession to generate maximum enthusiasm and commitment from buyers. Sundays provide an extra opportunity to keep the momentum from any Saturday activity, instead of waiting until Monday.


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Take a look at our latest properties

For Sale Hertford

The Springs, Tamworth Road, Hertford

Price Guide£215,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE AND AN EXTENDED LEASE! A one bedroom ground floor flat situated in this popular purpose built development located on the east side of town. This ...
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For Sale Bengeo

The Avenue, Bengeo

Price Guide£700,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE! A rarely available "Dutch Barn" style three bedroom semi-detached house situated in this peaceful and highly sought after location in the heart of ...
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For Sale Ware

Grange Gardens, Ware

Price Guide£415,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE! A two bedroom semi-detached single storey dwelling located in this sought after location on the south side of Ware within close distance to Ware ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

Heathgate, Hertford Heath, Hertford, SG13

£1,300 pcm

A modern two double bedroomed end terraced home situated in this popular village location, unfurnished, two allocated parking spaces, conservatory and garden. Gas ...
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To Let Hertford

£1,250 pcm

A sought after town centre and riverside development for this two double bedroomed second floor apartment. Enjoying secured entryphone and gated underground car ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

£1,250 pcm

A spacious two double bedroomed apartment with lift facility to communal hallways and underground parking. Offered in excellent decorative order and professionally ...
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Did you know?

Fun and interesting facts about Hertford


The founder of Hertford’s local brewery, Peter McMullen was a poacher before turning his hand to brewing beer in 1827.


Hertford’s Parliament Square at the centre of town is so-called because Parliament moved to Hertford to escape London and the plague in 1563.


Jane Wenham was the last person in England condemned to death for witchcraft in the Hertford Assizes courts of 1712.


Local ghost enthusiasts claim more than 40 “known” ghosts in Hertford with St Andrew’s Street the hot-spot in town for sightings.

Our Team

Hertford’s most consistent estate agency team

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David Simpson MNAEA

Sales Director

Born in Ware and attended Richard Hale secondary school before joining Shepherds in 1984. He has three daughters in various stages of work and education locally and his interests include fitness, motorcycling, photography, film, dining out and travel. With all his years in the industry, David remains very much at the sharp end of Shepherds’ day to day business.

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Peter Bluffield MNAEA

Sales Manager

Qualified within The Property Photography Academy, Peter’s skillset is put to good use doing most of our property photography. Born locally and schooled in Hoddesdon. Peter has worked in banking and finance prior to embarking upon his career in estate agency. Having become a first time dad early in 2016, when he gets a chance he enjoys travel, cinema and socialising. Peter is the technical whizz in the office tweaking systems, output and operating procedures. He has also studied and successfully passed the NFOPP technical course in residential estate agency.

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Paula Collins

Sales Negotiator

A Hertford girl through and through; Paula has twins who are at school locally and she enjoys socialising, art and crafts as well as foreign travel. Paula carries out many of our accompanied viewings and is responsible for acquiring feedback for our clients. Paula is organised, affable, and has excellent local knowledge.

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Sam Timms

Sales Negotiator

Born and raised in the nearby village of Waterford, Sam is the newest member to Shepherds after spending 4 years at University. Sam enjoys all things sport, music and foreign travel. Carrying out most of the accompanied viewings as well as getting involved with everything that goes on day to day while working towards his estate agency qualifications.

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Steve Whyman MARLA

Lettings Principal

Born in Hertford and raised in the nearby village of Bayford, Steve joined Shepherds in 1991 having spent 5 years in the army. Steve and his family live in Hertford and his interests include running, skiing, mountain biking, football and French. Steve applies himself with enthusiasm and commitment to the residential lettings at Shepherds.

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Jodie Anderson

Lettings Consultant

Local resident, Jodie, has gained a wealth of experience prior to joining Shepherds Lettings. Having cut her teeth in the North London Housing market. A wide variety of skillsets acquired at the sharp end of a large corporate company that specialise in social housing. Now Jodie enjoys running the administrative schedules and works orders within our busy private Property Management service. With an endearing trait ‘to get things done’. In her spare time, Jodie enjoys country walks and spending quality time with her family. Notwithstanding her appetite to catch up on the latest TV Crime Thriller, when opportunity strikes.

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Just some of our 1000+ 5 Star reviews

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David was a massive help with the sale of my mother's property following her sad passing. He dealt with the sale with the utmost professionalism and more importantly compassion - making the whole experience bearable. nI would have no reservation in recommending Shepherds who carried out excellent work throughout the whole process - thank you.

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We are first time buyers, having just successfully purchased our first home through Shepherds. We decided to go with Shepherds after hearing good things from friends who had recently purchased through them. From the word go, the staff at Shepherds were very responsive and helpful, answering questions we had and guiding us through the purchasing journey. They emailed regularly, keeping us in the loop with everything we needed to know along the way. David and the team let us collect the keys and visit the property on multiple occasions with different services to help us to be able to get works set up early, and would accommodate our requests at the last minute. We are very happy with the support we received and would recommend Shepherds to anyone looking to buy property in Hertford.

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A great service from start to finish - nCommunication was excellent from all staff members and the sale went through with ease.

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Excellent service and advice on selling my property. Selling a property is not something many of us do too many times in our lives and I am very pleased I appointed Shepherds Estate Agents to act for me. Even through the turbulent financial time during the last few months the sale went without a hitch.

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I highly recommend Shepherds! We have just completed on a house purchase with Shepherds, and they have been fantastic from start to finish. We viewed a number of houses with different agents, and the service from all of the team really stood out. nSam T was absolutely fantastic - he was friendly and efficient at booking in our viewings, as well as keeping in touch throughout the process. Paula and Karen were professional and friendly when showing us around different houses, getting to know what we wanted and explaining how a property could work for us. Roz was fantastic at handling the process from offer to completion and was able to answer all of our questions. nOverall, everyone we interacted with took the time to get to know us and our situation. They took much of the stress out of the process. We will definitely be using them again!nThank you for helping us through it!

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We stupidly started our sale of Hertford property not with Shepherds and regretted it. We wasted time and money not working with experts in the area and grown up professionals. nWe consequently had an occasionally frustrating conveyancing period and yet they made us feel like they had our back all the way through and would intervene or give things a push where possible. Roz is an expert and empathetic communicator and negotiator. Peter was saintly with the rest of the team in keeping an eye on our empty property, taking meter readings when needed and generally making life away from the area of sale a lot less stressful. They are the best.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Our house search took a long time and a bumpy road to get there, but we finally found it through Shepherds. David's support before this was incredible, always giving time for support and advice. The team's guidance through the purchase was great and we would recommend using Shepherds for your house move.

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Efficient, friendly service.

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Dear All, thank you very much from myself and Stuart for completing this sale for us. Thanks David for being so positive about the property and helping achieve the price you did. Jayne

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The staff are all very kind and helpful, always making time for any last minute requests

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The team at Shepherds were professional, helpful and friendly. The sale is the first part of the transaction but they were calming and very helpful as the sale progressed. A big thank you to the team at Shepherds.

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The Team have been fantastic, right from the valuation, managing what proved to be a very successful Open Day, negotiating a final bid and of course negotiating through to a completed sale. A special thanks to Roz in seeing this over the line, she has been fantastic.

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It's been an absolute pleasure to deal with the entire team at Shepherds, I have used them on several occasions over the last few years and have nothing but praise positive things to say regarding the services they provide.

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A very impressive service from Shepherds. A couple of days after we appointed Shepherds to sell our property they found us a buyer. The service provided thereafter was professional throughout resulting in a relatively quick, stress free sale.

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We cannot recommend Shepherds more highly. We sold and purchased our new propery with them. They were very helpful and gave first class advice. With their help we were able to achieve our desired outcome and now have the home that we wanted.

Contact US

If you'd like to arrange a valuation of your own property, or to speak with us about any of the homes on our website, simply get in touch by any method you prefer.

Shepherds of Hertford

Riverside House, 6 Mill Bridge, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1PY

01992 551955

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