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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 up momentum from any Saturday activity, instead of waiting till Monday.


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For Sale Hertford

Rainsborough Court, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£300,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE AND WITH A LEASE IN EXCESS OF 100 YEARS - A superb two bedroom light and airy ground floor maisonette situated in this sought after development on ...
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For Sale Bengeo

Bengeo Meadows, Watermill Lane, Bengeo, SG14

Price guide£240,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE for this one bedroom first floor apartment situated in this highly sought after development set within a peaceful location of Bengeo and amidst ...
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For Sale Hertford

Coopers Court, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£350,000

CHAIN FREE for this superb split level apartment situated in this highly desirable and rarely available gated development located on Folly island and within only ...
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Let Agreed Nr Hertford

Rectory Lane, Watton At Stone, Nr Hertford, SG14

£1,750 pcm

A spacious detached 4 bedroomed family home situated in a peaceful private location boasting large secluded walled gardens to rear. A much sought after village with ...
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References Pending Hertford

Copperwood, Hertford, SG13

£995 pcm

A spacious two bedroom ground floor flat with patio doors to private ground floor balcony overlooking communal gardens. Peaceful location within 10 minutes walk of the ...
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Let Agreed Bengeo

Parkhurst Road, Bengeo, SG14

£1,200 pcm

A superb two bedroomed end terraced Victorian cottage situated in peaceful residential area of Bengeo. Tastefully decorated and modernised. Unfurnished. Both ...
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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 Negotiator

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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Roz Matthews

Sales Progressor

Roz has worked in estate agency for over 25 years as a Negotiator and Valuer in Islington in both the resale and new home sector making her an ideal candidate to progress all the sales in our office from agreement to exchange and completion.

Born and raised in North & Central London and briefly southern Spain. Roz moved to Hertford in 2010 to be with her now husband who has lived in the area his entire life. She really enjoys the open spaces and wildlife Hertfordshire has to offer. Also great restaurants, weekend’s away and a good film

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Steve Whyman MNAEA

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 both the residential sales and 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 800+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

Shepherds came at the recommendation of a friend and they were very helpful throughout the process of attracting buyers to the house. Very pleased with the process as a whole. Unfortunately there were some difficulties nearing the end of the process relating to the exchange and completion where information was being provided to us much later than we would have liked and we felt that the progression team were advocating more for our buyers than for us. An unfortunate blemish in an otherwise great service.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I have bought and sold several properties in Hertford through Shepherds over the years and have nothing but praise for David Simpson and his team who have always offered great service with a smile. I wouldn't look anywhere else to sell a property in Hertford!

Shepherds Estate Agents

Once again many thanks to you and your team for the excellent management of the sale of my property. nThe professional service and courtesy Shepherds showed throughout the conveyancing process was truly outstanding and the 'In Touch' portal monitoring procedures was most helpful as well.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Great service, especially at this time with what's going on. David and his team were always on the end of the phone if you needed them, definitely would recommend them .

Shepherds Estate Agents

The entire process was explained clearly from the outset with realistic expectation management and the Shepherds team delivered on what they said they were going to do. There was a well-managed handover of responsibilities moving from stage to stage with a nice mix of urgency and humour which made the turbulent experience of buying a house a little less so. Thank you!

Shepherds Estate Agents

We have completed the purchase of our home recently. We have been delighted with the service we have received from Shepherds of Hertford. From start to finish everyone was so helpful. I want to thank David, George and Roz for their expertise. Absolutely can’t recommend them enough.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Excellent customer service from all members of staff that helped me with my move.

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Great service all round. For anyone selling in Hertford I would ignore the rest and go straight to Shepherds.

Shepherds Estate Agents

This is our third experience with Shepherds. They have consistently delivered a highly professional and personal service. It is a pleasure dealing with such a capable and proactive team.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We recently exchanged on the property that we are buying through Shepherd's and we wanted to write to thank you for your help throughout this process. nIt is our first time buying a property and we felt like we were in really good hands. We particularly valued the clear and responsive communication that your team provided us with. nWe also wanted to make a special mention of George in the Sales Progression team that we have been dealing with. The whole Sales Progression team were helpful to us, but George particularly stood out and was professional, friendly, responsive and efficient at all times. nWe would have no hesitation in recommending your firm's services. nBest, Paul & Jenny.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We have recently bought a house through Shepherds and were very pleased with the high quality of service, in particular from David. We would use them again in future.

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David and his team are second to none. Not only were they professional and approachable throughout but they also went above and beyond to complete my sale as quick as possible. Thank you Shepherds! x

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We bought a bungalow in Stanstead Abbotts through Shepherds Estate Agents. We hadn't bought or sold a property for over 30 years so needed quite a bit of help and advice. this was mainly over the phone. When we had placed our offer the sales progressors took over negotiating the process; a term I hadn't heard of before but they did a fantastic job. I remember particularly George and sometimes Jasmine explaining the situation and telephoning the solicitor to push things along. All worked out and then when we ended up at the property with 2 cats in the car waiting for the financial completion to happen Sam came along with the keys so we didn't have to go to the office!

Shepherds Estate Agents

Friendly, professional and experienced staff who successfully helped me sell my home through a global pandemic and multiple unexpected roadblocks. Pleased that this all went through with their continued assistance and on-hand advice.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Shepherd's Team gave us good advice from the start, achieving a good offer price, pursuing progress in the conveyancing in difficult circumstances and coming to a satisfactory conclusion.

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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