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Shepherds of Hertford Estate Agent








Hertford's first class sales & lettings service

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Good Evening

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.


Watch our heart-warming celebration of the town we work in, live in and love


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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Years of Local Experience


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Take a look at our latest properties

For Sale Hertford

The Briars, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£330,000

A tastefully and well presented TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM end terrace modern house situated in the highly sought after Foxholes development on the east side of town within ...
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For Sale Dane End

Kingsfield Road, Dane End, Hertfordshire, SG12

Price guide£425,000

AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE VILLAGE LIFE - A peaceful village location with facilities close by to include village PUB and SHOP for this THREE BEDROOM DETACHED BUNGALOW ...
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For Sale Hertford

Bartletts Mead, Bengeo, Hertford, Herts, SG14

Price guide£400,000

A THREE BEDROOM end terrace house situated in this peaceful no through road position in Bengeo close to open countryside. This fully double glazed and gas centrally ...
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Let Agreed BENGEO

Warren Terrace, BENGEO, SG14

£1,000 pcm

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Let Agreed Nr Hertford

£1,700 pcm

A spacious four bedroomed detached family home situated in this delightful peaceful village setting. Occupying a substantial corner plot of garden, South facing and ...
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To Let Hertford

Dolphin Yard, Hertford, SG14

£1,350 pcm

A spacious two double bedroomed duplex apartment situated in an enviable town centre location with secure gated parking and riverside communal garden setting. Luxurious ...
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Did you know?

Fun and interesting facts about Hertford


In addition to the dungeon at Hertford Castle, Hertford has had 3 gaols over the centuries.


The band Deep Purple, considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal, formed in Hertford in 1968.


Rupert Grint, star of Harry Potter, comes from Hertford and took his GCSEs at Richard Hale School in 2004.


Hertford Castle was a Royal Palace for over 300 years, from the 13th century to the 16th century.

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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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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Jennifer Sanderson

Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Originally from Dublin where she spent 13 years working in estate agency and also obtained a BSc(Hons) in Property Studies. Jennifer now ably assists in respect of both sales and lettings at Shepherds and lives in Bengeo with her three daughters. Her interests include running, gym and travel.

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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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Steve Whyman MNAEA

Lettings Principle

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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Abi England

Sales Progressor

Abi was born and raised in Ware and belies her youthful looks by applying over ten years of her specialist conveyancing experience gained with local law firms, to better ensure the success of your move through the all-important second half of the process. Enjoying an excellent rapport with local solicitors and an insiders’ knowledge of the conveyancing transaction to help proceedings, outside of work Abi enjoys reading, films, spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

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Dinah McEwen


Born in Hertford and still living locally in Bengeo with her son and daughter, Dinah ably assists predominantly at our busiest times; weekends and Open Days. She accompanies on viewings and helps with office administration. Her interests include yoga and interior design.



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Just some of our 500+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and for all the care and attention you have given to us to enable us to move into our forever home.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We were very satisfied with our decision to ask Shepherds to act as our estate agent. We felt supported and informed throughout and appreciated the team's hard work and down to earth approach. Thoroughly recommended.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Throughout the buying and selling process Shepherd’s have been great. They have shown me properties and sold my flat for me. They were prompt at responding to emails and phone calls and made the process as pleasant as possible (considering the extraneous variables when moving house!).

Shepherds Estate Agents

Great service and management of the process all the way through

Shepherds Estate Agents

We had a succesful exchange and completion with excellent service. Abi kept me well informed which was helpful. Happy to recommend. A friendly estate agent.

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Very good and helpful.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Everyone was very friendly and helpful, in particular Abi. No question was too stupid. I felt like the team cared about our purchase and communication was excellent throughout

Shepherds Estate Agents

Straightforward, goes to deal with as individuals and always had my confidence throughout the process. Completely recommended.

Shepherds Estate Agents

The sale was managed so well. Excellent staff communication and advice. Abi, the sales progression manager, was very efficient. The buyers of our house even contacted us to praise how excellent the estate agents had been in handling the sale. This is the second time we have used them and they remain the outstanding estate agents in Hertford.

Shepherds Estate Agents

The Shepherds team were great from start to finish; as first time buyers we were quite clueless about the whole process but Abi and the team reassured us and gave us all the information we needed. They kept us informed and no query was too big or small. I would thoroughly recommend them for their friendly and all round brilliant service. Thank you!

Shepherds Estate Agents

We were very impressed with David and the wider team and the services offered, right from the initial meeting through to completion of the sale of our property. Their knowledge and understanding of the current market in the area proved to be very reliable and accurate. nWe had friendly and efficient helpful support throughout, and especially when the sale got complicated. Excellent communication and progress chasing and we have no hesitation in highly recommending Shepherds.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We received fantastic service throughout the purchase of our forever home through Shepherds. We were kept up to date and the team couldn’t do more to ensure that the sale turned around as quickly as possible because we only had a certain window of time to move in. Thank you again to the team!

Shepherds Estate Agents

David, Abi and the wider team have all been fantastic. I have not been living at the property and with personal circumstances I have been unable to get there enough. The team at Shepherds in my opinion went above and beyond in supporting me. I would highly recommend, very professional and accommodating. nThank you all very much.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Exceptional. A process so complex and emotionally a roller coaster, Shepherds were there to keep us on course. A great many thanks for your efforts over and above the call of duty.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I don't usually leave reviews but .. .. .. having just experienced a very lengthy and exasperating sale which included numerous phone calls and emails each day I cannot fault the service I received from all the staff at Shepherds, especially Abi who remained positive and kept the sale together until the very end, which unbelievably took over 5 months to complete. nWould highly recommend Shepherds.

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Shepherds of Hertford

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

01992 551955

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