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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

900+ 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 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.

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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 Waterford

Barleycroft, Waterford

Price Guide£500,000

Open House - Saturday 20th August - 2.00pm - 4.00pm by appointment only. A three bedroom terrace house situated in this peaceful no through road position in the heart ...
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For Sale Hertford

Burnside, Hertford

Price Guide£535,000

Open House - Saturday 20th August - 10.00am - 12.00pm by appointment only. An extended three bedroom contemporary style home with DIRECT VIEWS AND ASPECT OVER THE RIVER ...
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For Sale Watton at Stone

High Street, Watton at Stone

Price Guide£400,000

Open House - Saturday 20th August - 12.00pm - 2.00pm by appointment only. A rarely available period Grade II listed terrace cottage offered for sale in the sought after ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

Turpins Close, Hertford, SG14

£1,200 pcm

***** PLEASE EMAIL TO ARRANGE A VIEWING*****A particularly well presented two bedroomed modern house with private garden and allocated parking. Fully double glazed, ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

£1,100 pcm

***** PLEASE EMAIL TO ARRANGE A VIEWING*****A well presented two bedroomed ground floor apartment situate on the East side of town, equi-distant to both Hertford and ...
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To Let Brickendon

£1,650 pcm

A three bedroomed semi-detached home situated in this idyllic village location within 4 miles of the County town of Hertford. A peaceful cul de sac setting with ...
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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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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 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 900+ 5 Star reviews

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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.

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We purchased a property through Shepherds and found the team to be really professional, efficient and approachable. They were really on the ball and chased everything through from start to finish - even helped advise us through some 'unchartered territory' regarding some unusual findings regarding the title / land access. Special thanks to David and Roz who were super helpful and always responded to our calls/emails quickly and efficiently. Compared to other agents in North London, Shepherds were fantastic. Thanks very much Shepherds. If we ever sell, we'll know who to use!

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Shepherds marketed and sold our Mum’s property in Hertford. They have been helpful, supportive and have kept us well informed at all stages. I would definitely recommend using them.

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Thanks to all the Team for your help and support over the past year or so, both on the rental side (Jodie/Steve) and sales side (Roz/Paula/Peter/Sam/David/Matt) in respect of 42b. nWell done on managing/negotiating the various hurdles along the way. n…all done successfully without fuss.

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David and his team where very diligent, professional and accommodating during the purchase of our property. I would be more than happy to recommend their services to anybody who asked.

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We sold our house in Hertford with Shepherds and they provided an excellent service. They always kept us informed and up to date. We found them to be very open, honest and gave us astute advice during a drawn out sale and purchase. They are all very knowledgeable and friendly. On the occasion that we viewed properties being sold by Shepherds again we found them to be excellent.

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We have just bought our first house, with Shepherds. It was a smooth and easy process. Roz was great with answering any of our questions and chasing things up on our behalf. Would definitely use them again in the future and would recommend to others.

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We chose Shepherds to facilitate the sale of our home which we completed in December 2021. Their local and wider market knowledge during the listing process was excellent and helped ensure that we received a large number of viewings in a short space of time, and offers at the top of our expectations. Their online portal provided a 'live' feed of how the sale and purchase of our new property was progression and was a key tool in keeping us informed throughout the process. The sales progression team were on hand to manage communications between numerous parties (solicitors, etc. ) within the chain and to follow up on our requests. During the latter part of our sale we faced challenges but we remained confident that we were not 'holding up' the chain and everything was being done to manage expectations which, I believe was in part, due to the personal and professional service delivered by the team. We would highly recommend Shepherds to others looking for a better moving experience. Thank you!

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A 5 star rating for Hertford's 5 star estate agent. The sale was expertly handled from the initial instruction to sale. Any problems ironed out quickly and efficiently by the staff who are all a pleasure to deal with.

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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