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Shepherds of Hertford Estate Agent








Hertford's first class sales & lettings service

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Good Morning

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

Stanstead Road, Hertford, Herts, SG13

Price guide£375,000

A tastefully and well presented character three bedroom terraced house situated on the east side of town within the SG13 catchment area offering fully double glazed and ...
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For Sale Hertford

Port Vale, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£645,000

Open House - Saturday 27th October - 2.00pm to 3:30pm by appointment only. Capturing the authentic mood of a by-gone era both inside and out, this tastefully presented ...
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For Sale Hertford

The Briars, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£530,000

Open House - Saturday October 20th 12:30pm to 1:30pm by appointment only for those wishing to view this superb semi-detached family home tastefully extended and ...
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To Let Hertford

£875 pcm

A tastefully presented one double bedroomed first floor maisonette situated in this peaceful end of cul de sac location on the West side of Hertford. Within 10 mins ...
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References Pending Hertford

£1,900 pcm

A character three bedroomed home situated in an ideal private town centre location. Boasting modern accommodation arranged over three floors to include ground floor ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

£900 pcm

A spacious two bedroomed top floor flat situated in the heart of this peaceful residential area of Bengeo, close to local shops and walking distance to the town centre ...
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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

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.

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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.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We bought a house through Shepherds. They were always professional and polite, as well as efficient in dealing with any queries. They made the exchange as simple as it could be. Would recommend and use again.

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We can say that we have been very happy with the service that we have received from you with regard to the whole process, not only in terms of the speed with which the sale was completed but in your interaction with us and with the buyer.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Would happily recommend Shepherds of Hertford. David, Abi and the whole team were professional, friendly, efficient and very supportive throughout the purchase process. Many thanks to you all once again.

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We were very pleased to have chosen Shepherds to sell our home recently. They were supportive and kept us updated at every stage. Would definitely recommend them to anyone selling their home.

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Really happy, great team. Very supportive. Abi was brilliant to me.

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The team at Shepherds worked exactly to my needs with excellent communication and completed my sale in a stress-free way. Thank-you.

Shepherds Estate Agents

From the very beginning of the sales process, we were impressed with Shepherd’s professional approach and knowledge of the local market. Steve’s sound advice meant that we settled on a realistic asking price for our property and this, combined with Peter’s excellent photographs and brochure, meant that we received several good offers very quickly for our house. During the course of a somewhat protracted sale, Abi and David were always helpful, efficient and good humoured and we always felt that they had their fingers on the pulse. The whole team guided and supported us through the difficult house selling process making it as painless as possible and we recommend Shepherds without any hesitation. Brilliant!

Shepherds Estate Agents

Fantastic experience from the initial viewing through the conveyance process, to completion. Abi, David and Peter were professional, friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend Shepherds.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I found all the people at Shepherds helpful and attentive at all times throughout and would use them again in the future.

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I found your service excellent. Our thanks to Abi for being on hand and chasing things up for us. n

Shepherds Estate Agents

Shepherds of Hertford have been fantastic when helping me complete on my property purchase. They were always polite, efficient and prompt at helping me with all my queries. I value all the staff there and thank Abi England particularly for keeping on top of chasing all the members in the chain. Her wonderful efforts helped me complete on my property with the least amount of stress possible and helped everything run smoothly. I would definitely recommend Shepherds to others. Thank you. Suzanne of New Road.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Abi did a fantastic job on completing our purchase. Very friendly and efficient! Thanks again

Contact US

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Shepherds of Hertford

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

01992 551955

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