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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

Birch Green, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£745,000

A superb extended four bedroom 1920's semi-detached house situated in the desirable and highly sought after village location of Birch Green less than three miles from ...
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For Sale Hertford

Lilbourne Drive, Hertford, Herts, SG13

Price guide£650,000

An exceptional five bedroom, three bathroom, modern townhouse which has undergone extensive remodelling and expansion, creating a unique family home with the wow. ...
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For Sale Hertford

Cherry Tree Green, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£340,000

A three bedroom end terrace home situated on this popular and mature development on the west side of town within walking distance to Hertford North mainline station and ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

Elder Court, Hertford, SG13

£950 pcm

A unique one bedroomed penthouse apartment with its own private roof top terrace. Situated in this riverside development convenient to the East rail station and the ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

Millstream Close, Hertford, SG14

£1,250 pcm

A tranquil riverside setting for this two bedroomed end terraced home within easy walking distance of both Hertford North rail station and the town centre. Offered ...
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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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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


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

Manager - Sales & Lettings

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

Without the patience and professionalism of David, and in particular Abbie, the sales progressor, the purchase and sale of the properties would not have happened. Not all agents have a dedicated sales chaser! If you're thinking of selling or buying I would always recommend Shepherds. Thanks to the whole team.. .. you've been amazing.



Shepherds did a great job of selling my property. They gave good advice, were excellent at communicating with all involved and keeping me up to date. All members of staff were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, approachable and made a stressful process as calm as possible. I used Shepherds because they were recommended to me, and I too would wholeheartedly recommend them.



Just settling in to our new home purchased through Shepherds and would highly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell to go with Shepherds. Friendly staff who were always on hand if needed. David and Abi were brilliant from start to finish and made our move go as smoothly as possible.

Kieron Timms


Consistent, reliable advice from start to finish. Staff at Shepherds were both friendly and helpful, keeping us informed in what was a tricky chain. We would definitely return to Shepherds again for any future house moves.

Jonathan & Laura


We had a number of agents to look at our property and chose Shepherds as sole agent because David (Simpson) seemed much the most knowledgeable about the area and was very sympathetic to and understanding of our needs. There was no pressure just sensible advice. Once the property had sold Abi (England) took over the process and all went very smoothly to completion. We would not hesitate to use Shepherds again when either selling or buying properties. Paul Storey

Paul Storey


Just to say 'thank you' for helping us to find our new family home! And a special thanks to Abi for helping with the last push to exchange and completion!

Sarah and Andy Woodward


We dealt with Shepherds for the purchase of our first home, and the whole experience with them was great. Abi in particular was super enthusiastic throughout and genuinely felt like she did as much as was possible for us. I can only speak from the buyers perspective but I would certainly not hesitate to deal with Shepherds again or to recommend them. This was certainly the easiest relationship we had to navigate throughout the whole process!

Seb Goldsmith


Totally satisfied with the whole package of service received from marketing, photography, sale and after-sale service.

Carol Perry


Have used Shepherds for years to manage our rental properties. They were as helpful and efficient in their sale dept.


Buying through Shepherds was fab! They managed to get my mum the house we thought we'd lost, and Abi especially made sure the sale went through seamlessly as well as keeping in touch with everyone involved. Thanks so much guys, we love our new home:)



Dear David and Abi, na massive thank you to you both for the considerable time and effort you put into the sale of her house. I recommended Shepherds to Joy because I knew she would receive a professional and attentive service. The sale did not go according to plan, for reasons outside your control or mine, and some difficult decisions had to be made along the way. I valued your advice in making those decisions and am pleased for Joy’s sake with the outcome.

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I could not have wished for more efficient and friendly staff at Shepherd's. They were all very patient (especially Abi with whom I had most dealings) in coping with all the trials and tribulations in helping me with the purchase of my new home. I am aware that these are to expected by agents - but not for an inexperienced buyer!

Jennifer Newton


Shepherds were excellent to deal with regarding my property purchase in Hertford. Abi and David managed my expectations, provided advice and kept me updated throughout the process.



We recently purchased a house with Shepherds and we can highly recommend them to all buyers and sellers looking to move along in the property ladder. The team were always available when needed and helped us have a smooth and easy house purchase.

van Rooyens


Abi, the, 'sale progressor' with my purchase handled my case extremely well.



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Shepherds of Hertford

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

01992 551955

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