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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.


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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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Take a look at our latest properties

For Sale Hertford

Bentley Road, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£400,000

CHAIN FREE - Offering a fantastic opportunity for refurbishment and improvement this modern end terrace house is conveniently positioned on the west side of Hertford ...
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For Sale Stanstead Abbotts

Warrax Park, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12

Price guide£650,000

Set within this exclusive and highly sought after gated development in the popular village of Stanstead Abbotts and within walking distance to the local High Street ...
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For Sale Hertford

Dolphin Yard, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£450,000

CHAIN FREE - A superb contemporary split level luxury apartment set within this prestigious and highly sought after modern development in the town centre offering ...
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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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To Let Harlow

£3,000 pcm

A spacious and recently refurbished sumptuous detached residence situated in this semi-rural location close to Roydon. A modern home with versatile accommodation ...
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Let Agreed

Lilbourne Drive, Hertford, SG13

£2,250 pcm

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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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 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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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 650+ 5 Star reviews

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We let our property through Shepherds for a number of years and therefore gave them the opportunity to sell it, before offering it to any other agents. nA buyer was found quickly in a difficult market, negotiation was pleasing and the sale went through smoothly with the support of the office staff.

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I was very happy with the way Shepherds dealt with the sale of my property, Abi kept me informed and all the staff there were very helpful and friendly. nWould definitely recommend Shepherds.

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I recently sold my house through Shepherds, it went very well with David, Abi & the team dealing with the process and chasing the buyer's solicitor where necessary. nThe solicitor they recommended for me, (Braddon & Snow) were also very professional. nAll in all, they made what could have been a stressful experience straight forward. nI have no hesitation in recommending Shepherds of Hertford.

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A Very Professional Service and Very Helpful and Friendly Staff

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Shepherds were the 3rd agent we used to advertise our house for sale after we'd tried an online agent who went into administration and a local agent who were nice but couldn't get many offers. Shepherds came along and were very different to other agents as they were very thorough and detailed. Their post sales services with Abi assisting during our contact negotations was fantastic and really helped us out. We would thoroughly recommend Shepherds.

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Shepherds managed the sale of our late parents' house which was also the home we grew up in. It was a difficult time for us, but David and Abi looked after us extremely well and managed the process as smoothly as possible. The team are both professional and personable and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

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Service was excellent from start to finish. Peter took a lot of care to get the best photos and even came back on a sunnier day to improve on outside views. David gave good advice in the negotiations and we felt in solid hands as Abi was always on the ball with progressing things along and gave excellent communication throughout. Would recommend.

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We recently bought an investment property through Shepherds. Having used (and experienced) a wide variation of estate agents in recent years, we found the team - and in particular David Simpson, the managing director - to be entirely professional, discreet and very client-focused. All communication was measured and unobtrusive, yet always timely and informative. The purchase ran smoothly and without stress. If you value seamless and professional property services then I would have no hesitation in recommending Shepherds. Well done.

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Extremely professional, honest and helpful from appraisal to completion, I would recommend them 100%. Well done all at Shepherds and many thanks.

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Where do I start! After getting quotes from a few estate agents both local and online, we chose Shepherds, as they were straightforward, honest and did not make empty promises. David and Peter started off the process and were extremely reassuring with regards to the likely ups and downs of selling and buying property. Once an offer had been received they moved you on to super efficient Abi who supported till the end (it took 9 months to complete!). My sale was super complicated due to the endless demands of the buyer’s solicitors but Abi who is worth her money in gold made sure that everyone in the chain was on track. She did a lot of chasing and kept me up to date with what was happening. This made the whole experience less stressful. Their open door policy and knowledge of market was particularly helpful and I felt I could pop in anytime for advice. When I did ring/ leave messages they always responded quickly. I would definitely recommend them and will be using them again.

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The team at Shepherds were a breath of fresh air during the purchase of our first home. They guided us through the process with ease, and no question was too small or too silly! They were professional and approachable in equal measure. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

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We recently sold our property in Hertford and upsized. While we didn’t use Shepherds for our sale, we’d certainly choose them in future and highly recommend them if you’re looking for an estate agent. Can’t speak highly enough of the part Shepherds played in getting our purchase through... n... the difference maker? Abi, Shepherds’ sales progressor. Abi’s sole focus is communicating with parties in a chain to ensure it keeps moving, helping surface and resolve any issues. Our relatively short chain turned into something of a nightmare courtesy of a terrible local solicitor further down the line. Without Abi around to play peacekeeper and push on resolutions, we’d probably still be sat waiting for said solicitor to decide to actually do his job. nSimply brilliant!

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Easy and straight forward to deal with, thank you for helping us secure our house purchase!

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Very helpful staff; from the start to finish. Easy to get hold off when I need to. nI was a first time buyer and didn't understand the buying process, Abi helped me understand each process !!

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We cannot speak highly enough of the service we received from Shepherds . They impressed us from the word go and that’s why we chose them to sell our house . There was no false promises or any of the waffle we got from other agents . They contacted us frequently and were extremely helpful as the sale drew to a close . Always professional yet friendly and reassuring . Definitely could not have chosen a better agent with excellent staff .

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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