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Hertford's first class sales & lettings service

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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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Take a look at our latest properties

For Sale Hertford

Riversmeet, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£275,000

A three bedroom top floor apartment situated in this popular and sought after development within walking distance to both Hertford North mainline train station and the ...
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For Sale Hertford

Currie Street, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£475,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE for this two double bedroom Victorian terraced cottage situated in this mature and highly sought after location on the east side of town and within ...
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For Sale Stanstead Abbotts

Lawrence Avenue, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12

Price guide£650,000

EASY ACCESS TO THE HIGH STREET AND ST. MARGARETS MAINLINE TRAIN STATION for this four bedroom modern detached house situated in this popular and peaceful position just ...
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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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References Pending Hertford

Carriage Court, 3b North Road

£1,975 pcm

Ultimate modern style Town House. A collection of band new properties located in the town centre of Hertford. Four bedroom home offering flexible accommodation arranged ...
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To Let Hertford

Carriage Court , 3a North Road

£1,975 pcm

Ultimate modern style Town House. A collection of band new properties located in the town centre of Hertford. Four bedroom home offering flexible accommodation arranged ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 750+ 5 Star reviews

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The sale was handled professionally and promptly. All the team were helpful and friendly. I would thoroughly recommend Shepherds.

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David and Roz managed my purchase professionally and efficiently from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Thoroughly professional and supportive

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I had no idea which estate agents to use but I chose Shepherds as they were a local company. Everyone I dealt with was very helpful from the initial contact and advice pre COVID to advertising the sale after lockdown. Shepherds dealt with all viewings and I was kept informed re the viewings and people’s subsequent feedback. The house was sold within a week for the asking price and handover went smoothly. I would recommend Shepherds.

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The initial visit, transaction and sale progressing were all very professionally managed by the Shepherds Team. Sale progressed without a hitch and access was efficiently organised.

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We have just completed the sale of our property through Shepherds and could not be happier with their service. From start to finish they were professional and easy to deal with. I would recommend using their services to anyone looking to sell their home. Thank you especially to David and Roz who were responsive and so helpful in all aspects of the sale.

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David Simpson and the team at Shepherds have done a great job selling our house and I would thoroughly recommend them.

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The entire team at Shepherds worked extremely hard at getting my complicated transaction to exchange and completion. They went above and beyond and I’m very grateful for their help

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We recently purchased our first home through Shepherds estate agents and we were really happy with the service from start to finish. We would definitely recommend!

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Really appreciate friendly and expert advice enabling us to achieve the purchase of our dream home. nAgain thank you so much.

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Very professional and friendly service. Always keep you advised of developments and give you advice when necessary. I wouldn't hesitate in instructing them again.

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We have recently completed on our new home. The buying process was flawless and working with Shepherds was very easy. Great communication was key, especially during these challenging times we are living through due to COVID-19 and they definitely delivered that!nWe have been kept up to date with all the progress and we really had a great experience buying through them. We would definitely recommend using Shepherds. nBest wishes from Mrs and Mrs Corneliu

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Many thanks to David for being very efficient and helpful during the purchase of our new house in Hertford. nAndrew & Val

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Great service from David and his team at Shepherds. Photography by Peter was fantastic. All staff friendly and professional. Thank you Shepherds.

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As we were moving to Hertford from Lincolnshire it was going to be a stressful experience. However, with the support and advice of Shepherds it turned out to be a less stressful event then we had expected. One positive point was that we could talk to member of staff on the phone when we needed advice or information which was very helpful. We would recommend Shepherds and plan to use them again in ten years when we move back to Lincolnshire.

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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