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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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5 Star Reviews


Years of Local Experience


Successful Rentals

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Take a look at our latest properties

For Sale Waterford

Waterford Common, Waterford, SG14

Price guide£675,000

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For Sale Hertford

Mount Road, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£350,000

Occupying a LARGE PLOT with MAGNIFICENT GARDENS in this PEACEFUL and ELEVATED CUL DE SAC POSITION this substantial semi-detached home is offered in good order ...
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For Sale Hertford

Bridges Court, St Andrew Street, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£330,000

DELIGHTFUL RIVERSIDE APARTMENT located in this CONVENIENT TOWN CENTRE location within walking distance to all the local amenities including HERTFORD NORTH MAINLINE ...
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To Let Hertford

Smeaton Court, Hertford, SG13

£1,200 pcm

"TENANTS FEES PAID" An ultra-modern two bedroom new build apartment boasting direct river views from all rooms and includes a 30' private balcony. Located ...
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References Pending Hertford

£1,200 pcm

A spacious two double bedroomed third floor apartment with lift facility situated conveniently for the town centre amenities and both rail stations. Secure gated ...
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To Let Bengeo

Elton Court, Elton Road, Bengeo, SG14

£975 pcm

A fabulous two bedroomed ground floor apartment with patio doors opening onto secluded communal gardens. Peaceful location convenient walking distance for Hertford ...
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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 600+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

We cannot thank or recommend Shepherds enough for helping us secure a sale and purchase of our new family home. From even before we viewed our dream property with them, David and the team went out of their way to provide the best advice and service every step of the way. Their experience in the business is very evident and every member of the team was a pleasure to communicate with. Their reputation is well deserved and we would recommend them without hesitation.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Undoubtedly Estate Agents often get a bad reputation, especially when buying a property. However, having recently bought through Shepherds, it was refreshing to find an Agent which was willing to work as an honest broker to get a transaction over the line. nThey couldn't have done enough to work with us to ensure our offer was communicated effectively to the vendor and to be significantly accommodating in terms of viewings and any questions we may have had. The progression was also second to none. nAs a buyer I couldn't recommend Shepherds enough - they made a usual stressful situation as stress-free as possible! Congrats to David and the team.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Myself and my partner both thought that the communication between individual estate agents, and ourselves was clear, concise and efficient when necessary. Shepherds regularly updated us on the process and were quick to take action when it came to the exchange/ completion period. Being first time buyers, we found that Shepherds were very supportive and helpful during the entire process and would use them as a first choice to buy or sell from in the future. Thank you to all the team.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Shepherds are a friendly and honest team to deal with. My sale went through in a very efficient timescale and I was given regular updates. The staff are always quick to respond and dealt with queries efficiently as they arose.

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I would thoroughly recommend Shepherds for your sale and purchase. Fantastic communication throughout. They really know their stuff and no question is ever too much. After David got the sale, Abi was truly fantastic at seeing it to completion, she was amazing. Everyone was so helpful, I would give 10 stars if I could. nThank you to all

Shepherds Estate Agents

Purchased our house through Shepherds, sales progressing team were great who were often ahead of the solicitors with information, even on moving day! nOnly down side was when offering they were not fully aware of the situation with other estate agents. but overall a good, problem free experience.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We would like to highly recommend David and his team at Shepherds of Hertford and we cannot fault their service. As first-time buyers, everything was explained and they did a great job at answering our queries of the seller and negotiating our requests. If we decide to sell and buy again we won't hesitate to contact David. Also, we'd like to say special thanks to Abi for all her hard work.

Shepherds Estate Agents

A little bit of a tricky sale, but Shepherds were efficient and helpful all the way through.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I recently purchased a property listed with Shepherds. While I recognise that Shepherds primary role is to represent their client, the seller, I was incredibly impressed with their professionalism and their ability to ensure that communications between myself and the vendor were clear and understood. Buying a home can be a stressful process, but Shepherds played their part to make the experience as smooth as possible. I will not hesitate to use Shepherds should I sell a home in the areas they serve.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Shepherds provided an excellent service throughout our dealings with them. Everyone that we dealt with were very professional and were always prompt to reply to queries. They were very proactive at moving things along which meant we didn't have to chase up anything. We would definitely recommend Shepherds.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I would thoroughly recommend David and his team. nGreat communication throughout my whole experience.

Shepherds Estate Agents

My boyfriend and I have recently bought our first home with Shepherds. As first time buyers we had to ask a lot of advice which Shepherds delivered on. They were in close contact all steps of the way and we really appreciated their support. They also made a point of congratulating us on separate occasions which added to our excitement of purchasing our home.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Shepherds were asked to sell the house of my late cousin on behalf of the estate. They provided excellent service, from the original probate valuation, through to placing the house on the market, arranging an open house and then keeping the process on track. They provided information to us at all stages, to help us monitor the process of the sale. The executors lived a fair way away, especially me, but email communication was always excellent.

Shepherds Estate Agents

When looking to buy a property we had initial dealings with a number of estate agents in Hertford, the service provided by Shepherds was head and shoulders above the others from the outset. Nothing was too much and we viewed multiple properties (some at short notice on the day of other viewings). The team soon customised properties we viewed to our requirements - not wasting our time with any property that came on the market. Overall a fantastic service, Peter and Abi deserve special mention in helping us find and purchasing our home.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We owe so much to Shepherds for their hard work in helping us achieve our sale on our property. Their time and dedication was clear to us. All the agents in the office were fantastic in keeping us informed at every stage of the proocess. We will always use Shepherds in the future.

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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