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Shepherds of Hertford Estate Agent








Hertford's first class sales & lettings service

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Good Evening

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 Standon

Gauldie Way, Standon, Hertfordshire, SG11

Price guide£265,000

PRIVATE SOUTH FACING GARDEN for this tastefully and well presented two double bedroom first floor maisonette situated in the popular and sought after village of. ...
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For Sale Hertford

Mandeville Road, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£475,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE!!. A highly sought after south side location for this well presented three bedroom modern terraced house situated on the ever popular Mandeville ...
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For Sale Hertford

The Waterfront, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£357,500

STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER HARTHAM COMMON AND BEYOND and OFFERED CHAIN FREE for this immaculately presented two bedroom second floor modern apartment situated in ...
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To Let Hertford

£825 pcm

A convenient town centre location for this one bedroomed first floor apartment. Modern kitchen and bathrooms with full double glazed sash windows and secure entry ...
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References Pending Nr Hertford

£1,500 pcm

A totally refurbished and extended three bedroomed home. Now affording spacious living accommodation to include three reception areas with brand new kitchen and. ...
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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 Manager

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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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 MARLA

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 the residential 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 800+ 5 Star reviews

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Friendly and professional service from all the team. Thanks to David, Roz and Sam for all your help.

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We are highly appreciative of all of the support that the whole team at Shepherds provided for us. We really felt like they were with us along the whole way, and nothing we asked for was too much. We highly recommend them!

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We instructed Shepherds after not receiving much success from other agents and they were always helpful and supportive throughout the process in selling our property. Would highly recommend.

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Shepherds have been very attentive and supportive throughout the whole process. I could not have asked for a better Estate Agents. The experience was painless, they were very professional and I would really like to thank the whole team for their sterling efforts.

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We were very pleased from start to finish with our salenShepherds staff were always available and helpful to the very last part of the salenWe would recommend

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Shepherds were absolutely fantastic once we sold our property, they tactfully guided us when we had two offers but wanted to be sensitive to both potential buyers. Roz who handled our after sale care was just brilliant, she was on top of every aspect of our chain (and we had a chain of 5 so it wasn't straight forward). However, it wasn't until we carried out the viewings myself that we seemed to gain much interest. Our flat wasn't a 'simple sale' and one feedback from a second viewing that I did was that the agent was late and they didn't seem to know much about the flat or area. The offer we accepted was in fact from a one time viewer where we did the viewing ourselves. Also, and most stressfully, once Roz left due to an operation, things began to come to a halt with the sale. There was no communication from the new sales progression team until I contacted them, and it took 3 attempts to do this. There was little communication, a promise of a portal that didn't happen until the week before we did exchange, and constant chasing from myself. This resulted in a delay to our exchange and completion. We are obviously over the moon to have moved, but I cannot say it was as smooth as it could have been had things been a bit neater at the beginning and the end.

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Would thoroughly recommend Shepherds to sell your property. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service. Shepherds kept us informed of all the viewings and feedbacks and quickly found us a buyer. Left the keys to the property with them, they handled the viewings and saved us getting involved in these ‘Covid’ times!

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Great service all round on purchasing a property, would def use again

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I found dealing with Shepherds of Hertford delightful. They were friendly and helpful. David and Paula were particularly great.

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Excellent service with follow up of all aspects of the purchase. Great local knowledge.

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We had tried to sell our house a year earlier with no success and this time turned to Shepherds as they seem to come up with the right price compared to others in the town.

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We recently used Shepherds for our house move. Right from initial valuation appraisal right through to completion day found David and his team very professional and efficient, and would recommend them!

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Throughout the whole buying process Shepherds keep me informed, from start to finish. Everyone who I had dealings with in the Hertford office spoke to me as if they knew me and had met me face-to-face and that gave me the impression that they took time to get to know their client as best they could. The whole process was handled with confidence and that put me at ease.

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Shepherds were very helpful and easy to contact, and they worked hard to get our long and difficult chain complete - Thank you!

Shepherds Estate Agents

A nice estate agent to deal with. Heading towards completion we got a lot of communication and update from them. Only downside was when we viewed the property, the agent who showed us around was obviously a contractor so she had no knowledge of any property details when we asked questions and she was also rushing us around, and literally ran off as soon as she locked the door to go to another viewing. It would be better if the agent used their permanent staff and if they held an info sheet on each property which has answers to the most common questions (E. G. is the loft boarded, is there a power supply to shed etc).

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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