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Hertford's first class sales & lettings service

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Good Afternoon

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 the momentum from any Saturday activity, instead of waiting until Monday.


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Take a look at our latest properties

For Sale Hertford

Mitre Court, Railway Street, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£400,000

Open House - Saturday 23rd October - 12.00pm - 2.00pm by appointment only. OFFERED CHAIN FREE - Set within this highly sought after gated riverside development in this ...
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For Sale Bengeo

Danesbury Park, Bengeo, SG14

Price guide£1,600,000

Open House - Saturday 23rd October 12.00pm - 2.00pm by appointment only. A superb five bedroom detached executive house situated in this highly prestigious and rarely ...
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For Sale Hertford

Riversmeet, Hertford, SG14


A three bedroom terraced house situated in this popular and highly convenient location on the west side of Hertford within walking distance to both the town centre and ...
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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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Let Agreed Hertford

£995 pcm

A modern ground floor apartment situated within this riverside development offering two bedrooms and secure underground parking. Conveniently located for all amenities ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

£900 pcm

A modern one bedroomed first floor maisonette enjoying a peaceful location with view over communal green area. Full gas central heating and double glazing. Separate ...
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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 900+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

Throughout the sale the service from David and his staff was excellent. They kept us informed at each stage which ensured a speedy transaction.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Great Service from start to finish. Had dealings with other agencies that didn't even bother to return our calls. Shepherds are one of the very few local agencies that we would recommend to both family and friends. Thanks for all your help.

Shepherds Estate Agents

The staff at Shepherds were very professional, very helpful and patient during the painstaking process of purchasing a property.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Very happy with the service Shepherds provided. I will recommend them for sure.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Very good agents. When showing the property they were able to answer any questions & anything that they couldn’t answer they found out and advised very promptly. Extremely professional and friendly.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Very good agents. When showing the property they were able to answer any questions & anything that they couldn’t answer they found out and advised very promptly. Extremely professional and friendly.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I am extremely pleased to have dealt with Shepherds, in the persons of David Simpson and Peter Bluffield, when selling my mother's house using Power of Attorney. The house went on the market a few days before the first lockdown, and in the end took eighteen months to complete. Both Peter and David could not have been more helpful, and followed my instructions to the letter when some unacceptably low offers were coming in after an initial period of inertia. n There were last-minute panics over keys and clearance of the house, which were the buyers' fault if anyone's, and Peter had to jump through a few hoops to sort it out, which he did without fuss or inconvenience to me. Thank you both.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Thoroughly professionally, friendly and efficient throughout the whole process. I was kept aware of progress along the way, given sound advice and Shepherds managed to get a great result

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Our move was so smooth start to finish! Really helpful and happy!

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Secured an offer and supported the sale of my property in line with my expectations. Happy to recommend.

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Service v. good. No obstacles put in our way. Always responsive to contact. The 'In Touch' service was particularly good, moving things along and prompting solicitors and other agents when things moving too slowly.

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I’m so happy with the sale of the house. The agent was quick and efficient. Recommend 100%

Shepherds Estate Agents

From initial visit to value to final sale, all of the people we dealt with were friendly and professional and made life easy for us by showing buyers the flat, dealing with queries etc. Once the sale was agreed, the sales progressor did a great job of chasing up both sets of lawyers so we didn't have big delays and the whole process from valuation to completion took less than 6 months.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I found Shepherds to be helpful, friendly and very professional.

Shepherds Estate Agents

After renting through Shepherds for a couple of years, we were confident when we were purchasing that we would be in good hands with them. The staff gave us space to look around properties at our own pace, whilst being there to answer any questions we have. They supported us well throughout the purchase, and were always available to answer our queries or concerns. The portal is very clear and a useful tool - especially for first time buyers who are just getting used to the process. Thank you very much Shepherds team!

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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