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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.


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

Page Road, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£350,000

CHAIN FREE - A PEACEFUL and MATURE LOCATION for this older style mid terraced house situated on the east side of town and within the SG13 CATCHMENT in this no through ...
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For Sale Hertford

Fordwich Rise, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£1,150,000

A genuinely rare opportunity. Established and PREMIER LOCATION for this STUNNING and HIGHLY DESIRABLE 1930's built detached FAMILY RESIDENCE occupying a large and ...
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For Sale Hertford

Willowmead, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£325,000

CHAIN FREE - LARGER THAN AVERAGE HOME with GARAGE and SOUTH FACING GARDEN BACKING onto a NATURE RESERVE and situated on the west side of town within easy access to the ...
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References Pending Hertford

Newland Gardens, Hertford, SG13

£1,200 pcm

A highly individual top floor two bedroom apartment situated within this classic Victorian building the subject of a quality conversion dating from 2002 and refurbished ...
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Let Agreed Bengeo

Parkhurst Road, Bengeo, SG14

£1,200 pcm

A superb two bedroomed end terraced Victorian cottage situated in peaceful residential area of Bengeo. Tastefully decorated and modernised. Unfurnished. Both ...
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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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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 600+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

To all at Shepherds, thank you for all your help, guidance and patience during our 'long haul'. Very much appreciated.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We have appreciated the teamwork shown by Shepherds Estate Agents. A positive attitude was shown throughout the period of waiting in a slow market. Good communications were kept throughout and there was always a welcoming atmosphere when calling into the office. nWe thank them for bringing our sale to a successful conclusion.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Abi, just a little something to say a very big thank you! From beginning to end you worked hard to get this to completion. Here's to 16 weeks of hard work. Abi, we did it!

Shepherds Estate Agents

What a fantastic service all of the staff at Shepherds provided right through from arranging the first viewing to even after completion. They have been very helpful throughout ensuring the whole process ran as smooth as any house purchase could be. Highly recommend.

Shepherds Estate Agents

What a fantastic service all of the staff at Shepherds provided right through from arranging the first viewing to even after completion. They have been very helpful throughout ensuring the whole process ran as smooth as any house purchase could be. Highly recommend.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I have used Shepherds on 2 house sales they were excellent on both, I was kept informed throughout, they provided a professional and friendly service. I would always recommend them.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I cannot thank the team at Shepherds enough for the sensitive and professional manner in which they managed the sale of my parents' house. It was an extremely difficult and sensitive decision for my parents to move from their family home of 35 years to down size. David supported my parents with decisions and was not at all pushy, giving good advice. I would thoroughly recommend Shepherds based on mine and my family’s experience.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We consulted a fair few estate agents in Hertford and Shepherds came top for us by far due to the enthusiastic approach that they adopted and a good sense of the local area. nDavid was the initial contact for the marketing of the property and we found that he was consistently honest, upfront and realistic. He was always happy to answer questions and was always available. He gave us constant feedback and after a short period of time he managed to find a buyer for our property. nAbi dealt with the progression of the sale and we found that she provided excellent communication keeping us updated every step of the way. nAnybody buying or selling a property should definitely use Shepherds as the customer service is second to none.

Shepherds Estate Agents

All of the Shepherds staff were professional, friendly and efficient, from the first enquiry, through to viewings, negotiations and progressing the sale to completion. Communication was always clear and prompt, and we were given very helpful advice at all times. A pleasure to do business with and would recommend to anyone.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I highly recommend shepherds of Hertford, from my experience they are the best estate agents in Hertford. They are efficient, proactive and committed. It was a breath of fresh air to deal with people who are efficient, honest and caring, they made the whole process of selling very smooth indeed. Their whole work ethic is commendable and it was a pleasure doing business with them. Thank you to all at Shepherds.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We bought through Shepherds of Hertford and found them to be very friendly and professional whilst also accommodating our numerous visits to the property for surveys etc. They always appeared to act with their client’s best interests at heart and for that reason we’d have no hesitation instructing them if we decide to sell.

Shepherds Estate Agents

From start to finish it has been a pleasure dealing with David and Abi. We would highly recommend Shepherds as a trustworthy and efficient Estate Agent. Thank you for all your help and for getting us our dream home.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Absolutely wonderful experience with the guys at Shepherds estate agents, very professional at what they do. I would personally like to thank Abi England and David for their great work in securing the flat I purchased and I was very pleased with their great and hard work. nThanks once again guys for all your help.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Staff always friendly and very efficient. Moving house is always stressful. They made it less so. I would recommend their services to anyone buying or selling.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Although not our agents the Shepherds team were always helpful and maintained contact with the other elements of the chain.

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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