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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.


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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.


Properties Sold


5 Star Reviews


Years of Local Experience


Successful Rentals

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Take a look at our latest properties

SSTC Hertford

Admiral Street, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£285,000

SOLD BY SHEPHERDS - CHAIN FREE and OFFERING A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY for IMPROVEMENT and MODERNISATION for this older style end terrace house situated in this PEACEFUL ...
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For Sale Hertford

Ware Road, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£575,000

A SIGNIFICANTLY and TASTEFULLY EXTENDED family home boasting flexibility lending itself to the prospect of a SELF-CONTAINED GROUND FLOOR ANNEXE amongst ATTRACTIVE ...
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SSTC Hertford

Pearson Avenue, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£380,000

SOLD BY SHEPHERDS - A TASTEFULLY and WELL PRESENTED older style terraced house situated on the south side of Hertford and within the SG13 CATCHMENT. This gas centrally ...
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To Let Hertford

£1,950 pcm

A highly individual luxury penthouse apartment situated within this mansion house conversion, less than a mile from Hertford town centre. Truly impressive ...
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To Let Hertford

£1,200 pcm

A spacious three bedroomed top floor apartment affording commanding panoramic views. Situated in this peaceful cul de sac location within well maintained communal ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

£2,000 pcm

High quality specification for this detached residence situated in a central location to the town centre, set in a 'tucked away' position. Boasting four double, ...
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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.



01992 551955
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Just some of our 600+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

Where do I start! After getting quotes from a few estate agents both local and online, we chose Shepherds, as they were straightforward, honest and did not make empty promises. David and Peter started off the process and were extremely reassuring with regards to the likely ups and downs of selling and buying property. Once an offer had been received they moved you on to super efficient Abi who supported till the end (it took 9 months to complete!). My sale was super complicated due to the endless demands of the buyer’s solicitors but Abi who is worth her money in gold made sure that everyone in the chain was on track. She did a lot of chasing and kept me up to date with what was happening. This made the whole experience less stressful. Their open door policy and knowledge of market was particularly helpful and I felt I could pop in anytime for advice. When I did ring/ leave messages they always responded quickly. I would definitely recommend them and will be using them again.

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The team at Shepherds were a breath of fresh air during the purchase of our first home. They guided us through the process with ease, and no question was too small or too silly! They were professional and approachable in equal measure. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

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We recently sold our property in Hertford and upsized. While we didn’t use Shepherds for our sale, we’d certainly choose them in future and highly recommend them if you’re looking for an estate agent. Can’t speak highly enough of the part Shepherds played in getting our purchase through... n... the difference maker? Abi, Shepherds’ sales progressor. Abi’s sole focus is communicating with parties in a chain to ensure it keeps moving, helping surface and resolve any issues. Our relatively short chain turned into something of a nightmare courtesy of a terrible local solicitor further down the line. Without Abi around to play peacekeeper and push on resolutions, we’d probably still be sat waiting for said solicitor to decide to actually do his job. nSimply brilliant!

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Easy and straight forward to deal with, thank you for helping us secure our house purchase!

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Very helpful staff; from the start to finish. Easy to get hold off when I need to. nI was a first time buyer and didn't understand the buying process, Abi helped me understand each process !!

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We cannot speak highly enough of the service we received from Shepherds . They impressed us from the word go and that’s why we chose them to sell our house . There was no false promises or any of the waffle we got from other agents . They contacted us frequently and were extremely helpful as the sale drew to a close . Always professional yet friendly and reassuring . Definitely could not have chosen a better agent with excellent staff .

Shepherds Estate Agents

Shepherds handled both the sale of our house and the sale of the house we purchased. From the moment we sought a valuation through to completion we received a first class service from this agent. For various reasons the process was not as smooth as we would have liked because of problems elsewhere in the chain. Throughout Shepherds kept on top of the other parts of the chain and ensured that all the necessary follow ups and checks were being done with as much speed as possible. Their local knowledge also helped as did their relationship with local solicitors and other agents. We dealt with David, Peter and Abi. All three were a pleasure to do business with. We would recommend this firm.

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I was really happy with the service provided by Shepherds, thanks for all the great work!

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The team at Shepherds are fantastic. They offered very sound considered advice and took great care selling our house during tricky personal circumstances. They were always available to answer questions and worked tirelessly on our behalf. From beginning to end the team were courteous, professional and diligent. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell their house.

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Well established and reliable. Would recommend.

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We can't speak highly enough of Shepherds for what they achieved for us. David, Abi and the whole team were excellent, did exactly what they said they would, were on the ball the whole time and kept us informed all along the way. nWe wouldn't use anyone else and in fact we know someone who has switched agent to using Shepherds based on our excellent experience. Thoroughly recommend.

Shepherds Estate Agents

From the start of taking instructions on the sale of our house to its completion, all the staff were so professional, friendly and pro-active. They were there to help and kept us informed on how the sale was progressing all the way through to completion. We would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you to all the team. Anne

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First class customer based service. Professional advice, local market and communication was received from all of their caring staff throughout the sale process. nThis is the third time we have used Shepherds services and highly recommend them.

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Shepherds were brilliant from start to finish. Friendly, happy to give advice, and they did a great job at keeping the whole process moving as quickly as possible. Would thoroughly recommend!

Shepherds Estate Agents

Very helpful and efficient at facilitating the sale. All you want in a good estate agent.

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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