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Shepherds of Hertford Estate Agent

Welcome to Shepherds of Hertford
With more 5 star reviews than all other Hertford agents combined

Successfully selling in Hertford since 1976

Local people selling in a town they know inside out

1000+ five star reviews

Totally engaged service from start to finish

Open 7 days a week

Providing local property intelligence

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 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

Reynard Way, Hertford

Price Guide£500,000

A three bedroom terraced house situated in this highly sought after location on the east side of town on the popular Foxholes development within easy access to the A10. ...
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For Sale Hertford

Willowmead, Hertford

Price Guide£375,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE for this two double bedroom modern terraced house situated in this highly popular and sought after private development on the west side of town and ...
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For Sale Hertford

Chandlers Way, Hertford

Price Guide£350,000

CHAIN FREE with SCOPE TO EXTEND (STPP) and in NEED OF MODERNISATION for this three bedroom terraced town-house situated in this popular and convenient position on the ...
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References Pending Hertford

£1,250 pcm

A modern fully double glazed two bedroomed house with private South facing rear garden and allocated parking. Unfurnished and gas centrally heated. Close to local ...
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Let Agreed Ware

£1,300 pcm

An extended three bedroomed end of terrace home situated in this cul de sac position within the heart of Puckeridge village. The property offers sizeable ground floor ...
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References Pending Hertford

£1,275 pcm

A tastefully modernised two bedroomed modern house with private rear garden and allocated parking situated in this cul de sac location on the East side of town. ...
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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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Sam Timms

Sales Negotiator

Born and raised in the nearby village of Waterford, Sam is the newest member to Shepherds after spending 4 years at University. Sam enjoys all things sport, music and foreign travel. Carrying out most of the accompanied viewings as well as getting involved with everything that goes on day to day while working towards his estate agency qualifications.

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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 1000+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

We chose Shepherds to sell the house due to previous experience with them. This faith was justified. David & the team were professional & helpful. Advice was very useful, particularly given the increasing complexity of the market now & by the buyers' approach, which at times was unreasonable. nThe only small hiccup we had was with a member of staff who dealt with the post-agreement period. Attention to detail meant we had to intervene more than expected. This is the only reason for the one star reduction on staff. We understand new procedures are now in place & this gives us confidence for the future. nOur overall view is that Shepherds scored highly & we would happily recommend them to other sellers.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Thank you to David, Sam, and the rest of the team for helping us sell our flat recently. Everyone was so professional and reassuring throughout the process. We are really pleased with the service that we received and highly recommend Sheperds.

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The valuation of my home was realistic. Both the marketing and the assessment of offers was processed in a very professional way. The difficulties in dealing with a long chain were handled with patience and persistence. Only one member of staff, no longer with the agency, needed chasing. nI would recommend Shepherds to others selling property.

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From start to finish the service was excellent, their attention to detail and knowledge of the market was superb. Cannot recommend the team enough at Shepherds.

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David and his team were really great throughout our purchase. nThank you

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We checked out most of the Hertford based agents before settling on Shepherds. They are not the cheapest but they are worth it. The sales staff are all very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. Also, they talk to each other so messages get passed on and any enquiries can be resolved promptly. The valuation was realistic, as was the agreed price. By working closely with Shepherds and one of their recommended solicitors, we were moving into our new home within fourteen weeks of going to market . A really professional service.

Shepherds Estate Agents

I would highly recommend Shepherds estate agent. Peter and all the staff in Hertford really went the extra mile to support us throughout the process and were extremely helpful in getting our sale to completion.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We used Shepherds as the agent for the sale of our house in Hertford and they also acted for the sellers of the house we purchased. The advertisement, sale and purchase negotiations were handled very smoothly and professionally and we were very pleased with these aspects. During the subsequent stage leading up to exchange we felt things weren’t handled just so well but we were happy that David Simpson was available to step in, sort out the issues and bring things to a satisfactory completion. Many thanks.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Excellent service provided by professional, experienced and personable staff. I bought a property through Shepherds 8 years ago and enjoyed a high level of service so didn't hesitate to book them to represent the sale of the same property.

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Shepherds went above and beyond with their service during the sale of my flat. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to sell.

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David was a massive help with the sale of my mother's property following her sad passing. He dealt with the sale with the utmost professionalism and more importantly compassion - making the whole experience bearable. nI would have no reservation in recommending Shepherds who carried out excellent work throughout the whole process - thank you.

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We are first time buyers, having just successfully purchased our first home through Shepherds. We decided to go with Shepherds after hearing good things from friends who had recently purchased through them. From the word go, the staff at Shepherds were very responsive and helpful, answering questions we had and guiding us through the purchasing journey. They emailed regularly, keeping us in the loop with everything we needed to know along the way. David and the team let us collect the keys and visit the property on multiple occasions with different services to help us to be able to get works set up early, and would accommodate our requests at the last minute. We are very happy with the support we received and would recommend Shepherds to anyone looking to buy property in Hertford.

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A great service from start to finish - nCommunication was excellent from all staff members and the sale went through with ease.

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Excellent service and advice on selling my property. Selling a property is not something many of us do too many times in our lives and I am very pleased I appointed Shepherds Estate Agents to act for me. Even through the turbulent financial time during the last few months the sale went without a hitch.

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I highly recommend Shepherds! We have just completed on a house purchase with Shepherds, and they have been fantastic from start to finish. We viewed a number of houses with different agents, and the service from all of the team really stood out. nSam T was absolutely fantastic - he was friendly and efficient at booking in our viewings, as well as keeping in touch throughout the process. Paula and Karen were professional and friendly when showing us around different houses, getting to know what we wanted and explaining how a property could work for us. Roz was fantastic at handling the process from offer to completion and was able to answer all of our questions. nOverall, everyone we interacted with took the time to get to know us and our situation. They took much of the stress out of the process. We will definitely be using them again!nThank you for helping us through it!

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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