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Hertford's first class sales & lettings service

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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 Hertford

Birdie Way, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£350,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE for this three bedroom staggered terrace house situated on the east side of town within easy access to the A10 and the SG13 catchment. Having been ...
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SSTC Hertford

Molewood Road, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£600,000

SOLD BY SHEPHERDS - STUNNING VIEWS OVER THE NATURE RESERVE for this three bedroom 1930's end terrace house situated in this mature and highly sought after location ...
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SSTC Hertford

Ryder Close, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£190,000

SOLD BY SHEPHERDS - NO SERVICE CHARGE - for this well presented one double bedroom first floor purpose built maisonette situated in this peaceful no through road ...
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Newland Gardens, HERTFORD, SG13

£1,100 pcm

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Let Agreed Hertford

£1,050 pcm

An immaculately presented one bedroom ground floor luxury apartment situated in this prestigious character conversion of the old Hertford County hospital building ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

£1,200 pcm

Only 4 years old for this two double bedroomed apartment situated in the town centre. Boasting contemporary design kitchen and bathrooms, en suite shower, secure coded ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 750+ 5 Star reviews

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We recently purchased our first home through Shepherds estate agents and we were really happy with the service from start to finish. We would definitely recommend!

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Really appreciate friendly and expert advice enabling us to achieve the purchase of our dream home. nAgain thank you so much.

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Very professional and friendly service. Always keep you advised of developments and give you advice when necessary. I wouldn't hesitate in instructing them again.

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We have recently completed on our new home. The buying process was flawless and working with Shepherds was very easy. Great communication was key, especially during these challenging times we are living through due to COVID-19 and they definitely delivered that!nWe have been kept up to date with all the progress and we really had a great experience buying through them. We would definitely recommend using Shepherds. nBest wishes from Mrs and Mrs Corneliu

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Many thanks to David for being very efficient and helpful during the purchase of our new house in Hertford. nAndrew & Val

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Great service from David and his team at Shepherds. Photography by Peter was fantastic. All staff friendly and professional. Thank you Shepherds.

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As we were moving to Hertford from Lincolnshire it was going to be a stressful experience. However, with the support and advice of Shepherds it turned out to be a less stressful event then we had expected. One positive point was that we could talk to member of staff on the phone when we needed advice or information which was very helpful. We would recommend Shepherds and plan to use them again in ten years when we move back to Lincolnshire.

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We have recently sold our house with Shepherds. David and the team were friendly, professional and helpful throughout the whole process. Their marketing generated viewings and interest in our property. The advice when offers came in felt honest and like they were working for us, not the buyer. We would have no hesitation in recommending Shepherds to anyone.

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Great service, always available and easily contactable!

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Shepherds provided a very professional service through all stages of the sale of my flat, from marketing to completion. From initial contact with the agency, once I had decided to proceed with using Shepherds photos and marketing were arranged very quickly and I was very pleased with the results. Staff were always available to accompany viewings and were flexible with arranging these at suitable times. I found that they kept me informed of developments through the process and were very helpful in providing advice during what can be a stressful time. I would recommend Shepherds to other people looking to sell in the area.

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Selling and buying our properties through Shepherds was one of the best decisions we made. The years of experience the team had really showed, not only through the marketing and selling of our house but also when it came to purchasing our new one. We appreciated the honest selling techniques and picture quality David, Peter and the team used and we, nor our future buyers ever felt pushed into a sale. nThe after care we received from Roz and the team was great. They knew local solicitors and how they worked very well which, made the chain run very smoothly and transparently. nOverall a very professional, expertly run business and certainly a top estate agent in Hertford.

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Bought a lovely house in Ware with Shepherds. Couldn't fault the service we received. Excellent, friendly and professional members of staff who made the whole process pleasurable. Had some bad experiences with other local agents so it’s refreshing to know that there is still a decent agent in the area if we ever move again. Thanks again. Will and Rachel.

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Good Friendly staff. Roz is very helpful and always comes back to you in good time.

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A very professional estate agent with years of experience.

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David, Roz and team provided an excellent service from start to finish in a totally professional manner that leaves you with strong belief that your interests are in safe hands, especially in the challenging environment we have just now. nThe approach recommended went completely according to plan and we are very impressed with the team.

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Shepherds of Hertford

Riverside House, 6 Mill Bridge, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1PY

01992 551955

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