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LOCAL PROPERTY INTELLIGENCE

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

UNRIVALLED EXPERTISE

COMPREHENSIVE MARKETING

EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER CARE

500+ FIVE STAR REVIEWS

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.

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.

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

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.

14100+

Properties Sold

500+

5 Star Reviews

90+

Years of Local Experience

1200+

Successful Rentals

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Take a look at our latest properties

For Sale Hertford

Horns Mill Road, Hertford, SG13

A tastefully presented two double bedroom Victorian cottage situated on the south side of Hertford ...
  • Price guide£415,000
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For Sale Hertford

Fore Street, Hertford, Herts, SG14

Open House - Saturday 28th April - 1.00pm - 2.30pm by appointment only. A two double bedroom ...
  • Price guide£350,000
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For Sale Hertford

Queens Road, Hertford, SG13

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday 28th April - 10:30am -12.00pm by appointment only for this bay fronted semi ...
  • Price guide£845,000
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Let Agreed Nr Hertford

Rectory Lane, Watton At Stone, Nr Hertford, SG14

A spacious detached 4 bedroomed family home situated in a peaceful private location boasting large ...
  • £1,750 pcm
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Let Agreed BENGEO

Warren Terrace, BENGEO, SG14

A STUNNING TWO BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR MAISONETTE, COMPLETELY MODERNISED, WITH GARDEN AND GARAGE. ...
  • £1,000 pcm
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References Pending Hertford

Florence Court, North Road, Hertford, SG14

A superb private gated situation for this imposing four bedroomed townhouse offering spacious ...
  • £1,950 pcm
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Did you know?

Fun and interesting facts about Hertford

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In addition to the dungeon at Hertford Castle, Hertford has had 3 gaols over the centuries.

1968

The band Deep Purple, considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal, formed in Hertford in 1968.

2004

Rupert Grint, star of Harry Potter, comes from Hertford and took his GCSEs at Richard Hale School in 2004.

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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

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

Manager - Sales & Lettings

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

Negotiator

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.

Just some of our 500+ 5 Star reviews

We chose to use Shepherds versus 2 other agents who valued our house based on the fact they have a strong record of good customer service and a dedicated sales progressor in Gareth. Given that we were relocating to the north at a very difficult time for us as a family it was important to choose the right agent. We have no regrets. The service from all staff was very good from the marketing, sale negotiation, through to the sales progression and after care. The sale took longer than we would have liked to go through due to issues below us in the chain, but, ultimately the sale remained on track and reached a successful conclusion at the first time of asking! Thanks to all the team at Shepherds and of course to Gareth for handling a protracted sales progression phase.

Mr & Mrs R

21/02/2018

They guided us to the right property we were looking for and gave some very helpful advice along the way. Thoroughly recommend them.

Sarah

12/02/2018

Thank you for all the help you gave me in the selling of my old home and the purchase of Halley Ridge; all very much appreciated.

M Perkins

11/02/2018

Contact US

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Shepherds of Hertford

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

01992 551955

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