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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.


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

Chauncy Court, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£155,000

CHAIN FREE for this first floor apartment situated in this convenient and highly popular TOWN CENTRE development on the historic Christ's Hospital site offering ...
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For Sale Bengeo

Peel Crescent, Bengeo, Herts, SG14

Price guide£450,000

SOLD BY SHEPHERDS - CHAIN FREE and situated in this peaceful and highly sought after location within Bengeo close to local parade of shops and access to a regular bus ...
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For Sale Hertford

Mead Lane, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£285,000

TOWN CENTRE LOCATION and close to HERTFORD EAST MAINLINE TRAIN STATION with access to all the local amenities to include shops, restaurants, supermarkets and more for ...
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To Let Bengeo

£825 pcm

A delightful one double bedroomed ground floor apartment situated in this idyllic peaceful setting amidst beautifully landscaped communal gardens. An enclave of ...
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References Pending Hertford

£675 pcm

A character town centre studio with kitchen appliances, spacious bathroom and bespoke foldaway double bed and matching wardrobes. Ideal for the busy professional ...
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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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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 Principle

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

Everyone at Shepherds estate agents have been amazing, especially David and Abi. Abi was amazing in progress chasing and getting the sale across the line. Would highly recommend Shepherds.

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I had a really good experience with Shepherds. From start to finish they were helpful and accommodating.

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We have just completed a house purchase through Shepherds, the team were helpful and polite through the whole process and made us feel like no job was too small, Abi was our main point of contact and kept us up to date with any issues and competently liaised with all parties involved. We would definitely recommend their services!

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We have had one of the more stressful and frustrating house selling and purchasing experiences with many difficulties throughout the process. However, we couldn't have been in better hands with regard to both aspects. Staff were very professional, informative and always available when needed. Their feedback and communication with all parties involved was so reassuring. nWithout hesitation and unreservedly, we would recommend Shepherds to both buyers and sellers.

Shepherds Estate Agents

This was the third time we have used Shepherds and once again we have only praise for the service offered from initial valuation through to completion. The valuations are always pitched just right for the market - no other agent can match the personal experience and expertise of the Hertford property market. All of the team at Shepherds are always friendly, helpful, and efficient which helps to make the process as stress free as possible. We would use Shepherds again and it is a pleasure to recommend them to anyone wishing to sell a property.

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Shepherds were very helpful in smoothing the ups and downs of selling a property. Their communications were regular and helpful, I knew at all times the state of the sale. Overall excellent, competent and professional agents.

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Smooth, well managed sale.

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Having tried most of the Estate Agents in Hertford Town, Shepherds are the most professional, the photographs and display of the property were excellent, the interaction responsive and amiable, the accuracy of copy better than all and the attention to the sale energetic. My sale became extended and involved but, Shepherds stayed with all the trials and tribulations professionally and with genuine interest. I would certainly recommend their services to any prospective seller.

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Shepherds were selling my father's house. Dad is in his 90s. The friendly and sensitive service and regular communication helped him to cope with a difficult and stressful change in his life. This will always be appreciated.

Shepherds Estate Agents

One of the best agents in Hertford - great service and helpful advice. nThey helped to establish good communication between all parties and the team at the Hertford office were helpful and obliging.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Now that we finally have internet connection, I can write and thank you all for your help on our long and protracted planned move. As usual, you were all extremely professional throughout, along all the twists and turns that we threw at you! We love our new house and it was worth waiting for.

Shepherds Estate Agents

David and Abi were so very helpful, professional and consistent in all matters relating to our house purchase. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services. Thank you both.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We cannot thank or recommend Shepherds enough for helping us secure a sale and purchase of our new family home. From even before we viewed our dream property with them, David and the team went out of their way to provide the best advice and service every step of the way. Their experience in the business is very evident and every member of the team was a pleasure to communicate with. Their reputation is well deserved and we would recommend them without hesitation.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Undoubtedly Estate Agents often get a bad reputation, especially when buying a property. However, having recently bought through Shepherds, it was refreshing to find an Agent which was willing to work as an honest broker to get a transaction over the line. nThey couldn't have done enough to work with us to ensure our offer was communicated effectively to the vendor and to be significantly accommodating in terms of viewings and any questions we may have had. The progression was also second to none. nAs a buyer I couldn't recommend Shepherds enough - they made a usual stressful situation as stress-free as possible! Congrats to David and the team.

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Myself and my partner both thought that the communication between individual estate agents, and ourselves was clear, concise and efficient when necessary. Shepherds regularly updated us on the process and were quick to take action when it came to the exchange/ completion period. Being first time buyers, we found that Shepherds were very supportive and helpful during the entire process and would use them as a first choice to buy or sell from in the future. Thank you to all the team.

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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