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Shepherds of Hertford Estate Agent








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.


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 Tonwell

The Orchard, Ware, Tonwell, Hertfordshire, SG12

Price guide£675,000

CHAIN FREE. A SPACIOUS and HIGHLY SPECIFIED detached family house peacefully situated in the popular and RARELY AVAILABLE village of Tonwell in a cul de sac position ...
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For Sale Hertford

Meadow Close, Tamworth Road, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£400,000

CHAIN FREE and with TWO GARAGES arranged to the immediate rear, this end-terrace modern house is situated on the east side of town and within walking distance to ...
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For Sale Bengeo

Bengeo Street, Bengeo, SG14

Price guide£425,000

RARELY AVAILABLE and CHAIN FREE this semi-detached 1920's house is located at the heart of Bengeo and within walking distance to local parade of shops and highly ...
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References Pending Hertford

Queen Victoria House, 7 Bluecoats Avenue, Hertford, SG14

£1,000 pcm

It's own independent access for this well laid out one double bedroom second floor apartment with bath/shower room and offering attractive views as part of this ...
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To Let Hertford

Smeaton Court, Hertford, SG13

£1,225 pcm

A superb riverside apartment with river and garden views. Two bedroom, two bathroom and balcony. An already desirable development situated within close proximity of ...
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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 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

From start to finish it has been a pleasure dealing with David and Abi. We would highly recommend Shepherds as a trustworthy and efficient Estate Agent. Thank you for all your help and for getting us our dream home.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Absolutely wonderful experience with the guys at Shepherds estate agents, very professional at what they do. I would personally like to thank Abi England and David for their great work in securing the flat I purchased and I was very pleased with their great and hard work. nThanks once again guys for all your help.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Staff always friendly and very efficient. Moving house is always stressful. They made it less so. I would recommend their services to anyone buying or selling.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Although not our agents the Shepherds team were always helpful and maintained contact with the other elements of the chain.

Shepherds Estate Agents

David, Abi and all the team at Shepherds have been outstanding in the service they have provided in the sale of our elderly mother's house in Hertford. It has been the family home for 55 years and is being sold to cover care costs. We count ourselves lucky to have found an agency where the staff have been professional, understanding and empathetic in what has been an emotionally difficult 6 months, supporting us through the ups and downs of what we expected to be a fairly easy process, given the location of the property. David and his team kept us well informed of the viewings they lined up, and Abi in particular worked incredibly hard to see the sale through to completion, steering us through the problems, updating us daily and generally keeping us calm. Thank you all so much. You have been superb and I can't recommend you highly enough.

Shepherds Estate Agents

The team were very helpful from start to finish, would definitely use again!

Shepherds Estate Agents

The staff at Shepherds were thoroughly professional and helpful throughout our experience with them. As buyers they were not acting for us, but they went out their way to assist us in successfully completing our purchase. nThe whole team took the necessary time to iron out issues in the chain, speaking to solicitors when required whilst always being available to clarify any questions we had. They were very communicative, ways working to ensure we were as up to date as possible. Their professionalism inspire both trust and confidence. nWe will definitely use them when we come to sell our property and would urge anyone else looking to sell to make Shepherds your estate agents.

Shepherds Estate Agents

David and the team at Shepherds provided a great service during the sale of my house. I was selling whilst living overseas and they made this process very easy for me. Communication was great and all of the team were very friendly and helpful. nI would highly recommend using Shepherds to sell your property.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Staff were excellent and efficient. Very smooth transaction even though a little drawn out but that reflects market conditions. I would recommend your firm.

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.

Shepherds Estate Agents

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

Shepherds Estate Agents

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!

Shepherds Estate Agents

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.

Shepherds Estate Agents

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.

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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