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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.

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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 Bengeo

Mansfield Court, Bengeo, SG14

Price guide£245,000

The subject of FAR REACHING and HIGH QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS for this SUPERBLY PRESENTED one double bedroom second floor apartment and located in this heart of Bengeo ...
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For Sale Bengeo

Bengeo Street, Bengeo, SG14

Price guide£300,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE and with NO SERVICE CHARGE for this extended two bedroom ground floor purpose built maisonette with a SHARE OF THE FREEHOLD and within walking ...
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For Sale Hertford

Port Vale, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£500,000

OFFERED CHAIN FREE with SCOPE FOR EXTENSION for this two double bedroom end terrace Victorian cottage situated in this highly sought after location within walking ...
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Let Agreed Hertfordingfordbury

£1,250 pcm

A charming two bedroomed Victorian end terraced cottage situated in this highly sought after village location. Two reception rooms, off st parking for one vehicle, ...
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Let Agreed Nr Ware

£750 pcm

A village location for this one bedroomed first floor maisonette situated in this cul de sac position with lovely riverside walks nearby and within 2 mins walk of the ...
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To Let Hertford

3b Carriage Court

£2,100 pcm

Ultimate modern style Town House. A collection of band new properties located in the town centre of Hertford. Four bedroom home offering flexible accommodation arranged ...
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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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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 800+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

We felt our sale was dealt with very well. It was set up promptly, we were kept well informed and we were given good advice. They were helpful, without being pushy. We had had valuations of the property done with Shepherds a couple of times over the previous few years and they didn't hassle us for a sale at all. The staff in the Hertford site were friendly, efficient and did what they said they would. There was only one oversight made on the house plan, but this was corrected immediately with apologies. They were diligent with checking progress of the sale with us, our buyers and both solicitors, and answered queries promptly. We are happy with how Shepherds managed our sale, and would be confident to use them again in the future.

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As first time sellers, we are very happy with the service provided by the team at Shepherds. Their terms of business are simple and transparent. We had the perfect buyer on the first viewing and the sale then progressed smoothly and efficiently to completion. We would happily recommend Shepherds to our friends and family.

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Great advice and professionalism at valuation stage. nQuick at responding to emails during pandemic. nListened to our needs. nGreat team.

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Couldn't be faulted from start to finish. nVery professional and friendly service. nNothing too much trouble and all our questions answered promptly.

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Great team who were very friendly, helpful and efficient. Would thoroughly recommend.

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David, Roz and the team were friendly and professional, ensuring the smooth progression of the sale from start to finish, highly recommend this company

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Helpful staff, seemed to go through without too many hicccupsnWould certainly recommend you.

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A very professional and efficient team, who are friendly and a joy to deal with. We are really happy with the service we received from the Shepherds team and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others.

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I bought a house that was being sold by Shepherds, and I had a brilliant experience with the company. They kept me informed throughout the process, were responsive to questions and always willing to help. Roz is amazing - she chased up and down the chain, always knew what was going on, and really helped to get everyone moving.

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The experience of selling our home after many years and at a particularly difficult time was made all the easier by the the team at Shepherds. From the initial valuation meeting to the dedicated sale facilitation service was both professional and efficient. Staff were either available when needed or, if not, would contact you in a most timely manner and were most helpful in sourcing help where needed, such as house clearance etc. I would certainly recommend this firm wholeheartedly.

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A very professional, polite and valued service from start to finish. Glad to have chosen Shepherds as they made the sale process very simple and hassle free. Recommended.

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Great service. Would definitely recommend.

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Just bought a Hertford house through Shepherds - helpful, friendly, efficient.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Great team who were helpful and responsive, excellent marketing with good advice and high number of viewings set up. The progression of the sale was ok but not as robust, would have been good to have had faster and more regular updates, however it is acknowledged how very busy the market is at this time. Overall we would recommend, thank you

Shepherds Estate Agents

Decided to sell in the middle of a pandemic and take advantage of the stamp duty holiday so we wanted to use a local firm with a good reputation. nWe chose Shepherds and they did not disappoint us. nFirstly we could see the photos from Shepherds on Rightmove were some of the best along with the sales literature, making their properties stand out from the crowd. Thank you Peter for your contribution. nDavid came to see us for the valuation and we could tell he had excellent knowledge of the local market, so pitched the price exactly where we thought it should be. nWe had a procedable offer agreed very quickly, literally within 3 or 4 days. nThen we had some problems with our vendor pulling out at a late stage leaving us nowhere to go, so had to start searching for a new property again. nRoz our Sales Progressor did an excellent job of keeping everyone in the chain informed and providing us with some good advice, also helping with communications to all the Solicitors throughout the sale. Her experience of dealing with house sales and solicitors is exceptional. Not something I would like to do too frequently. nAlso, the office is in town centre near a car park, which is handy for dropping off Keys, documents etc. nI would definitely recommend using Shepherds.

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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