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Shepherds of Hertford Estate Agent

Welcome to Shepherds of Hertford
With more 5 star reviews than all other Hertford agents combined

Successfully selling in Hertford since 1976

Local people selling in a town they know inside out

900+ five star reviews

Totally engaged service from start to finish

Open 7 days a week

Providing local property intelligence

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 the momentum from any Saturday activity, instead of waiting until Monday.


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Take a look at our latest properties

For Sale Hertford

Tanners Court, St Andrew Street, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£299,995

Open House - Saturday 5th February - 10.00am - 11.30am by appointment only. OFFERED CHAIN FREE! A modern two bedroom first floor apartment located in this convenient ...
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For Sale Bengeo

Bengeo Meadows, Watermill Lane, Bengeo, SG14

Price guide£250,000

Open House - Saturday 5th February - 2.00pm - 3.30pm by appointment only. OFFERED CHAIN FREE and with an EXTENDED LEASE! SHOW HOME STANDARD for this immaculately ...
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For Sale Hertford

Bentley Road, Hertford, SG14

Price guide£400,000

Open House - Saturday 5th February - 10.30am - 12.30pm by appointment only. An extended two bedroom end terrace house situated in this popular position on the west ...
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To Let Nr Hertford

£1,500 pcm

A totally refurbished and extended three bedroomed home. Now affording spacious living accommodation to include three reception areas with brand new kitchen and. ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

£1,275 pcm

One of the best. Superb two bedroomed 2nd floor apartment enjoying riverside vista. Immaculate with luxury bathroom and fully fitted kitchen appliances. Balcony to ...
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Let Agreed Hertford

£1,300 pcm

A tastefully presented two double bedroomed semi-detached home situated to the South side of the town centre. Contemporary Gloss kitchen/breakfast room and modern ...
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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 Manager

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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Sam Timms

Sales Negotiator

Born and raised in the nearby village of Waterford, Sam is the newest member to Shepherds after spending 4 years at University. Sam enjoys all things sport, music and foreign travel. Carrying out most of the accompanied viewings as well as getting involved with everything that goes on day to day while working towards his estate agency qualifications.

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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 MARLA

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 the residential 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 900+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

The Shepherds' team were very knowledgeable about the local market and provided very good information. They were friendly and professional, and remained in touch throughout the sale.

Shepherds Estate Agents

We were the buyer of a property who used Shepherds of Hertford. Roz was fantastic; very professional, swift to respond and made things move smoothly.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Very helpful and easy to deal with. Central location if you need to visit the office. Staff all helpful and courteous.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Thank you to the whole team at Shepherds for handling our house sale with the utmost professionalism, patience and charm. We highly recommend Shepherds to anyone buying or selling a house in the Hertford area.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Excellent service from the Shepherd's team start to finish. We were given good advice on pricing the property to sell, kept up-date-date on prgress throughout and given sound guidance when needed.

Shepherds Estate Agents

It was a long process for various factors beyond our control but the service from Shepherds was exactly as we wanted. If we move again I would certainly use them again.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Very helpful as always, staff courteous at all times and did not seem to mind answering very simplistic questions.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Very good, no issues. They made the whole thing very easy

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The system of purchasing progress gave the detailed review for know what percentage of progressing has been done etc. Really pleased with staff who friendly dealt with my inquiries. Very happy about their service and would highly recommend to friends.

Shepherds Estate Agents

The team at Shepherds of Hertford were great from start to finish, they absolutely knew their market, gave us advice as to how they thought things would work best and that is exactly how things then turned out, they were friendly and efficient and helped us to get the sale completed in really quick time allowing the buying chain to get in for Christmas

Shepherds Estate Agents

I had an excellent experience with Shepherds, and would highly recommend them! They were always available for a chat and offer information throughout the home buying process, much more so than other experiences we’ve had. They were honest and practical in our initial search, and friendly and accommodating for the remainder of the journey!

Shepherds Estate Agents

After a bit of a slow start Shepherds were very helpful, always on hand for our questions and communication with the sellers. Helped us fix an issue with the property and were very hands-on in chasing the other parties to ensure the process was as seamless as possible. Would definitely recommend.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Exemplary service from beginning to end of the process. Very friendly and professional staff. Kept us full informed every step of the way. Valuation and handling of offers was spot-on. Viewings brilliantly organised, and all the extras extremely well covered. I would definitely recommend Shepherds!

Shepherds Estate Agents

Working with Shepherds estate agent is just awesome. nI could not have ask for better members of staff to help me purchasing my home with such confidence and ease. nI have to mention Roz who fought my corner every step of the way, big shout out to her, so professional and Human. nAlso the rest of the team, Paula Sam and Charlotte and David. Massive thanks to you all, wonderful bunch of people could not have ask for more. I’m grateful for all the help and support. Highly recommend your company for such amazing group of people.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Really professional and helpful. The progress of the sale was so easy to follow with the online updates. Definitely recommend - I’ve sold a few properties now and this was the best service I got.

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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