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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

Currie Street, Hertford, SG13

Price guide£525,000

A beautifully presented two bedroom Victorian terraced house situated in this convenient position on the east side of town within easy walking distance to both mainline ...
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For Sale Bengeo

Duncombe Road, Bengeo, Herts, SG14

Price guide£500,000

A well presented Victorian semi-detached home situated within this peaceful and mature location at the heart of Bengeo and offering the unusual benefit of off road ...
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For Sale Bengeo

Eleanor Road, Bengeo, Herts, SG14

Price guide£735,000

A peaceful and mature heart of Bengeo position within walking distance to Hertford North mainline train station and the town centre for this beautifully extended four ...
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To Let Hertford

£1,100 pcm

A modern two bedroom house with private garden and allocated parking. Situated on the East side of town. Unfurnished. (More photos to follow) ...
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References Pending Hertford

£1,200 pcm

A spacious three bedroomed top floor apartment affording commanding panoramic views. Situated in this peaceful cul de sac location within well maintained communal ...
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To Let Hertford

£1,600 pcm

A three/four bedroomed semi-detached property with re-fitted modern kitchen and bathrooms. Driveway for two vehicles parking and 60' West facing rear garden. ...
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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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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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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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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.

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Just some of our 750+ 5 Star reviews

Shepherds Estate Agents

David and the team are always so approachable and trustworthy. I never felt pressurised by them and equally when I needed an answer from my vendor, they bent over backwards to find out. Thanks for making the purchase as easy as possible under coronavirus lockdown circumstances!

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David, Roz and all the team at Shepherds are friendly and extremely helpful. They were always available when I needed them and very supportive when I was buying my first property. I would highly recommend, thank you,

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David, I am writing to you and the team at Shepherds to thank you for selling Trinity Court for me successfully during a very difficult period with Brexit looming and then the Covid 19 lockdown. Although the sale turned out to be a lengthy process, through circumstances beyond our control, I always felt that you were actively working in my interests. I did not feel that I was at a disadvantage being so far away, or that I was being a nuisance when I telephoned to ask about something. nI was very aware that the sale was a team effort. I was impressed by the communication between the staff; messages always got through. As you know I was anxious about the flat being empty throughout the winter and I am grateful for the visits that were made. Thank you too for making meter readings etc. Thank you to Peter for his lovely photographs and for taking a couple of extra ones when I thought that another aspect of the flat should be shown. nI think you all gave me a thoroughly professional, efficient yet caring service. Thank you. n

Shepherds Estate Agents

Me and my partner would highly recommend using Shepherds of Hertford. nThey were very helpful and on the ball with quick replies to enquiries and such when we were purchasing our first property.

Shepherds Estate Agents

Roz, thanks so much for all your and David's hard work. We really appreciate how accessible, responsive and honest you have both been throughout the whole process. Having dealt with different estate agents through the search for a new property, we really have noticed a difference and feel very lucky to have had yourselves working with us. We actually feel a bit disappointed that you don't cover our new area to help us with any future moves we might make!

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Thoroughly recommend

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Shepherds helped us with the purchase of our new home. David was fantastic polite and professional throughout and really helped keep everything on track. His regular communication was really appreciated and all questions were answered quickly. I would highly recommend.

Shepherds Estate Agents

David, Peter and all the team were great. Right from the initial consultation for our property going to market, to the move day itself!nThey kept in contact throughout and nothing was too much trouble. All helping to make the process as stress free as possible. nIf you are looking for both a professional & friendly team to buy or sell a property - look no further!

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Recently sold a house with Shepherds, this was not your average house sale due to the circumstances between my ex husband and myself. I can honestly say that it was handled remarkably by all involved at Shepherds the care and consideration shown was such a help in difficult circumstances. Every question was replied to quickly and I was really pleased with the marketing and the aftercare. I would highly recommend Shepherds.

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David Simpson was very helpful and accommodating. We had a good all round experience.

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Very professional, always kept me updated and came back to me straight away if I needed anything. The team were lovely, couldn't fault them. I definitely recommend Shepherds to anyone!

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Got nothing but excellent service. Thank you so much. nIan & Natalie

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nWe bought a retirement property via Shepherds recently. Very good service, with Abi keeping us in touch throughout the purchase process and always willing to chase down answers to our questions.

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Superb service and great communication throughout the sale of my property

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I would recommend Shepherds to anyone wanting to sell/buy a property. From the first valuation meeting (with David) they have been excellent and professional, going above and beyond expectations. Communication and legal help from Abi has been first-class during the sale and Paula has been excellent with liaising/organising all viewings. I cannot fault them in any way and the whole team pulled together to bring about an unexpectedly long sale process to a successful conclusion. We thank them all.

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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