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A quality home-selling service
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    With more independently verified 5 Star reviews than the combined total for all other Hertford agents, find out what genuinely unique elements set the Shepherds home-selling service apart from the competition.

    By putting the comments and feedback from hundreds of delighted clients at the very centre of the promotion for our services means we have no need of any bold unsubstantiated claims, gimmicks, tired cliches or glib mission statements; we can just present you with clarity, facts and hopefully some peace of mind.

    With town leading selling success (based on Rightmove Intel statistics) and the sale price for over 60% of our property transactions in 2017 having achieved or exceeded the stated asking price, we can leave our clients confident in the knowledge that they couldn't have done any better.

    Don't choose your agency representation until you compare the Shepherds home-selling service:

    Competitive and clear Selling Fees of 1% + VAT - minimum fee £2,500 + VAT -    NO SALE NO FEE.

    A top tier estate agent can pay for themselves several times over in achieving a better price for their clients, reducing the hassle factor and more efficiently producing a better overall end-result and experience.

    Client Friendly Contracts - Our simple 7 point contracts have NO small print, NO up-front agency fees or promotional costs and NO MINIMUM TIE-IN PERIOD. We are confident in the service we provide as being worthy of retaining client instructions on merit, not because they are contractually obliged and remember we operate on a no sale no fee basis.

    In addition to being Hertford's longest established estate agent we are Hertford's most positively reviewed agency by far. Dip in to any of well over 400 x 5 Star reviews available on our website for your home-moving peace of mind, with not one review rating our service below 4 Stars and all confirming they would happily recommend Shepherds to family and friends.

    top tip: reversing the reviews of any agency to show their worst reviews first will often give a different perspective and an indication as to the consistency of service on offer. How may your move be effected if you were on the receiving end of a 1, 2 even a 3 Star service?

    Genuine local experts - Although at least three of us would like the graphic at the top of the page to be reflecting our ages, those numbers actually represent the years each of us have been working within estate agency in Hertford. In an industry in which the word "expert" is used a little too freely we put genuine local knowledge at your disposal and with our strength in depth we aren't just self-proclaimed "local experts" as with some of our competitors.

    Hertford's most consistent team - the biggest single influencing factor in any business is the overall quality of personnel providing the service and at Shepherds we boast no fewer than 7 fully engaged and experienced staff members accountable within the town in which they live. Friendly local property people providing a professional, effective service and with enough of us to cope in all circumstances.

    Our professional quality photography better showcases your home on the top property portals and in all promotion - because making consistently good first impressions for our clients makes a difference.

    Enhanced Premium Listings are provided for all our properties on rightmove and stunning Matterport 3D Virtual Tours available on request; combined with our superb photography means our properties stand out on rightmove and in all online promotion.

    Busy town centre premises open 7 days - Operating from a high street office enables us tap in to a relevant and locally based market place not explored if promotion is occurring solely online. Opening on a Sunday enables us to maintain momentum on situations developing as a result of activity generated on our busiest day of the week. We're also working harder, visible and accessible when needed. The evidence suggests that most successful agents provide a 7 days a week home-selling service.

    Unlike most agents we regard our job as only half done through the introduction of a suitable buyer, a sale being negotiated and your property showing as sold subject to contract. To further secure your on-going sale process we also provide:

    Dedicated sales progression - A genuinely comprehensive service taking your sale from under offer through to exchange and completion faster and more securely through the professional assistance provided by our highly regarded specialist, Gareth Jones MNAEA. Read literally hundreds of positive reviews specifically referring to Gareth's assistance in making our client's moves become a more efficient reality. No other agent has "a Gareth!"



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    The value of your home - The value of any property is ultimately the figure a purchaser is prepared to pay and only through a thorough exploration of the market can the very best value and sale be truly established. An agent will need to apply local knowledge and an awareness of fluctuating market conditions with comparable evidence to provide more accurate advice.

    In the Hertford area most properties can be regarded as saleable with demand generally strong, and finding a purchaser can often be easily and readily achieved, whether you will have achieved the very best sale is dependent on many factors including the competency and application of the agent. With the best service and advice often paying for itself several times over in the price obtained and the manner in which a sale is realised and taken through to completion and your moving day.

    Its' not just about achieving a sale it's about achieving the best possible sale combined with the customer experience; this sets one business apart from another.


    Whatever the price you want ask - Once you've settled on a figure you are comfortable with asking on your sale, let Shepherds apply our 5 Star home-selling service on your behalf to achieve the best possible result.



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    More local knowledge and experience, more positive reviews, more sales agreed.
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Your move is important...let's get it right.
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    We provide a home-selling service which provides the quality, flexibility and accountability of service which we would want applied to our own home-sales and from which any and every property will benefit regardless of property type, price or market conditions.

    Clearly, for most people, buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial transactions they will ever undertake and the choice as to who is representing your interests in respect of the best realisation of that investment should surely be a carefully considered one. An agency achieving a sale is one thing; a top tier estate agent achieving the best possible sale is something quite different and ultimately to your benefit.

    With the range over which the value of any property lies easily equating to 5% the price at which you ultimately sell is influenced by two things - the available budget and requirements of the buyers actively looking at that particular time and the quality of representation you receive; quality of the promotion, the application or absence of experience and the degree of genuine engagement the agent applies to your individual sale.

    We offer competitive fees and flexible contractual terms which require that we retain our focus and quality of service.

    Exceptional customer service - it's in the detail. A good home moving experience is often about the small things, from your call being returned quickly right through to the peace of mind that comes from knowing your agent has a reputation for best serving their clients needs. So you'll be reassured to know that the Shepherds' customer service not only has an impressive body of positive reviews representing ten times as many as our nearest competitor but has also been given a further seal of approval, winning accolades in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 'ESTAS' - prestigious industry awards in which success is based solely on customer feedback.

    Will you believe what an agency would have you believe regarding their service standards or what they can actually prove?

    Here when you need us - With our dedicated team working hard on your behalf, Shepherds' busy town centre office is open seven days a week.

    Open House promotion - Having used Open Days to introduce many of our properties to market since 1992 and never more intensively than over the last five years, we have recently carried out our 500th Open House with a 70% sales success rate from these well managed and efficient methods by which to enter the market and establish the very best sale for our clients. Ask us about bringing this method and our vast experience to bare on your home sale.

    Dedicated sales progressor, Gareth - Retained in his exclusive role to nurture our sales through to exchange and completion. Gareth's efforts speed up transactions, reduce the risk of a sale falling through and alleviate much of the stress of moving home. In fact 8 out of 10 of our sales proceed to exchange of contracts without the need to remarket - significantly better than most agents achieve.

    Mature, experienced team - At Shepherds, each member of our friendly, professional personnel of seven lives locally which in addition to their many years' local property market experience provides each with an intimate and relevant knowledge of the area.


    A proven track record - From our beginnings in 1975, Shepherds has grown steadily by focusing on getting the basics right, being progressive and professional in our outlook and treating our clients and their home sales as we would want to be treated ourselves.

    Experience the Shepherds' service for yourself! Email or call 01992 551955 to discuss how we can help or pop in for a face-to-face chat.
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Read our many "buyers reviews" for peace of mind..
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    ...as to our integrity and professionalism.

    We understand that both parties involved in the process of a home sale or purchase should feel they have been treated fairly and with respect...after all, we all have the same goal in mind!
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We sell homes... not mortgages or conveyancing.
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    ...that clarity of purpose means a better service.


     ....5 Star standards from search or sale right through to signing.


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How much local home selling expertise do you want?
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    Genuine expertise available for your move.
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    ... a full compliment of consistent staff all providing a fully engaged and enthusiastic service that goes the extra mile. From the Five Star comments left by our hundreds of delighted clients it seems as is if those efforts are very much appreciated. 
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    David Simpson MNAEA - Director - 32 Yrs experience
    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 and his interests include his two dogs - Roxy & Buffy, fitness and gym, motorcycling, photography, film, eating out and travel. With all his years in the industry, David remains very much at the sharp end of Shepherds' day to day business getting around town quickly and efficiently on his company Vespa.
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    Steve Whyman, MNAEA - Manager - 29 Yrs experience
    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 and attends appointments locally getting there quickly on his own Vespa.
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    Gareth Jones, MNAEA - Dedicated Sales Progressor
    With 27 years local experience and originally from the West Midlands, Gareth has worked in both estate agency and financial services since the 1980's. He is married and lives in Bengeo with his wife and two sons. Gareth's interests include most sports, reading and hill walking. He is organised, methodical and tactful in this crucial role - Gareth also receives the most accolades from satisfied clients at the end of the sale!
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    Peter Bluffield, MNAEA - Sales Negotiator 
    Qualified within The Property Photography Academy, Peter's skillset is put to good use since joining us in 2007 - carrying out 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 in 2016 - when he can, 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 and with Shepherds since 2007, 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
    Originally from Dublin where she embarked on her career in agency and property, Jennifer now ably assists in respect of both sales and lettings at Shepherds and lives in Bengeo with her three children.
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    Dinah McEwen
    Born in Hertford and still living locally with her son and daughter, Dinah assists predominantly at weekends with viewings and administration and has an interest in yoga and interior design.
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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

    Recently Sold Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    Riverside House, 6 Millbridge

    Hertford
    Hertfordshire, SG14 1PY

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    Buying: 01992 847325  Local call rate

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    The 5 Star standards that we set for ourselves.
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      Reviews and testimonials we hope are the ultimate influencing factor; because it doesn't matter what we say about how good we are as an estate agency - what matters more is what other people say about us as part of a real home moving experience. 

      By showcasing client testimonials, we're showing people that we can back up our claims regarding our high customer service standards, in the hope of better informing your decision to want to work with us.

      By reversing the reviews of any business to show the worst comments first will often give a very different perspective as to service standard consistency. Try it and see what other agents may rather you didn't find.

      The kind responses below represent the standards we set for ourselves. - with hundreds more from our delighted clients available on our website.        

      David Simpson MNAEA


    Testimonials from Sellers

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      • Elyse. "Shepherds were great from start to finish. From their valuation, to their advice, to getting me the best sale, right through to completion. I had full confidence that I was in the best hands in Hertford! They have so much knowledge of the local area and the market and their help every step of the way, was invaluable. First class service!" 4/09/17
      • Chris Pickering. "We have now bought and sold through Shepherds and found them excellent in both cases. They were attentive without ever making us feel pressurised. They provided extremely open, honest advice to us, both as first-time buyers and subsequently as first-time sellers. We found them a real breath of fresh air after dealing with other estate agents." 04/09/17
      • Andy. "Always professional, provIded good advice and showed fantastic tenacity when following the sale through to completion. This required some detective work on Gareth's part, to uncover the complete chain and, on occasion, required him to compensate for the inadequacies of 'virtual' agents lower down in the chain. Thank you" 2/09/17
      • Vicki & Steve. "Would recommend Shepherds to anyone purchasing a property. The staff were brilliant. They responded in a timely manner and were fantastic at liaising with the solicitors. As first time buyers you really made a stressful process that much easier. Thank you everything. First Class service." 12/08/17
      • Lee Gorringe. "Really happy with the service from Shepherds who were the agents for the flat I purchased. Gareth in particular was a star chasing around for me and doing the leg work with my solicitor who was unfortunately the weak link in the chain." 7/08/17
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