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    Maximising your rental yield...


    ...whilst minimising your risk. As a landlord, it is not enough simply to achieve the best possible rent for your property. You also want to ensure the keys to your precious asset are in the hands of a responsible tenant. Equally important, you need to avoid costly vacant periods ('voids') between tenancies.

    That's why you need a lettings agent you can depend on and you will find there is no one better than Shepherds who have been successfully letting clients' properties since 1992 - a good deal longer than most. A fully-fledged member of the ARLA and NAEA governing bodies, our hardworking lettings team, headed by Steve Whyman, enjoys a well-deserved reputation for professionalism and integrity.

    Specialising in Hertford and the surrounding villages, we have extensive knowledge of the local property rental market and offer a high standard of both furnished and unfurnished accommodation on behalf of our clients.

    The Shepherds team provides a comprehensive property management service, from finding a tenant - warranty referencing, preparation of tenancy documents, check-in, collection of rent and inspections - through to eventual check out. This is a service that many of our landlord clients have relied on for more than two decades!

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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

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

    Find us

    Riverside House, 6 Millbridge

    Hertford
    Hertfordshire, SG14 1PY

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01992 847325  Local call rate
    Letting: 01992 847421  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford on 01992 551955.


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      Some estate agents' service standards are evidently better than the competition and being able to put the comments and feedback from hundreds of delighted clients at the very centre of the promotion for our home-selling service strongly suggests Shepherds of Hertford are one of those agents. This means we have no need of any bold unsubstantiated claims, gimmicks, tired cliches or glib mission statements; we can just present you with clarity and facts.

      With the sale price for nearly 50% of our property sales 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 elements of the Shepherds home-selling service mentioned below:

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

      Client Friendly Contracts - No up-front agency fees or promotional costs to you 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.

      We are Hertford's most positively reviewed estate agent by far. Visit our website to read over 400 x 5 Star reviews with possibly the more telling statistic being that not one of our reviewers rate our service below 4 Stars. Our positive reviews total is more than all the other Hertford agents combined, with all confirming they would happily recommend Shepherds to family and friends.

      top tip: reversing the reviews of an agency you may be considering to show their worst reviews first will often give a different perspective and an indication as to the consistency of service on offer.

      Genuine local experts - No, those aren't our ages in the graphic at the top of the page! Those are the years each of us have been working within estate agency in Hertford. We have genuine strength in depth and 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. At Shepherds we boast no fewer than 7 fully engaged and experienced staff members - friendly local property people, professional and effective.

      Our professional quality photography better showcases your home on the top property portals - because first impressions count.

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

      Busy town centre premises open 7 days - 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 are open and available every day of the week.

      Dedicated sales progression - Taking your sale from under offer through to exchange and completion faster and more securely through the genuine 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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      Valuations - The value of any property is ultimately the figure a purchaser is prepared to pay, and only by a thorough exploration of the market can the very best value and sale truly be established. In the Hertford area most properties can be regarded as saleable with demand generally being strong, and finding a purchaser can often be easily and readily achieved. However,  whether you will have achieved very best sale is dependent on many factors influenced by the competency 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 it is realised through to completion and the sale price finding it's way into your bank account.


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

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    To us your sale is personal....let's get it right.
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      We believe that any and every property sale will benefit from our high quality approach; regardless of property type, price or market conditions. Whether you are selling an apartment, cottage, family home, executive detached or large country estate, you can trust Shepherds' property professionals with your most valuable asset.

      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 be a carefully considered one. Achieving a sale is one thing; achieving the best possible sale is something quite different.

      With the range over which the value of any property lies easily equating to 5%, the price at which you ultimately sell over that range is ultimately 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; promotionally, 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 consequently the quality of our service.

      Exceptional customer service - 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 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.

      Dedicated sales progressor, Gareth - whose role is solely to nurture our sales through to exchange and completion, which speeds up transactions, reduces the risk of a sale falling through and alleviates much of the stress of moving home. In fact 9 out of 10 of our sales proceed to exchange of contracts without the need to remarket - significantly better than the regional average.

      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.

      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 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.

      A proven track record - From our beginnings in 1975, Shepherds has grown steadily by focusing on getting the basics right 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 locally and his interests include 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 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

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      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

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01992 847325  Local call rate
      Letting: 01992 847421  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

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      The 5 Star standards that we set for ourselves.
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        Reviews and testimonials 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 influencing 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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        • Chris. "Shepherds helped me to sell my property quickly at the asking price. They were very helpful throughout the process and always responded quickly to any queries I had. Gareth in particular went above and beyond to assist during the sales process to ensure that everything went as smoothly as possible. Thank you to the whole team." 13/04/17

        • Dawn. "Friendly, caring and personal service can be expected from staff at Shepherds. Having previously tried to sell with another estate agent, the contrast was evident from the outset. High quality photos, well-organised open day and swift and efficient service from then on right to completion. Never an unreturned phone call. Thank you" 10/04/17

        • Louise. "I purchased my house through Shepherds. They were very professional and made me feel like a valued customer throughout the whole process. We had to complete our chain within a short time frame, so there was extra strain on the chain, but Shepherds kept me fully informed and worked hard with the other estate agent and solicitors involved to complete the purchase on time. Overall, great service. Can't fault them at all, highly recommended." 28/03/17

        • Miss Carpio. "Very happy with service, long sale process but Shepherds kept us updated and informed throughout. Great local knowledge, solid advice given when needed, able to recommend local suppliers who also did an excellent job. Would be happy to use and / or recommend again." 28/03/16

        • Pat. "Thank you Gareth & Peter for all your expert help in the buying of my property. Would highly recommend the services of Shepherds and their very polite and competent staff." 17/03/16
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford on 01992 551955.


      Welcome to Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      Riverside House, 6 Millbridge

      Hertford
      Hertfordshire, SG14 1PY

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01992 847325  Local call rate
      Letting: 01992 847421  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Shepherds Estate Agents, Hertford on 01992 551955.