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    ...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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    Riverside House, 6 Millbridge

    Hertford
    Hertfordshire, SG14 1PY

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

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    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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      Hertford's longest established and most positively reviewed estate agent has been successfully selling homes in the area for over four decades and are responsible for over 12,500 successful local sales through many different and sometimes challenging markets. The staff at Shepherds bring vast amounts of local knowledge and experience to the art of professional property selling throughout Hertford, Bengeo and the surrounding area.

      We aren't looking to re-invent or redefine modern estate agency, we just want to carry out the fundamentals of the role of selling a home to the very best of our ability and to the benefit of all those involved whatever the market conditions.

      Our fully engaged team provide a 5 Star home selling service from valuation to moving day; a fact borne out by the exceptional feedback and comment expressed in well over 350 Five Star reviews left by clients and buyers since 2013, and available on our website - www.shepherdsofhertford.co.uk - WITH TEN TIMES AS MANY INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED FIVE STAR CLIENT REVIEWS AS OUR NEAREST COMPETITOR.

      David Simpson MNAEA and Steve Whyman MNAEA provide qualified, accurate valuations and excellent home-moving advice to facilitate a better understanding for you of your facts and figures. This advice is provided at a time convenient with you; need only take 20 minutes and is offered without any high pressure sales tactics.

      Our promotion includes consistently high quality photography and well-presented sales details, incorporating the necessary EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) and floor plans - all of which are swiftly and efficiently actioned and put to best effect in the form of upgraded "PREMIUM LISTING" displays on websites such as Rightmove etc. making certain that your property stands out from the crowd.

      We will provide advice on the best sales tactics to benefit you, to include our extremely successful "Open House" promotional format which continues to produce outstanding results in the current market - swift, efficient and achieving excellent sales.

      Following the successful introduction, qualification and negotiation with a buyer, one of the most important and unique aspects of the Shepherds home-selling service is the unstinting effort applied to make your move happen provided by our specialist sales progressor, Gareth Jones MNAEA whose time is spent solely to ensure your transaction progresses as swiftly and smoothly as possible through from agreed acceptance of an offer all the way to completion. Read the many accolades relating to Gareth's input and role within the reviews available on our website.

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      Let us get it right. The first step in selling your home is determining how much it's worth by carrying out a valuation (also known as a 'market appraisal'). Getting the price right is critical: too high and it will not attract interest, too low and you could potentially be throwing money away. Contact Shepherds to get it right.

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      We believe that any and every property sale will benefit from our high quality approach regardless of market conditions. Whether you are selling an apartment, cottage, family home, executive detached or large country estate, here's why you can trust Shepherds' property professionals with your most valuable asset.

      We never forget that, for most people, buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial transactions they will ever undertake and that's what drives our commitment to provide a genuine high quality home-selling service in which you can have both trust and peace of mind.

      Exceptional customer service - We understand that a good home moving experience is often about the small things, from your call being returned quickly 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 Shepherds' customer service has been given the official seal of approval, winning accolades in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 'ESTAS' - prestigious industry awards in which success is based solely on customer feedback.

      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 whose role is solely to nurture 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 - significantly better than the regional average.

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

      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 even pop in for a face-to-face chat.
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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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      * Hertford's most positively reviewed estate agent - rated as worthy of 5 Stars in 98% of the 300 + client reviews left on our website since 2013. All confirm that they would happily recommend us.

      * Busy town centre premises open 7 days a week - working harder, and accessible when needed.

      * A consistent experienced team - seven staff members - friendly, local, professional and effective.

      * Professional quality photography - better showcasing your home on the top property portals because first impressions count. Compare the quality of our promotion with other local agents.

      * Enhanced Premium listings on Rightmove - All our properties are displayed to stand out on Rightmove.

      * Dedicated sales progression - genuine assistance from a specialist in our team taking you from under offer all the way through to completion and your move; faster and more securely.

      * With accolades  in the ESTAS in 2013, 2014 and 2015- A national estate agency competition where success is based entirely on customer feedback. Aiming for GOLD this year!

      * Hertford's longest established estate agent - With 40 years, 12,500+ sales and counting; we've got the experience and consequently provide sound advice.


       ....from search or sale through to signing.


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      Hertford's most consistently successful team...
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      ... a full compliment of staff all providing a fully engaged and enthusiastic service that goes the extra mile. From the Five Star comments left by our clients it seems as is if those efforts are very much appreciated. 
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      David Simpson, MNAEA - 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 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 Sales & Lettings
      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
      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 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 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; 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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      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

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      The 5 Star standards that we set for ourselves.
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        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.

        The kind responses below represent the standards we set for ourselves.         

        David Simpson, MNAEA

        NB - See well over 300 other reviews at our website - www.shepherdsofhertford.co.uk

      Testimonials from Sellers

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        • Julia. "David, Steve and Gareth are always a pleasure and very friendly and helpful team who helped me to buy a flat with ease and comfort, they were extremely helpful and efficient throughout the process which made for a very happy, smooth and more than satisfying purchase of my flat. I would definitely recommend the team at Shepherds with no hesitation. Thank you to you all" 25/05/16 

        •  Tom & Grainne. It was a real pleasure dealing with you and we will be in touch if we ever want to sell our house (although I hope that won't be for a few years yet!) Tom and I think Shepherds are the best estate agents in the entire UK! Many thanks for all your assistance. We love living in Hertford!" 24/05/16 

        •  Chris. "Gareth, David and Steve continue to be excellent advisers and of great assistance in all matters property! They obtained a purchaser for my property in record time and all went through smoothly." 24/05/16

        • Jo. "The service we received on selling our flat was fantastic - helpful, honest and professional. Everyone at Shepherd's did what they were supposed to do when they said they would do it. After selling our flat, we needed to find a rental property to move into while our house purchase was proceeding. Again, Shepherd's found us a lovely house to rent and couldn't have been more helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Shepherd's to anyone, as they clearly know the Hertford property market inside out, as well as understanding what excellent customer service is." 18/05/16 

        •  Louis. "I have only positive things to say about the Shepherds Team. I have found them to be very honest and proactive throughout the whole purchase/sales process. They are always contactable via phone or email and will always do their utmost to help answer any of your questions. Thank you guys." 18/04/16 

        •  Michael. "I can only say that it was a pleasure to do business with your firm. I would never consider using another." 04/04/16
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        Indisputable Professionalism - We have had cause to use Shepherds on two separate occasions over a period of four years. The first time, we achieved full asking price within about four-or-so days as I recall, the second took just a little longer, but really not by much. Again, full asking price. Not for one moment would we consider the services of any other agency in Hertford in order to sell a property on our behalf. We were extremely pleased in all respects and additionally, we have no reason to make any suggestions or recommendations as to just how any improvements could be made so as to make things even more customer friendly. 

        Professionalism in the extreme.

        By Mr. Mrs 'O' On 11/01/2016
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        Simply the best Everyone I came in contact with was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I really felt they were working in my best interests. The whole transaction went through smoothly. I was kept informed of any developments and I can't thank them enough. 
         
        A great team.

        By Ann Read On 08/01/2016
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        A great result - Can't fault this agent. They gave realistic information at the start, kept us informed throughout the process and ensured everything went smoothly. 

        Maureen 03/09/2015
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        stress free - A very professional service was provided by Shepherds. Would, and have, recommended them to others. 

        Danielle 27/07/2015
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        Professional Integrity - A faultless and seamless process from start to finish. Shepherds have a cohesive team which outshines any of the other local estate agents I've dealt with. Communication is totally transparent and consistent and all the staff are welcoming and friendly.Shepherds are undoubtedly the best all round agent in Hertford and I cannot recommend them highly enough. 

        Julia on 29/07/2015
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        Utmost Professionalism - Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service and utmost professionalism during the sale of the house. Much appreciated and many thanks. 

        Andrew G 16/07/2015
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        Teamwork - We'd recommend Shepherds to anyone buying or selling property in Hertford, it's the teamwork that makes all the difference. Mr & Mrs Ward 29/06/2015
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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.


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      Riverside House, 6 Millbridge

      Hertford
      Hertfordshire, SG14 1PY

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      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.


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