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've no need of any bold unsubstantiated claims, gimmicks, tired cliches or glib mission statements; we can just present you with clarity, facts and home-moving peace of mind.
Combine excellent service standards with town-leading sales success throughout SG13 & SG14 (based on Rightmove Intel statistics over the last twelve months) and the sale price for many of our property transactions in 2018 having achieved or exceeded the stated asking price.
We 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 Commission and NO SALE NO FEE. If you're paying an agent up-front, then where is their incentive and how easy will it be to withdraw from poorly performing representation?
A top tier estate agent will do more than just sell your home. They 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.
Interesting statistic - based on Rightmove Intel for the period of 17/03/17 to 16/03/18 - out of 66 SG13 & SG14 property instructions offered by agents other than those operating from Hertford town centre premises, only 16 sales were achieved.
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 over 500 x 5 Star reviews accumulated since 2012 and available on our website and Google for your home-moving peace of mind; with only 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 or 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 service based 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 most live and dedicated to making your move happen. 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 huge 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 and with a third of our sales going to people already living within five miles of Hertford town centre this aspect of your home's exposure is not to be underestimated.
Open on a Sunday - enabling us to maintain momentum on situations developing from activity generated on our busiest day of the week. We are working harder, visible and accessible when needed. The evidence suggests that the most successful agents provide a locally based 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 and move we also provide:
Dedicated sales progression - Accepting a seemingly excellent offer from an apparently good buyer means nothing unless the second half of the process proves successful and with this fact in mind we provide a genuinely comprehensive and specialist service better taking your sale from under offer through to exchange and completion, faster and more securely through the professional assistance provided by our highly regarded Sales Progressor, Abi England. Abi puts over ten years of local solicitors practice conveyancing experience to excellent use.
The cumulative effect of the many and positive differences in our service have a direct effect on your experience and on....
...the achievable value of your home - The value of any property is ultimately the figure a purchaser is prepared to pay and only following a total and thorough exploration of the market will the very best value and sale be truly established. With this in mind we advocate entry in to the market initially via a well-managed 'Open House'.
Few service industries rely more on the application of local knowledge, and your chosen agent will also need to apply this and an awareness of fluctuating market conditions along with comparable evidence to provide good advice at every stage.
Whether you will have achieved the very best sale is dependent on many factors towards the top of which is 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 ultimately.....a successful moving day.
It's not just about achieving a sale, it's about achieving the best possible sale combined with the customer experience; this we believe sets one agency apart from another.
Whatever the price you want to 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.
paragraphMore local knowledge and experience, more positive reviews and more sales agreed.