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Well, what can we say?
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    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.

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    Moving with Shepherds... and the times.

    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 are stronger today than ever and are how we continue to supply town-leading home-selling representation. Shepherds has been a thoroughly modern and thoroughly local agent for every day of its considerable lifetime. We've consistently sought out relevant new technologies and always remained open to change, with a team of people who live in - and love - the neighbourhood.

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    Selling homes within a town we know inside out...

    With these local ties - both personal and professional - comes a commitment and accountability within a town that genuinely matters to us and in which we aim to continue not only as its longest established agent but to extend our town-leading sales success and earn more 5 Star client reviews to add to the 500+ already received.*

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    Based on figures reported via rightmove intel for SG13 & SG14 over the last twelve months and reviews left via Helphound and Google.
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Your move is important...let's get it right.
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    We provide home-selling which provides the quality, flexibility and accountability of service which we would want applied to our own home were we selling 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 should surely be a carefully considered one. An agency achieving a sale is one thing; a top tier estate agent efficiently achieving the best possible sale is something quite different and ultimately to your benefit on many levels.

    Valuation - With the range over which the value of any property lies, easily equating to 5% to 7% - the price at which you ultimately sell is influenced primarily by three things - the market conditions, available budget and requirements of the specific buyers actively looking at that particular time and the quality of representation you receive through 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 throughout our involvement with you.

    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 an established 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 many times that of our nearest competitor along with success in the ESTAS, an industry awards competition.

    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 avoiding delays in communication.

    Open House promotion - Having used Open Days to introduce many of our properties to market since 1992 and never more intensively than since 2013. We have recently carried out our 600th Open House and with a 70% sales success rate from these well managed and efficient methods we establish the very best sale for our clients. Ask us about bringing this method and our vast experience to bare on your home sale.

    Sales Progression - bringing her ten years' experience from working in local solicitors' offices, our Sales Progressor, Abi England applies her specialist conveyancing knowledge in taking our sales through to exchange and completion. With Abi's efforts speeding up transactions, reducing the risk of a sale falling through and keeping you posted as to what is happening, 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 live 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 1976, 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 from valuation through to completion.
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    David Simpson MNAEA - Director - 34 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 - 31 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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    Peter Bluffield, MNAEA - Senior Sales Negotiator 
    Qualified within The Property Photography Academy and having passed the NFOPP technical course in residential estate agency, 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.
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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 over 15 years ago, 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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    Abi England - Sales Progressor
    Abi was born and schooled in Ware but belies her youthful looks by bringing over ten years of specialist conveyancing experience gained with local law firms to better ensure the success of your move in the all-important second half of the process. Enjoying an excellent rapport with local solicitors and an insiders' knowledge of the conveyancing transaction. Outside of work Abi enjoys reading, films, spending time with her family and socialising with friends.
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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.       

      Let's face it - without our reviews we're just another estate agent telling you that we'll do a great job. 

      David Simpson MNAEA


    Testimonials from Sellers

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      • Seb Goldsmith. "We dealt with Shepherds for the purchase of our first home, and the whole experience with them was great. Abi in particular was super enthusiastic throughout and genuinely felt like she did as much as was possible for us. I can only speak from the buyers perspective but I would certainly not hesitate to deal with Shepherds again or to recommend them. This was certainly the easiest relationship we had to navigate throughout the whole process!" 12/6/18
      • Carol Perry. "Totally satisfied with the whole package of service received from marketing, photography, sale and after-sale service." 7/06/18
      • Jess "Buying through Shepherds was fab! They managed to get my mum the house we thought we'd lost, and Abi especially made sure the sale went through seamlessly as well as keeping in touch with everyone involved. Thanks so much guys, we love our new home:)" 5/06/18
      • Jennifer Newton. "I could not have wished for more efficient and friendly staff at Shepherd's. They were all very patient (especially Abi with whom I had most dealings) in coping with all the trials and tribulations in helping me with the purchase of my new home. I am aware that these are to expected by agents - but not for an inexperienced buyer!" 25/05/18
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    *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.”

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