Hammond Residential RE
826 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Email Phone: 617-388-7897
As a seasoned broker with sixteen years’ experience and over $185,000,000 in sold properties, she has managed successful transactions for both buyers and sellers in many communities around the Boston area. With her multi-faceted marketing strategies, analytical approach to both buying and selling, ambitious production levels, and engaging personality, she has a proven track record as a top producer in the Boston area, with an average sales volume in the top 1% of agents. For 2018 and 2019, she achieved the company-wide distinction of International President’s Premier, an award featuring the Top 1% of NRT Agents Internationally. In 2019 and 2020, she was named “Top Real Estate Producer” by Boston Magazine.
"Brenda has been a joy and pleasure to work with from beginning to end. She turned a difficult situation into an easy one. Her immediate response to any situation proved her excellent professional skills.Thank-you Brenda for ALL that you did. We highly recommend Brenda if you need a real estate agent!!"
"My husband and I have been looking for a house for 2 years. Once we met Brenda she made it happen in 2 days. Now we are happy owners of a beautiful house in Newton. Brenda is an intelligent, professional, detail-oriented broker. We are so fortunate to have found Brenda and strongly recommend her."
"It was a real pleasure working with Brenda. She knows the market very well. It's pretty incredible how good she is with digging into the details while also being very responsive. If you are thinking about buying a place in the Greater Boston area, trust us, you want to work with Brenda."
“Brenda was a pleasure to work with. She has her hand on the pulse of the market in Newton, she is a great advocate for her clients, she works 24/7 for her clients, and she is always available via phone, text, or email throughout the selling process. Brenda made the selling process very easy for us, and helped us maximize our home value.”
“The highest compliment I could give Brenda would be to recommend her to a friend who really needs the skills and abilities that Brenda has and this is exactly what I did. I would also highly recommend her to anyone who is selling their home. I'm sure that Brenda has not had many sellers as nervous and insecure as I was and I can only say that she has enough great reserves of patience that she kept me from having daily meltdowns throughout the entire process. Brenda also had the [...]
"As first time home buyers, we were very nervous about the purchasing process and finding the right home for the right price in such a competitive market (Newton, MA). Fortunately, we were able to find Brenda at an open house (she was representing the seller at the time). We could tell during the open house that Brenda was very professional, intelligent, and organized, which is what really attracted us to her. Unfortunately, our offer wasn't strong enough to land the house, however, [...]
"Buying a home for the first time is not simple but for the very first time we met Brenda, we understood that she had the expertise and the resources to guide us through this first acquisition. Brenda is available virtually anytime. We can not recall a time where we had to wait for replies or feedback. Her knowledge of the market made us very confident about buying the property at the right price. But most impressive is her ability understand our needs and walk us through the entire [...]
"Brenda seems to know everything there is to know about real estate transactions. Also she knows the Boston area very well--we looked for homes in Arlington, Belmont, Brookline, Brighton, Watertown, and Jamaica Plain. She is extremely responsive and available most any time. Also, she listened very carefully to our ideas of what we were looking for in a home. If we had wanted her to accompany us to open houses, she would have, but our style was to look on our own, and she was happy to [...]
Since I met Brenda, she took care of all my needs. She went straight to the point, when I was selling my condo in Newton. she was always on the top of everything. she is really a great seller/agent.
"I would unconditionally recommend Brenda van der Merwe. I've known her for 6 years and would not consider working with anyone else. I've worked with Brenda since buying my first property - she was very professional, had answers to all my questions, was extraordinarily patient and really impressed me with her calm personality, and thorough knowledge of the business. I really felt at all times that she had my best interests at heart. Since that first property, [...]