Hammond Residential RE
826 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Email Phone: 617-388-7897
As a seasoned broker with fifteen years’ experience and over $150,000,000 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, she achieved the company-wide distinction of International President’s Premier, an award featuring the Top 1% of NRT Agents Internationally. In 2019, she was named “Top Real Estate Producer” by Boston Magazine.
"Dear Brenda, Thank you very much for all you did to assist us in finding our investment property. We couldn't have done it without you! Your expert advice & quick response to all of our questions were greatly appreciated. We couldn't be more pleased with the end result!, Also, thanks for the bottle of champagne. We love it! We look forward to continuing to work with you for our tenant search. We're keeping our fingers crossed & hope we can get the right tenants [...]
Noriko Y., February 2017
"Brenda is an exceptionally professional broker. She has a tremendous knowledge of the market and the industry. She has a network of tradesmen--such as plumbers, contractors and moving/downsizing experts--that helped us. She has a very calm demeanor, she never exerts undue pressure, and is highly honest and ethical. Working with her was a pleasure."
Albert G., October 2018
"Brenda, her support team and infrastructure were instrumental in the complex sale of 2 condo units simultaneously as one transaction. She has a tremendous knowledge of the market and industry and is extremely responsive to all matters. We highly recommend her for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home."
Bob P., July 2019
"My husband and I worked with Brenda on our first home purchase. From the start, Brenda was extremely responsive, knowledgeable and professional. She knows so much about the neighborhoods, which was invaluable to us as we were moving from another state. We could not be happier that we chose Brenda as our real estate agent -- She truly went above and beyond to make sure not only that all of our questions and concerns were addressed but also pointed out considerations that would never [...]
Heejin C. and Bryan K., May 2018
"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, [...]
Neil H.. October 2012
"Brenda was a consummate professional in every aspect of our home-buying experience. Brenda's responsiveness, in particular, was much appreciated and assisted us greatly, as my wife and I needed to move very quickly. When we identified the home we really wanted, Brenda provided expert guidance as to the offer price and various closing contingencies. Further, Brenda's recommendations for counsel, home inspector, etc. were spot-on. We could not be happier with how everything [...]
Patrick C., March 2018
"Brenda is THE best real estate agent I know. With her great knowledge and patience, Brenda helped me find my ideal condo and guided me through the whole process of buying. She knows exactly what is going on in the market and always meets my needs responsively, many times even without me saying it. I have pretty high standard and I can safely say she totally exceeds my expectation. She is also my agent for finding tenants. I trust her in all aspect of real estate transactions and I will [...]
Biao L., December 2017
"Brenda always conducts business in an extremely professional manner. I have had three different real estate transactions with Brenda. She was my Realtor in selling my two-family home in 2015. She gave us great advice about how to prepare the home so it showed its best assets and she was spot-on with respect to the asking price. The open house was widely advertised and hugely attended. I then rented a "transition" home through Brenda and she negotiated with the owner to allow [...]
Paul N., August 2016
"I had the pleasure of working with Brenda for the sale of my condo in Brookline. At the time of the sale I was not living in Massachusetts, Brenda helped with many of the details that I was not able to deal with because of the distance. The sale was fast and smooth. She did a great job and I would highly recommend Brenda to help you sell or buy a condo or house in the Boston area."
Donna E., August 2016
"If you are looking for a wonderful real estate agent, stop looking - you found her! I cannot say enough about Brenda's professionalism, responsiveness and great advice. She was tremendously helpful in all aspects of this experience, from getting the property ready for sale through closing. Our property sold very quickly (within days) at a great price and I had multiple choices of good buyers. Brenda gave very sage advice as to how to navigate them all. Plus, she is just so nice [...]