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 $175,000,000 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.
"I had the great pleasure to work with Brenda in selling our family home. Brenda is very professional and knowledgeable, and took us though the whole process with care and confidents. I highly recommend her to others who are in need for an excellent agent. I am looking forward to working with her again, when my son is looking for property in the near future."
Karen B, September 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
"I worked with Brenda van der Merwe on completing the purchase of my condo in Newton. It was a very complicated transaction and not very high dollars. Brenda was fantastic to turn every obstacle that I had to get to closure. She is efficient, skillful in her negotiations and most importantly thorough during the whole process. She anticipated obstacles and was able to guide me in the process. I would not have gotten to closure without her help and professionalism. This is the only broker [...]
Siobhean F., December 2015
"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."
Sophia Vaulina, November 2016
"I really hit the jackpot when Zillow paired me up with Brenda. She is smart, savvy, patient, efficient, and honest. As a long-time renter, I went into this process knowing nothing and unaware if buying was even feasible. Brenda guided me through everything and recommended a great lawyer and mortgage broker. She spent the time necessary to understand what I wanted and how that aligned with my budget and the market. Brenda was very direct in telling me why properties were priced a [...]
Sara W., June 2019
"My wife and I, along with my brothers, would like to thank you for acting as our agent in the successful sale of my mother's house over the past year - a job which turned out to be more involved and undoubtedly more frustrating than any of us anticipated at the start. We were impressed by your dedication to achieving a sale, with at least 18 open houses and 32 private showings before a serious buyer was found. The intricacies and complexities of this transaction made us appreciate [...]
Andy and Svetlana L., January 2017
"Brenda was great! She was constantly trying to meet the requirements we put to here even when they seemed contradictory or vague. She also seemed to really know the areas she works with and had lots of info about the communities we looked in. She was always so prompt and respectful with responses as well."
Sally S., September 2015
Brenda helped my mother sell her condominium and she was extraordinarily patient, knowledgeable, and reliable. At the time, my mother was in a nursing home for rehabilitation, and Brenda took care of a number of the loose ends that my mother was unable to address - and there were some highly significant loose ends, including critically important missing documents. Brenda put on her detective cap and found the missing documents AND tied up every loose end. The entire family was under a great [...]
K. Doyle, January 2013
"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 [...]
Ben B. and Denise D., August 2016
"Brenda is an excellent Realtor. Her professionalism and hard work along the entire process highly contributed to the success closing. We hired her after a thorough research. We surveyed the local market and had interviews with several agents. Right from the first interaction, Brenda surpassed all her rivals. Her marketing presentation was impressive, both depth and width, she put a lot of work on getting all her facts straight. I remember our first conversation. It strucked me how [...]