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 $200,000,000 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 50,000 NRT Agents Internationally. In 2019 and 2020, she was named “Top Real Estate Producer” by Boston Magazine.
"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."
"This is my second time working with Brenda as she had initially helped with finding a rental. We enjoyed working with her so much we engaged with her to purchase a house in the same area. It was a pleasure to work through this process with Brenda and she made it much easier than it otherwise would have been. Her knowledge, not only from a Realtor perspective, but also about Massachusetts law was immeasurably helpful. Brenda proactively managed the relationship with the seller and [...]
"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 [...]
We had a positive experience with Brenda. This was our first time buying a home, and Brenda patiently guided us through the entire process! Brenda was extremely responsive - even on holidays and in the evenings - and was patient with all of our questions. We felt confident that Brenda had everything under control as we moved from the offer to closing. Thank you, Brenda!
"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 [...]
"We really appreciated her insights in the neighborhoods we were looking at and her grasp of what we were looking for (pretty unusual condo with no stairs but not in a large complex). She helped us look at things that were close-but-no-cigar but never tried to push us to buy, and eventually helped negotiate a price drop on the perfect place to get it just into our price range. She's an expert and easy to talk to."
"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 [...]
"I have worked with Mrs. van der Merwe for the past four months on the sale of my home in Newton Center, MA, which is a suburb to Boston. I can tell you that she is the most professional and thorough person in Any profession or capacity that I have worked with. How can I say this after only four months? She sold my home within the first two weeks of having the listing and I was an out-of-town owner! In addition to this, after the sale she either helped me Directly, or she actually [...]
"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 [...]
We were so fortunate to have found Brenda van der Merwe when we moved to Newton. As our Realtor, she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. The best part about working with Brenda was that she was always giving us good advice, and finding homes that met our needs. We would highly recommend her to anyone.