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.
"Our experience working with Brenda could not have been more positive. She made the process as stress free as possible. Communication was great. I have never meet a harder working realtor! We recommend her without hesitation."
Walter and Brenda Y., April 2017
"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
"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 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 [...]
Belinda G, November 2017
Brenda was integral to our home buying success. She prompted us to look at a property we had dismissed and it ended up being a dram condo. She has great insight and intuition and gets the job done. She stuck with us during anxieties and trials and never gave up. We recommend her highly.
Christopher H., June 2013
"My wife and I had the opportunity to work with Brenda on our search for house in Newton and Needham area for a pretty long time. Brenda understood and requirements and also made excellent professional suggestions that eventually help us to find a house that we looking for. Brenda a is a real professional real estate agent that will help you with any questions related to property and purchase or sales. During all this period it was a real pleasure to work with her and I would [...]
Stan C., December 2016
"Our first move in 47 years was further complicated by my heart attack on the eve of moving date , and my wife had a stent. After open heart bypass I was in rehab. Brenda Van Der Merwe then assumed seller’s tasks and guided us along the process with professional expertise and personal sensitivity. She always apprised us of problems and solutions. She allayed our fears by keeping us informed all along the process. We are grateful to our son who recommended Brenda after assisting [...]
Tom K., November 2017
"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 [...]
Glenna C., April 2014
“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.”
Gregory L., June 2016
"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, [...]