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.
"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, [...]
Sherry C., November 2016
"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."
Myra F., October 2018
"Brenda was fantastic to work with. She was extremely knowledgeable about the Boston neighborhoods down to the zip code. We were first time home buyers and Brenda was extremely helpful in answering all questions and walking us through the complicated and sometimes overwhelming steps of purchasing our first home."
Zeba J. and Lenin L., July 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
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.
Maria E., December 2012
"Brenda was highly effective in helping us complete an out-of-state move on a compressed timeline. She was extremely responsive from the start, and her local knowledge combined with thoughtfulness about our particular circumstance (work locations, commute timing, kids' needs, etc) resulted in an efficient and successful weekend of showings. Once we were ready to make an offer, it was especially helpful that Brenda is well-connected within the Newton market: we had the information we [...]
Kendal C., January 2019
"Brenda has earned our highest honors. She was the quintessential broker for us. We had already moved to another state when our house went up for sale. Between managing snow and ice removal and the oversight and accommodation of multiple workers who needed to enter and leave our home, Brenda did it all with the utmost efficiency, calm and professionalism. She attended every open house and communicated in detail about the multiple ongoing work projects and negotiations with prospective [...]
Mona V., July 2017
"Brenda van der Merwe is the Real Estate Agent you have been looking for! It is our pleasure to write this review on her behalf. We have been working with Brenda for more than 6 years now. Brenda helped us purchase our first home and now we are in the process of working together again in the search for another one. During all these years, Brenda have developed even more skills, knowledge and professionalism in her area of expertise. We are always impressed with her [...]
Krasimira P., January 2016
"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
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.