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 NRT Agents Internationally. In 2019 and 2020, she was named “Top Real Estate Producer” by Boston Magazine.
"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 [...]
"Brenda did a wonderful job selling our Cambridge condo in record time and trouble-free. She made the whole process easy and worked closely with us to get the best offer. We have worked with her twice, representing us when we were buying a condo from a long distance, and recently selling, and we would not hesitate to recommend her for either. She is a dedicated and hard-working professional who will look after your best interests."
“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.”
"This is the second time we worked with Brenda to buy a property. This time, we were simultaneously selling a property. There’s no way we could have done this without her. She arranged and prepared for us meetings with inspectors, attorneys and handymen. She asked the questions that needed to be asked and advocated for us at every stop of the way. On top of professionalism, her warmth and friendly nature endears her to us. She’s the best."
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 [...]
"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."
"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."
"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 [...]
Our experience with Brenda was the best possible. From the very beginning she was very helpful in every step of the process, including helping us connect with the right people to understand the process of buying a house in Massachusetts. From understanding the pros and cons of every town, to the differences between one house to the other, she helped us look for things we didn't even know about and that were crucial in our search. As foreigners to the U.S., the whole [...]
"Brenda helped us buy our first house, so we were confident in her professionalism and knowledge of purchasing our second house. She is very responsive and reliable, and she was able to get us the best offer. At the time, we were only casually looking at homes, but once we found one we fell in love with, we contacted Brenda last minute. She responded within minutes and was able to help us during the entire process while working with our difficult schedules. Brenda is amazing to work [...]