Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
My partner & I worked with Brenda to purchase our first home (2-bed, 1 bath condo in Jamaica Plain), and we are so grateful that we connected with Brenda. Brenda was incredibly responsive and available throughout the process, and made the search incredibly easy. She led us through a challenging Covid environment (summer 2020) and persevered through rain, sleet, and hail (literally) during one of our several touring sessions. In addition, we are incredibly thankful for Brenda's cool-headed advice on buying / bidding strategy. We were eager to win on our current apartment after losing a bidding war on our first offer, and were prepared to go well above ask in order to be successful. Brenda, however, gave us good counsel and helped us figure out exactly what it would take to win, saving us ~$30k-$40k. Ultimately, the best testament to Brenda's value is that we viewed Brenda as an advisor and consultant. She listened to our needs and provided helpful advice and guidance throughout the process. I have worked with other realtors on investment properties and Brenda is the first agent I've worked with who takes an advisory role rather than transactional one. We recommend her unreservedly and will be passing her information along to friends & family in the future.
Michael M., September 2020
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.
Ruby and Krishna K., September 2020
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 process was very new for us, but she understood from the very beginning our needs, and adapt to what we were discovering on the way that could be the best match for us.
She wasn't only a key part the search of our new home, and a key negotiator and guide through the whole process, but also a very kind and resourceful person to have along our side in this important moment of our lives.
I would recommend her 1000% to anyone looking to buy a place in Massachusetts.
Nicolas E., September 2020
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!
Megan Z., June 2020
We are first time home buyers and Brenda was incredibly thorough, informative and most importantly patient throughout the whole process! Brenda is very responsive and always provided answers in a timely manner. We toured multiple condos with her in Boston and finally settled on a place we love! We will definitely recommend to friends.
Gwen N., June 2020
It was fantastic working with Brenda. She was very knowledgeable about the area and gave options and objective recommendations which were very sound--made the process of buying a home in a competitive market very smooth. She was quick to respond to questions and accommodating with our schedules.
Sarah C, June 2020
"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 helped us with the mortgage broker. She caught things that we would have glanced over and pointed out items that would have been missed by all parties involved. Brenda was able to refer all the specialists we needed for the inspection and even a contractor for a subsequent renovation. If you choose Brenda, you won’t regret it."
Christopher W., December 2019
"Brenda is a consummate professional. She rightly prides herself on basing her approach to evaluating property on data. She remained calm when we were stressed out - and helped us navigate through to a positive conclusion. We wouldn’t have made it with out her!"
Ann B., December 2019
"We recently purchased our first condo in Newton, and it was a wonderful experience thanks to Brenda. She understood our needs perfectly and showed us selected properties. Furthermore, she was kind and prompt to answer our questions. If we have a chance to sell or buy a property in the future, we would like to ask her to support us again."
Masa W., September 2019
"Brenda is a superstar! I used her as a buyer's agent. The seller's agent was unprofessional (tried to contact me directly, etc.). The sellers had some odd requests (wanted to postpone the closing date so that a relative could visit, etc.). She handled it all flawlessly. She was on the ball in regards to making sure that everything stayed on track such as the fire department smoke detector inspection, etc."