Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
"Brenda recently assisted me in buying my current home as well as selling my first home (which she had assisted me in buying seven and half years ago). All three transactions went smoothly. The sale of my first home and purchase of my current home closed on the same day and at each step of the way Brenda kept the process moving forward by making sure that all parties had completed the necessary steps on time. It is because of this that come closing day everything went very smoothly and we were able to move into our new home that we love. I would highly recommend Brenda to anyone seeking a real estate broker in the Boston area."
Adam P., September 2015
"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 quick responses and updates about neighborhoods and properties. Brenda is a great advocate for her customers and works in their best interest. If you are first time home buyer she would walk you through the whole process of loan approval to closing on your dream home. We highly recommend Brenda to anyone there who is looking for a Real Estate Professional!"
Krasimira P., January 2016
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 deal of stress, but Brenda was calm, cool and collected! I cannot say enough positive words about Brenda.
K. Doyle, January 2013
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
"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 will use on any future real estate transaction."
Siobhean F., December 2015
"Brenda is one of the most thorough, honest and loyal service providers we have met. She helped us buy a house in Arlington, MA in 2013. Her ongoing and prompt guidance was crucial in making the deal and us finding a place we could call "home." Even after the deal was made, she was always eager to help us with follow-up questions, which underscored her commitment to her clients and not to that one business opportunity. Buying a house could be an overwhelming experience, so many a times she was confronted with frantic calls from us, but she always responded with calmness and logic. We are looking forward to engaging her in the future, and highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy/sell a property in Boston and the Metro area."
Ashka N., November 2013
"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, Brenda has helped me buy my second (both residential / investment properties in Cambridge) as well as helped me find and qualify tenants.
She's great at her job, and is always available to answer my questions. I feel very lucky to have found her!"
Neil H.. October 2012
"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 let us do that. I would recommend Brenda to any house hunter in Boston and the surrounding area.
Brenda is very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of real estate. She is a good listener, and very responsive. She is happy to let the client take the lead or suggest properties herself. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Boston area.”
Glenna C., April 2014
"I and my husband unexpectedly found ourselves relocating to Boston for work and quickly were overwhelmed by the complexity (and cost) of the housing market. Brenda was our ambassador and coached us through the maze, educating us, supporting us and guiding us... but always with what we wanted in mind. Not only was Brenda knowledgeable and skillful, she was patient, kind and respectful. And she was a great advocate on our behalf when it came down to negotiating and sealing a deal. Within two weeks we closed on a house. We recommend Breda wholeheartedly."
Susan A., June 2015
"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."