Yasmin D.

Brenda was a great asset to us as we moved from Chicago to Boston. We needed to decide quickly where we would settle our family in the greater Boston area. Brenda was most knowledgeable, resourceful, and patient. She truly listened to our priorities and responded accordingly with the properties she showed us. Brenda goes the "extra mile" to make it all happen. We are very grateful and would use her services again without a doubt!

Andy & Svetlana

My wife and I, along with my brothers, would like to thank you for acting as our agent in the successful sale of my mother's house over the past year - a job which turned out to be more involved and undoubtedly more frustrating than any of us anticipated at the start. We were impressed by your dedication to achieving a sale, with at least 18 open houses and 32 private showings before a serious buyer was found. The intricacies and complexities of this transaction made us appreciate the value of a professional realtor, and we feel that your commission was well earned. We enjoyed working with you and are glad to have chosen you and Hammond for this mission. I believe my mother would have been very pleased by the result.

Noriko Y.

"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 soon. Thank you again, for all your help!

Karen B.

I had the great pleasure to work with Brenda in selling our family home. Brenda is very professional and knowledgeable, and took us though the whole process with care and confidents. I highly recommend her to others who are in need for an excellent agent. I am looking forward to working with her again, when my son is looking for property in the near future.

Maria E.

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.

Doyle K.

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.

Neil H.

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!

Ross L.

Brenda helped me and my cousins buy a two family house in Allston/Brighton in 2006. She was very thorough and knowledgeable; walking us first time buyers through the process. She worked tirelessly to ensure all of our questions and needs were met. 5 years later after the housing collapse in 2011, she worked even harder to help us sell our investment for MORE than we bought it for in the height of the housing market; a result that was unheard of given the state of market. Brenda has helped me on several occasions in regard real estate questions, even when she was not actively working with me. I would highly recommend Brenda and use her again.

Yolanda R.

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.

Ashka N.

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.

Daniel B.

Brenda is a fantastic real estate agent who works very hard to help her clients find their dream home. We had worked with a number of Reators® before committing to Brenda and found her knowledge and expertise to be superior. She truly loves her work and it shows!

Ding W.

Brenda is a lovely person, very helpful, very knowledgeable! I was a first time buyer and she gave me advises and reminded important dates, also replied questions as soon as possible even on vacation or holidays. She even brought a gift for me at closing. Highly recommended.

Glenna C.

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.

Susan A.

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.

Sally S.

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.

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