Brenda van der Merwe Joins Hammond Residential Real Estate Chestnut Hill Office


1409935498CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Jim Nemetz, manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Chestnut Hill and Waban offices, is pleased to announce that Brenda van der Merwe has affiliated with Hammond. In her new role, van der Merwe will collaborate with buyer and seller clients from Hammond’s office located at 826 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill.

1409935703Van der Merwe has been an active real estate broker in the Boston area for the past ten years, and in that time has developed extensive experience with her clients, listing and selling homes not only in the existing single-family and condominium market, but also in the fields of luxury homes and new construction. She has worked intensively with clients on condominium conversion projects with multi-family homes, investment and income properties of all types, and she has been instrumental in helping many first-time home buyers enter the market. While Brenda’s primary focus is Newton and Brookline, she has also sold a tremendous number of properties in the surrounding communities of Boston, Belmont, Arlington, Watertown, and Cambridge, helping her clients in the communities where they wish to sell and buy. In addition, Brenda has over fifteen years personal experience as a landlord and with property management in the Boston area.

Van der Merwe has won several top producer awards documenting her levels of success as a real estate agent at her previous company, including the Chairman's Club Award (2013, 2009 and 2007), the President's Club Award (2011 and 2008), and the Internet Response Team Award (2013 and 2009). She is a member of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®, a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, and has achieved over $50,000,000 in sales in her career as a broker.

Jim Nemetz said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Brenda to Hammond’s team of experienced agents in Chestnut Hill. She is a talented and top-producing agent who is well-known for her dedication to real estate and her enthusiasm for every transaction she is involved in. Her strong skill set, combined with her use of Hammond’s unique marketing platform, will ensure her many future successes here at Hammond.”

In addition to her real estate career, van der Merwe is a professional violinist who performs in the Boston area, and has concertized in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, and at the Tanglewood Music Center. She was the founding violinist/violist for the Xanthos Ensemble, and has regularly performed chamber and solo works by visiting composers, faculty and graduate fellows at Brandeis University, Boston University, Wellesley College, New England Conservatory, Dartmouth College, with the Harvard Group for New Music, and the Fromm Players at Harvard.

Van der Merwe holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Boston University and she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona, where she received a Master of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music.

About Hammond Residential Real Estate

Hammond Residential is headquartered in Chestnut Hill, and has three Boston locations and fifteen suburban branch offices. The company reports over two billion dollars in sales volume annually, ranking in sales volume among the top 500 firms in the United States, and as the sixth-highest in mean average sales price and the ninth-highest in sales volume per sales associate. Hammond is well-known as the publisher of the region’s finest magazines featuring local properties for sale, and is an independently owned and operated franchise company within the Real Living Real Estate franchise network. The Chestnut Hill office is also the exclusive Regents representative of the Luxury Real Estate network.

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