I've been working in real estate for over 15 years, focusing on Newton, Brookline and the greater Boston and Metro West areas. I am a top-producing agent working out of the Hammond Chestnut Hill office, and I truly love what I do!
Prior to real estate, my background was in marketing and sales, where I owned and operated a business in the Back Bay. In 2002 I sold the business and moved into real estate, which turned out to be a perfect transition. I've included below an excerpt from a "Boston Realtor's Top 20" feature:
"Irene Kerzner's first successful business venture was the fashion design house "OKW," which she opened on Boston's Newbury Street in 1987. Her critically acclaimed work as a designer was exemplified by her hands-on customer service, attention to quality and detail, and excellent sense of customizing the clothing to the person. Her thoughtful and caring relationships with her clients became a touchstone for the business and created a loyal and enthusiastic following.
After selling her business in 2002, turning to real estate was a natural transition for Irene, and today she brings the same sense of style and attention to detail to Hammond Residential. She continues to be committed to customer service by bringing informed and thoughtful insight to the buying and selling process. Her years of experience in the business world and knowledge of the marketplace contribute to a sense of confidence and calm that serves her clients well. Irene's easy way with people and her ability to "get" what people are really looking for, has earned her a long list of satisfied clients."
In 2012 I teamed up with Heidi Wells (designer and owner of Silk Purse Design Group) to form "Concierge Home Sales." We have had quite a successful venture, with many of our listings going under agreement the first weekend — over the asking price and with multiple offers. Now, every property I list includes professional home staging by Silk Purse Design Group.
We offer the seller a truly comprehensive package of services, taking the seller from market to move (preparing, selling, moving and transitioning). My goal is to simplify one of life's most stressful transitions, into a manageable, satisfying, and ultimately successful experience.
Heidi follows her true passion; designing beautiful spaces. After almost 25 years as a Makeup/Hair artist represented by Ennis, Inc., it was time for a new adventure.
Heidi's good friend Irene Kerzner, of Hammond Residential, had spoken to Heidi about staging several homes she was representing: “Heidi, I know you have enjoyed an illustrious career, applying makeup and styling the hair of the beautiful, the interesting, and the notable; the likes of Tom Brady, Norman Mailer, and Bob Dylan. Very satisfying work, I know, but I have witnessed your other passion of designing beautiful spaces. I have marveled as you and your husband have reimagined and renovated several homes, all with your extraordinary sense for balance and detail, color judgment, and talent for realizing exceptional results on a frugal budget. Many of your friends can attest to the help of your discerning eye to ease them out of their own décor paralysis.
If you were ever to consider a change of careers and devote yourself to interior design, you would be a natural. Think about it.”
Heidi, husband Steven, their four children, and three dogs, reside in yet another renovation project in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts.
Wendy knows the Greater Boston area like the back of her hand. She’s lived here for over three decades and worked in real estate since 1981. She specializes in servicing corporate relocation clients, empty nesters, growing families, and first-time buyers and comes with a stellar reputation for her purpose-driven approach that has resulted in many repeat clients and referrals.
In addition to a successful career, Wendy has taught in the Boston Public Schools' Early Childhood Program and has served as a Mayoral appointee on one of Newton’s Historic District Commissions for several years.
Debbie, a resident of the Chestnut Hill/Newton Area, received her Real Estate license and has worked part time while she was teaching school full time. A Special Education teacher in the Newton Public Schools at both the Elementary and Middle School levels, Debbie is highly regarded in the Chestnut Hill/Newton community by parents, teachers, and school personnel. Debbie is outgoing, patient, a great listener, works hard at whatever comes her way, and will be an excellent advocate for her clients and a great asset to the growing CHS team.
A twenty-five-year resident and a specialist in the local Brookline real estate market, it's Martha's mission to provide in-depth neighborhood insight, stellar hands-on client service, and real estate expertise enabling her clients to make the right choices for them. Joining the CHS team in 2021, clients are at an advantage with her long-term resident insight and community involvement, keen familiarity with Brookline's many beloved neighborhoods, respected schools, incomparable beautiful parks, and storied history.
In her spare time, you can find Martha on the courts as a pickleball newbie, hosting intimate and large-scale gatherings, encouraging community connection via co-chairing her neighborhood association, and training her new Australian Labradoodle puppy, Phoebe!
Ryan entered the real estate industry and joined the CHS team after 15 years of leadership in the service industry, highlighted by his 6 years of management at Newton’s own Brae Burn Country Club. Always having an interest in real estate and keen eye for home décor & furnishings, he worked part time with a home staging company before becoming licensed in Massachusetts and turning to real estate full time. Well versed in how daunting it can be for first time home buyers to enter the process, Ryan provides a step-by-step plan from the start and is invaluable to buyers, whether it’s their first home or their 10th.
Ryan currently resides in Norwood with his pup Colby, a two-year-old apricot maltipoo. He enjoys coaching youth hockey, working in his workshop and being the “cool” uncle to his two nephews.