Brenda Demers is able to combine her experience and local connections to every client’s benefit. In nearly two decades as the owner of her own photography business, Brenda has gained a unique perspective on her clients homes, and is able to expertly prepare homes for market. As an active member of the Upton and MetroWest communities, Brenda is also uniquely positioned to guide her clients through the local real estate market. We are thrilled to celebrate Brenda as our Agent Spotlight for August!
What did you do before real estate and how did you get started in the business?
Before I was a Realtor I owned my own Photography business for 18 years. This allows me to see clients' homes in a different light. With an expert eye, I strategically prepare my clients homes for the market then bring in a professional photographer after I stage the home, ultimately securing the highest return.
What is something your clients find comfort in that makes them turn to you for their real estate needs?
My sincerity and no pressure sales strategy speak for themselves. I explain the process to any potential clients and let my experience and ability to listen provide them with all the confidence they need to know their purchase or sale will be a complete success from beginning to end.
What are some of your favorite local hobbies, activities or organizations that you participate in?
I have played on the Upton Women's Softball League for over 22 years and currently on The Little Coffee Bean Team since 2011. During the fall and winter months I bowl on the Upton Women's Bowling League, another league I've been in weekly for over 18 years. I enjoy seeing all these ladies year after year. My husband and I also team up and join Pitch leagues in Hopedale, Westborough and Upton whenever we can and play for short money. A old card game we have both loved since we were kids growing up.
What do you love most about where you live and work?
I fell in love with the area and communities I live and work in everyday over 22 years ago. Moving from Shrewsbury, we were looking for a smaller town feel, excellent school system, family oriented community and more space when we moved to Upton. Both of our girls grew up here. Many don't know that Mendon and Upton share their middle and high school making the two towns very much one large community. I know that stopping at the post office or local coffee shop, I will run into a neighbor or friend and always a smiling face.
Favorite spots in Metrowest?
Some of my favorite places around Metrowest are:
Alicante' Restaurant and Lounge in Mendon: Amazing Mediterranean food
Red Barn Cafe' at Angel's Garden Center in Hopkinton: Not just for their coffee and baked goods but we shop for all our perennials every Spring and Fall.
Upton: Country Sooper for all my fresh cut meats and Kelly's Farm Stand for all fresh vegetables everyday. You just can't beat it!
Muffin House Cafe' in Medway: Delicious specialty cakes, all full bakery, sandwiches and Red Barn coffee
What are three sources of joy in your week?
Three sources of joy in a week for me are:
1. Spending the rare free summer day relaxing poolside.
2. Getting together with our family and friends, we love to entertain.
3. Closing Day for my buyers and sellers, the moment I can tell them "you are on record"!