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About Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty | Chris von Trapp

Chris von Trapp, Realtor at Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman

Chris von Trapp

Lead Agent and Founder of Team von Trapp

Chris is a proud member of the von Trapp family, the internationally known family depicted in the acclaimed movie, The Sound Of Music, chronicling their life and escape from the Nazis in Austria during WWII. Chris is the founder and lead agent, as well as the listing agent, on the von Trapp Team.  He’s been selling real estate in Chittenden and Addison Counties, VT for over 20 years and has successfully helped hundreds of buyers find the ideal home and sellers earn top dollar for theirs.  Before embarking on a real estate career, Chris owned a residential landscape business in Vermont for 17 years.  This career experience, along with a degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont, allows Chris to bring invaluable insight to the process of real estate sales and marketing. His thorough knowledge of the ins and outs of buying and selling diverse properties from a waterfront luxury home, to a vintage house, to a parcel of land, set Chris apart from other area agents.  Don’t just take our word for it – click on the testimonials link below and see what past customers have said about working with Chris.

Chris resides in the Vergennes area with his wife Kelly. He enjoys the ongoing restoration of their 1850’s farmhouse and grounds. Passions include sailing, skiing and spending time with his family. 


Licensed Residential Agent since 1993
Preview Specialist since 2000
Certified Buyer Representative (CBR)

Areas of Expertise
High End Country Properties
Vintage Older Homes
Lakeshore Properties
Charlotte, Shelburne Area, and Addison County

Vacation/Second Home
First Time Buyers
Luxury Properties
Farm & Ranch
New Homes

1993 Recipient of the Paul Harris fellowship award from the Shelburne/Charlotte Rotary Club
President’s Circle Member 1999-2002
President’s Elite 2003-Present

Professional Outlook
"10% of success in real estate is bricks and mortar. The other 90% is listening to what people say and finding what they need."

General Qualifications
B.S. in Plant & Soil Science from the University of Vermont
17 years experience as owner and operator of a local design/build residential landscaping company
Member of Chittenden and Addison County Board of Realtors®