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Meet Vermont's Award-Winning Real Estate Team!

The von Trapp Team of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty in Burlington, VT is one of the top producing real estate teams in the state!  Headed by Chris von Trapp, a 20+ year professional in real estate sales, the team serves buyers and sellers in Chittenden, Addison, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Team von Trapp consists of four professional, licensed real estate agents who bring tremendous sales and marketing skills to the table. Chris and his team have consistently been recognized year after year by Coldwell Bankers’ prestigious awards for top producing agents.  Let’s meet the team!


Chris von Trapp

Certified Buyers Agent, REALTOR®, Listing Agent, Lead Agent

After owning a successful landscaping business for 17 years, Chris entered real estate in 1994 and applied his passionate work ethic to getting properties sold and finding buyers their dream homes. His broad knowledge of specific markets such as waterfront properties, country estates and land sales has made Chris a leader in the local real estate business, respected by his peers and clients alike. Read More….


Lindsay Hawkins

REALTOR®, Buyer's Agent

Lindsay Hawkins is the lead  Buyer's Agent on the Chris von Trapp Team. Highly connected in the community, Lindsay brings energy and enthusiasm to each transaction as well as a good understanding of the current marketplace. Lindsay’s keen eye for detail, excellent organization skills and sense of humor make her a pleasure for buyers to work with. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys horseback riding, boating, running and skiing with her family. Read more...


Sheila Jacobs

REALTOR®, Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent

With 22 years of experience in the real estate industry, Sheila Jacobs recently joined the Chris von Trapp Team. Recognized for her diligence and high level of service to buyers and sellers, Sheila began her career working for the members of the Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  Her years of experience behind the scenes at the trade associations created a natural path to become a licensed agent in 2005 to allow her to work directly with buyers and sellers.  Read more...



Claire Smith

Licensed Real Estate Agent, Marketing and Closing Coordinator

After a 25+ year career in advertising and marketing, Claire joined Team von Trapp in 2013 and became a licensed agent in 2014. Her creative talents, attention to detail, strong communication skills and a desire to get the job done right has been a great strength for the Team and its clients.  Read more…