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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

REALTOR®, Lead Agent, Listing Agent, Certified Buyer’s 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®, Listing Agent, 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 to work with for buyers and sellers alike.  Read more...


Sheila Jacobs

REALTOR®, Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent

With 22 years of experience in the real estate industry, Sheila Jacobs joined the Chris von Trapp Team in 2017. 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).  Read more...



Claire Smith

Team Manager

Claire joined Team von Trapp in 2013 as an Executive Assistant and got her real estate license soon after.  She now manages the team and provides sales support, closing coordination and marketing for their many property listings.  Prior to her foray into real estate, Claire worked in marketing for over 20 years and owned her own advertising agency for 12.   Read more…