Expertise & Qualifications
- Lead on a real estate team with his wife, Hillary
- Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Top 15%
- Coldwell Banker Luxury Specialist
- Volunteer, United Way of Chittenden County
- Graduate of St. Lawrence University
- Experienced in home renovations and investment property
Lauded by clients for his professionalism and expertise, Doug Boardman has been acknowledged by the real estate industry for his achievements while cultivating a business built on referrals.
Doug, whose grandfather and father were instrumental in Hickok & Boardman's early success, grew up in Burlington and graduated from Rice Memorial High School, after which he received a Bachelor's degree in economics from St. Lawrence University. After college, he worked for a year at insurance company Royal & Sun Alliance outside of Boston, MA.
Wanting to return to Vermont, Doug next joined Hickok & Boardman Insurance, whose roots reach back to 1821 and remains the state's oldest insurance agency. Doug worked there for four years as a commercial broker, although the pull of real estate brought him to Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty. After buying investment and residential properties himself, Doug realized he both enjoyed the real estate industry and had the skills to excel.
Doug's achievements in the real estate field have been noted by the industry, and has earned the prestigious Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society award, which is given to the company's top performing agents. Doug also assisted the buyers of Burlington's two highest residential sales, with both deals representing multi-million dollar transactions.
His expertise extend from a high-end development straddling Lake Champlain's Malletts Bay, to working with buyers and sellers of existing homes in the Chittenden County. His focus also includes investment properties, lakefront properties and homes in Burlington's exclusive Hill Section.
Helping his clients make smart decisions drives Doug's real estate practice. "I enjoy the negotiating piece of it," he notes. "It's rewarding to put clients in a better financial position." Part of his approach includes using social networking to help clients, whether it's via Facebook or through old-fashioned social events.
Giving back to the community is imperative for Doug. His volunteer work and contributions have included Opportunities Credit Union, Sara Holbrook Center and its New North End Youth Center and has helped Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty with its past United Way campaigns.
Doug lives in Shelburne with his wife, Hillary, and their three children, Millie, Freddie and Mac.
- Mark, Burlington
- Jeff & Lisa, Colchester
- Jen, South Burlington