Doug Boardman REALTOR®
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 in 2010 he 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.
As the exclusive agent for the Outer Bay at Marble Island, a high-end development straddling Lake Champlain's Malletts Bay, Doug works with new construction as well as 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, who currently sits on the board of Opportunities Credit Union. The community-development credit union helps low-income residents develop banking skills and credit histories, a goal that Doug finds rewarding. He's also a past member of the 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.
Expertise & Qualifications
• Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Top 15%
• Board Member, Opportunities Credit Union
• Volunteer, United Way of Chittenden County
• Member of the Northwestern VT Board of Realtors
• Graduate of St. Lawrence University
• Coldwell Banker Previews Specialist
Doug certainly knows how to get deals done efficiently and expediently, and is right there with you every step of the way to assist with the challenges that inevitably arise between contract signing and closing. He provides extremely valuable, straightforward and objective advice. Doug is more than just a broker, he's a partner!
- Mark, Burlington
"Doug did a great job keeping all parties in the communication loop. He got questions answered in a timely fashion, had great suggestions, and went out of his way multiple times to facilitate the sale. He did an outstanding job overall - very easy to work with and very knowledgeable about the area. Will highly recommend him to any friends / colleagues."
- Jeff & Lisa, Colchester
"Doug was very professional yet personable."
- Derek & Ellen. Essex
Working with Doug was a fantastic experience. He helped me find exaclty what I was looking for and went above and beyond to make sure all the details were attended to. I will defintely use him again and recommend in the future.
- Mairin, Burlington South end
Ed & I want to express our great appreciation for your hard work. Your professionalism, expertise & willingness to do the job was above and beyond our expectations. You will always receive our recommendations.
- Ed & Karen, Burlington