Expertise & Qualifications

  • B.A., History, Southern Methodist University, 1987
  • Member, Addison County Board of REALTORS®
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, Vermont Association of REALTORS®
  • 25 years experience buying and renovating homes in Vermont
Irene Poole, Vermont Realtor

Irene Poole


After living in many parts of the country, Irene settled in Vermont in the 1990s, attracted by the green, wild, and mountainous landscape. Even before becoming a real estate agent, Irene had a fascination with property, especially houses that needed work.

Irene decided to combine her passion for helping people with her interest in real estate and joined the Chris von Trapp Team. Chris, a fellow Addison County resident and Realtor®, brings nearly 30 years of experience in residential homes, luxury estates, investment property, land, and new construction.

Because of Irene's diverse work history (massage therapist, assistant judge, mediator, non-profit director) she is comfortable working with a wide range of buyers and sellers. When not working, Irene volunteers as an EMT with Bristol Rescue and takes long walks on the roads and trails near her home in Ripton.


Irene has bought and sold a good deal of homes. She knows about houses… how they are built, what they might need to improve them (and what that might cost). More importantly than knowing physical property, Irene is generally knowledgeable as a person… she is intelligent. Most importantly, Irene is forthright, understanding, a good listener, and honest, honest, honest.
- Joel Wollum, Middlebury
Irene is diligent and thorough in all she does. She speaks clearly and communicates well. She is an honest and caring person.
- Benjamin Deppman, Middlebury
Irene Poole is a Renaissance woman. Highly intelligent, thoughtful, and perceptive, her many and varied talents and interests make her a most fascinating individual. I have known Irene for over twenty years. She is a totally honest human being who possesses a strong moral character, is incredibly hard working, and goal oriented. She views each day as another day in which to excel. As such, I highly value her many qualities and consider our enduring friendship a gift.
- Faith Terry, Middlebury

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