Brenda Bouchard Vice President of Relocation Services
Hundreds of clients have turned to Brenda for help in relocating to Vermont. As Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty's relocation director since 2002, Brenda has created the area's sole full-time agency relocation team and trained dozens of Realtors in assisting clients moving in or out of state. In recognition of her many accomplishments in the services she provides, Brenda was promoted to Vice President of Relocation Services in 2012.
The daughter of Burlington hotel owners, Brenda has both a deep knowledge of the Green Mountain state and roots in the hospitality industry. After graduating from University of Vermont, Brenda continued in the hotel industry, working in the sales division of a Washington, D.C. hotel and later for a Sheraton in Vermont.
Brenda next served as the marketing director of Boston's prestigious Harvard Club, an organization founded in 1908 to provide lodging and dining to Harvard alumni. Brenda's responsibilities during her 15 years at the club included planning activities such as guest lectures and working on the organization's membership drives.
In 2002 Brenda returned to Vermont and joined Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty with the goal of building a relocation team for the agency. As a result, Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty provides out-of-state buyers and sellers the necessary tools in managing what can be both a challenging and exciting time.
Helping clients successfully put down new roots drives her passion for her work. "My job is to make clients comfortable," she notes, likening her role to that of an ambassador for the Burlington area.
Brenda has boosted the agency's relocation team to more than 20 Realtors and oversees training and education in relocation. Her work with Human Resource Managers has resulted in customized programs for the employer with extensive recruiting support and workplace seminars for their current employees.
Under Brenda's leadership, the Agency has been recognized by Cartus, the leading provider of global relocation services, with their Five Star Award for exceeding the goals set forth for connecting buyers and sellers with brokers around the country.
Brenda serves on the Board of Directors for Rice Memorial High School and is actively involved in the community. A resident of South Burlington, she enjoys cycling on Vermont's country roads.
Brenda and her team are a great complement to our hiring process here. When we bring in a candidate from out of town, they get to see the area and get a real grasp of what the area and housing market are like. They consistently make us look good – and add a lot of value to our candidate’s experience when considering to relocate here.
- UVM Medical Center
Hickok & Boardman provides outstanding, personalized service for our candidates relocating to Burlington. They know what really matters to people when considering a move, and provide customized tours and a warm welcome.
Brenda and her team provide exceptional service to us and our new employees seeking relocation services. Their rental and relocation services make the process of viewing and selecting a property much quicker, and the relocation packages they prepare contact detailed and valuable information, giving insight into the various communities in the area. I would highly recommend Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty as a corporate partner.
- PC Construction
The Relocation Services Team has been an immense help to Logic Supply, as we've grown over the past few years and expanded our recruitment efforts beyond the local area. Brenda and the Team are always available and able to seamlessly jump in when we need them to keep our recruitment efforts moving forward. The Relocation Services Team is adding value not just to us, but the entire Vermont business community, especially Vermont's growing tech sector.
- Logic Supply