Buying a Home in Vermont

Buying a new house is a thrilling event, whether it's your first house or your third. But it can also be a stressful one if you haven't done your homework. Fortunately for you, Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman has the experience, the knowledge and the wisdom to help you find your dream house.

Preparation will be key to your success. Here are a few questions buyers often ask when purchasing a home:

Before you begin your search, it's important to know how much you can afford. Contact your bank or contact a local mortgage lender to begin the process.

A local lender will help you determine how much you can afford, advise you on a programs you may qualify for, and provide you with a written pre-approval letter. 

Working with a local lender is important to your success. They know the market dynamics and the towns you may be searching in.

Contact me if you need a referral to a reputable local lender.

In Vermont, consumers have a right to choose whether they will be represented as a CLIENT or remain a CUSTOMER of a real estate professional when buying or selling property.

You become a Buyer Client by signing an Exclusive Right to Represent Buyer Agreement. As a Buyer Client, I will:

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Promote your best interests
  • Provide advice and counsel
  • Assist in negotiations

*It is important to note that you are a CUSTOMER until you have a signed agreement in place, and you should not share confidential information.




As a Buyer's Agent, we are here to guide you, answer your questions, and help you make an informed decision.

A Buyer's Agent will:

  • Promote your best interest
  • Conduct an in-depth consultation to identify your needs
  • Schedule property showings
  • Analyze the market conditions and features may affect a property's value
  • Navigate the transaction process from disclosures and contingencies to final walk-thru
  • Negotiate on your behalf to protect your interests
  • Be your resource after the closing

While some of the parties may change based on the financing and terms of the contract, generally the following parties are involved in a real estate transaction:

  • Seller
    • Listing Agent
    • Seller's attorney


  • Buyer
    • Buyer's Agent
    • Lender
    • Appraiser
    • Property Inspector
    • Buyer's Attorney


Moving to Vermont?

Whether it's our spectacular four seasons,  world renown skiing, or a new job that has you interested in a move to Vermont - we look forward to welcoming you here.

Start with a tour of some of our communities.

Vermont's Largest City, Burlington

Considered the economic center of Vermont with the largest state population, Burlington is located in Chittenden County. Home to the University of Vermont and the UVM Medical Center, the city is also recognized for incredible restaurants and a thriving downtown.

About Addison County

Located south of Burlington, Addison County is home to quintessential Vermont towns like Vergennes and Middlebury. Addison County is known for rolling hills and agricultural landscape, as well as its access to Lake Champlain.

About Franklin County

Most towns in Franklin County have easy access from Interstate 89 making a convenient commute to Chittenden County and parts south. Recognized as the "maple capital of Vermont," St Albans, Georgia, and Swanton are just a few of the popular towns in Franklin County.

Grand Isle County

Known to most locals as "The Islands," Grand Isle County is surrounded by Lake Champlain and offers some of the most glorious locations for seasonal and year round living.

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