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Two Real Estate Teams Merge Creating Top Selling Team in the State of Vermont

Two Real Estate Teams Merge Creating Top Selling Team in the State of Vermont

Lipkin Audette TeamCarol Audette and Steve Lipkin, leading Realtors in Vermont, announced that their two teams will merge effective January 2019, becoming the top selling real estate team in Vermont for both the number of properties sold and total sales volume.

The newly formed “Lipkin Audette Team” will continue to benefit from their affiliation with Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty, a  full-service brokerage with headquarters in Burlington, VT.

The Lipkin Audette Team combines the talents of sixteen experienced and highly skilled Agents and support staff serving buyers and sellers in the four counties of northwest Vermont. The Team now offers an unprecedented track record in all market segments including residential and investment property, new construction, luxury homes, and land sales.

“Our two teams have been working collaboratively for over a year. Merging our businesses to expand the services and expertise we offer our clients is the logical next step,” says Steve Lipkin, Realtor/Broker and lead agent for the newly formed group. “Members of our team will continue to provide our clients and customers with the personalized attention we are known for while benefitting from the depth of our combined experience and market knowledge.”

With a 98% satisfaction rating from past clients surveyed, The Lipkin Audette Team continue to provide individualized attention, exceptional customer service, and unsurpassed exposure for their seller clients. “Technology has certainly changed our business in ways for the better, allowing consumers even more access to market data and listing information faster,” says Carol Audette, “Our team has embraced technology as a tool to be more responsive and informed to what consumers are looking for – yet we haven’t allowed it to replace the personalized attention and service required when helping our clients make one of the largest purchases in their lifetime.” The Lipkin Audette Team is “the most trusted names in real estate” and will continue to put relationships first.

Carol Audette has been in the real estate business for more than 30 years, joining Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty in 2010. Steve Lipkin began his career with Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty in 1998, steadily building his business developing a key market niche in the multi-family investment property segment. “Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty is committed to providing the best real estate resources for our clients, while supporting us to grow our business,” says Steve Lipkin, “This firm has a proven track record in leadership and delivery of service, as exemplified by the recent celebration of their 60th Anniversary of serving home buyers and sellers throughout northwest Vermont.”

In the past 12 months, December 2017 – November 2018, Steve Lipkin and Carol Audette were involved in 286 transactions, totaling more than $119 million in volume. This merger will recognize them as the top producing real estate team, as reported by the Northern New England Real Estate Network (NEREN-MLS).

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