Single Family / Condo Selling Process

The Single-Family and Condo Selling Process

The purchase of a home is the largest financial investment most people will make in their lifetime.  The The Lipkin Audette team has been assisting home-owners sell their homes in the Burlington area since 1998.  When it comes time to sell your home, it is important to work with a trusted and experienced advisor.  Our team has the in-depth expertise to help you achieve your real estate sales goals.  Our team specializes in helping clients achieve a maximum return on your home investment while minimizing the time demands throughout the selling process.

The key to a successful sale is anticipating hurdles before they cause delays and expenses. To this end, The Lipkin Audette Team will help you prepare your property for sale, from advising you on city and state compliance issues to counseling on tenant relations.

To help you reach your goals, The Lipkin Audette Team provides sellers with:

  • Aid in determining the optimum selling price
  • Connections with experienced lenders, attorneys, local contractors, and exerienced professionals
  • Access to our large database of qualified and motivated buyers
  • Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman's unparalleled marketing resources

About Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman

Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman consistently rates as the top Coldwell Banker office in Vermont and as one of the nation's leading Coldwell Banker offices. For more than 40 years, buyers and sellers in Northwestern Vermont have turned to Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman for help in reaching their real-estate goals.

As the team behind The Lipkin Audette Team, choose Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman because of its position as a Vermont real-estate leader and the support offered by the full-service agency. The support team at Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman offers the market's most extensive level of service, from marketing to relocation services. When you want to sell your property, Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman will provide a strong local market presence, a global reach and perspective and a grasp of local market conditions, helping you to optimally price your property and reach a successful sale.


The Lipkin Audette Team' affiliation with Coldwell Banker means that you'll reach prospective buyers not only locally but also on a global basis. Because many people relocate to the Burlington area for work opportunities, having a national and global reach is more important than ever.

Some out-of-town buyers may know Vermont from going to college in the state or from vacationing here, but moving presents new challenges and opportunities that the team at The Lipkin Audette Team, backed by Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman's service team, is equipped to handle. Our relocation team can help out-of-town buyers find the town of their dreams, while making the transition smooth and comfortable. We are a Member of Leading Relocation Companies, including the Cartus Broker Network and ERC.

Selling in Today's Market

While the Burlington-area real-estate market has remained relatively stable during the past several years, it still takes preparation in today's market to effectively sell your property. The steps listed below provide ideas on how to start readying your home, while The Lipkin Audette Team can help you take the process to the next level. Here are first steps to help prepare your home for a sale:

  • De-clutter your home, both on the inside and outside.
  • Pay attention to your floors by polishing hardwood and shampooing carpets.
  • Make appliances sparkle as if they were new.
  • Use neutral paint colors to freshen up rooms.
  • Ensure windows, locks and doors open and shut smoothly.
  • Take care of minor repairs.


The Lipkin Audette Team will help you take the next steps to making your home appealing to potential buyers, from helping you with ideas to green your home through energy-efficient rebates to putting you in contact with the home-service professionals to get your home in selling shape.

Extensive Marketing Plan - Online and Print!

Online Exposure

Buyers not only want more information about your home, but more ways to find that information. As home-buyer needs change, we tailor our Internet strategy to provide the most effective online resources to buyers and sellers. Currently, our Internet strategy includes listing your home on these recognized sites: 

Exclusive On-Line Partnerships

Consistent Print Advertising



Print advertising remains an effective way to reach potential buyers, especially when paired with our online marketing plan. Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman and The Lipkin Audette Team maintain a consistent presence in The Burlington Free Press, the most circulated daily newspaper in Vermont.

  • The Burlington Free Press: The Lipkin Audette Team' listings receive prominent placement on the front page of the classified section of the Sunday edition, which has a circulation of more than 56,000 local subscribers.

  • Community Newspapers: Prospective buyers who may be searching for a new home in or around their home towns closely read their local community newspapers.