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The Lipkin Investment Properties Team

Steve Lipkin

Cell: (802) 363-5697
Office: (802) 846-9575
Fax: (802) 658-7616
Email: Steve@lipvt.com

Steve Lipkin has been a licensed Realtor® since 1998.  For the past eight  years (2010-2017), Steve Lipkin has been Vermont's #1 Agent for Multi-Family property sales, his Team has been #1 for Burlington property sales, and he is now ranked the #5 Agent in Chittenden County for Multi-Family and Residential sales. Steve and his team realize that every decision to purchase a property is a major investment and provide a depth of research and advice to help clients. They have a proven track record of helping clients make informed real estate decisions.

Steve lives in Burlington with his wife Shannon, their two children and their yellow lab, Molly. Because he is an active member of the local community, he can help clients with local information, from navigating local town offices to learning about the area's neighborhoods and schools. Steve will listen to your wants and needs and can recommend the best fit for you and your family.

Having renovated and redeveloped numerous properties and as an owner of several Burlington multi-family properties, Steve is an expert on the local real estate market with a particular focus on investment properties. Because of his experience and contacts, Steve brings knowledge of the ins and outs of the Vermont real estate market as well as contacts with developers, investors, local colleges and city departments. Steve's goal is to provide clients with his expert knowledge, attention to detail, enthusiasm and hard work to ensure every transaction runs smoothly.

Luke Clavelle


Cell: (802) 318-3578
Office: (802) 846-9556
Fax: (802) 658-7616
Email: Luke@lipvt.com

Born and raised in Burlington, Luke attended Emerson College in Boston and lived in Colorado before returning to Vermont. His real estate background began in Boston working with landlords and renters.

A sixth-generation Vermonter, Luke returned to the state because of his affinity for the community. Since 2010, Luke has worked as a Realtor® with Lipkin Investment Properties, where he combines his knowledge of the ever changing real estate market and the field's evolving technology to provide clients with a hassle-free real estate process. He is committed to continuing to build his record of service and establish an honest and long-term relationship with each one of his clients. Luke will work hard on your behalf throughout the entire process of buying or selling your next large investment. Luke lives in downtown Burlington. He is an avid Boston sports fan and enjoys traveling in his free time.

Jacob Smith 


Cell: (802) 999-9842
Office: (802) 846-9522
Fax: (802) 658-7616
Email: Jacob@lipvt.com

Recognized for his strong work ethic, customer service mindset, and ability to handle difficult situations, Jacob Smith joins Steve Lipkin, the #1 Agent in Vermont for multi-family sales. Jacob holds a Bachelor's degree from Champlain College and has spent many years in the restaurant and catering business - most recently as a manager for The Spot in Burlington. Jacob's passion for the outdoors and history has led him on amazing adventures in New Zealand and Spain, to exploring skiing opportunities throughout the U.S. Jacob realizes that travel is just the ultimate reward for hard work and outstanding service to clients. Growing up in a long-standing family business, he saw how honesty, communication, and a commitment to learn would lead him to success and a full life. With the experience and market knowledge of Steve Lipkin and Luke Clavelle, a top performing team at Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty, Jacob will work with first time buyers and property investors to help to help them achieve their real estate goals. 

Keeley Higgins Painter


 Cell: (802) 373-8873                                                                                                                                                                                  Office: (802) 846-9586
 Fax: (802) 658-7616
 Email: Keeley@lipvt.com

Keeley grew up in the Mad River Valley moving to Burlington for college in the early 2000s. She started her career in real estate in 2005, just weeks after graduating from Champlain College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Since then, she has assisted multiple top-producing real estate teams in various capacities from marketing, listing management and photography, to transaction coordination and working with buyers. In 2011, she got her real estate license and also became an Accredited Staging Professional. She is passionate about real estate and genuinely loves helping people throughout all aspects of the transaction. Whether they are looking for a home to raise their family in or need to buy or sell an investment property, she has helped hundreds of clients over the years and has bought and sold both types of properties herself. Keeley lives in South Burlington with her husband, son and two dogs. Outside of real estate she enjoys cooking, hiking, live music and arts & crafts.