Management Testimonials
Property Management Testimonials Please take a moment to read our customer testimonials and see the reasons why Champaign County Realty/Appraisals By Trautman is the place to visit for all of your real estate needs.
"We have a home in Urbana but live full time in the US Virgin Islands. Phil & PJ have always managed the rental of our Urbana property in a professional manner. Phil ensures we only rent to qualified trustworthy tenants. He also looks after the routine maintenance our home requires from time to time, as well as helping oversee a kitchen renovation when I needed him to. With Phil & His team on our side, we're able to enjoy living in the Caribbean with no worries back home."
Debbie Taras
Rental Property Owner
"Everyone I have worked with at Champaign County Realty has been a pleasure to work with and has alleviated much of the stress of trying to sell/rent a house from out of town. They are extremely responsive, much more so than any other Realtor I have worked with in the past, and follow up in a timely manner. I greatly value the insight they have been able to provide me towards making decisions on tenants and leases. Working with CCR, I don't feel like someone they are just trying to make a buck off of, but rather a valued partner. Thanks CCR!"
Erica Fingar
Property Seller/ Rental Property Owner
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Champaign County Realty and PJ Trautman for the outstanding professional service they have provided me over the past several years. My wife and I own a property just off of the University of Illinois campus that we purchased when our children were attending school there.

After they had all graduated, we decided that we wanted to keep the house and turn it into a rental property. We contacted Champaign County Realty, and PJ Trautman took over the property management for us. PJ treats the property as if it were his own. He finds high quality renters, and monitors the condition of the property to ensure that it is properly maintained. All problems are handled directly by PJ, and he consults with us on an "as needed" basis. PJ is the reason that we still own the property.

I would highly recommend Champaign County Realty to sell, appraise, or manage your property. I would specifically like to recommend and thank PJ Trautman for his professionalism and caring."
Robert Devereaux
Rental Property Owner
"Champaign County Realty has always been successful at finding qualified tenants for my rental property. It puts me at ease knowing that rent collection, maintenance, lease renewals, and advertising is always taken care of, in a timely manner. I wouldnt trust anyone else with the management of my Real Estate investments. I would personally recommend Champaign County Realty to anyone looking for excellent property management services."
Jon Warga
Rental Property Owner
"Your service has been professional and organized. You have been helpful with my questions, especially in the beginning of the rental process."
Barbara Lindley
Rental Property Owner
"It is a pleasure working with Phil & PJ. They are honest, professional, and reliable, which is why I trust them with my home."
Christin Quarry
Rental Property Owner
"Simply put, it has been a hassle-free relationship with Champaign County Realty (CCR). We live in the Chicago area and after both our daughter and son graduated from U of I, we found ourselves in the unfortunate position of owning a condo in Urbana we neither needed nor wanted. After some on line research and meeting with a number of realtors in the Champaign-Urbana area, we decided to list the condo with CCR for sale or lease, whichever presented the first opportunity. CCR marketed the property and within three months we had a prospective tenant. CCR conducted the credit check and made recommendations regarding an appropriate security deposit and a competitive montly rent. CCR has also arranged for several minor repairs at a reasonable cost which again has been a major convenience. We would not hesitate recommending CCR to those in a similar situation as we found ourselves in. We have been very satisfied with the quality of service and professionalism exhibited by CCR."
Mike & Linda Gifford
Rental Property Owner
"I feel very lucky to find Champaign County Realty to manage my rental property in the Champaign-Urbana area. I left Urbana in the middle of November because of a job relocation. It was not a good time for property renting and soon heavy snows would be arriving. I was worried about the condition of the house during the winter months, but felt relaxed because of PJ's frequent visits to the house, as well as the good maintenance he provides. After the house was leased, PJ has always been honest and keeps detailed records of the reapirs and transactions. He is also responsive when there are other requests. I think PJ is caring, and highly recommend the service provided by Champaign County Realty."
Chen-Wei Liang
Rental Property Owner
"We are very pleased with Champaign County Realty and the professional service they offer. We are out of state residents who have listed our condo with them. We were impressed with how quickly a qualified tenant was found, and the fact that they are monitoring the property for us. PJ has responded to our e-mails and phone calls in a timely manner. Cleaning before the tenant moved in was handled for us, and needed repairs were arranged by PJ, releiving us of a 5 hour trip to take care of these necessities. Rent checks are deposited in a timely manner, and copies are e-mailed to us. All in all, We are very satisfied with the services of Champaign County Realty, and would not hesitate to recommend them."
Patricia Kuyrkendall
Rental Property Owner
"I would like to commend PJ Trautman and Champaign County Realty for helping me with my property. After having my house listed for sale for 2 years, and no offers, one of my staff suggested letting PJ turn it into a rental property. Not only did he find tenants for me within 2 weeks, but all the screening and credit checks were included in the process. I also must say that I thoroughly enjoy being a 'hands-off' landlord. PJ and Champaign County Realty have my full endorsement as property managers."
Dr. Kevin Glancy
Rental Property Owner
"I have been using Champaign County Realty for both acquisition and management of four investment properties. PJ Trautman and his team helps you all the way from start to end in dealing with all issues involved. I have been extremely happy with prompt services and attention to detail in all aspects. I would highly recommend Champaign County Realty to first time home owners and as well as anyone looking to expand rental property holdings."
Jae Yang
Rental Property Owner
"I retained Champaign County Realty in August, 2011 to manage my rental properties. Since then they have been doing their job for me in a professional mammer. If I have an issue with them, they take care of it quickly, according to my wishes. I will certainly recommend this company to anyone interested in property management. I am sure they can professionally handle any other real estate needs for anyone since they have been in business for many years."
Mir Ali
Rental Property Owner
"I had to relocate to California for work and decided to rent my house. I was apprehensive about being so far away and having to leave my home in the care of others. Fortunately PJ has been great! He had my house rented the very next day after we met (I don’t even think he had to list it). And, I have the perfect tenants! It’s been a year now and I haven’t had to worry about a thing. My property has been well cared for and my rent payments have always been received on time. I couldn’t be happier with the service that Champaign County Realty has provided. Thanks, PJ!"
Tonya Smith
Rental Property Owner
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank PJ Trautman and the rest of the CCR team for the exceptional service they have provided us over the past 5 years. We own a house in Champaign, and when we moved out of the area during the housing downturn, we decided to rent for a while. PJ and CCR have been indispensable in the endeavor. PJ thoroughly screens potential tenants, and is careful to point out potential issues. All maintenance is handled quickly, with attention paid to both cost, and quality of the repairs. When the house was broken into over the holidays, when the tenants were out of town, Phil immediately contacted us, provided options for replacing the door, and had it replaced. They also provided guideance regarding insurance handling. We recently put the house back on the market and again, PJ has shown customer focus, sound judgement, and excellent guideance. We definately feel he is looking out for our best interests. We are extremely happy with our relationship and experiance with Champaign County Realty, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a valued partner for any real estate need."
Erica Fingar
Property Seller/ Rental Property Owner