Broker REALTOR ® / Certified Residential Appraiser / Property Manager
PJ Trautman was born and raised in Champaign/Urbana. Living here his whole life, he has familiarized himself with the community and what it has to offer. PJ enjoys finding the right home for his clients and he enjoys the opportunity to help clients make the biggest financial decision of their life. PJ enjoys the marketing process of selling a home and enjoys ensuring that a home is being presented to buyers at it's highest potenial. He feels that his background in Real Estate appraisal helps ensure that his clients pay or receive the best price for a home. PJ has been involved in Real Estate sales since January of 2009.
"This Was my second attempt at purchasing a home. And compared to my first attempt, this was a walk in the park. The first attempt took over 2 months, my agent at a different real estate office was inattentive, hard to get a hold of, and didn't seem to have all the answers to my questions. PJ made us feel extremely comfortable with this process. He was professional, extremely attentive to our needs and what we were looking for in a house. The process seemed almost too easy, and we were able to make it through the entire process, from start to finish in just over a month. I highly recommend PJ and the entire team at Champaign County Realty."
First Time Home Buyer
"It was a pleasure working with PJ Trautman. From the first day I walked into his office until we shook hands at closing, I always felt PJ was looking out for my best interests. He was prompt and thorough with communication, always on time for meetings, and routinely made appointments that worked well with my busy schedule. As a first time homebuyer, and new resident of Champaign, I was unsure what to expect during the process, and had no experiance with the local housing market. Fortunately, PJ was an excellent local resource and was able to work within our tight neighborhood and financial constraints. PJ was the most professional individual I dealt with throughout the house hunting, financial, and closing processes and I would recommend him to family and friends without hesitation. Champaign County Realty and PJ Trautman were a pleasure to do business with."
First Time Home Buyer
"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. "
Property Seller/ Rental Property Owner
PJ was outgoing and professional. He was readily available whenever we called with questions. He was patient and understanding. Pj helped us find the perfect condo that met all of our requirements I would highly recommend PJ and his staff if your looking to find that ideal place. 10 stars!!
Seller and Buyer
PJ Trautman went above and beyond for my family and I. He is an ultimate professional and guided us through every step of the way and took care of all of the aspects of the process for us. He is very knowledgeable, courteous and helpful and I would absolutely recommend him to anybody when it comes to buying or selling a property . If you want to have a worry free and excellent experience then I recommend you go with PJ Trautman
PJ helped me sell my home in Savoy before relocating to Kentucky. PJ met with me, walked through my home and made suggestions on how to best present it for sale. He advised me on areas I needed to paint, discussed necessary repairs and advised against unnecessary improvements. Once my property was ready to sell, PJ showed me comparable sales to determine our starting list price. His experience as a Real Estate Appraiser ensured I was able to get the highest sales price possible. After listing my home, we had several immediate showings. We received and accepted an offer, in less than 1 week. Throughout the entire process, PJ always kept me informed of progress being made and was always available to answer my questions and give me advice. From start to finish, PJ made the entire process smooth and stress-free. I still own an investment property in the Champaign area. PJ handles the management of my investment property. He handles all of the advertising, showings, screenings, and executes the lease agreements with qualified tenants. If you are in need of a real estate agent to help you sell, buy, or rent a house, PJ is the best!
This was my first time buying a home and while in the process of looking for a realtor a good friend of mine who had recently purchased a house recommended P.J. I set up an appointment to meet with P.J. and I came away very impressed with his knowledge of the area and his professionalism. P.J. showed me a lot of houses that fit the parameters that I was looking for and he was quick to respond to any questions that I had via email, text, phone call or in person. He was also great at explaining to me each step along the way as he guided me through the home buying process. I would highly recommend P.J. to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house.
First Time Buyer
PJ was extremely helpful both in the rental process and the buying negotiations. He is very quick to respond, extremely knowledgeable with the local real estate market, and easy to work with. Seems to have great working relationships with all of the local banking officers which helped to make the home purchase a much smoother process. I would highly recommend PJ to anyone looking to be well represented when looking for a new home!
Tenant and First Time Buyer
PJ was a dedicated and professional realtor who helped us buy a home. He's easy to work with and knows the inventory in the area as well as the neighborhood. I'd hire PJ every time in the future because of the ease of closing. Couldn't be happier.
PJ helped me sell my home. He was always prompt in his replies, and he took care of things to make my long distance selling go smoothly. He arranged everything and made everything really easy for me. I would highly recommend PJ to anyone!
PJ definitely went above and beyond his job. He always went above and beyond and 5 stars really aren’t enough to give to him. PJ’s flair exudes confidence, and made us as first time buyers always feel at ease. His excellence is really solid and consistent. As first time homebuyers, we really couldn’t be happier that we found PJ. The following are the things that we think PJ has consistently exceeded: 1. Expertise-we all know that the quickest way to know a person’s level of knowledge is by asking tons of questions (We didn’t do it on purpose. It’s just what first homebuyers do and us being us). We can’t recall all of the specific questions that we’ve asked PJ, but we were always very impressed with the responses we got from PJ. His expertise and timely response makes him a very reliable asset. 2. Timely communication – We have been amazed by how quickly he always responded to our emails and text messages. It’s not just about how quickly he responds; it’s the accuracy of his response and the knowledge he has that really made the whole home buying process smooth. 3. Honesty- PJ laid out exactly what to expect, from sale price to timing and more. In the end, his honesty saved us lots of worry. 4. Hardworking- PJ is tireless and worked very hard making sure the purchase of our first home; he always made it feel like it was the most important thing in his life. 5. Caring – This is where we really think PJ went above and beyond. PJ never made us feel like we were just another client, he always followed up on all of our questions, and concerns the whole time! If we are ever in the market for a new home, PJ will definitely be our first choice! Thank you PJ! If any of our family and/or friends are in the market to sell or buy a home please give PJ Trautman a call at Champaign County Realty.
Jake & Dave Bertshe-Nell
First Time Home Buyers