- 35 S. Washington Street Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60540
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Mr. Trautz has a large family with members living in Virginia, New York, Guam, California, and Michigan. He has lived in a number of these areas and is familiar with each of these markets. Whether you're going to one of these places, or coming to Chicago from one of these states, please give him a call. Odds are, he probably knows somebody who can help you out.
- Certified and Appointed Election Official
- Board Member of E.W. Chittum Elementary PTSA
- President for David’s Mill Civic League
- Coached youth Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Football. Named Coach of the Year
- Served as a Board member for the Western Branch Athletic Association
- Lifetime member Veteran of Foreign Wars
- Lifetime member of Fleet Reserve Association
- Active member of American Legion
James “Jim” Trautz is a results-focused leader and manager with 30 years of valuable, highly transferable experience, spanning the Government, Corporate, and Non-profit sectors. By way of background, he spent more than 20 years in the United States Navy, retiring as a highly decorated Naval Officer. Among his many assignments he was largely responsible for managing staff assignments in support of 2700 men on a daily basis, as well as serving as the Director of the Navy NROTC program for Navy Recruiting District Chicago. Following his retirement from the Navy, Mr. Trautz worked as a Defense Contractor where he lead and directed a Global Services Team in support of Foreign Military Sales. In this capacity, Mr. Trautz was responsible for the successful delivery of a 75 million dollar contract where technical services were delivered to numerous foreign countries on behalf of the United States Navy.
Mr. Trautz now is part of the Century 21 Affiliated Team in Naperville Illinois. As a retired Navy veteran, he understands the needs of active duty members who are transferring from one duty station to another, as well as those veterans who have retired or completed their service and are looking for their next or last “duty station.” Furthermore, as an active Real Estate Investor. understands the needs of investors looking for the perfect deal.
Jim’s background, as a military leader as well as a corporate leader, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market makes him the perfect choice for any and all of your real estate needs. He has a vast array of experience and sees each client as an individual who has needs. His job – is simply to fit those needs, and he’s VERY successful at it.
- First Time Home Buyers
- Investment Properties
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Jim is a highly respected leader with demonstrated success spanning the Government, Corporate and Non-profit sectors. By way of background, he spent more than 20 years in the United States Navy, retiring as a highly decorated Naval Officer. Since his retirement from the Navy, he has worked in a number of business verticals, but nothing excites him more than working with people. In his view, while it’s gratifying to help a client sell a home or to help a couple find their first home, the most rewarding aspect of the Real Estate business is the long lasting relationships created in the day to day interactions between people.
Jim is a "people person" with a vast array of professional and personal experience – experience that translates to success for you as a client. As a veteran you can count on him to “go the extra mile” to ensure that your experience in either selling or buying a home is the most positive experience provided by the most professional group of people possible. Click to learn more about the VA Home Buying Benefits.