Eric Trautmann's Morris County NJ Brokerage Blog

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The National Association of Realtors has really saved our bacon this time. The Clean Energy Act was a coffin nail for our industry. Our association though has managed to change how it was interpeted and got concessions to make it workable. This bill would have shut down home selling in America! I...
Some other interesting facts about Boonton, NJ real Estate. The town of Boonton or should I say old Boonton is located underneath the Jersey City Reservoir! When I was younger during droughts I can remember seeing some remains of houses and a church. When they decided to create the reservoir wher...
A few more moving glossary terms; SIT is an acronym for Storage In Transit. This means when you are moving long distance, for example from NJ to Florida, and the shipper does not leave your old home and drive directly to your new home. The mover unloads the truck and stores your belongings in the...
I just read some other realtor blogs and saw how they do regular posts about the towns they live and work in. It hit me like a twenty pound sledge...duh...that should be part of what I am doing. So I figured I would start with a few little ancedotes about Boonton, where our office is located. Tho...
I have a home listed that is in a high end community that is in disrepair. We have rented it out three times for the owner( a good family friend) and each tenant (who I recomended that he not rent to) has made the property progressively worse. The neighbors are now calling me to complain about th...
Today October 16th is our 4th wedding anniversary so I was looking for a nice gift and also a gag gift. So I looked up the Anniversary Year Gift Chart. You know first year is paper, Twenty Fifth is silver, and fifty is gold. As a realtor I like the fourty second anniversay year gift the best . It...
One part that I was just thinking of that added to the dry wall shortages was Hurricane Katrina. If everyone remembers when the storm hit and the aftermath there was an immediate surge in prices of home repair prices and a shortage of plywood, drywall, and other building materials.  This added to...
I have read many Blog Posts and News articles about this recently and I figured it would be a good idea for me to share it with my readers. It seems from around 2004 to 2008 during our housing boom we were running out of drywall. So what did we do ? We imported it from China, thats what. The prob...
So while I am online doing my other business I have decided to try my hand at day trading. I am not sure if I am qualified to do this but I am taking a shot with a small amount of money. I figure I have the time and if I can get a 2-3 percent return it is just like having it in a bank. I went wit...
When determining where to hang your real estate license it takes time and you need to evaluate splits versus desk fees versus office enviroment and finaly public opinion. In Morris County New Jersey, franchises are the name of the game plus a few huge privately held companies like Weichert. We ha...


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