In 2019, Mark Trompeter and Enrique Napoles, two successful real estate agents in downtown Jersey City, decided to open their own brokerage, Trompeter Real Estate located at 355 Varick Street. Their goal: to provide the best real estate services to clients in Hudson County — which turned into a flourishing local business. A few years later, the duo has put their unique business model to good use and has a thriving brokerage firm. Keep reading to learn more about the Trompeter Real Estate team and what it offers clients interested in buying or selling in Hudson County.
A Hometown Brokerage with a Local Advantage
In 2021, Trompeter Real Estate opened a new office space in Jersey City at 343 Varick Street, increased sales by 50% (from $85M in 2020 to $136M in 2021), and grew the team from 20 to 25 agents. The secret to success might be the team’s approach of digitally meeting the clients where they are — online.
“The traditional real-estate brokerage model doesn’t work the same way it did 10 and 20 years ago,” Mark Trompeter told Hoboken Girl. “Buyers go to social media and YouTube on their smartphones to search for homes and real estate agents.”
Trompeter Real Estate has a robust online presence with accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube where followers can check out recent open house videos, staff local favorites, market insights, and current listings. The company website also features a blog which answers questions about housing prices, when is the best time to sell, and how long listings can be expected to sit on the market.
In addition to expert-level online marketing, Trompeter Real Estate offers over 20 years of experience selling real estate in Hudson County, giving each agent a boots-on-the-ground advantage in the market.
“We live in the communities that we sell. Many of our agents are born and raised in Hudson County, making our company slogan ‘We live, work, and play in Hudson County’ true for most of the team,” Mark said.
Behind the Scenes at Trompeter Real Estate
In three short years, the team at Trompeter Real Estate has grown from 15 agents to 25 agents, all with firsthand knowledge of the areas they sell. With the addition of the marketing team and the two owners, Mark Trompeter and Enrique Napoles who are not only business partners but also married, this team of 30 individuals is prepared to help each client find their next home, or sell their current one in record time.
This level of personal investment and dedication on Mark and Enrique’s part has proven effective in building a strong company where each individual, both clients and staff, is valued.
“The best part of running our own business is that we can continue doing what we love to do, helping our clients selling or buying their homes. That gives us a sense of accomplishment and pride. We also get to meet and work with new people all the time. Seeing happy clients and successful agents — that is what makes this job worth doing,” Enrique Napoles told Hoboken Girl. “As leaders of our company, we strongly believe in the power of marketing and in particular, the power of digital marketing. We believe we have the best real estate marketing team in Hudson County.”