"We worked with Eric Pugatch and had a great experience! We were relocating from out of state so I worked with Eric over the phone to narrow things down before we came into town for a whirlwind trip. I was comfortable with Eric sending me properties and me narrowing them down myself but on a few I needed more input and he was very helpful. Since things fast in Austin (they seriously do!) he offered to go look the homes and FaceTime or text me pictures which was nice. It’s stressful to buy a home, it’s even more stressful to buy a home when you are out of state and have only a few days in town to find something and make an offer but working with Eric took a lot of the stress away. He has a very calm personality which is great when house hunting and he isn’t pushy at all. He is genuinely such a nice guy and makes you feel so comfortable and I think he truly wants you to find a house you love and cares about what he does. Even on the homes he knew would get multiple offers he would let me know but when he saw I wasn’t sold yet he didn’t push which I really appreciated. He was a great sounding board to bounce ideas and concerns off of. My husband literally told me to call Eric (not a family member or a friend but Eric!) so he could talk me off the ledge when I was freaking out during the process haha We will for sure use Eric again and highly recommend him!" - Justine
"Eric’s professionalism, and demeanor made the experience all but stress free. He helped us find the home of our dreams and helped us sell our home all in record time…"
"I cannot recommend Eric Pugatch highly enough. I get stressed about big changes, but his knowledge, professionalism, and demeanor made the experience all but stress free. He helped us find the home of our dreams and helped us sell our home all in record time. Eric was quick to respond to any of our questions and went above and beyond throughout the buying and selling process. We are so grateful for his kindness, thoughtfulness, and patience. I’m so glad we found Eric to help us make this transition! " - Ellen K.
"We got the house that we wanted on our first offer, thanks to Eric’s advice and guidance…"
"Eric is an awesome guy, with great knowledge of the market, lots of patience, and a good sense of humor. This really helps alleviate the stress of finding a perfect home remotely. He even ventured outside without an umbrella or raincoat in the middle of a torrential rain for a virtual tour of the pool and yard of the house that we eventually bought. We got the house that we wanted on our first offer, thanks to Eric’s advice and guidance, so we couldn’t be happier. " - Inigo M.
"We worked with Eric Pugatch to purchase our first home. Eric was a great listener and truly worked to understand our needs and how best to support our search. His knowledge of the market was invaluable, and he made our home buying experience so much more enjoyable. We would highly recommend Eric to anyone looking for knowledgeable, client-oriented realtors " - Ben P.
"Eric was a great listener and truly worked to understand our needs. His knowledge of the market was invaluable…”"
"We started the home buying process 1,300 miles away from Austin and always felt like we were in good hands with Eric. If we had questions about a home, Eric was on the phone right away getting us details (good and bad!). Eric was always on our side, and we appreciate him helping us find our new home! " - Jocelyn M.
In hindsight, Eric’s path to an amazing life in Austin became inevitable the moment he asked a native Texan to marry him. After a childhood in Boston, ten years in New York City and six years in San Francisco, Austin eventually came calling. Eric is so glad it did. The decision to live and raise a family in this town, incredible in so many ways, is one of the best decisions he has ever made. Austin is home.
Austin’s amazing entrepreneurial spirit and welcoming community gave him the push he needed to pursue his long-held dream of building a successful career in real estate. Eric quickly rose to be among the Top 5% of Austin area Realtors, and his team, Strüb Residential Group, was named the Number 1 Team in all of Austin Real Estate the Austin Business Journal in 2020. Eric has garnered high praise from his clients for his hands on approach, attention to detail, patience, listening, negotiation skills, strategic guidance and overall market knowledge.
No matter where he has been or what he’s done, one thing has been consistent. Eric is often singled out clients and colleagues as being a calming voice within the chaos; a steady hand in the storm. It’s a trait that lends itself to representing buyers and sellers in a real estate transaction that runs the gamut from practical to emotional. For some, buying or selling a home can be a stressful, overwhelming experience. But it doesn’t have to be. It’s Eric’s goal to help his clients not only succeed in achieving their real estate goals but to feel served and rewarded the process.
Buying and selling homes in some of the most complex and competitive real estate markets in the country had a profound impact on his own family, and he’s learned that few things in life are more important and meaningful than finding the place we call home.
Eric spent the first part of his career as communications, advertising, and public affairs executive. He has been a valued senior advisor to Fortune 500 companies, leading non-profit organizations, major public agencies, and prominent elected officials. Through this work, he has gained invaluable experience equally applicable to the real estate market from negotiating multi-million dollar contracts to guiding clients through crises.
Eric loves Austin. It has welcomed his family with open arms and afforded him an incredible life. His wife, Candace, son Parker daughter Emma and pup Elbie can often be spotted enjoying Austin’s amazing parks, pools and outdoor spaces, countless family-friendly restaurants, taking in a University of Texas sporting event, running around in the yard or taking an evening stroll with their amazing neighbors (perhaps with a cold beverage on a hot Austin night).
Whatever you’re looking for in Austin, Eric can promise you that it’s here. He would love to have the chance to help you find it.