Eric Wurzburg has been a resident of Athens for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Clarke Central High School and earned an undergraduate degree in sociology as well as a master’s degree in natural resources from the University of Georgia. Well known in the community, a self proclaimed ‘Gentleman of Leisure’ Eric enjoys “urban hiking” the streets he calls home. “To truly know your town it is important to keep your feet in the street.”
After graduation Eric spent many years traveling abroad, soaking up cultures and experiences, working fun jobs from charter fishing boats to paddle guiding, In 2014 Eric founded Service Matters Hamptons, an event staffing company based in Southampton, NY. Service Matters supplies event staff to an array of caterers and clientele from Manhattan to Montauk.
Recently, Eric has moved back to Athens where he and his wife Beth live in the Historic Boulevard neighborhood, have a daughter attending Chase Street Elementary, and a baby boy on the way. During the summer months Eric splits his time between Athens and New York where he continues overseeing his staffing company and where he and his wife also own and operate East End Explorer kayak and paddleboard tours as well as Explorer Camp, an environmental education based summer day camp where children spend time on the water and in the woods, promoting stewardship and an appreciation for the natural world.
Eric has been a property owner in Athens-Clarke County for 15 years and has repaired, replaced, renovated, and remodeled all of his investments with his own hands and the help of his long time friend Kevin, who has been in the construction business for a number of years. This variety of personal and professional experiences has taught Eric what clients’ value most such as clear and timely communication skills, the ability to think critically and creatively, and the importance of empathizing and understanding the needs of others.
Additionally, as a realistic consumer of real estate, Eric helps you envision what is most important for you in buying or selling a property and understands the value that comes from improvements, both those to protect your investments as well as those that are important to your personal needs.
Whether you are looking to buy a first home, your dream home, an investment property or to sell a property, Eric is an honest and straight forward agent. “I respect my clients time and needs, I will help you get the best price for your home no matter if you are buying or selling.”
In his free time, Eric enjoys traveling, diving, boating, fishing, paddling, cooking and most importantly spending time with his family.