For over 40 years, I have been an Austin resident and real estate owner/investor. I hold a B.A. in Economics and spent ten years as vice president of Investments for the largest bank in Austin, prior to entering real estate. I hold my Texas Real Estate Broker’s license as well as many advanced real estate designations, including CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative). I am blessed to have been with JBGoodwin for 20 years in the best real estate city in the country!
Married to a registered P.E. in high-tech, and mother of two now-grown children, I have been a long-time community volunteer, served on the Paramount Theatre Board of Directors, sung with the Junior League Playhouse Singers, helped the Boy Scouts Troop 3 where our son is an Eagle scout, and helped with my church, sponsored the high school robotics team, chaperoned many a sweepstakes-winning choir trip and other community projects. Oh, and I adore golden retrievers!
I know this town—and this business! Recognized in 2017 by the Austin Business Journal Top 25, the Platinum Top 50, and LuxuryLeague/Austin, let my personal $227 million in real estate sales and helping over 324 families buy or sell homes be the experience that helps you, too!
"Your Professional Friend in Real Estate"-Gay Puckett
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“Highly Recommend Gay Puckett • 5 Star Realtor! I was referred to Gay by a family member and she helped me a year prior to purchasing with proper guidance on preparing for a first home purchase. She was patient through all of my questions and research. She periodically checked up on me and has met my every need and exceeded expectations through this entire process. She loves her job and will be by your side to help you make the right choice. Gay has the experience that you want from a Realtor, she has the connections and she really knows this business. We ultimately found a home new construction just outside of Austin in Hutto. Gay has so much insight in this insane market, she made great suggestions and pointed out lots of things that I would have missed as a first-time home buyer as we shopped around with builders. Her expertise is so valuable, everyone she referred me to, inspector and mover were all high caliber professionals. You have a lot of options when selecting a Realtor, go with one of the top producing Agents at JBGoodwin. We will definitely use her again!” ~ Stacy Campos
“In this crazy Austin RE environment today, it's important to have an experienced, proactive RE agent by your side. Luckily we were referred to Gay and quickly found the right property. During the process, we really appreciated her honest feedback on properties we were excited about, but she also brought things to our attention we didn't think of. When THE house popped up, Gay did not hesitate, drove right out and secured for us before 15 other people that same first day. We now live in a beautiful home with a yard and a nice neighborhood for the kid's thanks to Gay's hard work ethic and specialized RE knowledge. THANK YOU!” ~ M. Hannan
“My husband and I have worked with Gay to buy two homes (including our first home) and selling a home. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the Austin Market and made the entire process so simple and seamless. I would highly recommend her to anyone but ESPECIALLY first time home buyers/sellers as she really does such an incredible job walking you through the entire process and explaining everything. We also love that we can count on her honest opinion. There were times we loved a home and she would point out things we didn't even think of as first time home buyers. She is always on YOUR side which is something we loved. Thank you for everything Gay!” ~ Kavita Thakkar
“Gay is professional and thorough. I have worked with her as a buyer and a seller, and am so grateful for her expert handling of both. Gay is proactive and knows real estate in Austin. She thought of everything I didn’t and was extremely responsive throughout the process. She was constantly looking ahead, anticipating needs even before they arose and acting quickly to solve problems or offer counsel when needed. Additionally, Gay made referrals to service providers I needed during the process of preparing my home to sell as well as improvements to my new home. She is experienced working with relocation companies and illuminated me on that process, taking care of additional required details, both as a seller and a buyer. You won’t find a better broker than Gay Puckett, and you will not be disappointed- Gay delivers results! You are in good hands with Gay.” ~ Keri Kinsey
“I've been a repeat client of Gay's over many years, and I can't recommend her highly enough! She is professional, thoughtful, a strong communicator and so pleasant to work with. Gay is the best!” ~ Mercedes Madiedo
“Gay is an absolute rock star in the Austin real estate market. In a space crowded with many newbie and not so experienced realtors, having a partner like Gay help you find your home is a true blessing. Just like many ATX transplants, we made the decision to move here from Austin last spring. Gay quickly got to know our family, our priorities and kept the home search simple, yet super effective. thanks to modem technology and Gay’s local market expertise, we found the perfect home, for a reasonable price from 1200 miles away!!! She got us through inspection and loan approvals without a hitch by pairing us with the best in the industry! Thanks to our friends who pointed us in Gay’s direction and we will continue to pay that forward to other families like ours looking for their perfect slice of Austin!” ~ Ramya Kumaraswamy
“GAY PUCKET is an amazing realtor, perfectly executing our relocation and giving us everything we needed for a smooth close once we found our dream house. She spent two days with us showing us more than 20 homes (we were in a hurry to find a place). She even had snacks, cookies, and cold water available for us whenever we needed a pick me up. She was precise, thorough, and made sure we were looking at the kind of homes we wanted in the neighborhoods that suited us. I can't say enough about how much we loved our experience with JB Goodwin and Gay Pucket.” ~ Alane Pearce
“My wife, as executor of her father’s estate, listed his house for sale with Gay Puckett, JB Goodwin Realtors. The transaction could not have gone anymore smoothly. The house needed floor coverings, painting, and cosmetic fix up. Gay recommended contractors with whom she worked, that were prompt, met with us immediately and did a great job. It saved us a considerable amount of time and hassle. The house closed within six weeks of the listing. We couldn’t be more pleased with Gay’s knowledge, promptness, and communication with us. She was on top of the transaction from day one through the closing. We would certainly recommend Gay Puckett as being one of the top real estate agents in Austin.” ~ John Lione
“Gay is a one of a kind incredible agent. She is professional and smart and a top-notch negotiator and incredibly kind. She is the best agent I’ve met in the ten years we have lived in Austin. She gets the market but also understands the human factor in it all. We had a very tricky move out of state and she sold our home with a great price and went above and beyond to secure we got a lease back so we didn’t have to go to temporary housing with small children and pay through the nose for storage as we have done in the past. Additionally, she also used her wonderful realtor network and again went above the call of duty to find us an agent in the school district we wanted to buy in out of state! I can not recommend her enough! She is incredible and it was a pleasure to know her.” ~ Rachel Gritz
“We recently sold our large home of 24 years. Gay Puckett was our realtor and we were so pleased and impressed with her work. Gay used several avenues to market our property and achieved results in a short time. We were kept informed of all interest in the property and were in close contact at all times. Gay handled all the details of the sale and made this a very smooth transaction. Along with her impeccable professionalism, Gay was always mindful of the emotional aspect of selling a long time home. My husband and I are pleased to recommend Gay Puckett.” ~ Carol & Jim Lamb
“<span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif;">Closed on my house today!! I have to say I had the best agent helping me with this Gay Puckett. She got me a cash buyer and a fast close. I knew she was a Platinum Top 50 agent in Austin and I can see why. She told me when I met her "I'm gonna be like a mama to you and help you get this sold." Having been on both sides of the table as an agent/seller I know what an amazing agent is. She inspired me to keep going with Real Estate and gave me a new outlook and a new beginning. She's my real estate angel.</span>” ~ Thurman Joe Williams II
“Gay is the most professional and knowledgeable realtor we have ever worked with. We interviewed a list of experienced realtors to sell our 3,000+ sq. ft. home on an acre near Lake Austin and selected Gay based on her excellent analytical presentation, extensive marketing plan and her high level of confidence. She exceeded our expectations throughout the process. We would never make another move in Austin without Gay! She says she knows this town...and she does! She also knows exactly how to work with her clients and other realtors in Austin.” ~ Helayne O'Keiff, Senior Regional Director at Beacon Partners
“Gay is a fantastic realtor with excellent real estate knowledge and is very business savvy. She is a person with the highest business standards; this includes her honesty, integrity and attention to detail. She works very proactively on your behalf, is responsive to your questions, concerns, etc., and is extremely personable in business dealings. She goes the extra mile to provide you with amazing customer service, address your specific situation thoroughly and appropriately, communicate with you to keep you updated on everything as needed, and develop strong, ongoing relationships by being there for you before, during, and after any specific business. She has a strong network, extremely resourceful and is a great marketer. Plus, she is a great person to work with. I will definitely refer her to others.” ~ P. Chimnoy
“As a Realtor living in another state, I had extremely high expectations for the agent selected to help sell my aunt's house after a fall necessitated putting her condo on the market. I new immediately we were working with one of Austin's best Realtors. She gave me and my family sound advice, was always available to answer our questions (not an easy task given my sister in California and I in Michigan were both managing the sale), and was right on top of everything needed to help us with a quick and profitable sale. Anytime I know anyone who needs a Realtor in Austin, Gay will be the only agent I will refer them to. Gay was such a huge help and my family and I are so very grateful for all she did to help us sell my aunt's home above asking and to a cash buyer. You absolutely can not go wrong with using her.” ~ Merrill Guerra
“The one word that best describes Gay Puckett is "awesome". We had literally lost hope of selling our beautiful house after four months on the market with no offers. We changed Realtors and amazingly, this dynamo came into our home and made it more beautiful than it already was. Not surprisingly, with Gay at the helm, when our house was put on the market, we received two offers and sold our house- all of this within the span of less than two weeks. The impact of her suggestions along with the superb Internet marketing she provides allowed us to finally realize the sale of our property. We highly recommend Gay to anyone who is serious about getting results regarding their real estate needs. Need we say more?” ~ Bob and Keri Hendrickson
“Thanks for everything you and all the other agents did to sell our home. Not only do all of 4 of us children appreciate it, but our parents would have thanked you too. You communicated well with us, advertised the home, got us on the front page of the Statesman home section, had numerous open houses, staged the house and helped us with repairs. And thanks for the extensive marketing during the AIA home tour which got our parent's home sold. We are all fortunate to have gotten to know you as a friend and we enjoyed doing business with you. Thank You!” ~ Jeff Kang
“Gay sold our house in 3 days, as well as negotiated the purchase of our new home. We were in a multiple offer situation when buying our new home, and Gay was able to get our offer accepted as the winning offer. She is a true professional! She was always early to showings. She always answered phone calls and responded to texts. Most importantly, it is her experience and reputation within the local market that make other agents/brokers glad to work with her. Gay is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her. - Feb. 2014” ~ Tobin McGowen
“Summary of their experience Gay knows how to listen and understand her clients' needs. She has a lot of patience with clients like us who were under pressure to buy a "perfect" new home very quickly, since we were moving to the Austin area from 900 miles away. She negotiated strongly and skillfully on our behalf at every step of the process so that we got the things that were most important to us, and her advice and guidance throughout the buying process was invaluable. Our daughter and son-in-law had benefited from Gay's services with two prior home purchases, and now Gay has earned the respect and the loyalty of another generation of buyers! - Feb. 2014” ~ Walter & Gail Lorber
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