Eric has been a Realtor since 2006 after more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the computer software and services industry. He has lived in the Lowcountry since 2000. “My only regret is that I didn’t discover the Lowcountry sooner. It is just a wonderful place to live, retire or raise a family.” Whether you are seeking your primary residence, a perfect retirement home or an ideal second home, let Eric help you find the one that is just right for you.
Eric has been certified as a Luxury Collection Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and earned the CERTIFIED LUXURY HOME MARKETING SPECIALIST from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. He has also been awarded the Institute’s coveted MILLION DOLLAR GUILD recognition and as such is a part of an international network of real estate professionals with proven experience in the luxury market.
Eric and his wife live on Fripp Island and have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. He is a member of the Parish Church of St. Helena where he has held various leadership positions including Senior Warden, one of the founding co-chairman of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School in Beaufort, Vice President of the Parish Church of St. Helena Trust and a member of the Board of Governors of Holy Trinity. He is a member of the Beaufort County Association of Realtors where he has served as a Director. He was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fripp Island Property Owners Association, serving as its Treasurer and later Vice President. Eric has also served as Commodore of the Fripp Island Yacht Club. Eric and his family enjoy all things related to the water, whether it is just spending time on the beach, sailing, cruising the flats of Fripp in a boat or offshore sports fishing -- making Beaufort County the perfect place to live.
"We have worked with Eric for buying and selling. In both cases, he exemplifies “above and beyond.” Prior to showings when we were out of town, Eric went to our home beforehand to turn on the lights, adjust the HVAC, turn on the sound system and do whatever was needed to make sure it showed at its best. He returned afterward to make sure all was secure. He also went beyond the usual when he helped us find our last purchase, again taking on many “out of the ordinary” tasks before and after the sale because we were out of town throughout the process. He is conscientious, quick to respond, on top of details and a person of the highest ethics and character. We will soon list another property for sale and wouldn’t consider anyone other than Eric as our listing agent."
Buyer and Seller
"It would be difficult to list all of Eric’s attributes. They would almost sound too glowing. Boiling them down I come up with total TRUST for your property and personal concerns. Call me anytime to discuss this great guy. He knows taxation and is extremely helpful when it comes to insurance. He is there 24/7 when problems arise and knows how to calm you down when things don’t seem to go right. He knows the market and doesn’t waste your time or money."
"Eric Gnau is the best real estate person I have ever worked with. He is very professional and helpful. He has a house of mine listed right now. And he represented me in finding a condominium which I purchased last May. He negotiated perfectly with the seller and he walked me through every step of pre-closing and closing. I can’t say enough positive about him. I recommend him to everyone. I go to the same church as he and his family go to and that is where I met him."
"Eric did a wonderful job of marketing and selling our home. He sold our home on Fripp Is. South Carolina in a difficult market by staying in constant touch with the potential buyer who ultimately became the buyer. The price we negotiated was very well received by us and the buyers. We had listed our home previously with another prominent real estate co. They were a total disappointment. Eric is an honest and fair agent who looks out for all parties involved the sale or purchase of real estate. We highly recommend Eric. He made our home sale experience very acceptable."