Cathy Pugh

Cathy Pugh, REALTOR®

The Negotiator

You won’t find her just standing around as clients make important life decisions. Cathy is the savvy negotiator clients trust to handle contracts and guide them through their real estate investments. 

After attending law school, Cathy practiced law in Chicago before moving to Iowa City. As her family grew, she limited her law practice to mediation and focused on keeping the home fires burning while her husband established one of the region’s best law firms, Pugh Hagan Prahm, LLP. Along the way, Cathy discovered that her experience as a lawyer made her uniquely qualified to negotiate real estate contracts and provide buyers and sellers the information they need to make informed decisions. 

Born in Chicago and adopted by Iowa, Cathy is an active community volunteer. She and her husband Mike have four children—three are chasing their dreams in Colorado, Wisconsin, and California, and one is headed off to college—and a fur baby, Winnie the Pugh.

What Clients Say About Cathy Pugh

“Cathy helped us sell our home quickly and receive the amount we were asking. She was very fast to respond to any of our questions and provided clear answers. She knew how to help us from start to finish. Cathy helped us buy this home, and therefore we were thrilled that Cathy was also able to help us sell it. Thanks so much Cathy! ”

— Nolan and Amanda Hauta

“Cathy assisted our family in the sale of property in the Iowa City area. She was extremely easy to talk to about how we would like to work with her and the sale of the property. She listened, asked clarifying questions, reviewed what we were asking for and provided her feedback with information to back up the alternatives she presented. ”

— Rik Logan

“Cathy went above and beyond as a Realtor. Not only did she facilitate the sale of my property with expertise, she also connected me with a Realtor where I was moving, and facilitated the care of my property while I was in another state. It was an enormous blessing (and relief) to leave knowing that she would keep me abreast of any issues and continue to work on my behalf. She never pushed me, and was always exceedingly honest—the ‘right buyer’ came and I got the exact price I had hoped. ”

— Amy Thompson

Other Things You Should Know About Cathy


Darien, IL

Agent Since
Agent Since


Urban or Acres
Urban or Acres?

Formerly urban, but becoming more acres!

  • Alma Mater: Indiana University (Juris Doctor Degree) 
  • Specializations: Residential
  • Community Involvement: Community Foundation of Johnson County Board of Directors, Iowa City Hospice Board of Directors, MidWestOne Bank Advisory Board, Executive Committee of 5224Good, and City High School PSTO President
  • Favorite Iowa City Establishment: Big Grove
  • Favorite Local Landmark: Hickory Hill Park
  • Favorite Sports Team: My kids’ teams
  • Best Part of Iowa: Iowans and those who wish to be Iowans
  • One Thing You’d Never Guess: I am a first generation American. My parents immigrated here from Ireland and Croatia.

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