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Jody Lovell

Highlands Sotheby's International Realty



Jody Lovell and her husband, Wood, own Highlands Sotheby’s International Realty in Highlands, North Carolina, the top producing firm in Highlands with three offices and thirty brokers covering the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau over to Lake Toxaway. Jody has been the sales leader in the Highlands/Cashiers market for the last seventeen years. Formerly a lawyer with King & Spalding in Atlanta, she uses her high energy and attention to detail for her clients. A graduate of The Ohio State College of Law, she did post-graduate work at Oxford College in England. She received her LLM (Masters in Law) from Kings College in London, England. She was in the first class of United States attorneys to qualify as English Solicitors.

Jody is the top-producing broker out of 300 brokers on the Highlands/Cashiers MLS since 2001, selling $150 million dollars in properties in the last three years and one-half years alone. Jody is passionate about matching the right home for her individual clients and never gives up in the face of obstacles. Referrals are the essence of her business, and she repeatedly represents the same satisfied clients numerous times. Real Estate Executive Magazine named Jody one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in North Carolina in 2016. In 2017, Real Trends named Jody the top producing broker by volume in North Carolina out of 60,000 brokers.

Jody has her Georgia license with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, thereby giving her close access to the top 500 agents in Atlanta who often have clients for the Highlands market and the South Carolina upstate. Jody obtained her South Carolina license in 2016 to help a friend sell a 2.5 million dollar home that had been on the market for five years. Within sixty days on the Sotheby’s International Realty site, a Chinese buyer came to Greenville, South Carolina and bought the estate-a tribute to the strength of the brand!! She is honored to associate her license with Joan Herlong and Associates to continue promoting client needs through the Sotheby’s International Realty network


Certification #1

Juris Doctorate

Certification #2

LLM (Masters in Law)


"I have bought two houses through Jody and sold one with her. Hands down she is the best in the entire Highlands/Cashiers area which is not only true in my mind but truly from a statistical perspective as well. She know what she is doing, works tirelessly for her clients and is great to work with."

"Jody is by far the best broker in the Highlands/Cashiers area! She is thorough, professional, and always great to work with. We really appreciate her knowledge, skill and creative thinking."