Starting his real estate career in 2004 Jody leveraged his business background to quickly gain traction, and has continued to be one of Ottawa's top brokers. The Lavoie family has been involved in real estate since the 1970s with dominant brands like Royal Trust and Canada Trust. To add to the level of service he provides to his clients, in 2008 Jody became a real estate and mortgage broker, and in 2017 expanded to Alberta opening the Land +Trust real estate brand where he currently serves as Managing Broker. Looking at new challenges Jody became the Manager of the largest real estate office in Ottawa for 2016-2018
Jody has always believed in giving back to both the community and the industry. In 2008 Jody founded the charity project Renovation Challenge, guiding many volunteers to give tens of thousands of dollars to outstanding charities like Ronald McDonald House and Royal Lepage Shelter foundation. He is the only Agent ever to receive the Keller Williams Secret Angel Award that has not worked at the brokerage. Other Philanthropic highlights include the Royal LePage Shelter Award for Ontario and the RLP Fur Coat Inscription.
As a past Chairman and 3 term Director (2010-2019) of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), Jody spent 9 years shaping the foundation of the real estate industry. Changes to Advertising guidelines, Chaired the insurance committee while managing to maintain the lowest fees in the country while increasing coverage for agents, Relocated 30K sq/ft corporate office space, Formalized a coalition for all Canadian real estate regulators (RERC), Hired 2 CEOs, and replaced the entire education system with a technology focused adult learning model. He now continues to shape the education program as Special Advisor to the President, NIIT Canada, leading partner in the Humber real estate education program.
Jody is committed to making the buying and selling experience a simple and fun one for his clients. Jody's philosophy is that Everyone Needs A Great Agent!®. He is constantly looking for ways to change, improve and be even better, all for the sake of giving his clients the Great Agent Experience. Everyone Needs a Great Agent!®