Our Story

For Wood Lovell, the Highlands, North Carolina area has always been an important part of his life, spending summers with his family since the 1960s escaping the hot Atlanta summers. Wood introduced Jody to the area in 1996, and the rest is history.

They bought a mountain home in one of the area’s private clubs and spent as much time as they could there. After retiring early from successful careers in 2000, Highlands became their full time home, a love affair that continues to this day.

Jody and Wood moved to Highlands in 2000 and started Cullasaja Realty with one location at the gate of Cullasaja Club of Highlands. After being awarded the prestigious Sotheby’s International Realty franchise in 2008, they opened a second location in downtown Highlands across from The Old Edwards Inn and Spa which was voted the Number One Hotel Spa in the United States by Conde Nast

Jody and Wood are members of Cullasaja Club of Highlands, Capital City Club in Atlanta, Frederica Golf and Lake Club on St. Simons Island and Brunswick Country Club in South Georgia. Despite these options available to them, Highlands, North Carolina remains their favorite place in the world.

Extraordinary Real Estate Marketing

We Unite Amazing Properties With Extraordinary Lives

We execute a marketing plan that includes a strategic mix of digital media, search engine optimization, social media, interaction, sharing, and lead generation to create maximum exposure and reach for each property we represent.


Highlands Sotheby’s International Realty offers our luxury real estate clients extraordinary real estate marketing advantages not available through any other brokerage on The Plateau. Our objective is to unite amazing properties with extraordinary lives by combining Highlands Sotheby’s International Realty’s vast experience and resources with the global connections of Sotheby’s.

We Are Connected

By tapping into the power of Sotheby’s International Realty’s network, we are able to connect our market with potential buyers from around the world, artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives.

Always in the Know

We keep you informed. Our artfully produced and intelligently compiled market reports and guides keep our buyers and sellers informed with relevant, concise and understandable data.

Vertical Integration

We proudly represent some of the most distinguished homes, cottages and estates on The Plateau. We understand the nature of private clubs and communities and the unique character and offerings of each.  

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