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Harcourts The Garner Group Announces Retirement of Longtime Broker Jody Tuttle

Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate
October 19, 2023

Longtime Broker Jody Tuttle retires from the Bend and Redmond based real estate agency after an 18 year career

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–October 19, 2023–Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate, a real estate agency founded in 2001 and based in Bend and Redmond, Oregon, announces the retirement of longtime broker Jody Tuttle. 

Jody, a resident of Central Oregon since 1975,  got her license in 2005 and joined Harcourts The Garner Group in 2008. She began her career with a focus on new construction, and her career remained centered on residential real estate with a specialty in luxury homes and helping those relocating to the Bend area for the duration of her time at the agency.

Jody earned two advanced certifications relating to green and sustainable building practices. The National Assn. of Realtors GREEN designation is a certification awarded by NAR’s Green Resource Council upon completion of a three-day classroom course focusing on fundamentals of green building practices, consumer awareness and marketing of homes built to green standards. She also has received her Earth Advantage Broker (formerly STAR--Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals) certification from the Earth Advantage Institute upon completion of classroom training and a written test. The course provides an overview of green home certification programs and offers participants a hands-on exploration of green building techniques and products.

Jody reflected on what interested her most about her work in the industry, saying “I always found what made a house flow, the architectural components and what it took to make a home come together highly interesting.”

What Jody found helped her be most successful in dealing with clients was her ability to understand what they were trying to say, even when they weren’t directly saying it.

“After a while I learned to interpret the meaning of peoples’ words, and really became an interpreter of their thoughts and feelings,” Jody said.

When it comes to what she’ll miss the most about being at Harcourts The Garner Group, Jody stated it was the strong office camaraderie and the sense of community that was so deeply ingrained in the office culture. 

“It was an amazing group, the integrity was so strong. There was not one person in that office that wouldn’t help you, and equally, there was never someone who would cut you off to get involved in your deals. The list of people to thank is long: from Shelley, Sara, Erica and Alison and on and on. I’m very grateful.”

“Jody is and always has been a valued member of our office family. While she will be greatly missed, I’m so happy for her to embark on her next adventure,” said Harcourts The Garner Group co-founder Shelley Griffin.

“Jody is always a joy to be around acting as one of the office’s biggest cheerleaders with her constant positive attitude,” said co-owner Sara La Faver. “ I’ll miss seeing her as often, but I am really excited for her!”

“I’ve enjoyed working with Jody and will miss seeing her at the office,” said Erica Davis, co-owner. “I’m excited that she gets to step away from real estate and go on more adventures with Mark and her Border Collies.”

Jody was attracted to Central Oregon by the quality of life and enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, geocaching and raising Border Collies. She is a former 25-year member of the Mt. Bachelor National Ski Patrol and in 2007 was named National Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller. Jody plans on spending time with her beloved border collies, Beau and Bailey in her newfound retirement, mostly at the training and agility facility in Tumalo, where a full barn and arena allows them to work on their incredible skills. 


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ABOUT THE GARNER GROUP: Harcourts The Garner Group is a full-service real estate agency specializing in residential real estate in Central Oregon with offices in Bend and Redmond. The Garner Group is comprised of only full-time real estate agents guided by a leadership team with a combined 100+ years of experience who themselves consistently rank among the top agents in the country. While buying and selling real estate can be some of a person’s most important financial transactions, The Garner Group’s knowledge, connections and hard work have earned them clients for life, one home at a time. Founded in 2001, The Garner Group is known for its relentless pursuit of what is right, a focus on the wellness of their agents and a focus on giving back to their community.

ABOUT HARCOURTS: Harcourts began their journey as a real estate company in New Zealand in 1888. Since then, the group has expanded to 840 offices in 10 different countries around the world. Specializing in residential, commercial, and luxury real estate, as well as property management services, Harcourts is the fastest growing real estate company in the world.