Josh Lavik
Realtor and Team Leader
Josh Lavik
Office: (608) 440-9607
Email: Email Me


Josh is an achiever, a dreamer, and an adventurer. As a young child he has always had an internal drive to do his very best, dream about possibilities, and go on fun adventures. In school he was a high achiever always near the top of his class and involved in many other extracurricular activities. Growing up it was a mix of wrestling tournaments, soccer games, pole vaulting, DECA, theatre, and volunteering. Eventually this led to college at Lawrence University where he gained a liberal arts degree in Biology and truly developed a love of learning.

Wisconsin real estate agent goes rock climbing in Colorado


Deep down, he always felt that learning and growth is one of the best solutions to dealing with life's challenges. Josh holds the belief that, “If you study hard, you’ll do better at your job, build a better business, and ultimately have a better life. I have a belief that I can only reach my highest potential if I'm willing to pay the price of hard work to achieve something truly worthwhile.”


One example where Josh’s work ethic paid off is in wrestling. In high school he developed tremendous discipline which provided the skills needed to be the team Captain and stand on the podium in the State Wrestling Tournament. In college he learned to balance academic achievement along with the rigors of a collegiate wrestling program. This experience provided the mental toughness to deal with so many other life challenges as well.


After graduating college, Josh spent some time devoted to some bucket list adventures, including winemaking in Napa Valley California, backpacking through Europe, and living high in the mountains of Colorado. During these big adventures, he enhanced his skills of rock climbing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Beyond that he met some incredible people that influenced his spiritual path to become a follower of Jesus and follow God’s commandment to “Love your neighbor as yourself”. As a result, he can easily relate to many different types of people due to his wide variety of experiences and connections.


Coming from a family of small business owners, Josh always had the dream of owning his own business and charting his own destiny in this world. In 2005, Josh moved back to the Madison area, where he grew up. Going on far off adventures fuels the soul, but at some point he felt the pull to move back home to be closer to his family. During this time he began working in the real estate industry with his mom (Ruth) and felt somewhat uncertain if this was even the right career path. After all, his undergraduate degree is in Biology with an emphasis on Ecology and Environmental Science.

After the first year of modest success, Josh recognized that the key limiting factor was his level of commitment to real estate. His success previously in school and sports only came as a result of a high level of commitment and hard work. At that moment he applied the same work ethic to real estate and suddenly his career took off like a rocket. He continued to reinvest both time and money in his business to help his clients at the highest level possible. He personally bought a couple properties and learned first hand about managing risk while investing in real estate.


Between 2008 and 2012, when the economy shifted, Josh doubled down on the right activities to help his clients and continued to build his business every year. He read hundreds of books, bought a duplex, attended countless seminars, and masterminded with top agents across the country to learn the best practices of some of the very best real estate agents in the world. Aside from taking various real estate courses, he went on to graduate school at UW-Madison and finished his MBA (Masters in Business Administration) in 2013.

Today, Josh still loves helping his clients as one of the top agents in the Madison area. His adventures now include spending time with his wife and three active boys, often out wakeboarding, rock climbing, snowboarding and skiing, or out camping. His dream today is to help other real estate agents that want to grow along with us. In 2019, Josh and his team joined eXp Realty as part of their focus on high achievement and providing a better real estate experience. Today we are building a world class organization with the absolute best collaboration platform of some of the brightest and most successful agents from around the world. We’re excited!

Ultimately, Josh Lavik cares about people and is on a mission to create A Better Real Estate Experience. Before, during, or after the sale, Josh Lavik and his team want to help with your real estate needs.

josh lavik biking


Featured Realtor TWICE on HGTV's House Hunters in 2013


University of Wisconsin – UW-Madison MBA 2011-2013

Lawrence University, Appleton, WI1997-2001



Professional Designations achieved:

   LUXE - Luxury Listing Specialist - 2022

   SRS - Seller Representative Specialist - 2013

   CRS - Certified Residential Specialist - 2011

   GRI - Graduate of the Realtor Institute - 2007

   ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative - 2005

   ePro - Online marketing professional for real estate - 2006

   IMSD - Internet Marketing Specialist Designation - 2012 to 2013

   CCIM (in progress) - Certified Commercial Investment Member - 2006

Ninja Selling, NAR Convention, WRA Convention2005-2007

Real Estate Broker License - 2012

Real Estate Sales License - 2005



2022 - Top 1000 Agent in America for Real Trends (#55 for Wisconsin).  Certified Mentor at eXp Realty.

2021 - Best of Monona (real estate agent) by Herald-Independent Newspaper, ICON Agent Award at eXp Realty

2020 - ICON Agent Award at eXp Realty, top 2.5% of over 30,0000 agents.  Best of Monona (real estate agent) by Herald-Independent Newspaper

2020 - Top 1.6% in sales.  #42 ranked agent out of 2,848 in South Central Wisconsin MLS.

#1 Ranked Real Estate Agent, out of 85 for KW Madison East - YTD Sales and Volume for 2018 (updated 1/31/19)

the number one keller williams agent for 2018

Helped 61 people with their move - 2018

Featured Agent on Top Agent Magazine - May 2018

Helped 55 people with their move - 2016

Helped 48 people with their move - 2015

#4 of 79 ranked KW agent at Madison Crossroads for homes sold - 2015

Endorsed Local Provider by Dave Ramsey - 2014

Among the top 5% of 2371 real estate agents for units sold - 2014

Helped 43 people with their move - 2014

Helped 35 people with their move - 2013

Top 10% of all sales agents in South Central Wisconsin - 2012

Keeper of the Culture Award for Keller Williams - 2012

Top 40 Under 40 for In Business Magazine – Greater Madison area2010

Chairman’s Club for Stark Company Realtors - #11 of 175 agents2009

Leadership Greater Madison Graduate2009

CIVITAS Graduate - further civic engagement2008



Waunona Neighborhood Association President - 2017 to 2019

MESBA (Monona East Side Business Alliance) - Board Member and VP 2017 to 2019

Madison MAGNET – Committee Co-Chair and Board Member2005-2010

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Board member2010

Downtown Madison, Inc – On Economic Development Committee2006-2010

Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce – Active Member2005-2010

Beta Theta Pi – Recruitment Advisor for UW-Madison Chapter2007-2008

Polar Plunge – jumped into Lake Monona in February to raise money  for the Special Olympics

Other interests:  rock-climbing, snowboarding, biking, camping, running, reading, traveling, church


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