Canada’s Shae Invidiata Says eXp’s Global Reach and Leadership Inspired Her to Come Back

Canada’s Shae Invidiata is an entrepreneur, human rights activist, wellness advocate and all-around disruptor whose path to success is greatly driven by her passion for causes. Whether it’s founding a nonprofit to fight human trafficking via her site, Free Them, or being openly personal about her explanting decision, one thing is clear about Shae: She is passionate and driven.

Another significant thing to know about Shae is she is an Invidiata – part of a powerhouse luxury real estate brand in the greater Toronto area, led by her father, Christopher Invidiata. Shae was part of her dad’s team with eXp until they left for a competitor. After several months, Shae returned to eXp – alone – citing eXp’s extensive global reach and leadership is the her reason to return.

Shae Invidiata

In 2021, Shae made a courageous decision to move to Costa Rica to fulfill her desire of being back on the ocean to enjoy a different quality of life.

“eXp has a global footprint that is unparalleled around the world, and I believe eXp is just getting started.  It’s not a matter of if eXp will come to Costa Rica, but when, and I wanted to be a part of that growth, and it also created a great opportunity for me. 

“Leadership is everything,” said Shae. “eXp cultivates high-caliber leaders to form the executive corporate team, which stems first from the Founder and CEO of eXp World Holdings, Glenn Sanford.

“When you join any company or team, it is vital that you believe in the vision and mission of the leadership, and just as important you look at the culture of the leadership, their values and what they stand for.  By joining this company or team, you become a representation of what they stand for and you become an extension of their reputation, therefore it is important that you are aligned with the leadership of any company or team.”

And the best news is that Shae gets to work with her father indirectly through co-listings in Canada to service her clients in Ontario while expanding her business in Costa Rica, Florida, Mexico, and through the eXp Luxury platform.

“The Invidiata Advantage is indisputable in Canada,” said Shae. “People want the Invidiata brand.”

Learn more about Shae Invidiata:

Years in real estate: Since 2009

Brokerage history:

  • eXp Realty (June 2022 – present) 
  • Real Inc Brokerage (Jan. 2022 – June 2022)
  • eXp Realty (Oct. 2020-Jan. 2022)
  • RE/MAX (2010 – Oct. 2020) 

Main territories: Toronto, Canada; Florida; Mexico, Costa Rica 

Main focus: Luxury real estate, single-family homes, vacation properties, investment properties.

Number of people on team: I’m an individual agent, but came from a team of 20. 

Accolades, accomplishments & awards:

  • Founder of Free Them, nonprofit that fights human trafficking.
  • Recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion
  • Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Recipient of the National Freedom Award 
  • Recipient of the “Woman of Honour” Honoring Heroes presented by The Joy Smith Foundation
  • Tedx Talk Speaker on “The World’s 27 Million Darkest Secrets”

Is there a significant experience you can share since you joined eXp?

“Because eXp is virtual, I would say having the opportunity to sit down to interview Jason Gesing, the CEO of eXp Realty, in person was quite special.”

What is one thing about eXp that surprised you?

“How fast eXp is actually growing.”

What kind of collaboration have you experienced at eXp?

“I have become a key partner in the Collaborative Movement within eXp. It is a high impact group with industry leaders who are investing in the success of other Realtors.” 

Best tip to share with other agents:

“Remember you are in the service industry.  Focus on the client, serve them EXCEPTIONALLY well and the money will follow.

“Also, fall in love with the F word – follow up.  The fortune is in the follow up.  Agents often are very blindsided to what is actively in front of them, that they forget their pending potential clients.  There’s often a lot of money sitting idle there.”

10 Fun Things About Shae Invidiata

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Sitting in gratitude for everything I have AND being on the ocean 

One thing you can’t live without?

My essential oils

One trait that has led to your success?

Relentless pursuit of my vision. Consistency. 

What celebrity would play you in a movie or TV show?

Angelina Jolie. 

Pet peeve?

People who are running late and do not give you advance notice.

Little known fact about yourself?

The first BMW I bought was $900 USD, a 1984 3 series

Song you never tire of?

“The Drummer Boy,” by Josh Groben 

Favorite meal?

This is hard! My mom’s cooking 100% + veal scallopini + Caesar salad 

Your epitaph will say:

That’s not for me to decide, BUT my heart’s desire is to live life in such a way that it creates positive impact and transformation in people’s lives. Leaving a legacy of significance.  


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