Meet our experts who will guide you through this exciting  process.  Read their profiles and choose the agent who best suits your personality and needs.


Marcia Nash

Marcia is a powerhouse of an agent who has a strong drive and work ethic with the ability to get the job done with a positive attitude and high energy results. When you meet Marcia you can feel the passion Marcia has for helping her clients achieve their real estate goals. She loves her job.

Marcia brings to the table 18 years of experience in selling homes in Ottawa and surrounding areas. Known for her straight talking and her tactful directness you can be assured that Marcia will help you achieve your real estate goals.

Born in Ottawa and raised in the house that her father still lives in located in Orleans Marcia has been busy learning the real estate market and knows Ottawa and surrounding areas really well.

Are you looking to buy your first home, dream home or investment. Call Marcia to make sure you make the right choice for YOU. She will not steer you in the wrong direction. Marcia had been known to say “ don’t buy this home”her exentensive experience tells her she knows the price is too high or the home may be difficult to sell In the future.

Deciding to buy or sell real estate is not always an easy desision. Experience has taught Marcia just how to ask her clients the right questions in order to help them make the right decisions.

“I called Marcia to have her come over to list my home as I was considering moving to a condo so I would have less work to do in maintenance on my home and more disposable income. When Marcia went through the numbers with us we saw that moving to a condo would cost more than living in our present bungalow and that would not work well with our recent financial problems. Marcia refered is to lawn maintenqnce and snow removal company and we decided to not to move right now.We are not saying no the the condo in the future but we know now that this is not theright time for us. Marcia did not get our business today but she has us as clients for life. When we need to move we will call Marcia and refer our friends and family to her.”


Catherine Joyce

Cathy's philosophy about business is simple. Do the right thing, be honest, work extremely hard with your clients best interest at heart and the results will be win-win for everyone.

The road that led Cathy to real estate includes a business degree from the University of Ottawa, several administrative jobs, a wonderfully rewarding period as a stay at home mom and a sales position at The Orleans Star Newspaper where she met James Locke and decided on the spot to get her real estate license. That was 15 busy and very successful years ago. One of the best decisions of her life!

Cathy loves dealing with first time home buyers because she feels such an obligation to make sure they make the wisest decisions possible. She treats them the way she would want someone treating her adult children.

She also has a real soft spot for seniors. People tell her she is very thorough but patient, never rushing them to make a decision if they aren't ready. She gently guides them to make the perfect choices. "We often work with people on such a personal level as they are transitioning through life’s different stages and it is such a privilege to be part of that. My husband always marvels at the touching thank you notes and emails I often receive. It is so rewarding." she states.

Cathy is a longtime volunteer at her church, Divine Infant Parish and is actively involved in her community. She has 3 grown children; Lisa, a grade one teacher in Gloucester, Sarah a retail executive in NYC and Kevin, a buyer for Giant Tiger in Ottawa. Peter, her husband is retired and is an avid fisherman and volunteer at the Perley Veteran's Hospital.


Joelle Allaire

Born and raised in Timmins Ontario. Joelle moved to the Nation’s Capital in 1985. Orleans is where she calls home. Coming from a “Real Estate family” Joelle decided to follow in her parents foot steps and she has been licensed since 2004.

“Exceptional client satisfaction is essential to my success as a Bilingual Real Estate Professional” exclaims Joelle. “My ability to listen, understand the concerns and desires of Buyers is essential in making each experience pleasant and rewarding. I have the knowledge, experience and strategic approach to make your move a success”.

Joelle is a very proud mother of two adult boys. Taylor her eldest son joined the Canadian Forces and is now posted in Alberta. Alexi is attending Algonquin College. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, skiing, biking, fishing, traveling, music. A true Northern girl at heart.

“Ready to talk about your Ottawa Real Estate goals?

Contact me today. I’m ready to Listen!”





We recently sold our home and bought a new one with the help of Cathy Joyce from Locke Real Estate. The service we received from Cathy was exceptional and she went above and beyond to meet our needs. She was professional, knowledgeable, patient and thorough. Cathy is not only a great realtor but she is an overall great person. We truly felt like she had our best interest in mind every step of the way. We also enjoyed receiving daily listings via our own web portal and we liked that had the flexibility to tailor our search to meet our needs. We absolutely loved working with Cathy and would highly recommend her and Locke Real Estate for anyone thinking about buying or selling their home.

Sabrina Mehes


I sold my house in ONE WEEK this summer with the help of an exceptional team (Sam Barry and Catherine Joyce) !! They gave me very good advice for the home staging. They were professional and available ! It is known, being in good hands has the positive effect of reducing your stress and anxiety !

On top of that, Sam really help us to find the perfect house ! He listens and understands his client's requirements. We are so happy in our new home. A BIG thank you !

Maude Rioux-Villard


Absolutely wonderful do deal with Joelle  with her expertise knowledge & professionalism I would highly recommend Joelle to anyone looking for and real Estate agent.

Carole Patenaude


We hired Cathy Joyce to sell our parent's home in Orleans and found her to be a very professional agent, knowledgeable with the area, as well as sensitive and compassionate to our situation. She presented us with many comparables as well as her marketing strategies and was very easy to communicate with. When we had questions, she was there to answer them immediately and was very flexible with her schedule. She gave us great advice on staging the home which we followed and proved to be the best advice for a quicker sale. The sign went up on a Thursday and by the Saturday we had an offer that we were able to work with. We highly recommend Cathy Joyce for either buying or selling and know that many others will be satisfied clients as we have been.

Heather Connelly


Sam Barry from Locke Real Estate provided us with exceptional service. Within minutes of meeting Sam we felt we could trust him to guide us in such an important step in our lives. He created a portal of homes tailored to exactly we wanted, and changed it as often as we changed our criteria. This made the initial searching phase so easy.

No matter what house we wanted to see or when we wanted to see it he made it happen. He drove all over the city helping us find our perfect home.

When it came to closing he was extremely thorough and efficient and made sure everything went off without a hitch.

His honesty and genuine nature made for speedy and enjoyable process and he always had us feeling hopeful and assured. Sam is extremely professional and down to earth - he was there to help us find our dream home and it was evident!

We will definitely be using his services again should we ever decide to move. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

Jenna Slack


Dear Cathy, thank you for all your time, patience and guidance in helping us find our new home. We are extremely grateful for everything you have done. We hope this small token of our gratitude will adorn your home each Christmas as a reminder of the hope and friendship you have given us. Thank you and God Bless.

Jon, Brenda and Allison.


We have bought and sold with Cathy Joyce several times, and we have been very happy. Cathy truly cares about her clients, takes the time to listen and is really service oriented and professional. Choosing a realtor is a big decision, and you can't go wrong choosing Cathy Joyce.

Cheryl &Marty


We had the pleasure of working with Joelle on multiple occasions. She is an excellent agent that is very attentive to her clients needs. With her positive attitude, honesty and great personality, she is able to find the positive in a sometimes stressful situation! No challenge is too big for her - with experience and knowledge she was able to sell our house during a slow market. When relocating back to Ottawa, we had very limited time to find and buy a house so she made us her priority - and we ended up seeing over 40 houses in a weekend! When we finally found the one we liked, she made things happen for us!!
We highly recommend Joelle - she honestly had your best interest at heart!

Renee and Kevin


I had the pleasure of working with Joelle Allaire for the sale of my Orleans townhome. She is warm, caring and lovely. I could see that my interests as the seller, were at the heart of all our transactions with potential buyers, and she made sure that only serious offers were entertained. Her instincts were ‘bang on’ with respect to timing, as well as pricing of my home, and it sold for much more than I had originally expected! I would do business with Joelle again in a heartbeat, and I highly recommend her for all your Real Estate needs. She is a wonderful lady!

Carole Boucher

Cathy, Nathalie and I were talking about how well prepared you were for us. There isn't anything that could have been done different we don't think. The referrals worked out great as well. Keep doing what you're doing. 
Also very happy with mortgage broker, the home inspection and the lawyer.

B. Underhill, RCMP Member