Lovely 1 bedroom, 2 baths…
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 her 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 17 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 parishioner at her church, Divine Infant Parish and is actively involved in her community. Volunteering at St. Brother Andre School is one of her favorite extracurricular activities. She has 3 grown children; Lisa, a grade one teacher, Sarah an executive with Sobey’s, 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.
Be sure to reach out to her if you are thinking of buying or selling.
“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 Connolly
“We had a great experience with Cathy. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with the whole process.”– Sarah Paluck
“This is the second home we have sold through Locke Real Estate and this experience, the same as the first, was excellent. They provided outstanding advice, input and support through the whole process. We used two different agents for the selling process (8 years apart – Marcia Nash and Cathy Joyce) and were impressed with the consistent quality of services, the professionalism and support despite the intervening years. Cathy Joyce was our agent on our most current home sale and her talents were obvious from day 1. I would definitely recommend Locke Real Estate to anyone looking to sell or purchase in the area.”
“I had seen Locke Real Estate signs in Orleans for many years so when it was time to sell my condo I decided to look up their web page. After reading many positive reviews I contacted Cathy Joyce. Cathy contacted me right away to set up the appointment. My boyfriend and I were so impressed with Cathy right from the start. Cathy was very well prepared and proved to us immediately that she had the knowledge and the experience that we were looking for. Cathy was a pleasure to work with. Communication was effortless, she was easy to talk and so quick to respond when I had questions. The result: My condo sold within three days of it being on the market for the amount that I was hoping for,
amazing! Thank you so much Cathy for making what I thought would be a very stressful experience stress-free! I will be recommending you and Locke Real Estate to friends and family.”– Jenn Merritt
“I would highly recommend Cathy as your agent of choice to buy or sell a home. She made the experience stress free, and never tired of my endless questions. Her industry knowledge adds value as did her recommendations to stage the home. Thanks Cathy and Team Locke. This was my 3rd time using their services and I look forward to the next time, let’s just hope it’s 10 years from now.”– Judy Grisold
“My wife and I have worked with Locke (and more specifically – Cathy Joyce) with the sale and purchasing of our last 3 homes. We couldn’t be happier with the high level of service and expertise we always get from them!”– Dan Legault
“Great experience, Cathy was especially helpful and knowledgeable. We`ll certainly go to her once its time to sell”– Mart Stur
“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
“We would recommend Cathy to anyone who wishes to sell their home. She stood by us from the beginning and helped through all the steps. From the home staging to the final sell. You’ll definitely be our agent when we will be back in Ottawa.”– Julie S. Cloutier“With the help of Cathy Joyce from Locke Real Estate, I am officially a home owner. Cathy’s service was exceptional; she was easy to connect with, trustworthy and very professional. Her knowledge was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend Cathy’s services.”– Alexandre Bilodeau
“Cathy Joyce at Locke Realty is an exceptional agent ! I was convinced that I was going to list with Com Free and reduce my cost of selling. I subsequently met with Cathy and decided to list with her instead. That was a very good decision. The value she provided was very evident from the start and I never looked back. She is a very knowledgeable agent and her many years of experience showed. She is a very honest and likeable person to deal with. In a very competitive profession where there is no shortage of agents willing to sell your house, Cathy is a breath of fresh air. I rate her service as outstanding. You won’t find better.”– Craig Flewelling
“I am extremely grateful for the amazing services Locke Real Estate provided during the process of selling my home and finding me the perfect home. I want to thank my Agent Cathy Joyce, you are the best!”– Micheline Chretien
“Our real estate agent Cathy went above and beyond. Throughout the whole process we felt all of our needs were being heard and exceeded. Overall fantastic experience.”– Lauren Clendenan
“Cathy Joyce at Locke Real Estate!
I can’t recommend enough that you choose Cathy to sell your house. As a first time seller and someone who knows nothing about the process it was amazing to have her helping us along the way. She gave great advice on the steps we should take to prepare the house for a quick and easy sale. By the time we had it ready to be staged it already looked like a completely new house and when she came in to stage everything it looked like it was straight out of a magazine.
Cathy was always a quick phone call or text away when we had any questions. Sold the house in under a week (above asking price), what more could you ask for?! Overall it was a very pleasant experience and she will be my only choice for any real estate needs going forward.
Huge thanks to Cathy and everyone at the Locke Real Estate team”– Luc
“We have worked with Cathy Joyce of Locke Real Estate twice now – buying our first home and then our forever home, and she has been absolutely indispensable. We cannot say enough about her; we have valued her expertise and support so much, and can not imagine having navigated the daunting process of buying and selling a home without her! When we decided to look for a home with a little more room for our growing family, it wasn’t even a question; we called Cathy right away, having had such a great previous experience working with her.
Cathy was always available to us, promptly answering emails, texts and calls, working around our family’s schedule,
coming to our house for meetings (even a very early morning on the weekend!) and we felt confident throughout the process, knowing that she had our family’s best interest at heart.Cathy also has a great team working with her, from office support staff to the home photographer, we were pleased at every turn. If you’re looking for an experienced professional that really knows the Ottawa market, and that’s an absolute dream to work with, call Cathy Joyce!”– Megan and Brad Carroll
“There is no better choice than Cathy Joyce! Cathy from Locke Real Estate is everything we wanted and more in an agent. She helped us find our new home, and guided us when selling our current home (asking price and our possession date – woot woot)! Cathy is extremely knowledgeable, understanding, patient, helpful, easy to reach, professional and thorough. We would, and will, recommend Locke Real Estate and the services of Cathy Joyce to everyone we know!”– Connor Watson
“We had the pleasure of working with Cathy Joyce at Locke Realty for the sale our our home. She did an amazing job selling it in a matter of days. Cathy is extremely professional, honest, reliable and full of experience. We highly recommend Cathy and Locke Realty to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.”– Accounting Brofort
“We have bought and sold multiple homes with Locke Real Estate. Cathy Joyce is our “go-to” agent for anything house related. The rule is just listen to Cathy’s advice and actually do it all. You will me amazed!!!”
– Mark Trudeau
“ Working with Cathy Joyce has been fantastic! We met her by chance at an open house in 2019 and when we decided to move to Ottawa, we reconnected with her. She was flexible, reliable, professional and extremely resourceful. I would strongly recommend working with her. After our move, she has been a great source of information and local recommendations which helped us settle in easily.”– Cindy Winer“I had the absolute pleasure of working with Cathy from Locke Real Estate. I am so glad and lucky to have had the chance to work with Cathy. She deals a lot with first time homebuyers and helps make the entire process as smooth and seamless as possible. I cannot say enough good things about Cathy, she truly cares about her clients and goes above and beyond the call of duty. As the current housing market is all over the place, she made sure to take the time to explain everything and set reasonable expectations. Not only does she have such a vaste repertoire of experience, but she was always available whenever needed either by text, email or phone. I felt like I was dealing with someone I’ve know for many years, she takes the time to listen to everything you have to say and is always available to answer your requests and does it with a smile. A lot of real estate agents out there try to pressure you into buying something to get a commission but this was never the case with Cathy. She truly cares and works hard to help you get your dream home. I would recommend Cathy to anyone looking to purchase their first home or for anything related to buying or selling a home. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication, the best in the business!”– JR
“Cathy Joyce is a caring and professional agent. Because of her expert advice, we were able to sell our townhome so quickly and also to buy our new single home. Cathy went above and beyond for us in so many ways and we are so grateful for her service. Her honesty, attention to detail and great communication stood out and helped us to make the transition to buy and sell during the pandemic. We’re definitely referring Cathy to all of my friends, family and colleagues that intend to buy or sell.”– Marie-Philippe Baudin
“I can not recommend Cathy Joyce enough! She helped us buy our home when we relocated to Ottawa and had such a positive experience, she was the obvious choice when it was time to list our home. She gave us excellent advice throughout our sale and kept us well informed. What can be often be a stressful experience was pain free, both buying and selling with Cathy.”– Leslee Gill
“I want to thank Cathy and Joelle for their help. They are very attentive to your needs. always ready and willing to show houses on short notice.They have all the tools to help you make sound decisions in the biggest purchase of your life. I would recommend them without hesitation.Thanks ladies I really appreciate your time and professionalism.”– Maurice Collette
“We 100% recommend Sam and Cathy. They were by our sides for buying and selling and made the experience as flawless and easy as possible. In today’s aggressive sellers market, they were responsive, attentive, patient and reassuring. Because of their awesome negotiation, staging and people skills, we were successful in a multiple offer situation and also sold our home after only one weekend of showings.De plus, nous cherchions des agents bilingues et Sam pouvait bien communiquer avec nous autant en français qu’en anglais. Bref, nous sommes très très heureux et satisfaits et recommendons sans aucune hésitation leurs services!”– Annie Carrubé
“We worked with Cathy from Locke Real Estate for both the sale and purchase of our home and had such a great experience! Cathy was extremely knowledgeable of the market and attentive to our needs and wish list! With the market being so crazy, having Cathy guide us was incredibly valuable and made this journey one to remember! We couldn’t imagine going through this without her help.”– Mireille Dominguez