Testimonials

Sophie Morin
“Christine from Locke Real Estate did an amazing job selling my house. She is professional and hard working. Christine is always available and extremely helpful. I would recommend her 100%.”
AJ Caz
“Great experience buying my first home with Locke Real Estate! My realtor Sam Barry helped guide me through the process which made for a great first-time home buyer experience. He was dedicated to ensure I got the house I wanted and I would recommended him to anyone!”
Alexandre Bilodeau  

“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.”

Josee Monette
“Christine from Lock Real Estate helped me buying my new home. As part of a separation, she provided advise, guidance and the steps to take in order to start the house hunting process. She is friendly, empathetic, prompt, patient, and professional. She made the process simple, easy to understand and less stressful. I appreciate her patience and expertise. Her insight was extremely valuable to me and I don’t think I could have done this without her. I definitely recommend her.”
Julie S. Cloutier
“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.”
Nick Curley
“I had the pleasure of working with Christine Locke to buy my first house. She was very attentive to what I was looking for and very responsive when I had questions or needed something. Christine is very nice and easy to talk to. I could really tell that she enjoyed what she does. She really made my first home buying experience an enjoyable process. Really looking forward to having Christine as my realtor for life.”
Madison Albert
“My partner and I had been trying to find a home for a years , with no luck. Within less than two weeks of Christine taking us on as clients she was able to help us find our dream first home. Christine is efficient, professional, hard working and friendly. She is definitely one to keep her clients best interest in mind.”
Sabrina Mehes
“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.”
Dan Legault
“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!”
Josee Monette
“Christine from Locke Real Estate helped me buying my new home. As part of a separation, she provided advise, guidance and the steps to take in order to start the house hunting process. She is friendly, empathetic, prompt, patient, and professional. She made the process simple, easy to understand and less stressful. I appreciate her patience and expertise. Her insight was extremely valuable to me and I don’t think I could have done this without her. I definitely recommend her.”
Colombe Methot
“I would like to express my gratitude to Joelle Allaire and Christine Locke for their professionalism, sound judgement, invaluable advice and most of all their patience. They were successful in selling my house in 3 days and I never felt pressured along the way. Locke real estate is providing a comprehensive package including home staging. It was a positive experience from start to finish with exceptional results. Kudos to Chantal Locke for facilitating the rental of a condo at Harmony Living. The entire Locke Team is outstanding.”
Jena Lynde-Smith
“Sam Barry 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!”
Robin Barré
My husband and I couldn’t be happier with the service we received from Joëlle Allaire and Sam Barry. We thought our house would be a hard sale since we had been on the market with absolutely no movement. We decided to try Locke Real Estate after being referred by friends and family. It was a great decision because only 2 months and a bit it was SOLD. Both Joëlle and Sam communicated with us and gave regular updates. They negotiated with what we wanted and we ended up very happy in the end. I recommend them both if you are looking for agents.
Rachel Carrara
We used Locke Real Estate for both the sale and purchase of our home and had a great experience. Our Realtor Sam Barry gave us great advice about the area and current market. He’s also very knowledgeable about home improvements and we appreciated his insight when viewing homes. When it came time to buy and sell our home he was very organized and efficient. We received practical advice about staging and our house sold in 3 days. I would definitely recommend Locke to anyone buying or selling in Ottawa.
Dave and Heather

We arrived back in Canada in March 2018, after 20 years in England, and began camping out in my brother’s basement in Orleans. Fantastic as it was to be back with family again, we didn’t want to abuse their generosity. The move across the pond was also intended to give us more house, with no mortgage. But . . . .In the 6 months since we’d first started scouting out Ottawa, the market completely shifted. House supply dropped 75%. People simply weren’t selling. The buyer’s market had become a seller’s market. Prices were skyrocketing.

If we didn’t move fast, the dream wouldn’t happen. That’s where Joelle came in. We’d met her several months previously when we were initially scouting out the move. Joelle is a 100% People Person. Chatty and competent. She knows her business, and she knows the Ottawa market. We can’t have been the easiest of customers. We wanted to be near nature, and away from noise and busy-ness. We’d been living in one kind of house in the UK, and had to re-learn how to live in a Canadian house. But what did that look like? What did that feel like? We really didn’t know. Joelle was very patient with us, and took us round to a lot of houses, all the way from Limoges to Kanata. It took six weeks, but we got there. In June, 3 months after arriving back in Canada, we moved in. No mortgage, cash to spare, 5 minute walk from the river. Wow! Much obliged, Joelle!

Peter Atkinson
We were very impressed with many aspects of working with Sam. We felt that he really wanted us to be satisfied with our purchase and not just trying to sell a house. He really took the time to understand our needs, and at no point did we ever feel that we were being pressured in any other direction. When we viewed a property with him, he looked very carefully and thoroughly through the property and helped us to identify any possible future problem areas. His experience and knowledge showed in what he was able to highlight for us and his understanding of the buying process. Finally, he was always prompt and prepared for all of our viewings and meetings. I would highly recommend working with Sam to anyone.
Heather Connelly
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.
Carole Boucher
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!
Eric Gerestein
I’ve used Samuel Barry as my agent for a few different properties in Orleans and the service has been excellent each time. He’s even helping me and my family with a new construction, providing great advice on features and add-ons that will maximize resale value down the road. I highly recommend Samuel and the entire Locke firm to anyone in need of an agent.
Jon, Brenda and Alison

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.

Pascal Leger

Samuel, he’s like the Amazon prime of real estate. This is my 3rd purchasing process and usually I work with the listing agent. I also tried MULTIPLE agents in the past and no one did compared to Samuel. For me it’s all about honesty, transparency & SPEED! Samuel did answer us with all of our questions and was FAST! Also he never pushed us for an offer or never complained to see a house. Thank you Samuel!

Craig Flewelling
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.
Maurice Collette
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.
Mona Matin
We had Samuel Barry as our realtor and we couldn’t be happier with his service. We bought our new home and sold our current home through him. He has always been incredibly professional, honest and helpful throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend him to everyone!