Testimonials

Below are some of my Client Testimonials

By: Lindsey and Andrew Timm

Working with Catherine was a pleasure and a godsend. We are relocating to Ottawa due to work we were given 5 days to find and purchase a home, talk about stressful! Working with Catherine was amazing she was with us every step of the way during our search, she has an amazing network of professionals that she can call at any time to gather an answer, and her recommendations for mortgage specialists, home inspectors, lawyers were very helpful. Catherine was available to answer my million questions and kept my stress down to a minimal, which let me tell you is not an easy task. Catherine was a joy to work with and you could see the love she has for her job, she puts her heart and soul into her work and helping her clients. Catherine is very knowledgeable about the area we were looking into, and was able to answer any questions we had about the house we were looking at. Catherine handled our small window for house hunting with determination and grace, she kept us updated with every phone call and information about the houses we were looking at. When it came to putting an offer on a house, her support and expertise was greatly appreciated, she kept us up to date on all the news regarding the offer. We cannot thank Catherine enough for helping us find our new home. Recommending Catherine as a Realtor is the least we can do. It was a joy and a privilege to work with Catherine.

By: Trevor and Natalie

We met Catherine while we weren't actively looking for a home, only looking for inspiration. After deciding finally to upgrade from our condo and upgrade to a detached home, Catherine was there every step of the way to ensure our home was prepared for selling, and that we were looking at the right kind of house that we knew we could grow in. To say she was patient is an understatement. She listened to both our needs and took the time to explain the ins and outs of the market, and level-set against our expectations. She walked us through our selling and buying processes as would a friend, and all this over the course of a year and a half! We appreciate Catherine, all that she brings to the table, and she is an amazing professional. Anyone working with her will undoubtedly see her as an incredible asset, and we can confidently say that it will be your best choice if you decide to partner with her. Thank you Catherine for being a light in this crazy housing market!

By: Ahsan and Jia

To say that working with Catherine was a pleasure would be an understatement. She not only went above any beyond in our entire sale process but it was obvious that she puts her heart and sole into her work. She really cares for her clients. Recently we worked with Catherine for selling and buying a home. These are challenging times for real estate investments and every step of the way Catherine was really professional and empathic to our situation which really made the process much easier for us than expected. Catherine was always swift in responding to any questions or concerns. I know she worked very hard to make our deal happen. We would definitely recommend her to all our contacts and we wish her the very best !.... Happy New Year 2022.

By: Alan & Sandra

We met Catherine in fall 2020 and enlisted her help in buying our home. Catherine was attentive to our needs, taking time to understand our preferences in a home, and providing insights on the homes we viewed. Catherine was also very patient in addressing our endless questions as we were first-time homebuyers in the hectic COVID-19 market. She was very responsive and responded quickly to our messages at all hours. and, of course, kept in very close touch during offer dates to ensure we had the most up-to-date information. We also benefited from her network of professionals, including useful referrals for real estate lawyer and mortgage broker. Overall, she made the home-buying process very smooth and effortless - from arranging viewings to making offers and to closing the deal. We appreciate the service she provided and look forward to working with her in the future. All the best, Alan + Sandra

By: Parimal Bhatia

We moved to Ottawa (Kanata) in July 2020 and started our house hunt in Feb 2021. That is when we crossed paths with Catherine, and we immediately felt that she is the right person to have as our realtor. As newcomers to Canada, we had numerous questions topics ranging from housing types, localities, pricing, area, finance, pre-approvals, etc. and Catherine was always patient and giving us her inputs. What we liked most about her is that she never rushed us into a decision - she always wanted the best for us. Over Feb and March we viewed 25+ homes in person - townhomes and singles. The market was rough and houses were going 20%+ above asking. On some houses, there were 10+ offers and a virtual bidding war. All this was very intimidating but we knew our time would come. As our house hunt continued, we discovered our taste for older single homes and this was only possible because of Catherine's patience and support. Once we knew our taste and our price range, it was only a matter of time before we nailed the right house. Catherine even got us in touch with a very good attorney who's services were exceptional. We are very happy with our new home. All in all, we were very fortunate to have Catherine as our realtor, and our trusted advisor in our home search. We would definitely recommend her to all our contacts and we wish her the best !!

By: Amruta

If your are new to Ottawa then no better choice than Catherine for first time buyers. She will work hard to find you a home you would really love! She specifically takes care of your needs, preferences and have in-depth knowledge of the market. She will always guide you through details that we might miss being new to the place. Not only as a professional but she is a very genuine person with kind heart & strong opinions. We feel really lucky to chose her as our agent and are happy about our journey and love our Kanata home.

By: Lisa and Michael MacDonald

Moving from Toronto to Ottawa was a daunting task that required us to place a lot of trust in people we hadn't met before - including Catherine. Her straight forward approach, excellent communication and customer service orientation quickly gained our respect and helped us find our perfect home! We wouldn't hesitate to refer her to anyone looking to sell or buy a new home.

By: Martine and Stu

It was a fluke that we had Cat as our agent. We messaged her on Realtor.ca about a listing and she arrived on time to show us around and ended up staying with us until we moved into our dream home. It was a very long and difficult process as we were doing this through the pandemic. Cat was such a breath of fresh air and solid rock during our journey. It was not easy to say the least but Cat was determined to not let us settle and was positive that we would find the one. And we did. We could not have done so without her. She was always available and was always in the know. She knows her real estate business inside and out and for us, this was very reassuring. We cannot recommend her services enough. Beyond "doing her job" she made it feel like she was part of our family and so took her job personally and very seriously. If you are ever in need of an agent, whether to buy or sell, Catherine Duff is the agent you want. We will forever be grateful to her for helping us find our dream home. Merci Cat :)

By: Christel & Paul Irwin

We were introduced to Catherine through family who also had used her for their home purchases. Having been out of the real-estate market for 25 years she was a great help. We looked at our situation and she gave us really good advise on what to purchase. From this we decided a new home bungalow townhome to be built was our best option. There too she helped us to choose upgrades that and represented us with the builder, she got us a lawyer on a long weekend and had it all in place for us as soon as possible as homes were selling quickly! She is a hard working, efficient, and knowledgeable. She is willing to work evening and weekends to facilitate a sell or a buy. We can’t thank her enough for holding our hands in such stressful times. Thank you Catherine !!

By: Lindsey and Brogan

Catherine recently helped us find our home. She was great to work with, quickly picked up on what we were looking for, answered our million and one questions, and was completely understanding about any concerns we had about entering Ottawa's competitive market. She is incredibly patient and goes the extra mile to make sure you feel confident in your purchase. Thank you so much Catherine for everything :) We love our new home, thank from Lindsey, Brogan and Rowan.

By: Deepa

It was a pleasure working with Catherine in Ottawa's competitive and fast-paced market with bidding wars aplenty! Catherine was a consummate professional: she promptly answered my many questions, she connected me with key resources (lawyer, mortgage broker and insurance broker), and she was smart & efficient with drafting offers. I ended up with a home in the neighborhood I wanted that was of better quality than I thought I could get! I'm grateful for her help and support through my recent purchase, and highly recommend her!

By: Paula Phillips

If you are looking for a realtor that will dedicate her time to finding you the perfect home, then Catherine is the realtor for you. Catherine is kind, patient and caring and puts your needs first even if they, at times, can be a little demanding. Once she knows what style of home you are looking for, she works tirelessly and effortlessly to find the perfect home for you. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to her job and she is very honest with you, in your favor, if she thinks the house you are looking at is a good investment or not. Catherine was very patient with me, for this was the first time looking for a home on my own. The last time I had to buy a house was 21 years ago, so the times have changed drastically when it comes to home buying. After a few biding wars and some tears shed, she helped me purchase a beautiful home for my girls and I!

By: Kelly and Thomas

If you are looking to buy a house, Catherine Duff is the person you need to call! We worked with her to purchase our first home, and she was absolutely magnificent. From our first meeting, we felt totally at ease with her as her personality fit well with ours. She spent endless hours showing us houses all around the city, until we found the perfect one. She is as professional as it gets, but is also fueled by a very strong work ethic, whether it concerns her communication with third parties (other real estate agents / sellers) or providing her expert advice on the situation/condition or price of the house we were being shown. She was also very supportive in helping us overcome the various challenges of today’s housing market. She is very meticulous during all steps of the process and always available to answer all our questions. Finally, she is so much more than a real estate agent - among others, she is a strong negotiator who managed to seal a better deal for us.

By: David and Misty Ventura

Catherine has recently helped us complete our second transaction in less than a year. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the Ottawa real estate market. Our most recent experience with Catherine was the sale of our late mother's home. Catherine provided an excellent strategy and marketing plan. Because of Catherine we had well over 100 showings and 24 offers. We accepted an offer 22% above asking price. All within one week of being listed. We couldn't have done it without Catherine. if you are looking for an agent to be a partner in the selling of your home, you have to call Catherine.

By: Veena

Catherine is very hard working she always puts clients best interests in front of hers. I had my house with another agent for 6 weeks left the house for him to sell he didn,t get even one person for showing. Its amazing the moment Catherine became my agent she worked so hard even before the house was listed she already had people lined up for showing. Her hard work and dedication paid off my house was sold in 5 days. She is an excellent communicator informed me with all the details from the beginning to end. She is very professional Whom ever had Catherine as her or his or their agent Speak very highly of her. Any time I mention Catherine’s name people say oh she sold our house. Very reliable with great reputation.

By: Cameron & Andrew

Thank you Catherine for your hard work and efforts that lead to us purchasing our first home! We first met Catherine when we moved to Ottawa and needed to find a place to rent fast. She was helpful, quick to respond to messages and we landed a great place within a few days. Fast forward two years and we were ready to buy our first home. Catherine answered our many questions, gave frank, extremely useful advice and shared her invaluable experience with us while viewing houses. The market was difficult, but Catherine helped us make an educated decision, land an awesome house in the neighbourhood we wanted, within our price range, in very little time. Thanks again Catherine! You were a pleasure to view houses with and made our first experience buying a home so much easier than I'd worried it would be.

By: Linda & Dave Bennett

Catherine came recommended to us by a colleague at work. We were in no hurry to sell but we were weighing out our options. I was clear to Catherine up front that we were not ready to sell. She sent me properties of interest on a regular basis. It really gave me that time I needed to see what was out there and to understand the market. The one thing I really appreciated about Catherine was that I never felt pressured. She was always very patient and quick to answer any question I had. When I did see the right house we purchased it and started to process to list ours. I was a little nervous about buying without having ours sold but Catherine reassured us it would sell in no time. She had it listed within a week. Our house sold in 48 hours for over asking price. We couldn't be happier. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Catherine with your real estate needs. She is very prompt in responding to any of your questions or concerns and at no time will you ever feel pressured by her. Thank you Catherine for making this whole process go very smoothly.

By: Liane D

Catherine worked with me to see my Condo in Ottawa while I am living in Edmonton. The entire experience was made easy because she took care of everything, She was very helpful, knowledgable, and always took the time to answer questions that I had, Selling a property over a long distance carries its own set of challenges and Catherine was a Pro, if you need a relocation specialist, or need someone who knows how to deal with real estate over a long distance, I highly recommend Catherine. Thank you so much Catherine for alll of your assistance!

By: Blayr and Jeff

Catherine Duff was a fantastic realtor who made selling and buying a breeze! Our initial meeting was relaxed and professional where she gave us lots of options as to how to move forward with the sale of our condo. With her direction and guidance, we put our condo on the market within a week, and after three showings, we had two offers! Catherine then took our new home requirements and found us great place almost immediately. She gave sound advice and great perspective! The purchase was made simple due to her attention to detail and willingness to make sure we got everything we wanted. She made the purchase of our new home a very enjoyable and easy experience! Thank you, Catherine!!! We will use you again for our next move!!

By: Kaitlin L.

Catherine’s hard work and attention to detail made the process of buying my first home enjoyable and easy. Her hard work and dedication paid off within a very difficult housing market. She was always a phone call away and ensured that my questions and concerns were addressed; Catherine did a great job working around my challenging schedule and made sure to let me know that she was available any time, day or night. She walked me through each step of the way and explained them well, having my best interest in mind throughout. Her friendliness and professionalism shines through to her work – I highly recommend her!!

By: Kelsey rodgers

Hi, just a note to say thank you for ensuring we were happy customers. This was our first home and unfortunately due to the previous home owner it was not a pleasant experience. Although you told us this from the beginning it definitely was not easy, but catherine pulled through and ensured our happiness. She is very diligent and reliable. She makes her clients a priority. Thank you for all you have done in selling us our first home. We love it.

By: Courteney Werner

I have purchased two homes with Catherine's help and sold one. She has consistently exceeded my expectations. Our first home here in Ottawa was purchased as part of a military move. We did not know how long we would be in the area and she helped us choose a home that would be easy to re-sell should we have to sell quickly. Now, three years later, we are here for the long term and we decided to have Catherine help us find our dream home and sell our town home. She helped us find exactly what we wanted (and also what we needed) and sold our home in ONE day, over asking! She has great attention to detail and really got to know us and help guide us towards the best choices for us.

By: Samantha Carter

If you're looking for a real estate agent who will work with you, your vision and your budget - this is the woman to call! Catherine was patient, helpful and ensured I got the best property for me. I am now the proud owner of my first home - a condo! Catherine worked with me, my work schedule, reminded me of my need vs want list, and got me the best price - 15K under asking! She helped me find my mortgage broker, my lawyer, and even recommended an insurance broker. She has connections, and is very knowledgeable of the industry. I heard about her through 2 friends who have purchased homes with her as their agent, and like them, my experience was stellar! Thank you for helping me get into my very first home; I will definitely keep your number handy if I ever need to look again!

By: Jess Kipping & Jamie Prinn

Catherine recently helped us find our first home and we couldn’t be happier! She guided us through what can be a very scary process for first time home buyers by making it easy and stress-free. She was never too busy for us and always answered our questions right away. She knew the kind of house we were looking for and was always forthcoming in providing advice and steered us in the right direction. We had our “deal breakers” and she didn’t let us settle for less than. Our experience really wouldn’t have been the same without her! Catherine, thank you for all your help & support.

By: Shelby Falle

I will begin by saying Catherine is amazing. I recently purchased my first home ever, and I had a strict budget and very picky taste. Catherine knew the style I was looking for and was very knowledgeable when it came to what houses were worth and what I should and shouldn’t be paying. Catherine showed me multiple homes and after a few biding wars, I ended up purchasing a beautiful two-level condo in Orleans. She answered all my questions, and walked me through the entire process. Catherine, thanks for all your help, your patience and continued support!

By: Wendy May

Catherine recently sold my mothers condo and helped me purchase a new home. She answered ALL our questions same day, if not within 2 hours. She went out of her way to look into the details to ensure we were comfortable and secure in our decisions. Catherine is not only professional, but she exudes a warm personality that puts you at ease and makes you feel confident you are in great hands. Thanks for selling my moms condo and finding me my new forever home!!!

By: Ann Smith

Hi, just a note to say thanks for all you have done for us throughout this process. As first time buyers, we had a lot of unanswered questions regarding the purchase of our home. Thank you for providing the answers to many of these and giving us informed advice on the homes that we visited!