About

Testimonials

All the full-length testimonials from Barb & Carole’s past clients.

A

Diana & Tom

International buyers

We used Carole and her team for moving from the UK and would highly recommend them to anybody moving to Ottawa.

Carole was fantastic from the start, full of insight and suggestions, always punctual and hugely helpful, while Barbara was able to supply us with useful information pertaining to the area we were interested in, including community services, events and groups.

They guided us through the purchase process effortlessly and we’re now very happy in our new home.

Diana & Tom liked our insight the most.

Mark & Judy

Sellers

Carole was great!

Our house sold on the first day, all thanks to the superb staging, positioning and marketing by Carole and her whole team. It was way more than just a sign on the lawn. Their expertise and hard work certainly paid off for us. We couldn’t be happier.

Mark & Judy liked our marketing the most.

Marie-Andree & Chris

Buyers

Carole and her team were great!

We were relocating from afar, and had a limited window to purchase a new home for our young family.

In the weeks leading up to our visit, Carole sent us many listings, set up viewings, and made sure we knew about houses just coming on the market. This made our trip very efficient, and we ended up getting a nice little family home in a great area on Carole’s strong advice.

Thanks for everything!

Marie-Andree & Chris liked our efficiency the most.

Evelyn

Buyer

I’m so glad that I chose Barb & Carole to help me purchase my new home!

I can honestly say that despite her busy schedule, Carole made me feel like her only client — very special!

I had a challenging wish list and Carole considered it for each potential property she selected. She is a skilled listener and her thorough knowledge of neighbourhoods, developments and renovation factors helped steer me in the right direction.
Her strong, respectful negotiating skills kept me within budget and with my desired closing date.

Barb & Carole kept me up to date and fully prepared, and their calm, positive attitude and efficiency made this experience more enjoyable and less stressful than I could imagine.
I also benefited from their excellent working relationships with talented inspectors, lawyers, mortgage brokers, tradespeople, etc.

It was a wonderful experience from start to finish!

Evelyn liked our respectful negotiating skills the most.

Meredith & Trevor

Sellers

Thank you so much for selling our home. You’ve raised the bar for our real estate expectations!
Everyone on the team was wonderful to deal with and thanks to their efforts, we sold very fast!

Meredith & Trevor liked our quality of service the most.

Laurie & Hugh

Sellers

We could not be more pleased with the professional and friendly service that Carole and her team provided us. This is the second home that they have sold for us over the past 8 years, and both experiences were extremely positive.

In a slow real estate market, you need a team that puts your home in the best possible spotlight; you need your home to stand out above the rest.

Carole sold our home in less than three weeks, and allowed us to literally move on with our lives, while other homes on our street were still for sale two months later.

The strengths of Barb & Carole are photography, videography and marketing. Simply put, they are an awesome team!

Laurie & Hugh liked our professionalism the most.

Lee

Buyer and seller

“Thank you” to Barb & Carole for all their efforts in getting my house sold, and in guiding me through the process of buying my new home on Alon Street.

I appreciate all the advice Barb & Carole gave me along the way, and I really enjoyed working with them. I will be sure to recommend you to my friends, and of course keep you in mind if I am ever looking to buy or sell again.

Lee liked our advice and guidance the most.

Lise & Fred

Buyers

We discussed with Carole about our vision of the property we were looking for and visited a few homes to fine-tune our taste and expectations. Carole is the reason we found the home that was meant to be ours!

From the moment we walked into the house, we knew this home felt right for us and she magically made it happen!
Carole is very honest, trustworthy, and extremely knowledgeable and worked to fulfill our needs in finding our perfect home. We truly felt that making sure we were happy with our purchase was her FIRST priority.

Once our dream home became available, she guided us with the best advice on the offer and how to handle all the other details.

Carole was our matchmaker for us and our Home Sweet Home!

Lise & Fred liked our knowledge and guidance the most.

Tina & Trevor

Buyers and sellers, military family

Barb & Carole are definitely the best realtors we have ever had. Wish that there were more like them.

Tina & Trevor liked our quality of service the most.

Anonymous

Realtor®

As a realtor, Barb & Carole’s online presentation of 72 Woodroffe was fantastic! The entire page, including the video with drone footage and Carole sitting in the living room at the start, was spectacular. Having ALL the information on one page without having to stumble through countless web pages to get information on a property is genius.

It is no surprise that you sold this property. Great job!

Anonymous liked our marketing the most.

Jennifer & Steve

Buyers and sellers, military family

We are a military family who have relocated on several occasions and bought and sold a number of houses.

Being posted to Ottawa, Carole and her team were outstanding.
They helped us to choose the best areas for our needs and budget, and guided us through the purchase process.

When came time to sell, Carole’s use of a professional photographer ensured that our home looked its best. We were impressed with her commitment in getting us a quick and profitable sale, understanding that the purchase of our next home depended on this.

We would highly recommend Barb & Carole to anyone posted to Ottawa.

Jennifer & Steve liked our guidance the most.

Isabel & Marc

Buyers and sellers

We dealt with Barb & Carole when we decided to purchase a new home and then sell the one we were occupying.

When buying, Carole spent tireless hours fielding our questions and then researching options for a new purchase in Ottawa.
How tireless, you might ask? More than one and a half years!

Carole is extremely knowledgeable, personable and, even better, persistent. She kept at the search until both my wife and I were satisfied with what came across our desks.
She utilized her extensive network to locate us the PERFECT home, and, as an added bonus, secured us an excellent deal, for which, I am confident to say, no other realtor could have come up with. PERIOD.

Next up was to sell our current home. This is where Barbara Dods, Consigliere Extraordinaire, showed her qualities. Whether it was for securing time frames, organizing seller duties, or even checking in on us to make sure we were not losing our minds, she did it all.

The one-two punch of Barb & Carole is unbeatable.

I wish I could share some of the pictures that were taken of our home, but suffice to say the quality was so high and done with such a high degree of professionalism, it almost made us not want to sell! With that being said, our home sold well over asking price, with no surprise to us.

If you don’t choose Barb & Carole, you are risking an average home purchasing/selling experience, but if you wish to be thoroughly impressed with service quality and ease of process, choose Barb & Carole Real Estate Team.

Isabel & Marc liked our quality of service the most.

Maria & Tino

Sellers

I reached out to Carole to price our home; her professionalism was outstanding, and the services were beyond expectations.

The timing to have the listing ready to go live with staging, videos and highlight sheets was superb, and the showings and feedback login always kept us aware of everything that was going on; never did I have to wait to hear from Carole.

We are thankful for the great experience, and will always refer Barb & Carole to friends, family and colleagues!

Maria & Tino liked our professionalism the most.

Joanne

Seller

Working with Barb & Carole was a real pleasure. Moving can be a very stressful life event, and both Carole and Barbara were readily available to answer all questions and help prep you all along the way.

What a team! Thank you for all the support you provided.

Joanne liked our availability the most.

Deepa & Anil

Buyers and sellers

In the middle of a meteoric and insanely difficult housing market for buyers, especially in Kanata Lakes, we contacted Carole to help us. She is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with her time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends over the course of several months).
Whenever she couldn’t make it, Barbara accompanied us.

Carole and Barbara answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly.

At times, out of frustration we wanted to buy whatever would come on the market, but Carole was honest and kept us on track, saying “This is not the right house for you!!”.
Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Barb & Carole made it as painless and straightforward as possible.

We also worked with Barb & Carole on selling our townhouse. When we made the decision to sell, I asked Carole “How long would it take to sell the house?” and she responded, “Within a day!”.
She proposed an efficient sale process, arranged the staging and photographs, and gave us good and thoughtful advice on finishing the house.

The sale went very well – Carole brought in 10 offers in 3 days, all way above asking price with no conditions!

We highly recommend them and can’t wait to work with them again.

Deepa & Anil liked our patience and honesty the most.