Testimonials

“We tasked Deb with helping us buy a ski condo in Fernie at a very chaotic time of our lives! She was able to find exactly what we were looking for, made the deal happen, and helped us navigate the process every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend Deb if you are looking to make a real estate purchase in Fernie!”

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Andrew and Ann-Marie

“We purchased a vacation condo and Deb made the long distance transition seamless. She took care of every little detail so we had the easiest time. She is truly amazing, her knowledge of real estate covers every foreseeable outcome. Deb is truly caring, warm and personable, always a pleasure to talk to. It was like having a best friend as our realtor. You really are amazing to deal with”

THE TYMKOWS, ALBERTA
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‘Deb was an absolute pleasure to deal with on our recent real estate purchase. We were not in the same city we were buying in, and also right in the middle of the COVID pandemic and Deb did everything she could to make the experience positive and safe for our family. We felt like she was extremely personable and extremely knowledgeable on the valley. She also made it extremely easy to work with her remotely with excellent contacts for inspections, and also legal services. We would absolutely recommend Deb to anyone looking for a high value and trustworthy agent.’ Ryan Corby

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CORBY

“We began looking for a Fernie property without a whole lot of information on the Fernie Real Estate market. Deb was patient and informative and showed several properties that in the end contributed to us being very comfortable and happy with our new Fernie condo! I would highly recommend Deb as she exceeded all of our expectations of a realtor.”

CAM BAWOL, ALBERTA

“We bought a vacation property with Deb Trand as our Realtor in August of 2012. She was easy to work with and had great knowledge of the area. She was efficient and very helpful in both choosing the property and executing the transaction. She was supportive and informative throughout. We would definitely work with Deb Trand again.”

ANDREA AND JASON, ALBERTA

‘When we came to sell our unit at Snow Creek Lodge, Fernie Hill, we chose Deb Trand as our Realtor as she had been involved in the original purchase.
Deb was an amazing help to us. We are not familiar with the Canadian system and Deb supplied us with and guided us through the completion of all the necessary forms. She advised us on whom to choose as a lawyer and followed the process through to Transaction Date.
On a personal level, Deb always replied promptly and professionally to our emails which, as we live in a different time-zone to Canada, was very important to us. We have met her on various occasions and she is a charming and friendly person, thoughtful and considerate, with a good eye for detail.
The sale of our property was seamless and this can be attributed to Deb’s professionalism and courtesy. We cannot recommend her more highly.’

ANNA AND GRAHAM ROSS, JAPAN

‘My husband and I recently bought a ski hill condo as a rental property. We were first time buyers and as such had a mountain of questions (excuse the pun!) which Deb was happy to answer. She went above and beyond by dealing with the transaction on a Friday evening on more than one occasion and responding to all emails very promptly, even at the weekend. I have no hesitation in recommending Deb Trand as a realtor.’

AILSA MCKEEN

‘Deb, thanks for all that you’ve done for us to make this transaction happen. I would be pleased to recommend you to anyone that I know looking to buy or sell in the Fernie area.’

CHERYL AND TOM SIDES, ALBERTA

We have been visiting Fernie since 2004 and fell in love with the town.  Back in 2007 we purchased a quarter share condo on the ski hill from Deb.  She was easy to work with, friendly, knowledgeable and down to earth.  Now over a decade later with two young boys we wanted to purchase something that we could call our own.  Deb had the patience to let us figure out what we wanted exactly by showing us multiple properties over the course of a year.  Once we had it ironed out, Deb would keep us constantly updated on the possibilities on the ski hill and how the market was looking.  Without hesitation we would use Deb for any real estate transaction in the Fernie area.

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Lande & Laurelle Edmiston

‘We enlisted Deb Trand to market our condo in Fernie. Deb provided upfront information and met with us to discuss our situation and listing requirements. She promptly listed the property with professional photos and a 360 virtual property tour. Deb’s knowledge of the Fernie real estate market enabled her to recommend a competitive listing price and aggressive marketing strategy which generated an offer within 2 days. Deb provided strong guidance throughout the negotiation and ultimate closing process. We would highly recommend Deb Trand, she is a skilled and effective realtor, and intend to enlist her services again in the future.’  Jeff and Christine Wilton read more

JEFF & CHRISTINE WILTON

‘Deb was great to deal with on the purchase of our new condo in Fernie! We contacted her with a last minute request to meet in Fernie, and she was able to line up showings and accommodate our timing.  We had a difficult time deciding on our purchase and Deb was very patient with us while we weighed our options. Even with us living in Calgary, Deb was able to facilitate all aspects of the purchase smoothly over email. We are very happy with our new condo!’

CHRIS AND CASSIA REDMOND

‘Dealing with Deb was a real pleasure. Deb listened to our requirements, was very responsive to our many questions and helped guide us through the entire process. She was professional in her approach and very knowledgeable about the properties on the ski hill and the area in general. I would certainly recommend Deb to anyone that is looking for a place in the area.’

JASON BORN, ALBERTA

‘When we started our property search in Fernie, we were referred to Deb from friends. We are from Calgary which made our viewing availability very limited, but she was always willing to help coordinate a time that worked for us even if it meant taking up part of her weekend. She was also very patient while we narrowed in on exactly what we were looking for. We truly believe she was the key to our offer being accepted and grateful to her for helping us find our home away from home in Fernie!’

 

Thanks,
Tanjou Bell

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TANJOU BELL

‘Deb – Thanks for all your help in selling our condo in Fernie.  Despite the challenging environment presented by the Covid lockdown, your professionalism, market knowledge and assistance throughout the due diligence and closing process resulted in a painless transaction that exceeded our expectations.

It was a pleasure working with you.’

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ROSSO

‘Deb represented us on the sale of our recreation property in the Fernie area. Our case was unique in that we had joint ownership of the property and we as sellers lived in two different cities. Deb was extremely professional, patient and accommodating as we went through the sale process. We had logistical challenges that Deb was able to navigate and deliver a hassle free close. Deb kept us informed regularly with updates on the state of the market and ultimately attracted a buyer. I highly recommend having Deb represent you in your real estate dealings. ‘  Kent Britton read more

Kent Britton

‘Deb has assisted me twice over a ten year period in regards to purchasing property in Fernie. On both occasions she was the complete professional, offering timely and objective advice in regards to both options and process. I have no hesitation recommending Deb whether you are buying or selling.’

JOHN WHITE

“For anyone considering a real estate purchase in the Fernie area I would not hesitate for a moment to enlist the services of Deb Trand. Unlike some agents Deb’s no pressure all facts approach to her clients needs is refreshing and very easy to take. In our very long search for the right property Deb was exceedingly patient with us always remaining objective and putting no pressure on us. When our seemingly never ending deal was in jeopardy of collapse Deb was quick to step in and resolve the issues. Communication with Deb is always quick and professional, as she will go above and beyond to make sure you the client remain updated and current. If you are looking for a realtor in the Fernie area I’m not sure you could find anyone better in town. Highly recommended.’

PEGGY AND PAUL RICHES, ALBERTA

“It was a pleasure to have Deb’s services when buying and selling vacation property in Fernie. She was always effective, professional and responsive. Her personal touch and willingness to go beyond was so appreciated, especially as I was often out of province and she made it easy to arrange things. I have no hesitation in recommending Deb to anyone looking at property in the area.”

Dr. Elizabeth Polanski

We were very happy that we chose to work with Deb on our Fernie purchase. She was accommodating, knowledgeable and honest throughout the process. I would recommend her without hesitation.’  Chris Maitland read more

CHRIS MAITLAND

‘Deb Trand went to great length to find us the home we wanted. She knew that we wanted to stop paying rent and invest our money in our own home. When Deb found us the home she thought suited our famil, she immediately visited us at our work and told us about it. We’re so thankful she did, as it was the perfect home! Exceptional service!’

JASON AND JEAN LEE

‘We wanted to pass along a huge thank you to our realtor, Deb Trand, who helped us with our recent town-home purchase at Fernie Alpine Resort. Her knowledge, professionalism, friendly manner and availability were exceptional. She helped us to navigate through a difficult negotiation then continued to guide us through all the red tape to possession day. We have no hesitation in highly recommending her to our family and friends.’

HEATHER AND DAVE

‘For anyone wishing to market their property in the Fernie area, we highly recommend Ms.Deb Trand. She is very experienced and knowledgeable about marketing such properties, a hard worker, great communicator, and a straight, no nonsense, shooter. She also worked and coordinated seamlessly with our “Seller’s Attorney” , our property tax accountant, and others who played a role in the transfer process. For anyone coming to Fernie to enjoy its wonderful outdoor setting, its passions for skiing, fishing, biking etc., Deb knows it, and has done it herself, so that she can well relate to those wishing to become part of the Fernie Community.

Thank you Deb .’   

Lois & Eldon G.” April, 2020

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LOIS & ELDON G.

‘My co-owner (Paul Fejer) and I had the pleasure of working with Deb on the sale of our Snow Valley condo. The sale closed November 1 after what must be a record quick sale (only a few weeks) considering the slower economy (especially in Fernie real estate price driving Calgary). Both Paul and I were very surprised and happy how quickly and efficiently and clearly Deb dealt with us and the sale of this condominium. I live in Calgary and Paul lives in Kuala Lampur. Everything had to be done via email, electronic documents with signature tracking and local (Calgary & KL) notary public help to assist with the legal matters. Deb handled the property sale as easily as if we were lifelong Fernie residents that lived down the street. It made a difficult decision (to sell) as easy as possible. I would encourage anyone looking to buy or sell in Fernie or the larger Elk Valley area to contact Deb Trand. She’s a true professional and absolute pleasure to deal with.

Thanks for everything Deb!!! You’re awesome.’

ANDY WILLIAMS

Deb made the process of selling our Fernie property a breeze. The superb listing presentation of our condo, along with the internet and social media marketing, brought us plenty of traffic in a difficult market.  Deb has an extensive network in the Fernie area and she produced two buyers which enabled us to reduce the commission and negotiate an excellent price.  We couldn’t have asked for more!

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Kevin and Cheri Burke- Gaffney

“It took me a long time to finally decide to put my home up for sell. I‘ve been working away from Fernie so all our conversations and transactions were electronic which made the whole process possible. Deb had the listing up on several sites within a day of the initial paperwork as more sites in the following days. Deb was always professional and positive and kept me informed of the status of the market. Due to my absence I found myself having to ask for several favours well beyond the normal scope of an realtor Deb was able to accommodate my requests and within a short period of time I accepted an offer.”

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Janet Mostad

“In playing a key role in helping me to sell my condo in Fernie, Deb and her colleagues provided timely feedback, valued recommendations and facilitated all of the paperwork in order to make it happen. I would recommend her to anyone selling or buying property in the Fernie area.”

TOM MONASTRYSKI, ONTARIO

‘Bryce and I brought our first home this past September. Deb was our real-estate agent and we are so grateful we had her help. Being new to the experience as first time home buyers, I imagined house hunting to be an overwhelming process and it very well could have been. However, that was not our experience. Deb walked us through the process, she was there for us every step of the way. She responded to emails and texts promptly and always greeted us with a smile. We viewed many homes and she was very patient. She showed us houses in our price range and ones that hit most, if not all of our wish list. She was very knowledgeable about the properties and was able to answer all of our questions. With her help, we found the most perfect starter home. We couldn’t be happier with it. Deb went out of her way even providing a move out check list of all the things one might not think of when buying a home/ moving. It was the personal touches that made our experience working with her so positive. I would recommend her services to anyone looking to purchase a home!’

KRISTEN LEBLANC

‘Deb recently helped us negotiate the purchase of an adjoining strata lot to our existing condo. The process to subdivide the strata property turn out to be more complicated than all parties thought and not your run of the mill real-estate transaction. Deb took lots (and I mean lots) of extra time to follow-up and make sure the deal got done. She understands the Fernie marketplace and was extremely good at helping both parties to understand true market price. She also ensured the final closing terms included everything we wanted. I cannot thank her enough for all she has done – she is an exceptional agent with a fierce work ethic who truly cares about the people she is working for. It goes without saying that I would recommend her services to anyone that is considering purchasing their future dream home.’

GREG AND TAMMY BRATTON, ALBERTA

“Deb provided great help buying a second property, working with us over a few months and did the best closing work on any real estate transaction that I have been party to.”

SANDY, ALBERTA

“We had been looking for a vacation home in Fernie for a number of years, but were not ready to move on the purchase until we sold our vacation home in Alberta. Deb took the time to learn about our situation and understand that our purchase would not happen immediately but she wanted to be there to help and guide us along the way. When we were ready to move and purchase a vacation home in Fernie; Deb was a complete pro and offered some valuable support and advice along the way. British Columbia was a new market for us and it was so important to have someone on our side that understands the market and what needed to transpire to get the deal across the finish line. We wouldn’t work with anyone else and highly recommend Deb.”

D. HOWARD

“ We really enjoyed working with Deb. She has great knowledge of the Fernie area and was very patient with us as we were first time recreation property buyers. She answered all of our questions in a timely, complete and forthcoming manner instilling confidence and trust. The transaction was done remotely which Deb facilitated and made it easy. We would definitely recommend Deb”

TANYA AND JEFF BONHAM

“Deb was great and made the transaction seamless. She was attentive to our questions and the process and laid it out for us step by step!”

DR. JANA MICELI, ALBERTA

It has been a real pleasure dealing with you. Thanks for your timeliness, professionalism and always keeping us in the loop’

PAUL AND ARLENE DEVER, ALBERTA

‘Our family have been regular visitors to Fernie for almost 15 years. We met Deb Trand many years ago and were always impressed with her knowledge of Fernie, including the Fernie real estate market, her enthusiasm and excellent overall customer service. With Deb joining Century 21, we were able to engage Deb recently to help us sell our condo on the ski hill at Fernie (we recently upgraded to a bigger unit). Although Deb presented us with a comprehensive marketing plan to sell our unit, we had confidence in her based more on her reputation and integrity, and the fact that we had known her for so many years. In a relatively short time frame, we received offers for our unit with a resulting sale. We would not hesitate to recommend Deb to anyone looking for real estate in and around the Fernie area.”

BLAINE MYTRUK, C.A., ALBERTA

‘I met Deb Trand while I was trying to find a property to purchase in Fernie. I had no idea of the protocols of purchasing in Canada as I recently moved from Australia. Deb was fantastic. She quickly understood what I needed in terms of the type of property and the amount I was willing to spend and lined up a number of properties for me to view. She is an amazing agent. I found Deb to be professional, patient (thank goodness, because I would have driven anyone else nuts!!!), friendly and best of all extremely helpful. Deb managed the whole process from “viewing” appropriate properties through to the final stages once it had been purchased. I did not have to worry about a thing. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone wanting to purchase a property.’

JENNIFER MONTAGNA

“Thank you Deb for selling my house so quickly. You really made the process of selling seem easy and low stress. Your knowledge of the market is excellent and the professional photos and staging that you had done for my house really made a all the difference. “

LAURA WECKMAN, FERNIE

‘If you are looking to buy vacation property in Fernie, Deb Trand is the realtor you NEED to work with, she knows every detail about buying this type of property. We looked into a quarter share purchase about 9 years ago and the timing wasn’t right. We were very excited to find Deb again after all this time and she made the complicated transaction easy to handle, she patiently walked us through every step.’

MIKE AND TARA PHILLIPS

‘My daughter and I were looking to buy a condo in Fernie but with the two of us not being in the same city together, this was not an easy task.  Deb took the time to show my daughter the properties and spoke to me about the choices available.  She was extremely professional answering all our questions about Fernie and which area of the city would be a better choice for us.  Once we made a decision, she took the time to explain all the steps needed to purchase the property.  Unable to physically be there to walk through the condo on the closing date, Deb walked the property for us and sent us pictures of every room and reassured us that all was well.  The entire process was not stressful due to the care and attention that she personally gave us. It was a pleasure to work with Deb and we would highly recommend her to be your realtor.’

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Bell

‘We presented Deb Trand with a challenging task – sell our home that has been on the market for 6 years! Deb Trand was up to the task. She immediately took charge, set the game plan and got to work. She delivered on her promise! It was a pleasure to work with Deb. She’s professional, organized, proactive and a great communicator. Her greatest strength is his ability to instill trust and confidence throughout the process. Selling property is very stressful, but Deb simplified everything, with everything going seamlessly and quickly, making it a positive experience. If you’re looking for a realtor, we would highly recommend Deb Trand. We can’t thank you enough Deb!’

PAUL LENNON, ALBERTA

This was our first real estate purchase outside of our home province, Deb’s knowledge of the local market was foundational in our buying decisions. Deb was very flexible and very patient with our schedules during the viewing process. After the sale, she recommended great local services and helped us with all of the activities that needed to be managed at the new location such as the home inspection. Overall a very positive experience!”  Jamie and Karen read more

JAMIE AND KAREN