Testimonials

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

“ 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 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

“After a couple of years of searching we narrowed in on Fernie – a haven for both skiing and mountain-biking, and perfect for us and our 3 children. Deb really helped us out, and we bought a place downtown Fernie that we are really happy with. What stands out about Deb is that she is so easy to deal with. She is energetic, committed, knowledgeable and perhaps most importantly transparent and straight forward. Wishing you success in your search.’

ANDREW AND NICOLA DAHLIN, ALBERTA

‘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

‘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

“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

‘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

‘We owned a quarter share in Fernie at Juniper Lodge for approximately 3 years before deciding that we had to sell. We had bought our place from Deb Trand so naturally thought we should go back to her to assist us in selling our property. Deb was incredibly professional and communicated with us every step of the way knowing the market was slowing down and we were not sure how long it would take to sell. Deb featured our property on websites, conducted open houses and even went international when advertising our property! Having done all of that landed us a sale for our target asking price within only 9 months! We would not hesitate to refer Deb and her services as she is so familiar with Fernie and the real estate market, and willing to think outside the box. Thank you Deb for your great service!’

ANITA AND LINDSAY SUTHERLAND, ALBERTA

‘Deb Trand did such a excellent job selling our house in Fernie.  We sold our house in just over a month!!!  Deb is great to work with and always a pleasure to talk to.  Thanks Deb for all your hard work!!!!’

GLORIA AND SHANE RAY, ALBERTA

‘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

“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

‘I found Deb easy to work with, professional in all aspects of the sale and available any time we needed a question answered. She’s hard working and honest which helped make the sale of our Fernie home low stress.’

WENDY HOWSE, FERNIE

‘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!’

 

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TANJOU BELL

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

“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 took us a long time to decide on purchasing a vacation property in Fernie (over 2 years before we were ready to make an offer!). Deb was very patient, kept in contact on a regular basis through her Facebook posts and email updates but didn’t pressure us to move ahead before we were ready. Once we finally decided to make a purchase, Deb took care of all of the details and made it easy for us to finalize everything from a distance. We would be happy to recommend Deb as a real estate agent for anyone looking to purchase in the Fernie area.’

WANDA AND DARCY RUSK, SASKATCHEWAN

“Deb Trand is great to work with. She is professional and personable. She was representing both seller and buyer(me) for the property. I feel she did a great job managing this. She was good at walking me through the process and always quick at answering any questions”

LAURA YOUNGBERG

“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

‘Deb Trand sold me my unit from the blueprints of the King Fir building 19 years ago. I recall saying there is only one unit I would consider. Deb’s response was, “if I could get you that unit would you buy it?” When I confirmed indeed I would, she stuck out her hand and congratulated me on the purchase. Deb can close. Selling the unit was a difficult decision all these years later. Deb walked me through the process, stayed positive when two conditional sales fell apart and maximized the value for me. Her marketing program is first rate. She will find buyers for sellers and has two decades of product knowledge for buyers.I would not hesitate to recommend Deb as the best condo professional in the valley.’

DON MCCAFFREY

“We had an excellent home purchasing experience with Debbie. As we are relatively new to Fernie, she was very patient and strove to understand our needs in buying here. Professionally, she brought to our attention all the aspects we needed to consider and worked efficiently and fairly to represent our interests. Overall, we felt she genuinely cared that we not only be satisfied with the house purchase but happy in the home we are creating.”

COLIN, FERNIE

‘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

‘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

“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

I’d like to thank Deb for helping me with the sell and purchase of my new home.  As stressful as this can be, I felt I was well supported.  Commitment, great advice, availability, I highly recommend Deb as a realtor.

GUYLAINE, FERNIE

GUYLAINE, FERNIE

“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

“When my husband and I decided to purchase our first home we knew, with no hesitation, that Deb Trand was the perfect person to find the perfect house for us. We have known Deb for over 10 years and her honesty, integrity and professionalism made our realtor decision an easy one for us. Deb’s knowledge of Fernie’s real estate and her ability, and willingness, to walk us through every step made it an easy process. We had lots of questions (lots and lots) and Deb was always just a phone call away with all of the answers.I would not hesitate to recommend Deb for all of your realtor needs. Thanks for everything Deb!”

EMMA AND STEVE POLIT, 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

“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

‘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

‘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

‘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

Deb is outstanding. She helped me sell my place very quickly and I couldn’t be happier!  MURRAY EDWARD read more

MURRY EDWARD

‘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 Trand is a very hard working agent that knows her stuff. She certainly went above and beyond and was a pleasure to work with. After trying to sell our place multiple times over 3.5 years, Deb appeared to be the charm we needed to get it done!! We are extremely happy that we chose to work with Deb on this transaction. Our place sold in less than a week and Deb played an instrumental role in making it happen. Thanks again from very happy and satisfied clients!!”

EMMA AND BRAYDON TAYLOR, ALBERTA

“We met Deb Trand in 2002 when we bought our Timberline condo. She was the selling agent and we were very impressed with her knowledge, approach and helpfulness. Over the years Deb kept in touch with us. When we decided to sell the condo in 2014, we listed with Deb. Throughout the selling process, we appreciated her commitmnent, regular updates, and professinalism. She is a pleasure to work with.’

BARBARA AND JIM, WINNEPEG

‘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

‘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

We fell in love with Fernie while visiting and thought it would be great to own a vacation property there. I reached out to Deb based on her experience with the local area. She was so terrific to work with. As foreign investors, we were not sure of all the details involved with purchasing in Canada and she was so helpful. If she couldn’t answer our specific questions, she made sure to refer us to someone who could. She was flexible with us and yet on top of every detail we needed. We are now the proud owners of a lovely townhome in Fernie, thanks to Deb. I would highly recommend her for her local knowledge of the Fernie market and also her connections and knowledge of local area and back country ski areas!  BETSY AND JIM MANOS read more

BETSY AND JIM MANOS

“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