Testimonials

‘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

‘Deb was so attentive to me as a client. I have had many interactions with realtors and she has been by far the best. She is clear, concise but very detailed through the entire process. I can not give a higher review of Deborah. I returned to her to sell my property after having her in the process of my initial purchase. If i purchase again in the Fernie valley or elsewhere I will be sure to contact Deb!’  Avi read more

AVI

‘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

‘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

‘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

“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

We have known Deb for several years and found her to be honest, helpful, and very professional to work with while she was in the property management business….a tough, competitive, business! When we decided to sell our condo in Fernie, we told her we would try to sell it ourselves but would list it with her if that did not work. She was very helpful and forthcoming with advice during our attempt to self-sell. When that became too complicated, we listed it with her. She provided the help and guidance we needed and worked with us to set a price with which we were comfortable. The timing was awkward for us (and for her); since we had to return to the states as soon as we listed it. She sold it in a matter of a few days; and kept us apprised after each showing; and candidly provided feedback to help us understand the evolving market. The sales process was even more complex across an international border and we insisted on understanding all aspects of the process. She was always available to answer our questions and very patient in helping us to understand. Thoroughly professional….and extremely knowledgeable of the market in that area! Pam and Jim Reynolds, Idaho Falls, ID. read more

Pam and Jim Reynolds, Idaho Falls, ID.

‘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

“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

“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

“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

‘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 would absolutely recommend Deb to any friends or family. She was always available to answer questions, going above and beyond to make our land purchase possible. Her calm demeanor smoothed out any road bumps along the way. Deb  is a true professional in her trade!”

BOB AND LUCY, FERNIE

‘Our experience with Deb was excellent and we can’t recommend her services enough. She is patient, professional, thorough and not pushy. We really felt like she had our best interests in mind and worked hard to find us a property that ticked all our boxes. In a fast moving market she gave us the time we needed to think things through (did I mention she’s patient?). We also really appreciated how careful and thoughtful Deb was with regards to COVID protocols for both our families sake, and also the Sellers homes that we were going into. Deb was extremely diligent with her support through removing conditions and provided excellent resources for inspections and reporting all the way down to checklists. We’re hoping to not move for a very very long time, but if we ever do need real estate needs in the Elk Valley, Deb will be our representative.’ read more

Nykayla Green

“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 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

‘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

‘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 very much enjoyed working with Deb as we explored many options for finding a home here in Fernie.  Being new to Fernie, we were unsure exactly what kind of home and which location would suit us best.  She was very responsive to our ideas and, through her extensive knowledge of the area, she presented us with a wide range of possibilities.  When we decided on purchasing a downtown lot, Deb gave good direction to sort out the legal issues.  Throughout the process, Deb always acted professionally, thoughtfully and in a timely fashion.’ Cathy and Jim read more

CATHY AND JIM

‘I highly recommend Deb Trand to help you find your ideal home in Fernie. It isn’t an easy task and Deb was always available to show us home after home until we found the one for us. She provided professional advice and guided us through the negotiation process with ease.’

JACQUI AND BILL ARLING

“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

‘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

‘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

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 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

‘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 worked with Deb recently to purchase our new home in Fernie. We can’t say enough great things about Deb. As experienced home buyers, having been through this process several times, we can confidently say that Deb is one of the very best. We really appreciated her experience and knowledge of the area, as well as her ability to maneuver a fast-moving market. She is a very skilled, professional, supportive, strategic and all round amazing Realtor. This market here is hot and she was always one step ahead for us. Deb is calm and gives you the space and time you need – at the same time guiding you (and giving you direct advice) on how to make the right moves at the right time. We are so happy with our whole house hunting experience! Thanks Deb!’

SUEZIE KOURY

Deb was recommended to us by a friend. Our experience with her was extremely positive. She was attentive, detailed, and answered our questions and concerns professionally in a timely manner. We would recommend her to others looking to purchase real estate in British Columbia. – Kim and James read more

KIM AND JAMES

‘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

‘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.

“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

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

MURRY EDWARD

“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

‘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

“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

‘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

‘Thanks Eric and Sue! This was a message I received today from buyers at Fernie Alpine Resort who wanted to let other know about their buying experience: ‘We had the pleasure of working with Deb when purchasing our second on-hill property in Fernie. Her expertise, professionalism and integrity were refreshing. She was exceptionally quick to reply to our questions and requests that were in some cases above and beyond what one would generally expect from a Realtor. She has the thorough knowledge of ski-hill properties that comes from years of experience. Deb was recommended to us by friends and we have recommended her to others without hesitation. Thanks Deb’

ERIC AND SUE, ALBERTA
“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

Almost 20 years ago I remember first seeing Deb Trand working (14 years) in an office managing the sale of new condos in Timberline Village.

So, she is experienced, knowledgeable and knows the Fernie real-estate market exceptionally well.    It took her 2 days to sell our 28 year old

condo. She is personable and professional. She loves Fernie and loves selling real estate.  I don’t hesitate for a moment in recommending Deb read more

PAT LAWSON