Testimonials

‘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

‘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

“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 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

“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

“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 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

‘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

“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

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

‘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

‘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 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

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

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

We have worked with Deb for buying and now also for selling, and it has been such a pleasure! She is knowledgeable, flexible, and very responsive. We were first time buyers and first time sellers, and she was patient with our questions and accommodating. Being local, she knows the town well and gave great advice. We would use her again and again and will always recommend to friends! ‘- read more

Amy Robertson

‘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.’ read more

Ski resort condo.

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

“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

‘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

We highly recommend Deb Trand as your realtor. She not only sold our quarter share to us but helped us 8 years later to sell our property. Highly professional and well informed, she faithfully kept us up to date on the Fernie market and any showings of our property. It has certainly been a pleasure to work with Deb and we wouldn’t hesitate to do so again.

MARK & LYNN THOMSON

‘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.

“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

‘We were looking in the Fernie real estate market for almost 2 years prior to our recent purchase. Throughout that entire time, Deb Trand was responsive to our every question, with well researched answers, and kept us apprised of market updates during that time. She was always available to work with our schedule for viewing properties along the way.On top of her professional attributes, Deb Trand is also wonderfully warm and friendly to deal with. We would have no issue recommending her to anyone in the Fernie (and area) real estate market and would have no reservations to use her again for any future real estate transactions.’

MARCY HERMARY, 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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‘We bought a couple of properties in Fernie through Deb and she was excellent to work with. Very knowledgeable and responsive!’ Lonny Hoy read more

LONNY HOY

‘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

“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 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

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.

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

‘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

‘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

‘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 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

‘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 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

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

‘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