Testimonials

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 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

‘We are from Southern Alberta and reached out to Deb to help us find a vacation home in Fernie.  We did not know her beforehand, but we feel so grateful that we picked the right Realtor because she made every part of the this sale seamless, especially with us being out of town.  She communicated with us almost daily during the process and was there to answer every question we had.  Even after everything was done, she was still there to help us transition into our new condo.  We highly recommend Deb Trand and think she’s a phenomenal Realtor.’ Sheileen and Sean Wheeler read more

SHEILEEN & SEAN WHEELER

‘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

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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

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

MURRY EDWARD

‘Deb was the agent who sold land that I co-owned in Fernie. She is effective, professional and responsive. The sale was extraordinarily seamless considering I am out of province. Everything was easily arranged and made for a wonderful experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Deb to anyone looking at property in the area.’  Melonie read more

Melonie

‘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

“ 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 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 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 fantastic to work with buying our property. She was responsive, very knowledgeable and professional. We were buying from out of province and not able to meet in person, but she was able to set up a virtual walk through for us.’ – Stacey Holman read more

HOLMAN

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 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

‘Deb was helpful, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable when we needed to buy a house for our family on a very tight timeline in December 2019. She walked us through each step of the process, answered all our questions quickly and kept us up to date with the progress of our purchase as things developed. Reliable and professional – thanks again! ‘ Mike and Helen read more

Mike and Helen

“Deb’s experience and local knowledge was critical in guiding the sale of our vacation property in Fernie. We appreciate her engagement and willingness to help where she could to ensure a smooth transaction. We highly recommend Deb for your real estate needs.’ Mark & Mylena Goldie read more

Mark & Mylena Goldie

‘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

‘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 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

‘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 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 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 is wonderful to work with. She is professional and a very knowledgeable agent. Deb is very prompt at assisting with the entire process of purchasing a home. Deb made it easy and we were lucky to have her guidance through the process. Thank you Deb! ‘- read more

Suzanne & Ryan

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

‘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

‘Thanks again for the seamless navigation of the condo sale.  It’s a complex system and there are no ways around the obstacles, but with your guidance we plowed through them with the utmost speed and efficiency.  Thank you.  Although it is highly unlikely that Nina and I will buy another FERNIE property, we will certainly recommend you should anyone ask.’ Jon Turk read more

JON TURK

“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 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

‘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
Testimonial Tuesday! It’s been a busy summer but I make client service my top priority!
‘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

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 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 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 – 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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