Testimonials

‘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 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

“ 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

“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 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 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 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
“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

“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 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

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

‘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

‘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

‘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.

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 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

‘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

‘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!’

 

Thanks,
Tanjou Bell

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TANJOU BELL

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

‘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

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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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 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 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, 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 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 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

‘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 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

‘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

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

“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

“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

‘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 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