Testimonials

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, 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

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 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 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

“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

‘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 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 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

“ 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

‘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

‘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

“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

‘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

‘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 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

‘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

“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 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 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

‘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 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 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 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

“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

‘Deb assisted us with the purchase and throughout the entire property search process. We are grateful for

going above and beyond to answers to questions and arranging of viewings of the property.

Thanks again Deb’

Steven Brookes

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STEVEN BROOKES

‘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

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

MURRY EDWARD

‘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

‘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

‘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 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

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

“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

‘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 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 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

‘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