Testimonials

‘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

“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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‘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

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 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 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

“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 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

“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 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 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

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

MURRY EDWARD

‘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 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

‘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

“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

‘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 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 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

‘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

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 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

‘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

‘My co-owner (Paul Fejer) and I had the pleasure of working with Deb on the sale of our Snow Valley condo. The sale closed November 1 after what must be a record quick sale (only a few weeks) considering the slower economy (especially in Fernie real estate price driving Calgary). Both Paul and I were very surprised and happy how quickly and efficiently and clearly Deb dealt with us and the sale of this condominium. I live in Calgary and Paul lives in Kuala Lampur. Everything had to be done via email, electronic documents with signature tracking and local (Calgary & KL) notary public help to assist with the legal matters. Deb handled the property sale as easily as if we were lifelong Fernie residents that lived down the street. It made a difficult decision (to sell) as easy as possible. I would encourage anyone looking to buy or sell in Fernie or the larger Elk Valley area to contact Deb Trand. She’s a true professional and absolute pleasure to deal with.

Thanks for everything Deb!!! You’re awesome.’

ANDY WILLIAMS

“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

‘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

“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

“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

“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 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

“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

‘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

‘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!’

 

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Tanjou Bell

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TANJOU BELL

“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

‘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

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

‘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

“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

‘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