About Sue Anfang

SALES REPRESENTANTIVE, MCNE, SRES, PIVOTAL-ASA


I am proud to live and work in Scarborough!  I take great pleasure in helping homebuyers like you find Houses for Sale in Scarborough.  Whether it's helping you discover all the fantastic neighbourhoods from the estate properties near Hill Crescent & the Scarborough Bluffs or finding a great home in Centennial, West Rouge, West Hill or Highland Creek, my extensive knowledge of Scarborough homes for sale can help you find a great value!  Take a look through the Real Estate Listings to find the perfect Scarborough Home, Townhome or Condo for sale or call me today at 416-562-5002.


If you're looking to list your Scarborough Home for Sale, I will help you understand the current market and develop a customized marketing plan will help your home stand out from other Homes for Sale and help you sell quickly, as stress-free as possible for top dollar.

 

What makes me different than other agents?

Not all agents have the same level of education, experience & training, so what makes me different? 

  • Experience: With over 15 years experience and buying, selling & leasing over 20 properties per year means I have the experience to forsee and prevent any issues for your greatest financial asset
  • Hands on: when you hire a mega-team it's likely you won't even meet the face on the sign!  When you hire me you get me!
  • Communication: I use proven systems and proceedures to make sure that everything goes smoothly.  You'll have direct access to me however you like to communicate: Text, Phone, Email, What'sApp, Facebook Messenger, I will get back to you promptly because if it's important to you, it's important to me!
  • Industry Leadership: As a top agent, am a member of the Agent Leadership Council at our Brokerage.  I am also a member of the Consumer Relations Comittee at the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
  • Negotiation skills: Certified Master Negotiator in Real Estate, I will work hard to make sure no money is left on the table during negotiations.
  • Training & Education: Keller Williams Realtors are among the highest trained Realtors in the business, I attend several training sessions monthly to keep honing my skills!

Special Designations & Training

 MCNE - Master Certified Negotiation Specialist

Are negotiation skills important in your real estate professional? You bet they are.

Buying or selling a home can be a very emotional experience. There are multiple parties, conflicting interests and myriad issues that make a simple negotiation complex. In choosing your real estate professional, there is one factor to consider above all others: How well can your real estate professional negotiate on your behalf?

You set the terms and conditions for your agent to achieve. It is then up to your agent to use all of their negotiating strategies to persuade the other side to accept your terms. Therefore, you need to be certain that your agent has the skills to effectively persuade and influence the other party.

Since real estate negotiations include many different people and issues, it is always in your best interest to hire an agent specifically trained to handle the complexities associated with this negotiation process. An agent who carries the MCNE designation has been trained in professional negotiation tactics by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute, the leading negotiation training and coaching company for real estate professionals in the world.

Agents who hold the MCNE designation have completed negotiation training based on models of the Harvard Negotiation Program. They have mastered and exercised tactics of BATNA and collaborative negotiations, engaged with frameworks to best represent both Buyers and Sellers, have succeeded in written negotiations, and have studied the nuanced areas of negotiating across cultures and generations.

 

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Education: Ontario Real Estate College Legal Assistant, Centennial College

Specialty: Homes for sale in Scarborough, Durham and the GTA, Relocating & Downsizing and Seniors Specialist

Designations:  SRES, (Seniors Real Estate Specialist); Pivotal-ASA (Accredited Senior Agent), MCNE ( Masters Certified Negotiation Expert)

Awards: Silver Award 2016, 2018. Gold Production Award 2017, 2019, 2020.  

Area Covered: Dorset Park Agincourt West Hill Birch Cliff Cliffside Clairlea Wexford Maryvale Tam O'Shanter L'Amoreaux Agincourt Woburn Bendale Kennedy Park Ionview Scarborough Village Guildwood Rouge West Rouge Centennial Highland Creek Morningside

This report is adapted from Rentals.ca  via. Blog.To

Toronto rent prices have been up, down and all around lately as the market recovers from pandemic lows in 2020 that saw apartments get increasingly more affordable month-over-month for more than a year straight.

Now that the provincial economy has nearly opened up in full again and the return of international travel and immigration as we used to know it is on the horizon, things are picking up in the short-term rental, long-term rental and real estate world in general (though as far as house and condo purchases in the city, things hardly even cooled due to COVID-19).

The average price of renting a unit in Toronto proper and the GTA overall has started rising slowly once more.  

In the city proper, neighbourhoods like Cabbagetown-South St. James Town, North St. James Town and South Parkdale are among those that have the cheapest rents right now, while Rosedale-Moore Park, the Bay Street Corridor, and Waterfront Communities-The Island had the priciest, and also more active listings.

While general affluence of and rental trends of certain areas are obvious factors in price, there are other things at play — namely, the number of options made available by new builds.

"The neighbourhoods with low levels of new condo construction experienced over the past decade have seen the biggest increases in rent in 2021 in the city of Toronto," Bullpen President Ben Myers said alongside this latest data. 

"Desirable communities near transit, with a lack of supply have been the first to recover during the pandemic."

Compared to the rest of the GTA, renting in downtown Toronto remains, on average, more expensive than in Brampton, Mississauga, Markham, Ajax, East York, Scarborough, York and Etobicoke, though cheaper than in Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Pickering, as per the most recent numbers from the two companies.

As workers prepare to return to the office (on top of all else that is opening up), the experts expect that rent prices will continue to rise, especially in popular areas where supply remains tight.

What do Rentals Cost in Toronto?  This chart ranks the rentals by Neighbourhood in Toronto:


How does Toronto Stack up to Canada? 


 

What Landlords look for in an ideal tenant?

Renting in Toronto can be very competitive, so understanding what Landlords look for in a tenant can help you be successful in finding a condo to rent in Toronto.   Landlords look for a good track record, good credit score and stable income.

4 Tips on finding great rental in Toronto:

  1. Be organized; have your employment letters, salary verification, references & credit report ready to put an application in right away.
  2. Think of it as a job application – You’re interviewing for the space, so play up your strengths, compliment the property and keep demands to a minimum
  3. Video speaks 1000 words – do a video introduction or Zoom call with the Landlord or Landlord’s Realtor
  4. Look in your budget – Landlords have their choice of applicants for premium properties – sometimes they rent for over the asking price.  So make sure you’re looking in or slightly below your price range

 

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Toronto features lots of waterfront parks to enjoy on the shores of Lake Ontario.  Port Union Commons Park is located at the foot of Port Union near the Rouge GO station.  It connects with waterfront bike & walking paths along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario.  The trails connect with Rouge Urban Park and Pickering trails and paths.  

Port Union Waterfront park includes a children’s playground, public washrooms and a fountain that leads to a splash-river which is lots of fun for kids!   Follow the paved trail under the GO tracks to travel west towards Highland Creek or east to Rouge National Urban Park, Rouge Beach & Pickering trails and paths. 

Stop to admire the homes along the way, especially the unique townhomes that face the park! 

When you’re done exploring the area you can take a short stroll north to Lawrence and Port Union and grab a bite to eat at a local spot including: Azumi Sushi, Mr. Bean Coffee, Pizza Pizza, Popeyes or Patty Stop.  

How to get to Port Union Waterfront Park:  

By car: Take the Port Union exit at 401 and go so south on Port Union to the end, park in the GO station overflow lot, or 3 hour free parking on a side street.  

By GO:  Take the GO station to Rouge GO and walk to the park

By TTC: Take the 54 Lawrence East bus to Port Union & walk south towards the lake, the park is at the foot of Port Union

Plan you trip with the TTC Trip Planner

This short video highlights some of the fun things to do at Port Union Waterfront Park! 



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GTA REALTORS® Release March 2021 Stats

For the third straight month of 2021, record home sales continued in March across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with buyers taking advantage of favourable borrowing costs and continued improvement in many sectors of the economy.

GTA REALTORS® reported 15,652 sales in March 2021 – close to double that of March 2020. While sales were strong, it is important to remember that for the second half of March we are comparing against the initial impact of COVID-19 in the second half of March 2020 when sales activity dropped off dramatically. With this in mind, it is important to consider annual sales growth for the pre-COVID period (March 1 to 14, 2020) and COVID period (March 15 to 31, 2020):

- There were 6,504 sales reported during the first 14 days of March 2021 - up 41 per cent compared to the pre- COVID period in March 2020.

- There were 9,148 sales reported between March 15th and March 31st 2021, an increase of 174 per cent compared to the COVID period of March 2020. This is a stark reminder of the initial impact COVID-19 had on the housing market and overall economy a year ago.

For March 2021 as a whole, new listings were up 57 per cent year-over-year to 22,709. While representing a strong year-over-year increase, the annual growth rate for new listings was well-below that of sales.

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark for March 2021 was up by 16.5 per cent compared to March 2020. The average selling price, at $1,097,565 was up by 21.6 per cent over the same period. Following the recent trend, low-rise home sales in regions surrounding the City of Toronto drove price growth.


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