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

Recent Blog Posts

September housing market numbers are in, and prices continue to rise as inventory continues to be low.   Are you curious about real estate in Pickering, house prices in Toronto or Ajax house prices? The market continues to be hot across most markets in Ontario! 



September marked the transition from the slower summer market to the busier fall market in the in the Greater Toronto Area. Every year, we generally see an increase in sales, average selling price and listings after Labour Day through to mid-December, and September 2021 was no different.  Fall seasonality in the Toronto Real Estate market show Toronto home sales increased relative to August and were also at the third-highest mark on record for the month of September. The average selling price was up both month-over-month and year-over-year.


Single family homes: Demand has remained incredibly robust throughout September with many qualified buyers who would buy a home tomorrow provided they could find a suitable property. With new listings in September down by one third compared to last year, in both the house and condo market, purchasing a home for many is easier said than done. The lack of housing supply and choice has reached a critical juncture.

Condo Apartments: This competition is becoming more widespread with tighter market conditions in the condominium apartment segment as well.   This has led to an acceleration in price growth over the past few months as first-time buyers reentered the ownership market. 

Rentals: Multiple offers in rentals are back! Prime locations are seeing 2-4 offers!   Read more about this here: Competition in the Toronto rental market 

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 19.1 per cent year-over-year in September 2021. The average selling price for all home types combined was up by 18.3 per cent year-over-year to $1,136,280. “Price growth in September continued to be driven by the low-rise market segments, including detached and semidetached houses and townhouses. However, competition between buyers for condo apartments has picked up markedly over the past year, Look for this trend to continue,” said Jason Mercer, TRREB Chief Market Analyst.


So, what is the minimum amount needed to buy a freehold home with no condo fees?  

If you are looking in Toronto, Pickering or Ajax, the magic number is $800,000. For an $800,000 property you will need a minimum down payment of:

  • 5% of the first $500,000 of the purchase price
  • 10% for the portion of the purchase price above $500,000

So a minimum of $55,000 down payment is required to purchase an $800,000 home

As well, you will need to have closing costs saved, $2,000 for legal fees and Land Transfer Tax (about 2.5% of your purchase price in Toronto, 1.3% of the purchase price outside Toronto).  


Links to other articles on the Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics:

Toronto Star: We are at a critical juncture

CTV: Toronto housing prices continue to climb as supply hits decade-low


Some of my recent sales: 





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So what are the best tips for selling a rented property? 

This Toronto condo just sold, it was in a great location on Blue Jays Way in the Entertainment district. It was on the market for a couple of months while it was still tenanted, and while the tenants were very co-operative & the the pictures showed the unit well, it did not sell. 

This condo is a great example of an investment property in Toronto.  What made it a great investment property? 

  • It was close to Transit
  • It had en-suite Laundry
  • It had a parking spot
  • The condo building did not allow Airbnb or short term rentals (keeps the building nicer)
  • It had lovely amenities like a gym, rooftop lap pool & terrace
  • It had a balcony
  • It was steps to the Rogers Centre and other downtown attractions

So why is selling a tenanted property so hard? Mainly because under the RTA (Residential Tenancy Act) in Ontario tenants have many rights. Buyers may be worried that vacant occupancy cannot be guaranteed. 

Interested investors worry that current rents are under market, and would prefer a vacant unit. 24 notice is required for showings, and sometimes that doesn't work with prospective buyers' schedules.  Some tenants refuse photos (which they can).  You also can’t force a tenant to leave for showings!  No matter how tidy the renters are, as a seller or agent you can't guarantee it will stay that way. You can’t force untidy or dirty renters to clean for showings. Case in point the den in this condo was being used for storage; here are the before and after pictures: 

 

Den was being used as a storage room by the renters


Painting and Staging shows off the den's true potential in this Toronto Condo

 


 

1. Hire a Realtor that understands the rules of the residential tenancy act of Ontario (Landlord Tenant Board) and make a plan accordingly. 

2. Sell it vacant - a tenant in place will cost you thousands! 

3. Spend money on updates that make it look owner-occupied like: custom light fixtures, updated appliances, small repairs Believe me buyers can tell the difference! 

4. If updates aren't in the budget, painting and deep cleaning will give you the best ROI

5. Stage the property - the decor and furniture will give buyers the sense of what it's like to live there

So what finally happened? We received more showings in 3 days than in the whole time it was on the market when tenanted. Result: SOLD IN A FEW DAYS! 

Controlling the product, you present to the public (especially with a condo) is incredibly important to a successful sale.

Here's what the owners said in the 5 star Google review: Sue went above and beyond when listing our property for sale. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and took the whole process from start to finish with very little involvement on our part

 

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Is worry-free living on your mind?  Looking for something where you don't have to sacrifice size or style?   Then this north Scarborough condo for sale might be perfect for you! 

Welcome home to this beautiful Tridel built condo.  With 1375 sq. ft. of living space, this condo feels like a bungalow (except you don’t have to water the flowers!)  Large rooms that will fit your furniture, lots of storage for your cherished belongings, and wonderful skyline views that will make you feel right at home. 

Sky Garden II by Tridel features beautiful manicured gardens and superb amenities (including a social calendar with yoga, tai-chi & aqua-fit). 

Walk to shopping across the road at Bridlewood Mall with a Metro & Shoppers Drug Mart. 

This Scarborough condo for sale is perfect whether you’re a first time buyer or looking to downsize from your large, family home. 

Watch the 1 minute video tour of 2330 Bridletowne Circle Here




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