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

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Wow, this home will impress!

Impeccably maintained larger 3+1 bedroom backsplit on lovely Langevin Cres in Centennial, Scarborough has an architect designed in-law suite.  

This Scarborough home for sale features gleaming hardwood floors, and large primary bedroom with walk-in closet & en-suite bathroom. Updated kitchen with white cabinetry & storage galore - including a pull out pantry & centre island with more storage. 

The architect designed basement in-law suite which is one of the nicest I've seen! No attention to detail spared; pot-lights, full size appliances, storage space & quality finishes.   Similar basement apartments rent in the area for around $1600.  Oversized garage with storage walls, parking for 3 cars.   

Why is this such a great neighborhood? The neighborhood of  Centennial, Scarborough is a quiet & safe neighbourhood near Port Union and Lake Ontario.  Sometimes referred to as West Rouge, or Port Union Village, this neighbourhood features good schools & only about 25 minutes downtown via the Rouge GO train.  If you're looking for a neighborhood with great community spirit, check it out!   

Are you a nature lover? You'll love the nearby bike trails along Lake Ontario waterfront and the Rouge National Urban Park.  Miles of trails lead to Morninside Park, UTSC & into Pickering.   Kayak & hike the Rouge National Urban park - a feature of this much loved neighbourhood. 

If you're a foodie, explore fantastic places like Lamanna's, Black Dog Pub, Azumi Sushi, the Six Social & more.  Famous neighbourhood institutions like  Shamrock Burgers & Amazing Teds (also the site of many TV & Movie sets!) will make you feel like home. 


Above average Home Inspection available upon request!  


1 minute video Tour of 14 Langevin


Explore all the homes for sale in the area here: 

Port Union Homes for Sale

West Rouge Homes for Sale

Highland Creek Homes for Sale

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The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market continued its adjustment to higher borrowing costs in September 2022. Sales for the month reached 5,038, but were down by 44.1 per cent compared to September 2021. New listings were also down on a year-over-year basis by 16.7 per cent to 11,237. This was the lowest number of new listings reported for the month of September since 2002. This is especially troublesome given that the stock of homes in the GTA increased markedly over the last 20 years.

 

We must ensure that the temporary dip in housing demand is not allowed to mask the critical shortage of homes available for sale in the GTA. Candidates running in the upcoming Ontario municipal elections must ensure home buyers and renters have adequate housing options in the years to come. Municipal council decisions have a direct impact on housing affordability, in terms of the protracted development approval processes, high development fees and other related policies that preclude timely housing development,= said TRREB President Kevin Crigger.


Elected councils must also reconsider existing policies that preclude homeowners from listing their homes for sale, including significant added upfront costs like the land transfer tax. Potential new policies like mandatory home energy audits could also create unnecessary interference and delays in the home selling process and dissuade some homeowners from listing their homes for sale,= said TRREB CEO John DiMichele. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite benchmark was up on a year-over-year basis by 4.3 per cent. Over the same period of time, the average price dipped by 4.3 per cent to $1,086,762. The average price was up compared to August 2022.

Hovering just below $1.1 million, the average selling price may have found some support during the last couple months of summer. With new listings down quite substantially year-over-year and well-below historic norms, some home buyers are quite possibly experiencing tighter market conditions in some GTA neighbourhoods. October generally represents the peak of the fall market, so it will be important to see where price trends head over the next month,= said TRREB Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer.


So what does all this mean?  As a realtor - my job is to interpret and analyze these numbers and know the local stats.  From discussing with my colleagues, speaking daily to buyers and sellers - in this short 2 minute video I share my top 3 insights:


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Wherever you're buying a condo, whether it's a Toronto condo, a Scarborough Condo or a Condo in Durham, it's super important to do a walk through before closing to make sure the condition of the condo is the same as when you purchased it! 

Come join me as I walk through a condo purchased for a client & show you the steps we take in the final walk through (I've consolidated this into a quick 2 minute video, but this generally takes 1/2 hour to 1 hour depending on the size of the condo.

When do you do the pre-closing walk through? I generally advise to do these the week of closing, ideally after the occupant has moved out & with enough time to advise the seller & real estate lawyers should there be any deficiencies.  When you're looking for deficiencies, you are looking for things that will need to be repaired - like appliances not working, Missing window coverings or light fixtures, damage to floors or walls that was covered previously by furniture etc. 

What happens if somethings wrong?  Close to closing these can be done either with the co-operation of the other realtor and/or the lawyer.  You can discuss repairs, replacement or monetary credits.  You cannot arbitrarily decide not to close or hold back funds unilaterally (without the other side's agreement)

What condition should I expect?  The standard for any property on closing is what we call "broom swept condition".   Unless you have specified that the unit be professionally cleaned before closing in your contract, of course.  Broom swept means all personal possessions have been removed, and no garbage is left behind.  Generally cupboards and appliances are wiped down. 

The 9 most important things I check in a walk through: 

1. Make sure all items from the previous occupant have been removed 

2. Check the closets are cleared out.  

3. Check all the lights work (burned out bulbs don't count, the fixture has to work) 

4. Check all the blinds and window coverings that are included in the contract are there and in good working order 

5. Check that all the taps work, that the shower switches over from filler to shower and check that both hot and cold water are running.  Flush the toilets.  Check for leaks.

6. Check under all of the sinks to make sure there are no leaks 

7. Check that all the appliances are working 

8. On closing day, it’s super important to run a cycle in the dishwasher and washing machine to make sure they’re working. (We don’t have time to do that during an inspection) 

9. Check that the parking spot and locker are clean and clear! 



Be sure to check out my other videos about buying a condo in the Greater Toronto Area & subscribe to my channel for Real Estate Updates:

Tips on Choosing the best Condo for you!

Condo fees Explained

Red Flags in Condo Status Certificates

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