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

Just listed for sale! This Scarborough home for sale is located in the beautiful Centennial neighbourhood, which is near Port Union & Lawrence.  This neighbourhood is close to all the beautiful waterfront trails paths along Lake Ontario & through the Highland Creek path system.  If you love nature, hiking and biking this is a great place to live!  Feagan is a very friendly street, too.

This home is quite spacious - over 2100 sq ft of above grade living. 4 bedrooms plus a main floor family room! As a bonus, this home has a sunroom off the kitchen - imagine enjoying your morning coffee here (of course it would make a fabulous work from home space, too!) The mature gardens are low-maintenance and the yard is fully fenced.

Listed at $1,099,000 please call me today for a private showing: 416-562-5002

Full Video Tour can be found here: 

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October Real Estate Market Statistics for Toronto Home Sales, and GTA home sales have been released.   The inventory of homes for sale has not keep up with continued demand.  This is a trend we have seen for the past several months, where there continues to be a mismatch between demand and supply. . 

Market conditions tightened across all major home types compared to last year, and the annual rate of average price growth remained in the double digits, including for the resurgent condominium apartment segment.

What does low supply mean if you are a buyer?  Until supply issue is addressed or interest rates increase substantially, Toronto House and Condos prices will continue to rise.  If you are a buyer in the ‘lowest price’ range (which varies per area and type of home) understand this is where the most competition will be.  

If you are a buyer, be prepared to be patient and put offers on several properties until you are successful (one at a time of course!).  Additionally, being flexible with your wish list & area will help you achieve your Real Estate goals.   After all, properties in Toronto are often what we call ‘stepping stones’ – used to build equity to eventually get your dream home! 

Will interest rates rise in 2022?  The banks keep their rate hikes closely guarded.  However, it’s anticipated that rates may rise 1% over the coming year, likely in .25% increments.  If you’re just on the line for your pre-approval, you may want to buy now before prices rise any higher or interest rates put you out of the market.  Most lenders will approve you at a fixed rate for a few months.  

Will supply of properties increase in 2022?  If immigration opens up, that’s very unlikely.  New supply would mean more developments, which take time to be built.   Remember, it’s likely once you see a new condo being built their inventory is likely sold out for the developer to get financing on his construction loans! 

Will prices go down in 2022? While it seems prices can’t get much higher, the cost of borrowing is still very low.  A combination of interest rates and increased supply may help prices plateau, but supply issues are unlikely to be resolved in the first half of 2022.




 

Other recent posts include: 

Government introduces New Rules to streamline Condo disputes

Video Tour of Scarborough Bluffs in the Fall

Video Tour of 46 Earl Rd

 

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If you own a condominium as an investment property and rent it out, it's important for you to know The Government of Ontario has introduced new changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 related to an expansion of the jurisdiction of the Province’s virtual tribunal that helps resolve condo-related disputes.


As of January 1st, 2022, the Condominium Authority Tribunal, or CAT will be granted the authority to handle disputes involving nuisances, annoyances, and disruptions. Specifically, prescribed nuisances under the Condominium Act 1998 will now include “unreasonable” instances of:


  • Odour 
  • Smoke
  • Vapour
  • Light
  • Vibration

Previously, these issues were dealt with through mediation, arbitration, or the courts, leading to costly and time-consuming proceedings. Under the current rules, landlords and condo owners often have to foot the bill for these types of disputes.


The new rules will provide a faster and more cost-effective dispute resolution mechanism for condo owners and their tenants. It is important to note that the expanded jurisdiction of the CAT will not have a direct impact on eviction proceedings, as those issues are still governed by the Landlord and Tenant Board.


Applications for condominium-related disputes can be found on CAT’s online portal and dispute resolution services are offered at a total cost of $200.


OREA will be releasing more information on updates to the CAT’s jurisdiction as they become available. For more information about the CAT, please visit the Condominium Authority of Ontario’s website at: www.condoauthorityontario.ca.  

Current Rules Governing disputes

All renters of condominiums have to abide by the condo’s by-laws and rules.  The landlord of an investment condo should provide the rules and by laws to the tenant at the onset of the lease.   Important information to review would be: smoking & vaping rules, pet rules, guest rules, maximum occupancy rules & rules surrounding the recreational facilities.  

As well, the tenants should carry appropriate insurance to cover any damage to both their home and any damage caused to other units.  

While the tenants enjoy the facilities; if they behave in a way that breaks the rules, the landlord/owner becomes responsible for damage and other expenses.   

Due to understaffing and backlogs at the Landlord & Tenant board, often disputes can take months to resolve.   And while the Residential Tenancy Act clearly states all tenants in condos must follow the rules, any outcome at a Landlord/Tenant board hearing is largely dependent on whichever specific Adjudicator is assigned.

Why Condos are popular investment properties 

Condos are attractive to many investors in part because they require less maintenance than a house.  Renters also tend to turn over faster, so a landlord can raise rents between tenants to keep up with market rates. 

Of course, condominiums in Toronto are less expensive than houses to buy, so are an affordable option for real estate investors in Toronto.  

A popular condo building with nice facilities, close proximity to transit, en-suite laundry and parking will rent quickly for top rent.  It’s common for rentals in Toronto to command top dollar, and in some cases Toronto condos rent with multiple offers. 

What attracts a good tenant?

Great tenants often want a building with 24H security, a concierge, laundry in the suite & parking.  Landlords can charge a bit more for updated finishes, newer appliances, a fresh coat of paint. 

Close proximity to transit & luxurious building amenities (including well kept lobby, stairwells & halls) also command higher rental rates.  

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