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By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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I Can't Afford to Quit my other Job  Can I work Part-time as a Real Estate agent?  This is such a common dilemma for many people who are considering a career in Real Estate.  I can't afford to quit my other job  Then you can't afford to get into Real Estate. If you are considering Real Estate, yo...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Today is National Poinsettia Day.  What a great way to add festive spirit if you are selling your home during the holidays! Fresh or silk poinsettias place throughout the home create a welcoming & homey atmosphere. (Mine are silk arrangements created by me.)Sometimes owners are hesitant to show t...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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One of my favorite songs growing up was, 'I am Dreaming of a White Christmas' by Bing Crosby.  Living in northwestern Pennsylvania we often have a white Christmas.  As kids our favorite holiday excursion was through the woods to find the perfect tree on my grandparents farm. This year may be an e...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 16
Are you a 'fair weather' agent who waits for next prospect to walk through the door of your open house?  Are you waiting for a buyer to call about your new listing?How do you prospect for buyers/sellers? Do you keep in touch with past clients?  Are you involved in your community?  Do you use soci...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 10
Are you or someone you know studying to take the Pennsylvania Real Estate Exam?  Keep in mind that most real estate agents are better people-persons than brainy students.  Therefore tests can be a challenge, but not a deterent.  A few of my top producers had to take the test more than once.  (Try...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 13
My iPad wallpaper, my Facebook background and life history of my very own 'Tin Can Sailor' David P. Yonkers, USN retired.United States Navy I was not married to Dave during his 27 year navy career but our lives are still infused in all things related to military.  Many of our vacations are on or ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Are you bored with your current career?  Do you feel that you are stuck in a dead-end job?  Let's talk about a career in Real Estate.    Are you goal-oriented? Are you self-motivated? Do you enjoy new challenges? Does unlimited earning power excite you?  Earn your Pennsylvania Real Estate License...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 1
Yes, you can take Real Estate classes online or you can take live Pennsylvania Real Estate classes in Erie, PA with Alan Kells School of Real Estate.   Some people prefer to take their classes in comfort of their own home while others find taking the online real estate class means comprehending 7...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 7
Will YOU be ready for busy 2016 spring market?  You will be if you take Pennsylvania Real Estate classes in November & December, pass Pennsylvania exam.  I look forward to see in you in class. Pennsylvania Real Estate classes.    Real Estate classes are offered in Erie, PA by Alan Kells School of...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 15
Not so fast fall.  I found these hidden gems along the stream behind my house. Such beauty but fleeting too quickly.  Fortunately a photo will remind us to take time to enjoy its beauty. Yes, Erie PA buyers are looking for properties with stream or woods. Are you thinking about being a Real Estat...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 12
Yes, I am having a hard time letting go of my love for fall.  Many of the trees have lost their leaves but look down, see a beautiful carpet of colorful leaves.The brightly colored leaves are blanketing the ground.  And this path leads into the woods and along the stream behind our house. Many of...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 9
Just where do you think you are going?   These two trees are across the road from my house and simply drop their leaves.  Looks beautiful doesn't it?  Very neat, right?Well, where do you think these leaves end up when the wind blows across the road ???Those leaves simply blow across the road and ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 9
Oh, dear me, don't LEAVE  me.  Please a few more days.  I just want to enjoy your beauty a few more days.Ugh, Mother Nature seems to have other plans for the northern hemisphere.She even called in Mr. Wind for extra back-up.Hang onto your hat & try to stay dry. I know you must leave, but before y...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 11
Fear vs FearlessWhat is the scariest part of being a real estate agent?  For some of us it is no business on the horizon, for others it is knocking on the door of For Sale by Owners, or returning call from an unhappy client. If we admit it most of us have at least one thing the scares us a bit #*...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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 2016 Fall BeautyI couldn't resist the urge to capture a few more fall scenes on my afternoon walk to Lake Erie.  It is just a mile from my home as the crow flies but one & half miles along Avonia Road.  Come walk with me in spirit as we review 2016 fall beauty in Erie, PA.Avonia ValleyClose to L...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 13
Are Ghosts Included with the House?What if the seller tells me, "My house might be haunted!"  How do I respond as the listing agent?Well, that depends.  Let's analyze this issue.     Some ghosts are friendly . . .  Remember Casper, the Friendly Ghost?But, of course as Debbie Laity said in recent ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 13
Front Porch Just one more day to sit on the front porch, please.  Yes, I know fall is quickly drifting toward cooler temps, but Dave & I are still hoping for one more day to sit on our front porch.  Our favorite time to sit on the front porch is just after five o'clock with an adult beverage.   A...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 6
Winter OptionsJust in case you are not looking forward to winter there are options.  Of course you could just stay up north and complain all winter OR join the snow birds and enjoy the warmth of sun, sand and lazy days.Cruise the high seasMaybe Hawaii Or sandy beachIf you really want to go south,...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 18
Hey, just in case you didn't flip the calendar fall has arrived, at least in the northeast. Flowers, pumpkins, apples  And more flowers Ghosts & goblins, too   Dave & I still enjoy sitting on our front porch  Fall is the perfect time to start Real Estate classes. Real Estate classes are offered i...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 10
 'Private Beach'Hey!  Stay off my lakefront property!  Didn't you see the 'Private Beach' sign?  Lake Erie Posting 'No trespassing'  or 'Private Beach'  signage has been a controversial issue for private property owners along the Pennsylvania Lake Erie shoreline.   Presque Isle Peninsula Property...

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