Explore Erie, PA

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Enjoy Nature's Own Fireworks ~ SKY on Fire ! ! !  After 58 inches of snow a warming trend melted most of the snow and Mother Nature offered one of her best sunsets this evening.  Here is just one view of Mother Nature's beautiful sunset looking across the road from my house.  Over a half hour the...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Erie, PA:  Where Is Your Real Estate M.A.P.?     New agents where is your Real Estate map? What's your goal?  $$$ Income goal?  # of Listings?  # of Listings Sold?  # Buyer Sales? Where to start? Which office? Full-time? Part-Time? How do I find buyers & sellers? Should I do open houses? Phone ti...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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2014 Real Estate Classes Erie, PA Erie, PA begin your Real Estate classes with Alan Kells School of Real Estate.  Pennsylvania Real Estate License requirements: 18 years old Complete 30 hour Fundamentals class Complete 30 hour Practice class Pass Pennsylvania Real Estate exam Background check Fun...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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It's Beginning to Look a lot Like a White Christmas in Erie, PA Mother Nature turned on the 'lake effect' snow machine last night and Erie, PA will have a white Christmas.  The tree is decorated, the shopping is done and the presents are wrapped.  Now we wait patiently for St. Nick to arrive. Fro...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Pumpkin Pie aka Birthday Pie      Birthday cake and candles, no way.  Dave's  birthday request since childhood has been pumpkin pie.  Fortunately I have my mother/grandmother's recipe for pumpkin pie and I make it twice a year, once for Thanksgiving & again for Dave's birthday, December 21st, the...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Shortest Day is Happy Birthday Day Dave Yonkers Let's not worry about Winter Solstice, the shortest day & often darkest of the year.  Let's celebrate Dave Yonkers' birthday instead.  I am sure that Betty & Milton Yonkers were not even thinking about December 21st being the shortest of the year wh...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 12
 A Peaceful Ending . . . Almost     Snow, snow and more snow . . . 48 inches so far this winter in Erie, PA.  No problem, Erie-ites are hardy folks. Enjoy last night's sunset.   (from my front porch) Rising temperatures and rain will melt most of the snow . . . and cause flooding in low lying are...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Am I Doomed to Failure as Part Time Real Estate Agent?   Can I Be a Part-time Real Estate Agent? Am I Doomed to Failure as Part Time Real Estate Agent?  Well, the best answer is, 'It depends.'  It depends on you.  How motivated are you?  Are you willing to make a commitment to hard work?  Are you...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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And the Snowiest City Is . . .  (no, not Buffalo) Buffalo, New York at the eastern end of Lake Erie usually has the distinction of being the snowiest city, especially during Lake Effect storms.  December 2013 snowiest city is not Buffalo, nor is Rochester, NY or Syracuse, NY, nor is Anchorage, Al...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 25
Let It Snow ~ A l o h a Style   The weather is frightful outside with more than a foot on the ground and more predicted for today, tonight AND tomorrow.  Well, well, inside it is delightful and my snowmen are celebrating.    Even their friend, Bear, is in ready to celebrate . . .  Oops, I think B...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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  A Merry Little Snow Fall A dusting of snow gets me in the mood for the holidays.  Decorate inside and outside, shop till you drop, bake or not, sing Christmas carols or just build a fire.  No, we don't roast marshmallows in our fireplace, but I do like to sip a glass of wine & listen to Christm...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 25
Snow, Snow, Snow! Who Loves Snow?    Snow and more snow is in the forecast for most of the country, but who loves snow?  My brother, Bob, who grow in PA but resides in Texas refers to snow as a 4-letter word.  Guess he won't be visiting this holiday.  Here are few snowy scenes outside my door in ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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'You Are Fired!'  How Do I Fire My Brother-in-law, the Real Estate Agent?   With three simple words, 'You are fired!'   Not easy, but very simple.  Just say the words, 'You are fired!'   This dilemma was posed at recent Real Estate seminar by one of the attendees:  We listed our home four months ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Standing on Top of the World~My Toastmaster Journey to DTM       Why Toastmasters? Why pursue Distinguished Toastmasters, DTM?  Why do mountain climbers want to stand on the summit?  It's a challenge and it's a symbol of one's determination to overcome obstacles.  And, only a few earn that distin...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Storm Chaser     Storm Chaser   Oh the weather outside is frightful.  The wind is howling and the temperature is falling faster than the snow, but inside it is toasty warm and cozy. At the end of a long day my favorite room is the Yonkers family room.  Build a fire, put the soup pot on the stove ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Real Estate Practice Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 2013   Don't wait until 2014 to begin your Real Estate classes.  Real Estate Practice classes begin December 7, 8, 14, 15, 2013.   Pennsylvania reguires 60 hours pre-license courses.  Real Estate Pracice 30 hours Real Estate Fundamentals 30 hours Join Alan ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Eriez Toastmasters Club Congratulates Tom Quiggle, ACG ACG, Advanced Communicator Gold Erie, PA Toastmasters Clubs Congratulate Tom Quiggle, ACG  Tom Quiggle has been a member of Eriez Toastmasters Club for five years and has worked dilgently on earning Toastmasters' communication and leadership ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Goal Achieved !!!  DTM, Distinguished Toastmaster Finally I reached my goal: Toastmasters highest award,  Distinguished Toastmaster, DTM  As you can see from the photo taken at Toastmasters District 13 Fall Conference I was all smiles after receiving the DTM medallion from Dan Rex, CEO of Toastma...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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  Are You Smart Enought to Turn Off Your Smart Phone?   Are You Smart Enough to Turn Off Your Smart Phone?  Or leave it at home when taking time off?  I know, I know we are busy Real Estate professional and yes we feel the need to be available 24/7, but . . .   . . .  aren't we just a little obse...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Gain Confidence & Find Your Voice: FREE Seminar in Erie, PA Toastmasters and general public are invited to attend FREE Seminar offered by District 13 and David Brooks, 1990 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. David Brooks is presenting 'Essentials to Effective Communication' Monday, N...

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