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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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This month I have read quite a few posts explaining Weltanschauung and even a few with tips on how to pronounce this word of German origin.   No, Weltanschauung is not a made-up Scrabble game, but just for fun I wonder how many Scrabble points I could get with triple letter, triple word score.In ...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 11
Fortunately the ActiveRain founders had the foresight to write Community Guidelines for how we interact with other Rain members and the public who visit our site.  Did you read them before you joined?  I don't remember back that far. (2008) Thanks to our fifth January challenge ActiveRain members...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 10
Wordless Wednesday, not quite.Snow, cold weather blues.  I know who can predict an end to winter but we may have to bribe that furry little groundhog.  Here in Pennsylvania he is known as Punxsutawney Phil. How many photos of snow did you see?  How many groans did you hear about cold temperatures...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 10
Well . . . Over the bridge over the little stream and through the woods I go.   Cabin fever made me escape to the woods even though the temperature was only 22 degrees.   My favorite winter activity has always been cross country skiing.  One of my favorite trails is over the bridge across Trout R...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 28
What is 'Wordless Wednesday'?  I read this question in ActiveRain Q & A section this morning.Well, let's just post a photo that says it all without a lot of meaningless words.   No words needed with this photo Welcome home, TJ If you want to earn points for your efforts you will need to write at ...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 6
Our grandson, TJ and his girlfriend, Juli, are home on leave from Marine base in Okinawa.  TJ, Juli and my daughter, Stacy and other grandsons, Hunter & Jacob will arrive at our house just before six.Our menu is Mexican with an American twist since the younger kids prefer just meat & cheese while...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 11
My favorite season of the moment is WINTER.  What choice do I have?  It is here and I choose to live in Erie, PA.Perhaps a few pictures will entice you to join me.  Sunset viewed from my front door. My grandsons are excited about snow.  They spent day at Peak'nPeak Ski Resort  Snuggle in front of...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 11
Oh, I tried to be organized for today's pre-license class but my computer had other ideas.  Slow, temperamental, jerky, refusing to move to next slide. My computer was just down right frustrating.   Even though I had students waiting for class to begin I gave up, turned off the computer and began...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 10
Instead of complaining about winter I prefer to look for the gems of the season.  Enjoy a few gems I photographed recently. Early morning, love the view from kitchen/dining area  Winter sunsets are often more dramatic than summer sunsets   I do have a few friends who want to hitch a ride out of t...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 16
Are you just another agent in your market place?  Does your profile make you stand above the crowd?  How will you distinguish yourself from the competition?   Are you just one of the crowd? Does your profile help you ‘stand out’? Why should the consumer choose you as their agent? Is your page a '...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 2
Are you registered for Real Estate Fundamentals class?  Live class in Erie PA January 16, 17, 23, 24, 2016 Cost: $178 Earn your Pennsylvania Real Estate License by taking pre-license classes with Alan Kells School of Real Estate in Erie, PAReal Estate classes are offered in Erie, PA by Alan Kells...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 37
Ring a Ding Ding and Mary Yonkers Debbie Reynold I just love saying her name  has done it again for the second year I need a referal for a very good friend in Tioga County  and was looking in Active Rain and can not find anyone in Tioga County so I thought let me kill two birds with one stone . M...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 3
New Agent Continuing Education RequirementsNew agents licensed between Dec. 1, 2013 and Nov. 30, 2015 are required to take 14 hours of CE in the Mandatory Topics prior to May 31, 2016 license renewal.  Live Mandatory Continuing Education, MCE, classes are offered through Alan Kells School of Real...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 14
Couldn't resist sharing my Christmas cactus with you.  Enjoy!     Each year it gets bigger and bigger but the beauty continues. ************Earn your Pennsylvania Real Estate License by taking pre-license classes with Alan Kells School of Real Estate in Erie, PAReal Estate classes are offered in ...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 7
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)
Comments 19
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)
Comments 24
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 8
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 2
Ugh! Not your prize listing. Not the most desirable location.  Deplorable condition.   Call from past clients:  A distant relative has property that needs to be sold.  Can you help them? Ugh! Not your prize listing. Not the most desirable location.  Deplorable condition but at the right price any...

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