We Love to Travel but There Is No Place Like Home

Education & Training with Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate

Most of my students in recent Continuing Education classes were returning 'Snow Birds' who couldn't stop expounding on the benefits of second home in sunny Florida.  Most of these agents refer business back & forth and several kept trying to get me to agree to joining them next winter.


This is my favorite sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean at Mayport, Florida




There is no place like home in Erie PA



My favorite Lake Erie sunset from my front porch


Enjoy where you are planted


Dave and I are already planning 2017 winter getaway but we will definitely look forward to coming back to our home in Erie PA.



Posted by


Mary Yonkers


      I thought about a Real Estate career for 11 years before I made the decision to get my Pennsylvania Real Estate license in mid-80's.  

      Thirty years later I can say affirmatively that Real Estate has been a fantastic career. 

      Come join me in class soon. Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


With so many homes for sale in Erie PA, this is the right time to begin your career as a Real Estate salesperson in Erie, PA.

 2018 Alan Kells





Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


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Comments (16)

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Mary Yonkers We still have a very active flock of them snowbuzzards down here in sunny Floridia!

May 13, 2016 07:07 AM
Mary Yonkers

Be nice to sbs as they will be back next fall.  

May 13, 2016 11:25 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I'm with you I enjoy traveling  . . . . But it always feels good to be back home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 13, 2016 07:37 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Lou Ludwig 

We just started talking about a summer vacation

May 13, 2016 11:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Mary Yonkers ,

I couldn't agree more..we love to travel but always enjoy coming back home:).

May 13, 2016 07:40 AM
Mary Yonkers

For now we are happy to be home until next vacation

May 13, 2016 11:27 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Mary Yonkers The last of the snowbirds are leaving but I am already getting calls requesting rental reservations for next winter! It was a tough decision for us to move south but after 30 years here, it appears to have been the right one.


May 13, 2016 11:12 AM
Mary Yonkers

Diane, my father's relatives all moved to Florida or California but my dad stayed in PA.  

Good luck with rentals.  I will try to send referrals your way

May 13, 2016 08:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Mary- when we moved to Florida in '87 my neighbor told me something similar..root where you are planted.  I like traveling, but I love being at home. 

May 13, 2016 12:46 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Mary. If I had my choice I would move a little farther south to avoid the winters here.  Just hate cold weather. 

May 13, 2016 07:27 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with you. I love to travel but look ofrward to returning home soon. Nice photo.

May 13, 2016 08:27 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Mary.  I have run into some agents down here who try to practice real estate and then be out of state for the summer.  It usually is a very difficult situation.

May 13, 2016 08:36 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mary. I agree with you completely. Travel is super and I share your passion for it but coming home is always a joy.

May 13, 2016 09:45 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Agree, agree Kathy Streib 

Oh the winters can be tough, agree, James Dray 

Gita Bantwal Seeing the sign 'Welcome to Pennsylvania ' is my favorite sign.

Gabe Sanders Now those agents are back up here for summer months

May 13, 2016 09:59 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good morning Sheila Anderson we share same feelings about travel and home. Have a great weekend.

May 13, 2016 10:00 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We do not winter in the south. However, it is always nice to be home from travels.

May 18, 2016 12:03 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good to see you today Roy Kelley 

May 18, 2016 01:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mary, I so enjoy your travel photos, but getting back home is ALWAYS a joy!  

May 18, 2016 01:35 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks, Joan Cox Still have to post recap of winter vacation which I haven't yet

May 18, 2016 03:05 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mary ...

Wonderful post and so true! VB has been in so many transactions with work and traveling that I really don't have a place I can call home, I am still working on that.

May 18, 2016 01:04 PM