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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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   Erie, PA Real Estate Classes Begin July 13, 14, 27, 28        Real Estate Fundamentals offers comprehensive overview of the technical and legal aspects of Real Estate.  The course includes:  Rights and interests in land How ownership is held Transfer of rights and interests Contract law Mortga...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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My iPad Has Created Love/Hate Relationship I love its flexibility to go where I go whether I am traveling or just watching television is the family room. I even sit on my front porch with my iPad on my lap and glass of wine in my hand. The iPad is so much lighter than my laptop and has no cords. ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Learn the Skills of Success!  Try Toastmasters . . . Erie, PA Interested in improving your public speaking and leadership skills?  Communication is essential for success in so many professions in today’s competitive workplace.  From real estate agents to engineers to teachers to medical personel ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Look Who Came to Visit . . .   Look Who Came to Visit . . . I just saw these two visitors meandering up my driveway early this morning.  Momma has been here several times in recent weeks, but this is first time we have seen her fawn. Well, Look who stopped by for lunch   Make it a GREAT DAY!!      

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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  inShare    Lead, Radon, Asbestos, Mold . . . Real Estate Class, Erie/PA   How boring can you get?    How much RISK can you handle? Picture yourself in a school with asbestos flooring, high radon level, and mold spores behind the drywall imported from China.  And, don't let your kids drink from ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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D-Lite-ful  ROCK CANDLE from Great Smoky Mountains D-Lite Candles We love the rock candle we purchased from the Great Smoky Mountains D-Lite Candles in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  They function very much like an old fashioned oil lamp.  The glass fuel reservoir is permanently attached to the polished...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 7
Well, Look Who Stopped by for Lunch!!   Well, Look Who Stopped by for Lunch!  I guess the attraction of FREE food was just too much for him.  But, please don't eat my flowers.  Hey, I asked you NOT to eat my flowers.  Ugh! Now of course, the 'happy hunter' who lives in this house is looking forwa...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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   iPad Users:  Are You Frustrated Uploading Photos?   So you have an iPad, but you only use it to write comments?  Did you try to upload photos the same way you do from conventional computer or laptop?  FRUSTRATION PLUS, right?   Yes, that was me at first.  Well, really for several months.  Fort...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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  Flowery Test of my iPad Okay, okay, maybe I am getting the hang of posting with my iPad.  Here is my flowery test of technique Margaret Rome shared with me recently.  Upload photo #2 first; then upload photo #1.  For whatever reason we need to upload the photos in reverse order.   After the ph...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 8
Why Do I Teach Real Estate Classes?  Erie, PA      I want to share my love for Real Estate as a profession AND I want you to enjoy Real Estate as much as I have for past 25+ years.     Teaching is in my blood.  Since grade school I planned to be a teacher and never waivered until I burned out tea...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Presque Isle State Park, Erie/PA Tranquil Getaway Yet So Close My favorite Erie, PA getaway is Presque Isle State Park a.k.a. The Peninsula.  A walk along Presque Isle Bay is my idea of a 'Tranquil Getaway.'  No need to drive hundreds of miles.  Just a quick divert down Peninsula Drive and I am t...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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No, No...Do Not Disturb...Stay Away...No Showings till . . .   No, No...Do Not Disturb...Stay Away...No Showings till . . . Babies Arrive.  Yes, momma robin is expecting multiple births.  Let's give her a bit of privacy.         But the bushes need to be trimmed, fertilized and mulched, but that ...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Death by Stage Fright Is Extremely Rare As Real Estate agents we are on stage every time we meet with potential sellers.  Most Real Estate Newbies experience stage fright at their very first listing appointment.  Do you remember your first listing appointment?  I do.  Oh! Do I remember!  I had re...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,  How Does Your Garden Grow?  If you are past a certain age you might remember that little saying, 'Mary, Mary, quite contrary.  How does your garden grow?'  Well, today I am so excited to finally have a new flower garden circle where once a very tall tree grew. Two mon...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 11
Toastmasters, Speech Contest Winner, Charlie Wilson Speaks in Erie, PA and Meadville, PA   Every year, Toastmasters International holds a competition for the World Championship of Public Speaking.  Between 30,000 and 35,000 members begin competing in February at the Club Level.  The winners ther...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 9
Tip-Toe amongst the Flowers I still have many items undone on Friday's 'To-do' list but I could not resist the urge to tip-toe amongst my flowers.  Would you like to see a few more?    Irises are so beautiful and delicate and their season is so short.     This iris makes me want to sit here all d...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Are You Mentally Prepared for Pennsylvania Real Estate Exam? Yes, you took Real Estate Fundamentals and Real Estate Practice classes.  Yes, you passed both tests.  Yes, you submitted the required paperwork to PSI Exams.  And yes, you have confirmed the test day. Let me ask the question again, "Ar...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Go Ahead Rain on My Head My garden friends seem to be saying, "Go ahead rain on my head.  We are loving it!"  Yesterday I had time to pull a few weeds so my flowers can breathe.  Then Mother Nature decided to let it rain over night. All is well in Mary's garden. Go Ahead Rain on My Head    

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Surprise Visitors    Visitors are always welcome at our home including a few surprise visitors at the bird feeders and in the surrounding woods.  Sometimes I am able to capture them on camera.  Other times I just enjoy their company. This female turkey comes almost every day to pick seeds off the...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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My Friday Fancy   My Friday Fancy is just enjoying the beauty of my one lone azalea bush. Its passionate red color makes a statement however brief each spring.  Some years we do not have enough rain or it is too cold or too hot.  Other years heavy rain or strong wind destroys the fragile blossoms...

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