Camera in hand, Yolanda Muckle moves quickly and quietly behind her daughters, Michele and Madison. The girls are seated close together on the sofa, and young Michele is paging through a book, pointing at the pictures and explaining them to her little sister. A thin shaft of sunlight extending from a nearby window illuminates the twoit’s a beautiful scene, and Yolanda is fully focused on it. Each time she clicks the shutter she exults in the fact that she’s captured the moment forever, to be revisited over the years as her children grow up. It’s capturing very special moments like this that makes Yolanda especially passionate about photography.
Yolanda has been taking pictures ever since she received her first camera in grade school. She’s had several cameras over the years and photographed a wide range of subjects, landscapes and nature scenes among them. But it’s very telling that her favorite subject is peopleespecially family members. Herself a member of a large and loving extended family, Yolanda considers the bonds and connections fostered in families to be the most crucialthey’re the foundation for each person’s relationships throughout their life.
Yolanda was born and raised in Baltimore. Although she was her parents’ only child, she grew up far from alone, surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. “I am who I am today because of my strong upbringing and the values instilled by my family,” she says. Among these were a love for reading and learning that earned Yolanda a scholarship to Hampton University in Virginia, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media. Yolanda then embarked on a long and successful tenure in the broadcasting industry, managing commercial sales and major agency accounts for network affiliates.
Capturing Special Bonds
But no matter how busy she is in her professional life, Yolanda always makes time for both her immediate and extended family. She and her husband, Craig, love spending time together with their children, whether it’s a trip to the playground at Allen Pond Park or a visit to the local bowling alley. Although some relatives are spread out around the country, get-togethers with extended family are frequent throughout the year, and at most of them you can find Yolanda with her camera, capturing the many precious hours spent with loved ones.
Focused on Families
It’s no surprise, then, that Yolanda is just as focused on the families she helps in her career as a real estate professional. Yolanda has a special understanding of the unique needs and goals of working professionals and their families. Whether she’s working with a first-time home-buyer, a family that’s relocating or moving to larger living quarters, Yolanda knows just how important and valuable their investment is to them. She combines her extensive business experience and market insight to provide both sellers and buyers with the information they need to make informed decisions for the best possible results.
Yolanda has become the real estate professional of choice for working professionals and their families. They know they can count on her to cover all the details throughout the process and they highly value her strong personal integrity, exceptionally high standards and meticulous attention to every detail. With her warmth, good humor and cheerful approach, Yolanda makes the real estate process smooth and stress free, ensuring a pleasant experience for everyone involved.
Considering the sale or purchase of a home in Bowie, Mitchellville, Upper Marlboro or other parts of Prince George’s County? Choose the professional who understands your needs as a working professional with a family. Choose Yolanda Muckleshe’s Focused on Your Family. Call Yolanda today to find out how she can help you.
2009 Shining Star Award Maryland Association of Realtors®
Yolanda Muckle, a sales associate with Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., received a 2009 Shining Star award from the Maryland Association of Realtors (MAR) during the organization’s annual convention in Ocean City, Md.
The Shining Star award is given in recognition of outstanding and enthusiastic support of MAR’s committees and programs. As a member of the Communications Committee, she wrote an article entitled “TV Can Teach a Lot About Staging a Home, if Only Your Sellers will Listen...” for the Maryland Realtor magazine.
As a sales associate with Long & Foster’s Mitchellville office, Muckle has been an active member of the MAR for six years as well as the Prince George’s Association of Realtors.
Consistently considered a high achiever since becoming a realtor, Muckle has frequently been cited as a top producer, which has earned her membership on Long & Foster’s® Gold Team.
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Commissioner, Historic Preservation Commission for Prince George's County, 2012
Yolanda Muckle was appointed to the Historic Preservation Commission. She was sworn in by Marilynn M. Bland, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Prince George's County.
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Maryland Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy 2008
Yolanda was one of twenty (20) individuals selected to participate in the 2008 MAR Leadership Academy.
Committee members select Academy participants based on the interview and the completed application. The selection team seek representation from a cross section of the REALTOR® profession. These potential leaders may be active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community based organizations,ethnic or minority groups, or real estate specialty areas.
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Prince George's Chamber of Commerce Entreprenuer of the Year 2007
Yolanda Muckle was named Entreprenuer of the Year for 2007 at the annual Showcase Tradeshow Event.
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