Empowering Women in Real Estate holds 7th Anniversary celebration in Ashburn | News

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Seven years ago, longtime Lovettsville resident and realtor Karen Cooper found herself searching for a support system among her network of female realtor friends.

“We are surrounded by people every day, but many, if not most, offices are steeped in competition between the agents, which makes for a less-than-welcoming environment,” Cooper told the Times-Mirror.

“Even in the best places it can feel impossible to share your struggles…and there are so many struggles,” she said.

Cooper, who co-owns Platinum Group Real Estate at Pearson Smith Realty, decided to launch a Facebook group which became an outlet for sharing ideas between like-minded people. Over the next seven years, the group developed into a much larger community and now boasts nearly 30,000 members, she said.

The Empowering Women in Real Estate group has…

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