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May 7, 2019

Lovettsville’s Little Free Pantry

Have you hear of the “little free pantry” before? The Little Free Pantry began as a pilot project in Spring 2016, inspired by the successful “Little Free Library” projects.


Since then, these little pantries have been popping up all over the Country! One of our favorites is the one located in Lovettsville, VA. Attached to the side of the Lovettsville Historical Society & Museum located at 4 East Pennsylvania Avenue. 


The idea behind the Little Free Pantry is to provide support to those in the community experiencing food insecurity in a easy to access way. Those in need can simply visit the unlocked pantry whenever to retrieve items they need, and likewise community members who are able to contribute may drop off their own non-perishable items at anytime. The Lovettsville Little Free Pantry also includes toiletries and diapers.


If you would like to get a Little Free Pantry started in your community check out www.LittleFreePantry.org for more information and even for plans to build your own!

Little Pantry
By: Karen Wenner Cooper, Associate Broker/Team Owner, Platinum Group Real Estate Team at Pearson Smith Realty and lifelong Lovettsville resident.
Posted in NOVA Local Living
April 24, 2019

50M in sales!

A huge congratulations to one of our Team Owners Vicky Noufal - I Love Leesburg Real Estate for reaching $50 million in sales! 🎉 Only 5 people have achieved this level at Pearson Smith Realty👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Posted in Get to Know Us
April 24, 2019

Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

We love our incredible Admin team! Thank you for all you do. 💕

Posted in PG Calendar
April 23, 2019

Coming Soon in Broadlands

Picture Perfect! Pristine home in Broadlands with dramatic ceilings, hardwood floors and a bright open floor plan. Home offers an expansive flagstone patio and a beautiful backyard backing to trees.

Elegant kitchen with granite counters and a large breakfast room with added cabinetry, wood floors in owner’s suite with sitting room, spacious secondary rooms and an upper level laundry room for added convenience. Large crawl space with plenty of space for storage with interior access.

Located at 42903 Park Brooke Court in Broadlands, goes live this week and offered at $609,900

Posted in Coming Soon
April 22, 2019

Karen W. Cooper - Review

Smart, Savvy and Professional! Let Karen Wenner Cooper and her expertise guide you through the real estate process!

Posted in Reviews
April 22, 2019

Just Listed - 42532 Ash Tree Drive? - Ashnurn

Welcome Home to Preserve at Goose Creek! This lovingly-maintained and nicely upgraded home will delight the most discerning buyer. Move right in. Multi-generational living with a separate kitchenette in the basement. Come take a look before it's too late.

For more photos click here.

Posted in Listings
April 22, 2019

Back on the Market! 37185 Franklins Ford Place - Purcellville

BACK ON THE MARKET...Buyer’s financing fell through!

Gorgeous house in Purcellville on 3 lovely acres! Please share if you know any one in the market for a lovely home 🏡🌳🌻

Click here for more info.

Offered at $749,900

Posted in Listings
April 22, 2019

Gorgeous Home in Leesburg - For Sale!

Check out this GORGEOUS home on the market in Leesburg, VA! Which room is your favorite?
🛁Master Bath
🍷Wine Cellar
📽Home Theater
🏋️‍♂️Workout Room

Want to learn more about this property? Click this link and schedule a showing today!

Posted in Listings
April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

Wishing abundant Easter blessings from our family to yours!

Posted in PG Calendar
April 19, 2019

Get to know us - Mai Tang

Meet Mai Tang, local supermom and fantastic realtor! We love having her as a part of our team!



Posted in Get to Know Us