In the United States, the month of March is Women’s History Month. While the focus of the month in 2016 is honoring women in public service and government, let’s take a look at the impact of women in the real estate industry. As early as the 1880s, women were transitioning from early real estate roles such as bookkeeping to becoming full-fledged agents and brokers.

Today women make up a majority of the residential real estate profession and there are a number of organizations specifically for women in the industry. Women in Real Estate (WIRE), Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) are active nationally and have Twin Cities chapters.

In a 2015 interview with Real Estate Agent Magazine, Tasha Soundara, president of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors, discussed the organization’s role.

“…Empower women to be strong business leaders. Our organization showcases the strength of women in the industry (and) through our work we promote the image of the successful female entrepreneur within the community. “

Simply Residential Property Management is proud to recognize and honor women during this important month, especially all those within the real estate industry.