HGAR Update


SPOTLIGHT ON: Seeing Double?

January 2017

Anyone who knows Toni Chrystal and Terri Crozier knows they are quite often mistaken for each other. The only “Twin Team” in the entire Association, the identical twin sisters are also business partners and associate real estate brokers who have been listing and selling real estate for more than 30 years. Both are affiliated with…

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HG Realtor Foundation Hosts Holiday Party

December 2016

The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation held its Holiday Party on December 6 at the Westchester Hills Golf Club in New Rochelle, with more than 150 people in attendance.   From left, Bonnie Koff and Kerry Fedigan, HG Realtor Foundation Board members From left, Justine Lazzaro and Peggy Shea, HG Realtor Foundation Board From left, Kevin…

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HGAR Calendar

December 2016

December Monday, December 26 HGAR Offices closed for Christmas Holiday January Monday, January 2 HGAR Offices closed for New Year’s Holiday Tuesday, January 10 HGAR New Member Orientation Class- 6:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. White Plains Office Wednesday, January 11 HGAR & HGMLS joint Board of Directors Meeting 8:30 a.m. Thursday, January 12 HGAR New…

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January 2017 Featured Classes

December 2016

January 2017 FEATURED CLASSES White Plains Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:00 am - 5:30 pm In person class Credits: 7.5 CE Instructor: Donald Scanlon Whose House is it Anyway?  Multiple Offers Class + 2 Hours + Ethics  Member Price: $85 Class Express: $75 Non-Member Price: $100 West Nyack Monday, January 23, 2017 9:00 am –…

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GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: In the Blink of an Eye

December 2016

Just one year ago I wrote an article for this publication about 2016 being the 20th year anniversary of Real Estate In-Depth, as well as the 100th anniversary of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, which was established in 1916. Boy did this year go by quickly! We certainly did celebrate, starting with a gala…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: HGAR Affiliate of the Year JoAnne Murray

December 2016

JoAnne Murray, president of the Allan M. Block Agency, Inc. in Tarrytown, had no idea that she was going to be honored as the HGAR “Affiliate Member of the Year” at the Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day in October. “When I heard my name called, I was so shocked that I just sat there…

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HGAR: New Members - November 2016

December 2016

Designated Realtor **Foti Bouklis Bouklis Group Marketing Corp. 34-27 28th Ave. Astoria, NY 11103 917-745-1880 **Kevin Colman BHHS Gross & Jansen 23 Oakland Ave. Warwick, NY 10990 845-986-7005 Cordelia Gardener Brown Browns Realty Services 408 South 4th Ave Mount Vernon, NY 10550 914-665-5473 Colin R. Gray Cil Appraisal Services Inc. 20 Evarts Ave. White Plains,…

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BOARDROOM REPORT: October 5, 2016

December 2016

Boardroom Report Boards of Directors Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) October 5, 2016 HGAR offices, White Plains, New York  Hudson Gateway Association General Activities  CEO Richard Haggerty delivered an update on HGAR’s relocation to its current headquarters at One Maple Avenue in White Plains. He indicated that nearly all of the Architect’s “Punch…

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HG Realtor Foundation Presents Checks To Rockland, Orange County Charities

December 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, recently presented donations checks to three local charities—People to People in Nanuet and the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona in Rockland County and the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Inc. in Orange County. People to People, which…

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HGAR to Hold ‘We are the World’ 2017 Installation Gala on Jan. 19

December 2016

TARRYTOWN—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors will present its “We are the World” 2017 Installation Gala on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. Dorothy Botsoe of Dorothy Jensen Realty, Inc., in White Plains, will be installed as the 2017 HGAR President and Renee…

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2016 HGAR RPAC Honor Roll December 2016

December 2016

2016 HGAR RPAC HONOR ROLL as recorded by NYSAR to December 2016 Thank you to the following Members who are leading the way in the 2016 RPAC campaign Platinum R Dorothy Botsoe, Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc., White Plains Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence Inc., Croton-on-Hudson Paul Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence Inc., Croton-on-Hudson Golden R Richard Haggerty, Hudson…

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In Memoriam

November 2016

HGAR’s Board of Directors regrets to inform its membership that Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld, the principal broker of Monroe Realty Center and a longtime resident of Monroe, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Wallkill at the age of 73. The son of the late Sidney and Ethel Donnerstag Rosenfeld, he was…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: 2016 Realtor of the Year Gary Leogrande

November 2016

After spending more than 30 years in real estate, Gary Leogrande, broker for Keller Williams New York Realty in White Plains, was still quite surprised to be named the 2016 HGAR “Realtor of the Year” at Member Appreciation Day last month. “Sometimes over the years, I’d be sitting in the audience and thinking, ‘well maybe…

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER: Adapting to Industry Changes

November 2016

The foundation of my installation speech when I accepted the position as your President for 2016 was, in part, to address the widespread resistance to change among our members. I acknowledged the fundamental desire of all individuals, no matter what profession, to avoid what is unfamiliar and continue with what is most comfortable. I truly…

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GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: It’s the Issues That Matter

November 2016

Many moons ago, when a then young James Carville was an aide working on Bill Clinton’s campaign for president, he uttered the famous line “It’s the economy, stupid” and made a sign with that slogan that he pinned to the campaign headquarters wall to keep everyone on message. The line still resonates today. Elections can…

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HGAR Calendar

November 2016

November 2016 Wed., 30 HGMLS Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm White Plains Wed., 30 Education Council Meeting 12:00 – 2:00 pm West Nyack   December 2016 Fri., 02 Communications Council Meeting 11:00 am – 12:30 pm White Plains Tues., 06 HG Realtor Foundation Holiday Party 6:00 – 10:00 pm Westchester Hills…

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BOARDROOM REPORT: September 14, 2016

November 2016

Boardroom Report Boards of Directors A Joint meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (HGMLS) September 14, 2016 HGAR offices, White Plains, New York  Hudson Gateway Association General Activities HGAR CEO Haggerty presented a summary of the proposed merger between HGAR and the Manhattan…

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