HGAR Update

HGAR Membership Overwhelmingly Approves Merger with Bronx Manhattan North Association

July 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The membership of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. that participated in a more than two-hour virtual Special Meeting today, overwhelmingly approved a merger agreement with the Bronx Manhattan-North Association of Realtors, Inc. The more than 400 members who participated in the session, held via Zoom, also approved a number of bylaws amendments…

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HGAR, Bronx-Manhattan North Assoc. Agree to Merge

June 2020

WHITE PLAINS—At press time, the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. and the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors, Inc. have scheduled votes of their respective memberships to approve a proposed merger of the two Realtor organizations, Real Estate In-Depth has learned. The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors has scheduled a special virtual meeting on July…

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc. JULY 1, 2020

June 2020

A Special Meeting of the Members of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (“HGAR”) will take place on July 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM via a Zoom Meeting Audio-Visual Conference. The Members’ Meeting can be accessed by the Members by utilizing the following registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8yOwKy-rTpKcwHmCehEH0w which will provide the necessary registration and login…

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HGAR RPAC Honor Roll: June 2020

June 2020

2020 HGAR RPAC HONOR ROLL as recorded by NYSAR to June 2020 Thank you to the following Members who are leading the way in the 2020 RPAC campaign Platinum R $10,000 Dorothy Botsoe, Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc., White Plains Anthony Domathoti. Exit Realty Premium, Bronx Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. Nancy Kennedy,…

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July 2020 Featured Classes

June 2020

July 2020 Zoom Course Calendar HGAR Classes are Currently Being Offered Via Zoom! Please visit HGAR.com  for the most up to date information on HGAR’s classes. July 7, 2020-   NEW! CORE Day- Agency, Ethics, Fair Housing & Legal* with Dorothy Botsoe July 8, 2020-   NEW! Overlooking the Obvious- It’s Right Under Your Nose* with David…

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HGAR Calendar | July 2020

June 2020

JUNE June 23 Embracing Our New Virtual Reality Webinar Zoom, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM June 24 Bringing Art to the Masses During COVID-19 Webinar Zoom, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM June 25 Getting the Deal Done: Real Estate Transaction Best Practices as NYC Re-Opens Webinar Zoom, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM JULY July 1 Tentative General…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Julie "Pip" Klein

June 2020

Embracing Life's Challenges Not Limited to the Young Julie “Pip” Klein, an agent with Green Team New York Realty in Warwick, fully admits she never responds to her given name—so if you want her attention, don’t call her “Julie.” Given the nickname “Pip” at a young age, it stuck through elementary and high school, and…

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HGAR Calendar | June 2020

May 2020

MAY May 27 Virtual Breakfast with Benefits: "Keeping Your Home Healthy During the COVID-19 Climate" Zoom, 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM JUNE June 3 Virtual Breakfast with Benefits: Online Marketing That Works 24/7 Zoom, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM June 4 HG Realtor Foundation “Virtual Fundraiser”: Pacific Rim Cooking Class Zoom, 5:00 PM – 7:00…

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BOARDROOM REPORT: November 20, 2019

May 2020

Boardroom Report Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) November 20, 2019 HGAR offices, White Plains, New York HGAR Management, Financial & Membership Reports Treasurer Irene Guanill presented the Treasurer’s Report as of Nov. 1, 2019, which was received and filed for audit. CEO Richard Haggerty reviewed the HGAR draft first and second quarter of…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Betsy Estrella-Mejia

May 2020

Kicking COVID to the Curb While the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on people’s lives and careers, one New City agent not only managed to overcome the virus herself, but actually received offers on two homes, sight unseen, during these incredibly challenging times! Some may consider Betsy Estrella-Mejia a real estate “newbie,” earning her license…

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HGAR Seeks Future Leaders Through Accelerator Program

April 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The current leadership of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently held a virtual information session on its new initiative for 2020—the Leadership Accelerator Program. As a result of the association’s recently developed Strategic Plan, the goal of this program is identifying and developing new leaders for HGAR’s future. The current leadership of the…

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Longtime State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky Dies at 73

April 2020

ALBANY—Richard Brodsky, one of the most powerful state legislators for nearly three decades, passed away on April 8 at the age of 73. Initial published reports stated that Brodsky died from complications of the Coronavirus, but a family member told the New York Times that the longtime lawmaker passed away from a heart attack and…

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GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: A Time to Pause and Reflect

April 2020

I am writing this column on April 12th, Easter Sunday, from my apartment in New York City. A month ago, most of us expected that the Coronavirus would impact our lives to some degree, but few of us anticipated the depth of that impact. We closed the HGAR offices and sent the staff home to…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Zef Camaj

April 2020

From Waiting Tables to Putting Deals on the Table Zef Camaj, regional manager of Houlihan Lawrence’s Yorktown, East Fishkill and Lagrangeville offices, is one of those rare individuals who knew from a young age that he wanted a career in real estate. After earning a degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida…

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HGAR Leadership Expands Role of its 2020 Regional Directors

April 2020

WHITE PLAINS—In an ongoing effort to create stronger member engagement, awareness and communication in a continually growing association, the HGAR leadership is expanding the role of its five regional directors covering Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties, as well as Manhattan. “As our membership and our territory increases in size, we think it’s very important…

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