HGAR Update

First-Ever HGAR Winery Tour Raises $6,500 for RPAC

June 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ first-ever winery tour earlier this month raised more than $6,500 for RPAC, the Realtor Political Action Committee. More than 30 Realtors and HGAR Affiliate members boarded the bus at HGAR’s White Plains headquarters for an excursion to the Hudson Valley’s wine country. Stops included the historic Newburgh Brewing…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Maria Weiss

June 2019

Going Back to Her Roots Maria Weiss got her first taste of real estate at age 11, when she sat behind the desk of a real estate agent who was renting office space at one of her parents’ properties in Queens. “I’d diligently take down all the information from prospective renters when the agents were…

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RPAC Karaoke Night, Chatterbox 54, Briarcliff Manor, May, 4 2019

May 2019

The Chatterbox Bar & Grill in Briarcliff Manor attracted more than 50 Realtors for RPAC's Networking & Karaoke Night. From left, Crystal Hawkins Syska and Teresa Belmore From left, Maryann Tercasio and Bonnie Koff From left, Sander Koudijs; Gail Fattizzi; Marcene Hedayati and David Moore From left, Joe Pandolfom, Chatterbox owner; and Linda Urban From…

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HGAR Fair Housing Event, DoubleTree Hotel, Tarrytown, April 29, 2019

May 2019

Thank you to our event sponsors. Fred Freiberg, Executive Director for the Fair Housing Justice Center Sally Santangelo, Executive Director, City of New York Fair Housing Fred Freiberg and Sally Santangelo address the HGAR Realtors at the event. A crowd of more than 200 attended HGAR's Fair Housing event at the DoubleTree Hotel.

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NYSAR Annual Lobby Day, Albany, NY, May 7, 2019

May 2019

From left, Ron Garafalo, HGAR President; Leah Caro, Chair, HGAR Legislative Council and Barry Kramer, immediate past HGAR President. HGAR Realtors gather in the Legislative Office Building's Hearing Room to meet with state lawmakers. From left, Crystal Hawkins Syska, HGAR RPAC Committee Co-Chair and Bob Meyerson. NYS Senator Shelley Mayer From left, NYS Assemblyman David…

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HGAR’S Commercial Investment Division to Host ‘Women in Commercial Real Estate Panel' on June 6 in White Plains

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Commercial Investment Division will hold a “Women in Commercial Real Estate” panel discussion on June 6 at the HGAR offices in White Plains.The program, which will begin at 9 a.m. will feature panelists Patricia Valenti, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank (Moderator); Joanna Simone, Vice President of Leasing…

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HGAR Calendar

May 2019

MAY May 21 CID | Westchester Clean Energy HGAR White Plains, 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM HG Realtor Foundation | Pub Night at the Tequila Grille Tequila Grille at Monroe Country Club, Monroe, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM May 27 HGAR Offices Closed | Memorial Day JUNE June 4 RPAC | “Take Me to the…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Anthony Domathoti

May 2019

A Long Road Traveled to Real Estate Industry Years ago, Anthony Domathoti, now the broker/owner of Exit Realty Premium in the Bronx, had no idea he would one day have a successful career in real estate. Armed with a degree in Education Administration from St. John’s University in Queens, Domathoti had a thriving career as…

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In Memoriam: Theresa Reitano

May 2019

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of veteran Realtor Theresa Reitano of Yonkers on April 30 at the age of 69. Reitano worked at Ye Village Realty in Dobbs Ferry, which was owned by Joe and Therese Valvano, and later for Coldwell Banker when Ye Village was…

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LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Realtors to Present Priorities at Lobby Day in Albany

May 2019

Members of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors will be heading to Albany on Tuesday, May 7th to present HGAR’s legislative priorities to our Senators and Assembly members. Realtors achieved a victory this year when Governor Cuomo made the property tax cap part of the budget and which caps real property taxes at 2% or…

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HG Realtor Foundation Pub Night, Fortina, Yonkers, March 18, 2019

April 2019

From left, Robert Shandley, John Crittenden and Barry Kramer From left, Mark Aakjar, Ana Molisse and guest From left, Ron Sierra, Aimee DeCesare and David Willner It was a huge crowd for the HG Realtor Foundation Pub Night at Fortina in Yonkers From left, Marcene Hedayati and Sander Koudijs  

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HG Realtor Foundation "Runway for Hope" Fashion Show, Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle, April 4, 2019

April 2019

From left, Ann Garti, HGAR COO; Tom Conklin, CEO, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley; Maryann Tercasio, HG Realtor Foundation President; and Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO From left, Bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation Fundraising Committee Chair and Maryann Tercasio, HG Realtor Foundation President From left, Virginia Doetsch, Beth Hargraves, Maria Carlino, Bernadette Haley, Frances "Fran" O'Toole, Jeanne Murphy,…

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HGAR Launches New, Improved Website

April 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors' website, HGAR.com, just got a major facelift with better, faster, and more enhanced information designed to make home searches easier for consumers and provide more information in one place for HGAR members. One of the most important new features is the new regional MLS, which includes properties from…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Mark Seiden

April 2019

Mother Knew Best When Mark Seiden graduated from college, his mother—long-time real estate broker Lois Seiden—told him he’d be “a natural for real estate.” His response: “I’m just not interested.” Today, the broker/owner of the Mark Seiden Real Estate Team in Briarcliff Manor can’t believe he actually said that. As one of the most successful…

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