HGAR Update

HGAR's Haggerty, Levine Update WCR on 2020 Market

January 2020

Photo Credit: John Vecchiolla From left: Brian Levine, Esq. In-house Council/ HGAR Director of Legal Services and Professional Standards Administrator; Nancy Hertz, WCR President and Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO Richard Haggerty speaks to the Women’s Council of Realtors at their January 14 “Market and Legal Update” breakfast program at the Holiday Inn, Mount Kisco Brian…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Kazuko Boylan

January 2020

A ‘City Girl’ in the East and the West The name Boylan Real Estate Group may evoke images of a Gaelic family business, but its owner is actually a native of Osaka, Japan. Kazuko Hayakawa Boylan started her own firm in Manhattan at the end of October. With more than 12 years in the real…

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HGMLS: Home Sales in Hudson Valley Remained Strong in 2019

January 2020

WHITE PLAINS—Sales of residential real estate in the lower Hudson Valley remained strong in 2019, according to the recently released “2019 Annual And 4th Quarter Residential Real Estate Sales Report—Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties, New York” by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Overall residential sales, which include condominium, co-op and two…

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The Big 25!

January 2020

Jan. 1, 2020 signaled a significant professional personal milestone—25 years as editor of the print/online newspaper of the Westchester County Board of Realtors, Westchester-Putnam Association of Realtors and the modern-day Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors. Back in January 1995, I was at a professional crossroads and was hired by then WCBR Chief Executive Officer P.…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates To 22 HV Charities and Non-Profits in 2019

January 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, donated a total of $44,000 to 22 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2019. As it enters its seventh year of fundraising, the foundation is gearing up for another successful year of providing financial…

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Jana Currier Joins HGAR as Director of Member Engagement

January 2020

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors reported it recently welcomed Jana Currier of Ramsey, NJ as its new Director of Member Engagement. In this newly created position, Currier will help to implement the association’s new strategic plan to enhance member engagement, as the organization continues to grow. A Realtor since 1992, Currier currently holds a…

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HGAR Board of Directors Holiday Party, HGAR Offices, Dec. 4, 2019

December 2019

From left, Ron Garafalo, HGAR President; Renee Zurlo, HGMLS President; and Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO From left, Gail Fattizzi, HGAR 2020 President; Maryann Tercasio, HG Realtor Foundation President; and Bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation Fundraising Committee Chair Sandra Smith, Realtor Emeritus, and HGAR CEO Richard Haggerty From left, Leah Caro, Kevin O'Shea, Terri Crozier, Maria…

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HG Realtor Foundation Holiday Party, Renaissance Westchester Hotel, Dec. 5, 2019

December 2019

PHOTOS SPECIAL COURTESY OF ROBERT SHANDLEY From left, Donald Arace, Kerri Stretch, Cathleen Stack and Stephanie Liggio, HGRF Committee   From left, Bonnie Koff, Chair, HGRF Fundraising Committee; Wayne Howard, David Valcich and Anthony Arace From left, Gail Fattizzi, HGAR 2020 President; Ron Garafalo, HGAR President and Bonnie Koff, Chair, HGRF Fundraising Committee From left,…

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BOARDROOM REPORT: September 11, 2019

December 2019

Boardroom Report Boards of Directors Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) September 11, 2019 HGAR offices, White Plains, New York HGAR Management, Financial & Membership Reports President Ron Garafalo presented the President’s Report and reported on the Strategic Plan (the “Plan”) which was emailed to the Directors prior to the meeting. He reported that…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Bonnie Koff

December 2019

HGAR’s 2019 Realtor of the Year The year 2019 has been an exceptionally good one for Bonnie Koff. The associate broker with William Raveis Legends Realty in Tarrytown has received three different awards this year! Earlier this year, she got a call from the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) about being honored with…

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HG Realtor Foundation Makes Donation To White Plains-Based Soup Kitchen

December 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, recently presented a check for $2,500 to Lifting Up Westchester (LUW) in White Plains to support its weekday soup kitchen serving 60 to 80 people every day. “The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation exemplifies what it means to be a…

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HGAR Hires Real Estate Management Veteran As New Director of Professional Development

December 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors reported recently Vicki D’Agostino of Darien, CT, has joined the association as its new Director of Professional Development. In her new role, D’Agostino will oversee and direct the HGAR School of Real Estate. She will work directly with the leadership team and various committees to increase member satisfaction…

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2019 HGAR RPAC Honor Roll: December

December 2019

2019 HGAR RPAC HONOR ROLL as recorded by NYSAR to December 2019 Thank you to the following Members who are leading the way in the 2019 RPAC campaign Platinum R $10,000 Dorothy Botsoe, Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc., White Plains Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence Inc., Croton-on-Hudson Crystal R…

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HGAR Calendar | January 2020

December 2019

January 2020 January 1 OFFICES CLOSED New Year’s Day January 16 HGAR Installation Gala Le Chateau, South Salem, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM January 21 Breakfast with Benefits | Using Social Media to Leverage More Business in 2020 HGAR White Plains, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM January 23 Breakfast with Benefits | Myths and Misconceptions…

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