HGAR Update

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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HGAR Hires Brian Levine as New In-House Counsel

April 2019

WHITE PLAINS—Brian Levine, Esq., of Stamford, CT has recently been appointed In-House Counsel/Director of Legal Services & Professional Standards Administrator for the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors. Levine comes to HGAR with nearly two decades of legal experience, including real estate, contracts, refinancing, litigation/mediation/arbitration, insurance, regulatory agency compliance, commercial contracts/development, and tortuous interference of business…

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2019 HGAR RPAC Honor Roll: March

March 2019

2019 HGAR RPAC HONOR ROLL as recorded by NYSAR to March 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 Paul Kennedy,…

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BOARDROOM REPORT: January 16, 2019

March 2019

Boardroom Report Boards of Directors Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) January 16, 2019 HGAR offices, White Plains, New York Management, Financial & Membership Reports Treasurer Irene Guanill Elukowich presented the Treasurer’s Report as of January 1, 2019, and the Directors approved receipt of the Report. Director Dorothy Botsoe then provided a report of…

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BOARDROOM REPORT: December 12, 2018

March 2019

Boardroom Report Boards of Directors A joint meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service December 12, 2018 HGAR offices, White Plains, New York Management, Financial & Membership Reports CEO Richard Haggerty presented the Treasurer’s Report on behalf of HGAR including the bank and investment summaries…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Teresa Belmore

March 2019

South Bronx Girl Overcomes Obstacles to Succeed in Real Estate and Life Teresa Belmore of Keller Williams NY Realty in White Plains is definitely not your average Realtor. In addition to selling and listing homes, the Riverdale resident is an ordained minister, a Black Belt in Karate, and a Spanish/Caribbean cooking aficionado. The daughter of…

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In Memoriam: Kyoko Ozawa

March 2019

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the recent passing of Kyoko Ozawa, an agent with Claire D. Leone Associates of Scarsdale. The brokerage firm reported that Ozawa passed away on Monday, March 11 in Irvine, CA. She joined the Claire D. Leone office in 2013 as an Associate Broker…

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HGAR Calendar

March 2019

MARCH March 25 Regional Orange Meeting| Legal Update HGAR Goshen, 9:30 am – 11:00 am March 26 Breakfast with Benefits | "Secrets of Top-Selling Agents" Westchester Marriott Hotel, 9:00 am – 10:30 am WCR | Video Branding Workshop Captain Lawrence Brewing, Elmsford, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm APRIL April 2 "Risk Management for Brokers, Owners…

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HGAR Calendar

February 2019

FEBRUARY February 27 RPAC | Happy Hour & Networking in Nyack Dave & Buster’s at the Palisades Center, West Nyack, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm February 28 CID | "Con Edison Moratorium: Impacts on Development" HGAR White Plains, 9:00 am - 11:00 am MARCH March 4 Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Pub Night Fortina, Yonkers, 5:30…

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HGAR's Commercial & Investment Division to Tackle Natural Gas Moratorium’s Impacts

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—Con Edison has officially announced its intention to impose a moratorium on new natural gas connection service for a majority of Westchester County. The gas utility will stop accepting applications for new natural gas service on March 15. Join the HGAR Commercial and Investment Division on Thursday, Feb. 28th for an informative morning discussion…

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2019 HGAR RPAC Honor Roll: February

February 2019

2019 HGAR RPAC HONOR ROLL as recorded by NYSAR to February 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 Paul Kennedy,…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s ‘Project Beauty’ Event Draws Nearly 200 People

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s first event of 2019 drew almost 200 people to Neiman Marcus at The Westchester in White Plains for a “Project Beauty” event. The luxury department store closed early for the special event that featured champagne, wine, hors d’oeuvres, make-overs, professional headshots, and a “What’s New for Spring” runway show…

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RPAC Committee Raises Over $2,000 at First Event of 2019

February 2019

HGAR’s RPAC Committee began the New Year by raising $2,050 at its first event of 2019. More than 85 people came out on a bitter cold night on January 31 to support the Realtors Political Action Committee at Pax Romana in White Plains. The event featured delicious complimentary Italian appetizers like pizza, meatballs, rice balls,…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Presents $15,000 Donation to Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley

February 2019

TARRYTOWN—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently presented a check for $15,000 to Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, located in Tarrytown. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley has granted the…

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