HGAR Update

The Nation’s First African American Female Combat Pilot Tapped as Keynote Speaker for HGAR’s Annual Members Day

October 2019

TARRYTOWN—"The Flight to Your Success” is the theme of HGAR’s 103rd Annual Member Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown. The event will feature keynote speaker Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot. A former beat cop, Armour served two tours in Iraq before returning home…

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BOARDROOM REPORT: June 12, 2019

September 2019

Boardroom Report Boards of Directors Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) June 12, 2019 HGAR offices, Goshen, New York HGAR Management, Financial & Membership Reports President Ron Garafalo presented the President’s Report on various business matters and reported on the status of the Strategic Planning process. He indicated that the Strategic Planning sessions would…

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HGAR Calendar

September 2019

SEPTEMBER September 22 – 25 NYSAR Fall Meetings Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona September 25 Orange County Regional Networking Event Ferraro’s Bull’s Head Inn, Campbell Hall, 4:40 PM – 6:30 PM September 26 Breakfast with Benefits | Five Essential(and two remarkable) Things You Need to Know about the New Tax Law HGAR White Plains,…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Nancy Hertz

September 2019

New Women’s Council Leadership for 2020 Nancy Hertz is a Realtor, a singer, a paralegal, holds a B.A. in psychology and music, and next year, she’ll take over the reins as President of the Women’s Council of Realtors, Empire Local Westchester. “I’m so excited about this and I’m already thinking about the types of programs…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Presents Donations To Habitat for Humanity and Legal Services of Hudson Valley

September 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, recently presented donation checks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, based in White Plains. Founded in 1999, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh brings people together to build homes, communities, and…

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Koff Awarded NYSAR Community Service Award

September 2019

Donald Arace of Hudson United Mortgage presented flowers to Bonnie Koff, Secretary Treasurer of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, Inc. and Chair of the Foundation’s Fundraising Committee to congratulate her on being selected as one of the 2019 New York State Association of Realtors Community Service Award recipients. The veteran Realtor will be recognized at…

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2019 HGAR RPAC Honor Roll: September

September 2019

2019 HGAR RPAC HONOR ROLL as recorded by NYSAR to September 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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RPAC Happy Hour, Hudson Grille Bistro, White Plains, July 25, 2019

August 2019

From left, Derick King, NYSAR; Crystal Hawkins Syska and Rich Herska, HGAR RPAC Committee Co-Chairs; Ann Garti, HGAR COO; and Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO From left; Bob Shandley, HGAR Global Council Co-Chair; Ron Garafalo, HGAR President; Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO; and Gary Connolly, HGMLS Director From left, Sarah Hughes, Carol Christiansen, Terri Crozier and Roseann…

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CID Panel Discussion: 'The New Rent Laws, What Happens Now,' Aug. 7, 2019

August 2019

From left, Eliezer Rodriguez Esq., BMNAR CEO; and Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO   More than 100 commercial and residential real estate professionals heard a rather sobering outlook of what the recently enacted new rent control regulations enacted by the State Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have on the region’s real…

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HGAR’s Haggerty Makes the Case for a Unified Listing System

August 2019

NEW YORK—Inaccurate data is the major driver of financial and time drains for residential real estate professionals, according to Richard Haggerty, CEO of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc., and president of the New York MLS, LLC. That’s why the time has come for a unified Multiple Listing Service in New York, he noted.…

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HGAR to Hold First-Ever Education Forums At White Plains, Goshen on Set. 20, Oct. 23

August 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors will hold its first-ever Education Forum at its corporate headquarters in White Plains on September 20 and a similar forum on October 23 at its Goshen office. The forums will be part of HGAR’s “Breakfast with Benefits” series, which offer free information seminars to HGAR members. Moderated by…

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HGAR Accounting Coordinator Warncke Retires After 26 Years with the Association

August 2019

WHITE PLAINS—Leah Warncke, who has served as HGAR’s accounting coordinator since 1993, retired at the end of June after serving 26 years with the association. When Warncke began her position with the former Westchester County Board of Realtors, there were just 3,000 members. Today, HGAR has almost 12,000 members and continues to grow. She has…

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2019 HGAR RPAC Honor Roll: August

August 2019

2019 HGAR RPAC HONOR ROLL as recorded by NYSAR to August 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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