The HGAR Mission
HGAR creates opportunities for members to grow their businesses and succeed in their communities.
We help our members thrive.
The world is changing, and HGAR’s members are changing right along with it. Our mission is to help our members thrive in an increasingly competitive, mobile world. In order to succeed, HGAR’s members need tools and education, so that they can be first to the table with a new listing, or make it easy for a buyer to purchase a home, or a seller to properly market their property to the largest pool of qualified buyers.
That’s why HGAR is unequivocally committed to creating opportunities for our members to learn, network and grow. We’ve built one of the largest real estate schools in New York. We’ve upgraded our MLS and website to enable speedy access to listings for our members and consumers alike. We are active lobbyists, and fight for the rights of property owners. We are also active in our community, and support causes that are close to the hearts of our members.
In a word, the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is committed to making a difference in our members’ professional lives, and by extension, homebuyers and sellers in the Hudson Valley and Manhattan.
As part of our pledge to ensure our member Realtors are the best, HGAR operates the Hudson Gateway School of Real Estate. It’s one of the largest and most well-respected real estate schools in New York State.
Our instructors are industry experts. They provide excellent instruction bolstered by real-life experience in residential and commercial real estate, and in related fields such as engineering, inspections, appraisals, financing, taxes, and more.
Because we know a Realtor’s life is busy and mobile, we offer live and online classes for Licensing and Continuing Education. To make it more convenient for you to get the tools you need to help you succeed, we schedule classes in four locations:
- Westchester County
- Putnam County
- Rockland County
- Orange County
We’re here by your side to help you earn your license, develop your skills, and build a successful career.
HGAR and our Realtor® members can only be as strong as the communities we serve. We put great value on giving back to our community through philanthropy and community outreach as an organization and support our members in contributing on a personal, one-to-one basis in charities and other community-building efforts.
The Hudson Gateway Realtor® Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities such as Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, Habitat for Humanity, the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, the Wounded Warrior Project, and many others.
One of the most important benefits of your HGAR membership is intangible. But it’s vital to your career as a Realtor. It’s the way we fight for you.
Our legislative advocacy on local, state and national levels gives you and your clients a strong voice on issues affecting home ownership.
Our advocacy efforts have made it possible for homeowners to continue to take advantage of the federal mortgage interest deductions and New York State STAR reductions, among many other issues.
We’re in ongoing conversations on your behalf, meeting with legislators to keep the American Dream of home ownership, and all that it entails, alive and well.