The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® has been a vital part of the Hudson Valley’s history for a century, and that’s because of our dynamic membership. Take advantage of our outstanding in-house education programs, political outreach, and personal and professional benefits. We’re committed to the success and protection of our members.
HGAR Member Benefits
Automatic Membership with New York State Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®
You have three powerful partners enabling your success.
New York State Licensing Classes
Obtaining a New York State Real Estate License is the first step to becoming a Realtor. HGAR offers in-person classes in each of its 3 locations. Online classes are also offered. Check out our license education offerings, and get started today.
All HGAR Members are required to attend a New Member Orientation offered in three convenient locations: White Plains, Goshen and West Nyack within 30 days of joining our association.
Annual Members Day
A day devoted to your professional development. And it’s all free. Here’s what’s coming up for our 2016 Member Day.
“Believe me…there will be an opportunity to make your voice known, and there will be an opportunity to make a difference.”
— J. Phillip Faranda, HGAR Board Member
HGAR encourages you to get involved in the many committees that help guide the course of our association. If you would like to join a committee, please use our contact form on this website, or call or email Mary Prenon at (914) 681-0833.
Commercial & Investment Real Estate Division
The Commercial & Investment Division hosts breakfasts featuring the Hudson Valley’s top business, community, and government leaders discussing commercial projects and issues affecting our area.
Continuing Education and Licensing Classes
The HGAR School of Real Estate is one of the largest and most successful in New York State. We offer live classes in three locations — White Plains, West Nyack and Goshen – as well as online classes. Our instructors are leaders in their industries and our topics are always exciting and timely.
Discounts on Products and Services
Dispute Resolution and Ethics
We provide low-cost arbitration mediation services to resolve business disputes between Realtors® using The Realtor® Code of Ethics, first established in 1913. You and your clients may file ethics complaints, mediation and/or arbitration requests without having to go to court and pay high court costs and attorney fees.
You’ll always be up-to-the-minute on HGAR information and events with our weekly HGAR Connections newsletter, as well as postings here and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Or be sure to check out Real Estate In-Depth, the official publication of HGAR, and the most comprehensive resource for real estate news in the Hudson Valley.
Legislative and Regulation Support
HGAR is your strong voice in local, state and national government. We have played a major role in promoting laws and regulations that benefit REALTORS® and consumers locally, regionally and nationally.
Take advantage of a full online library of legal articles and forms, position papers, market statistics and annual reports. Monthly Publications. You’ll receive informative newspapers and magazines from HGAR, NYSAR and NAR. HGAR’s Real Estate In-Depth newspaper — available online and in print — offers thorough coverage of news that affects the real estate business.
You can attend networking events throughout the year via special committees and organizations like the Broker/Owner/Manager Group, REALTORS® Political Action Committee, Women’s Council of Realtors®, Young Professionals Network and charity and community service projects.
NYSAR’s Legal Hotline
NYSAR’s Legal Hotline provides free legal and regulatory information Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at (518) 43NYSAR or 436-9727.
HGAR, NYSAR and NAR provide conferences and trade shows throughout the year for education, business and governance. They also often collaborate with private organizations such as Inman and RISMedia to offer discounted reservations to those organizations’ events.
A Free Member Benefit, the TechHelpline gives you U.S.- based tech support for hardware, software, networking and mobile devices. Analysts are friendly technology experts who will assist you via phone, chat, or email. They troubleshoot problems and offer solutions. Call 866.829.1440 or visit techhelpline.com M-F 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.