HGAR To Hold 102nd Annual Member Appreciation Day on October 29 in Tarrytown, NY

Event to Feature Ryan Estis as Keynote Speaker

White Plains, NY (September 2018) The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® will hold its 102nd Annual Member Appreciation Day on Monday, October 29 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown. Over 1,100 REALTORS® from Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan are expected to attend the full day event.

With a theme of “Rock Star Selling,” Members Day will include free classes and workshops, a plated luncheon with guest speaker, the annual meeting, a trade show with 70 exhibitors and a keynote address with Ryan Estis, recognized as “one of the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine.

Ryan Estis has over 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales professional and leader, including the former chief strategy officer for the McCann Worldgroup advertising agency. He has been published in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company and Entrepreneur magazines, and his clients include AT & T, MasterCard, the Mayo Clinic, Honeywell and Lowes.

Other free events of the day will include “Realtor Safety,” presented by Tom Grimes, a 20-year veteran detective of the New York City Police Department. Grimes was part of the Organized Crime Investigation Division and the Federal Drug Enforcement Task Force among others. He has received many awards throughout his career in law enforcement.

A “Fair and Ethical Housing” class will deal with real-life scenarios for complying with federal, state and local rules for Fair Housing and Ethics. Gary Goldman, Esq. will present Mindfulness & Meditation for Real Estate Professionals.” Goldman, of Fentin, Goldman, Turk & Davidoff LLP, is known is the “mind body” lawyer and will demonstrate how meditation can improve your mental capabilities and health.

Tracy Weir, Managing Partner of August Partners, will present “Are They Looking for You?” The program will provide an overview of how today’s real estate technology will is affecting the average agent. August Partners provides technology companies, MLSs, associations, and top-tier brokers with strategy and communications counsel that help build their businesses.

The plated luncheon will feature Mike Oates, CEO of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. His topic will be Economic Development in the Hudson Valley.” Proceeds of the cost of the luncheon will benefit RPAC, the Realtors Political Action Committee.

Members Day will conclude with a Celebration Cocktail party to acknowledge the HGAR Realtor of the year and HGAR Affiliate Member of the Year, along with other awards. “Last year’s event was one of our most successful with more than 1,000 agents attending, and this year we’re expecting even more this year,” said Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO.

O’Donnell & Cullen Property Tax Consultants is the Premier Sponsor of the event, and A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp. is sponsoring the Celebration Cocktail Party. For more information, registration, or trade show exhibitors, please visit www.HGAR.com.

About HGAR

The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR), founded in 1916, is a not-for-profit trade association consisting of almost 11,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan. It is the second largest REALTOR® Association in New York, and one of the largest in the country.

The Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS), owned by HGAR, offers more than 16,000 properties in the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. It is among the top 50 largest MLSs in the country.

Mary T. Prenon
Director of Communications
(914) 681-0833, ext 3022