Whether you work in Manhattan or the Lower Hudson Valley, HGAR will help you thrive.

The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR) creates opportunities for their Members to grow their businesses and succeed in their communities.

When you join HGAR as a Real Estate Salesperson or Managing Broker, you can expect superior service and support from one of the largest REALTOR® associations in New York. You can count on us to serve and protect you, because you’ll be part of the 1.3 million member REALTOR family.

Get all of these benefits and more:


Become a REALTOR®

A licensed real estate salesperson isn’t the same as a REALTOR®. When you join HGAR, you become a REALTOR® and are automatically a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR). REALTORS are bound by NAR's Code of Ethics, and backed by the power of HGAR, NYSAR and NAR. We’ve got you covered, and consumers know and respect the REALTOR brand.

Did You Know?

NAR fought to preserve the mortgage interest and state and property tax deductions in the 2017 tax bill, and to keep the capital gains exemption at $250,000 for single filers and $500,000 for joint filers. Until NAR flexed its muscles and went to Capitol Hill, these deductions had been scrapped. NAR even won an exemption for existing mortgages up to $1 million. REALTORS have power.

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The Value of HGAR Membership: Championing Our Industry

ADVOCACY

HGAR is an advocate for buyers, sellers and Realtors, and a champion of fair housing. We promote pro-Realtor legislation and work to defeat laws that would adversely affect our members and industry. Click to Learn More about our Advocacy Efforts.

ACCESS TO THE MLS

When you join HGAR, you have access to OneKey™ MLS, our comprehensive Regional MLS that covers properties from Montauk to the Catskills, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.

REALTOR members of HGAR can access OneKey™ MLS, a real MLS with powerful business rules to protect your listing data, and a long history of integrity, accuracy, and broker-to-broker cooperation.

Did You Know?

A real MLS protects your listing data and clearly defines cooperation and compensation. OneKey™ MLS presents and protects your listings, and each one is verified for accuracy. OneKey™ MLS also understands the nature of the Manhattan vertical market and has enhanced its system to accommodate attributes unique to the city, including amenities, property improvements and tax information. Forget running around to confirm details — it’s all here, right in OneKey™ MLS. Click Here to Learn More About the Power of OneKey™ MLS.

LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT

HGAR engages and empowers members. We provide compelling educational opportunities: licensing, continuing education, NAR designations and certifications to elevate and encourage lifelong Realtor competencies. Click Here to Learn More About our Education Opportunities.

CONNECTIONS

Participate in member networking events, meet affiliate partners to build business, volunteer on a committee and be a part of your association leadership. Support the Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation, which is dedicated to improving our communities.

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AGENT-CENTRIC CONSUMER PORTAL

HGAR and OneKey™ MLS have launched agent-centric consumer portal. It will showcase listings from participating brokers, as well as accurate historical information about every single-family home, co-op, condominium, townhouse and exclusive rental listings in Manhattan, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, the Bronx and Sullivan Counties. OneKey™ .

Did You Know?

OneKeyMLS.com will be the first consumer portal serving Manhattan and its bedroom communities that is built and operated by a real MLS run by a REALTOR organization. That means that the portal’s sole purpose is to generate business for OneKey™ MLS members (including you!) — We're about brokers, not profits.

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BOOST REFERRALS

Never lose a client again because you don’t have a qualified and reputable referral partner.

Did You Know?

For most real estate agents, repeat and referral business represents 60 percent of their revenue. HGAR’s powerful agent network enables you to refer your clients who plan to move to Westchester, Bronx, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties to other agents. You can also accept referrals from HGAR members with clients moving into or from Manhattan.

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EARN MORE

Earn one of NAR’s nationally recognized designations to expand your expertise and build your business. Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate or property management, or hone your negotiating or digital skills.

Did You Know?

REALTORS who earn NAR’s designations through practical coursework earn up to 45 percent more than other, non-designated agents.* As a REALTOR, you’re also entitled to attend NAR’s conferences and events, where you can take additional classes and participate in the future of the business of real estate.

*2017 NAR Member Profile

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