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

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. 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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Access Accurate Listing Data

REALTOR members of HGAR can access HGMLS, a real MLS with powerful business rules to protect your listing data, and a long history of integrity, accuracy, and broker-to-broker cooperation. HGMLS is purpose-built to serve the needs of Manhattan agents.

Did You Know?

A real MLS protects your listing data and clearly defines cooperation and compensation. HGMLS presents and protects more than 14,000 listings a month (with more coming from Manhattan every day), and each one is verified for accuracy. HGMLS understands the nature of Manhattan’s 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 HGMLS.

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Agent-Centric Consumer Portal

HGAR and HGMLS have launched an ad-free, agent-centric consumer portal. It will showcase Manhattan listings from participating brokers, as well as accurate historical information about every co-op, condominium, townhouse and exclusive rental listing in Manhattan, Westchester, and the entire HGMLS service area. HGMLS members will be able to access additional data within the MLS itself about every property in Manhattan.

Did You Know?

NewYorkMLS.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 HGMLS’ members (including you!) — not to sell you advertising or ancillary services or put other agents’ ads on your listings. We're about brokers, not profits.

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Boost Referrals

Never lose a client to the suburbs again because you don’t have a qualified and reputable referral partner. Or, accept referrals from HGAR’s 11,000 REALTORS who have clients moving into Manhattan.

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 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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Become a Leader

The power of HGAR resides in its volunteer leadership. Embrace your inner leader and contribute your expertise to the future of the Association, and help shape the future of real estate in Manhattan, New York, and the United States. Make your voice heard, whether you’re a new agent, top producer or a seasoned broker/owner.

Did You Know?

Association and MLS leaders shape policy, network with local, state and national leaders in real estate and government, and get early access to the latest thinking on issues that directly affect the industry. Participating in leadership can be as simple as serving on a committee for a few hours a month, or holding elected office in HGAR. Either way, your voice matters at HGAR.

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