The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR) is beginning its outreach to real estate professionals throughout Manhattan now that it has merged with the Manhattan Association of Realtors (MANAR).
The merger became official on January 1, 2017 after it was previously approved by HGAR, MANAR and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
The NAR is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
“What sets Realtors apart from any other real estate professionals is their adherence to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice,” explained Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO (pictured top).
“Not everyone in the real estate industry is a Realtor and now we can offer that opportunity to thousands of real estate agents and brokers doing business in Manhattan.”
Haggerty said the merger deal began earlier this year when chief officials of MANAR approached his organization.
Both HGAR and MANAR have subsidiary Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and the plan of merger also calls for an eventual merger of the two MLS.