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Realtor Associations Merge

Groups gather at merger announcement

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR) has announced a merger with the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors (BMNAR), creating the Bronx Chapter of HGAR. In total, HGAR will now have nearly 1,500 members in the Bronx.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome the Bronx to HGAR and look forward to expanding our presence there. With its proximity to the Lower Hudson Valley, this is a natural step that will greatly benefit all of our members,” said Richard Haggerty, CEO of HGAR and president and chief strategic growth officer at OneKey MLS.

Eliezer Rodriguez, BMNAR’s CEO, has joined HGAR to assist with the expanded organization’s legislative advocacy agenda and the development of a stronger Commercial and Investment Division (CID). He now serves as HGAR’s Director, Advocacy, Commercial and Legislative Issues for Bronx and Manhattan. Vincent Buccieri, BMNAR’s 2020 President, will now serve as the Bronx regional director on HGAR’s board of directors.

As members of HGAR, all Bronx Realtors are able to participate in OneKey MLS, the first regional MLS in the New York Metro area, created by HGAR and The Long Island Board of Realtors. OneKey MLS currently has 42,000 subscribers.