Total existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—rose 3.1% from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.00 million in January.
HGAR Receives 2021 NAR Gold Global Achievement Award for Second Year in Row
NEW YORK—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, for the second year in a row, has been honored with the Gold Global Achievement Award from the National Association of Realtors.
This award acknowledges that HGAR’s Global Business Council has demonstrated a solid level of service to its global members throughout 2021. The HGAR Global Business Council provides members with the tools and resources to connect globally with real estate professionals throughout the world. Some of the highlights from this year’s activities included the Global Real Estate Summit as well as “Global Chats” with Brazil, Thailand, France, Texas, Australia and Ghana.
This year’s Global Real Estate Summit was held live in Manhattan and expanded to include Realtor associations throughout the New York Metro area: the Brooklyn Board of Realtors and MLS, Greenwich (CT) Association of Realtors, Greater Bergen (NJ) Realtors, Liberty Board of Realtors, Long Island Board of Realtors, North Central Jersey Association of Realtors and the Staten Island Board of Realtors.
“I’m thrilled with our award and what we accomplished over the past year,” said Tony D’Anzica, Co-Chair of HGAR’s Global Business Council and broker/owner of Dynamax Realty NYC, Inc. “I think the Global Real Estate Summit was definitely one of our highlights this year. Not only did we bring together eight regional real estate associations, but we also were able to offer presentations with various real estate experts from around the nation.”
D’Anzica also noted that the Global Real Estate Summit attracted one of the largest groups of real estate professionals with a designation of Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). “When we first started this, it was just Manhattan and Staten Island, and I’m so happy about how it has grown. Going forward, I’d like to bring in even more associations from other parts of the country,” he said.
Emi Cacace of Portico Realty Group in Scarsdale has served as co-chair of the association’s Global Business Council for the past three years and credited the hard work of the council for earning this award. “Even though we continue to live in the midst of a global pandemic, we were able to provide our members with the education, network opportunities and platform where they can grow professionally, “she said. “We thank NAR for recognizing our hard work once again. I am looking forward to next year and what we will have to offer.”
The Global Achievement Award was presented to HGAR during the NAR Realtors Conference & Expo in San Diego, CA.