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.
Three Major NYC Residential Brokerages Join OneKey MLS
NEW YORK—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. and OneKey MLS, the New York metro area’s first regional multiple listing service, reported on April 6 that a slate of new members has joined OneKey MLS in order to take advantage of the MLS’s reach and the rich data available to service their clients from Montauk to Manhattan, to the Lower Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains.
Among the latest OneKey MLS members include New York City-based residential brokerage companies: Triplemint, R New York and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
These firms join other industry leaders and OneKey MLS members such as: Compass, Keller Williams NYC, City Connections, Elegran, EXP Realty, Bohemia Realty Group and Olshan Group LLC.
“By joining HGAR and subscribing to OneKey MLS, these industry giants are putting a stake in the ground and supporting our mission to provide Realtors with the tools and technology they need to generate more income and get the edge over the competition in their marketplace,” said Richard Haggerty, CEO of HGAR and president and chief strategic growth officer of OneKey MLS. “The response we have received from the industry has been very promising, and we’re thrilled they are embracing the powerful geography of the New York Metro area and taking a more regionalized approach to better serve their clients.”
One of the MLS’s most impressive offerings to Realtors is access to reliable data and market statistics, the need for which has become even more significant as the pandemic has prompted brokers/agents to take a more regionalized approach to doing business.
“Our monthly and quarterly market reports have become invaluable tools to Realtors, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on real estate values,” said Jim Speer, CEO, OneKey MLS. “This accurate sales data, drawn straight from the MLS, provides subscribers with the most up-to-date numbers that will allow them to be more strategic and become even bigger assets to their clients.”
In June 2020, OneKey MLS launched its consumer facing website—OneKeyMLS.com—which features 40,000 listings and some 500 communities throughout the New York metropolitan area, making it the largest selection of for sale and lease listings from Realtors in New York State. OneKeyMLS.com reported 13,698 daily visitor sessions in March 2021, with visitors spending more than six minutes per session and visiting on average 14 pages/listings per session. OneKey MLS also has an App that is available on Apple and Google Play that consumers use, which generates on average an additional 7,000 sessions a day.
The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (www.hgar.com) is a not-for-profit trade association representing more than 13,000 real estate professionals in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties. It is the second-largest Realtor association in New York, and one of the largest in the U.S.
OneKey MLS (www.onekeymls.com) is 40,000 plus Realtor subscribers strong and serves Manhattan, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Orange, Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.