President and Chief Strategic Growth Officer
New York MLS | West Babylon, New York
Richard Haggerty is CEO of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (HGAR), and president and chief strategic growth officer of New York MLS, the New York metro area’s first regional multiple listing service.
A 30-year real estate veteran, he understands the people, places and pulse of the residential market like no other. In 2017, he brokered the absorption of the Manhattan Association of REALTORS® by HGAR. He met with Manhattan brokers, and quickly grasped their needs for accurate data and for a way to market their listings to consumers that highlight the listing broker.
Recognizing the demand for a central listing service in the New York metro area, Haggerty was a driving force behind the merger of the Hudson Gateway and Long Island multiple listing services in 2018. The New York metro area’s first regional MLS serves Manhattan, the Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Orange counties.
Haggerty has been an active instructor for the National, New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon and U.S. Virgin Islands Associations of REALTORS®. Richard has served on numerous committees, including the Professional Standards Committee and the Association Executives Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®, as well as numerous Committees of the New York State Association of REALTORS®.