OneKey® MLS CEO Richard Haggerty Added to List of MLS Innovators
NEW YORK — Richard Haggerty, CEO of OneKey® MLS, has officially joined the COVE group, a think tank of MLS CEOs and other key executive staff. A proven leader, Richard Haggerty has worked in the real estate industry for over 35 years. During that time, he has been active and involved in both Association and MLS Business. He served previously as Chief Strategic Growth Officer of OneKey® MLS and as CEO of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors®, Inc (HGAR).
Richard was a driving force behind the merger of the Hudson Gateway MLS, of which he was the CEO and the Long Island Multiple Listing Service in 2018. Prior to assuming the role of CEO of OneKey MLS this past January, Haggerty brokered the absorption of the Manhattan Association of REALTORS® by HGAR and the Bronx Association of REALTORS® by HGAR. Haggerty understands how to bridge the gap between brokers, consumers and the MLS.
With the addition of Haggerty, the Cove MLS Group is now 18 MLS CEOs strong. Haggerty joins an impressive list of veteran industry leaders : (alphabetical by CEO): Brad Bjelke (Utahrealestate.com), Chris Carrillo (Metro MLS®), Matt Consalvo (ARMLS®), Kipp Cooper (Heartland MLS), Merri Jo Cowen (Stellar MLS), Jeremy Crawford (FMLS®), Carl DeMusz (MLS Now), John DiMichele (TRREB – Toronto Regional Real Estate Board), Brian Donnellan (Bright MLS), Bob Hale (Houston Association of REALTORS® – HAR), Dionna Hall (Beaches MLS), Richard Haggerty (OneKey® MLS), Tom Hurdelbrink (NWMLS – Northwest MLS), Gene Millman (REcolorado), Shelley Specchio (MIBOR/BLC), Kurt von Wasmuth (RMLS) and Stuart White (RealTracs, Inc.).
The Cove Group was created to allow for a group of collective minds to gather and informally discuss the current state of the MLS and its challenges. Haggerty commented “We have entered unprecedented times for the MLS, and I look forward to working with and sharing ideas with my esteemed colleagues to ensure the value of the Multiple Listing Service remains intact.”