Looking Ahead

I am driving from my very rural community to the nearest commercial airport two hours away. It’s early morning sunrise: there’s mist rolling across the fields, and a few deer look up casually from their breakfast foraging as I roll by. The population density of Bonner County Idaho is about two people per square mile. I am headed to Washington DC where there is a population density of about 2000 people per mile. DC is the geographic center of the uniquely American vision of government for the people by the people. I am attending the REALTORS® event that is focused on all things political, an opportunity for a place with two people per mile to be on even footing with a place of 2000 people per mile!

Raphael Barta

Raphael Barta is an associate broker for Century 21® Riverstone in Sandpoint, Idaho. Raphael has been a resident of Sandpoint for the past 17 years. His real estate practice is focused on commercial and investment properties, and development representation. Raphael’s background includes 25 years of commercial property development experience with hotels, office buildings, retail centers, apartment complexes, and warehouse parks. He is a three-term president of the Selkirk Association of REALTORS®, two term North District vice president for the Idaho REALTORS®, and currently the 2018 state president for the Idaho Association of REALTORS®. He has been selected the REALTOR® of the Year for the Selkirk Association twice, in 2012 and 2015.

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