Democracy at Work: Hill Visit with Senator Crapo

I cannot think of another country in the world where any citizen can sit face-to-face with a lawmaker and discuss in detail issues that concern us. Senator Mike Crapo is considered one of the experts on Capitol Hill for the GSEs that fund and operate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “Hill visits” are a key component of the NAR advocacy program, and you know what, they work!!!


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 fifteen 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 he is the First Vice President for the Idaho REALTORS®. He has been selected the REALTOR® of the Year for the Selkirk Association twice, in 2012 and 2015.

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