Legislative Meetings Experience Part One

There are no unimportant political years but this year is a special occasion in my home state of Idaho with more offices open and contested than in the past thirty years! How fitting then to be at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC.

When physicists want to get reactions, they jam molecules into a particle accelerator and let ‘em bounce around off each other. Same for REALTORS® here at the midyear meetings in DC! There are very informative presentations and scheduled events, but sooooo much networking and informal info gets discussed in the bars, the lobby, the lunch room, our own “particle accelerators!”

 

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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