Pinpointing best location among multiple states works for out of state moves

Raphael Barta
Sandpoint, Idaho

Raphael Barta is a REALTOR® in Sandpoint, Idaho specializes in finding homes in the resort community of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho, the state’s largest lake and ski resort area. Many of the clients Raphael works with are looking to drastically change their lifestyle by moving out of a city and relocate to a resort community, and their choices are multiple. That’s where Raphael comes in, with RPR.

The Challenge

Raphael recently connected with a young family from Wisconsin who were interested in moving to Colorado, Montana or Idaho. Unlike popular resort destinations like Aspen or Vail, Sandpoint was somewhat unknown to the family so Raphael needed to paint a vivid picture of each, comparing schools, recreation, economy, employment, demographics and more.

The Outcome

Using RPR’s® extensive mapping and reporting tools to search each of the three areas the family was interested in, Raphael created reports and spreadsheets to show his clients how far their dollar would stretch in each area. He then helped the family narrow their search down to Idaho, ultimately closing on a home. “It’s like I belong to 25 MLSs for resort communities,” Raphael says when talking about the value of RPR. He can use RPR to tell clients how much a 4-bedroom, 2-bath resort home in Utah, Colorado, Montana or other resorts areas cost. But beyond that, Raphael can also educate clients on the schools, and other nearby points of interest by using RPR. “I’m able to access housing market details, in real time, for active listings in a wide range in other

Raphael Barta

“It’s not just about real estate. It’s about demographics. It’s about quality of life. It’s about what real people want to know.”

Raphael BartaREALTOR®

Snapshot

  • REALTOR® for over 13 years
  • Real Estate developer for 30 years
  • 2012 President, Selkirk Association of REALTORS®
  • 2012 REALTOR® of the Year, Selkirk Association of REALTORS®
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