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.
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.
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