Rick Distel

Rick Distel

Real Estate Salesperson

Washington Depot Brokerage

6 Green Hill Road
P.O. Box 329
Washington Depot, CT 06794
  • Born In:
    Worthington, Ohio
  • Live In:
    Washington, Connecticut
  • Favorite Movie:
    Mean Girls. (I'm not going to lie)
  • Interests:
    Cooking, Music, Architecture, Sunsets, Puppies
  • Favorite Lyric:
    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life."
  • Can’t Live Without:
    Perrier in a can
  • Inspiration:
    Work Hard, Play Hard

Serving as the capstone to a 20-year career in real estate, Rick Distel joined the Washington Depot office of Sotheby's International Realty in 2008, where he has become a consistent top-producing agent.  Distel brings an unmatched passion for marketing luxury homes to the Litchfield County marketplace. Leveraging the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a cornerstone of his strategy.

After moving to New York and receiving his MBA in Real Estate and Finance from NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, he worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young, where he specialized in large-scale asset acquisitions and dispositions, performed due diligence and strategic advisory services, and provided valuations of closely held real estate companies. In 2000, he co-founded a private real estate investment firm that invested in high value-added opportunities across property types, primarily focused in New York's downtown neighborhoods. He has been involved in virtually every aspect of the business, from property management to development, construction management to financing, and residential and commercial leasing.

Distel brings an unstoppable energy to his business.  He is always implementing new tools to uniquely promote his listings.  Distel was the first agent in the marketplace to embrace social media as a marketing tool, and was also the first agent in the market to utilize video and drone photography.  He outlines a marketing strategy for each listing and then supplements it once it is implemented to fine tune each listing based on current market conditions, traffic and showing feedback.  He allocates substantial funds to each listing, supplementing corporate dollars where necessary in order to give his listings maximum exposure.

Highly regarded by his peers throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty network, Distel acts as an Ambassador to the brand.  He has successfully mentored several new agents in the Litchfield County marketplace, he presents a training module to new agents throughout the William Pitt | Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee | Sotheby’s International Realty network, and he has been a frequent guest speaker at offices in Fairfield County, Westchester County and Manhattan.  In 2016 Distel was a speaker at an exclusive event for top producers from Manhattan, CT and Westchester held at the Westchester Country Club....

Serving as the capstone to a 20-year career in real estate, Rick Distel joined the Washington Depot office of Sotheby's International Realty in 2008, where he has become a consistent top-producing agent.  Distel brings an unmatched passion for marketing luxury homes to the Litchfield County marketplace. Leveraging the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a cornerstone of his strategy.

After moving to New York and receiving his MBA in Real Estate and Finance from NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, he worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young, where he specialized in large-scale asset acquisitions and dispositions, performed due diligence and strategic advisory services, and provided valuations of closely held real estate companies. In 2000, he co-founded a private real estate investment firm that invested in high value-added opportunities across property types, primarily focused in New York's downtown neighborhoods. He has been involved in virtually every aspect of the business, from property management to development, construction management to financing, and residential and commercial leasing.

Distel brings an unstoppable energy to his business.  He is always implementing new tools to uniquely promote his listings.  Distel was the first agent in the marketplace to embrace social media as a marketing tool, and was also the first agent in the market to utilize video and drone photography.  He outlines a marketing strategy for each listing and then supplements it once it is implemented to fine tune each listing based on current market conditions, traffic and showing feedback.  He allocates substantial funds to each listing, supplementing corporate dollars where necessary in order to give his listings maximum exposure.

Highly regarded by his peers throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty network, Distel acts as an Ambassador to the brand.  He has successfully mentored several new agents in the Litchfield County marketplace, he presents a training module to new agents throughout the William Pitt | Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee | Sotheby’s International Realty network, and he has been a frequent guest speaker at offices in Fairfield County, Westchester County and Manhattan.  In 2016 Distel was a speaker at an exclusive event for top producers from Manhattan, CT and Westchester held at the Westchester Country Club. One topic he is well known for is his talk titled “The Art of the Showing” which dives into the importance of private showings.

The Rick Distel | Private Client Group was formed in 2016 to underscore a commitment to delivering a superior client experience. Each member of the team embodies this unwavering commitment. Distel is also a licensed salesperson in the state of California, where he is licensed with HOM | Sotheby’s International Realty’s Palm Springs office.

Rick and his husband live at Hedgelawn Farm, a certified organic farm in Washington, Connecticut which provides fruits and vegetables to local eateries and to the community. They have two incredible rescue pups: Cooper and Dodger.

Serving as the capstone to a 20-year career in real estate, Rick Distel joined the Washington Depot office of Sotheby's International Realty in 2008, where he has become a consistent top-producing agent.  Distel brings an unmatched passion for marketing luxury homes to the Litchfield County marketplace. Leveraging the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a cornerstone of his strategy.

After moving to New York and receiving his MBA in Real Estate and Finance from NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, he worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young, where he specialized in large-scale asset acquisitions and dispositions, performed due diligence and strategic advisory services, and provided valuations of closely held real estate companies. In 2000, he co-founded a private real estate investment firm that invested in high value-added opportunities across property types, primarily focused in New York's downtown neighborhoods. He has been involved in virtually every aspect of the business, from property management to development, construction management to financing, and residential and commercial leasing.

Distel brings an unstoppable energy to his business.  He is always implementing new tools to uniquely promote his listings.  Distel was the first agent in the marketplace to embrace social media as a marketing tool, and was also the first agent in the market to utilize video and drone photography.  He outlines a marketing strategy for each listing and then supplements it once it is implemented to fine tune each listing based on current market conditions, traffic and showing feedback.  He allocates substantial funds to each listing, supplementing corporate dollars where necessary in order to give his listings maximum exposure.

Highly regarded by his peers throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty network, Distel acts as an Ambassador to the brand.  He has successfully mentored several new agents in the Litchfield County marketplace, he presents a training module to new agents throughout the William Pitt | Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee | Sotheby’s International Realty network, and he has been a frequent guest speaker at offices in Fairfield County, Westchester County and Manhattan.  In 2016 Distel was a speaker at an exclusive event for top producers from Manhattan, CT and Westchester held at the Westchester Country Club. One topic he is well known for is his talk titled “The Art of the Showing” which dives into the importance of private showings.

The Rick Distel | Private Client Group was formed in 2016 to underscore a commitment to delivering a superior client experience. Each member of the team embodies this unwavering commitment. Distel is also a licensed salesperson in the state of California, where he is licensed with HOM | Sotheby’s International Realty’s Palm Springs office.

Rick and his husband live at Hedgelawn Farm, a certified organic farm in Washington, Connecticut which provides fruits and vegetables to local eateries and to the community. They have two incredible rescue pups: Cooper and Dodger.

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  • Awards
    • Top Office Producer, 2012
    • Gold Award Winner, 2012
    • Gold Award Winner, 2013
    • Gold Award Winner, 2014
    • Gold Award Winner, 2015
    • Platinum Award Winner, 2016
    • Top Office Producer, 2016

My Listings

270 Nettleton Hollow Road $6,500,000 link

270 Nettleton Hollow Road

Washington, CT 06793 | Litchfield County
$6,500,000
3 Beds 3/1 Baths 4,112 Sqft 54.5 Acres

One of New England’s finest estates - situated on 54 acres in Washington, Connecticut with far reaching westerly views. Designed by internationally renowned Fairfax &...

3
bed
3/1
bath
4,112
sqft
59 Hillside Road $2,495,000 link

59 Hillside Road

Woodbury, CT 06798 | Litchfield County
$2,495,000
4 Beds 5/2 Baths 9,296 Sqft 3.49 Acres

Hillside Villa. Perched at one of Woodbury’s highest elevations, this immaculate residence defines luxury living. Masterfully designed by Rick Moisan, the home was sited...

4
bed
5/2
bath
9,296
sqft
34 Potash Hill Road $2,495,000 link

34 Potash Hill Road

Washington, CT 06793 | Litchfield County
$2,495,000
7 Beds 4/2 Baths 3,370 Sqft 12.55 Acres

Once in a lifetime a property becomes available that so fully embraces the history of New England in general and Litchfield County in particular. Set on one of the most bucolic...

7
bed
4/2
bath
3,370
sqft

My Sales

73 Gunn Hill $3,625,000 link

73 Gunn Hill

Washington, CT 06777 | Litchfield County
$3,625,000
4 Beds 5/1 Baths 6,400 Sqft

Set atop one of the highest elevations surrounding Lake Waramaug and offering stunning, sweeping views of the lake, country club and Kent Hollow, this just completed residence...

4
bed
5/1
bath
6,400
sqft
26 Parsonage $3,500,000 link

26 Parsonage

Washington, CT 06793 | Litchfield County
$3,500,000
5 Beds 6/1 Baths 7,499 Sqft 19.43 Acres

Discretely hidden off the Washington Green lies a property with unmatched provenance. Located at the end of one of the town's most coveted lanes, one discovers this bucolic 20...

5
bed
6/1
bath
7,499
sqft
Litchfield Single Family $2,950,000 link

Litchfield Single Family

Litchfield, CT 06759 | Litchfield County
$2,950,000
4 Beds 3/1 Baths 2,900 Sqft

Designed by renowned architect marcel breuer, stillman ii is a mid-century masterpiece which has undergone a museum quality restoration using breuer's original plans. Amenities...

4
bed
3/1
bath
2,900
sqft