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 consistently ranks as one of the marketplace’s top-producing agents.  Distel brings an unmatched passion for marketing luxury homes to the western Connecticut region. Leveraging the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a cornerstone of his strategy. 

Highly regarded by his peers throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty network, Distel acts as an Ambassador to the brand and is often referred to as “Mr. Sotheby’s”.  He shares his passion for luxury marketing by mentoring new agents in the Litchfield, Fairfield and Westchester County marketplaces, 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 2017 Distel was a bestowed a keynote speaking engagement at the Sotheby’s Global Networking Event in Las Vegas, attended by over 2,400 of the firm’s top producing global agents.  One topic he is well known for is his talk titled “The Art of the Showing” which dives into the importance of private showings.

Distel’s success in real estate is rooted in his passion for luxury real estate and architecture. While he has represented and sold across the architectural disciplines, Distel is one of the firm’s mid-century modern experts, a style he reveres personally and can represent with proficiency. In recent years alone, his notable sales include Marcel Breuer’s “Stillman II”, John Johansen’s “Huvelle House” and Edward Larrabee Barnes’ “Marsters House”.

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 real estate 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 equity fund that focused in New York's downtown neighborhoods. 

Distel joined Sotheby’s...

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 consistently ranks as one of the marketplace’s top-producing agents.  Distel brings an unmatched passion for marketing luxury homes to the western Connecticut region. Leveraging the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a cornerstone of his strategy. 

Highly regarded by his peers throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty network, Distel acts as an Ambassador to the brand and is often referred to as “Mr. Sotheby’s”.  He shares his passion for luxury marketing by mentoring new agents in the Litchfield, Fairfield and Westchester County marketplaces, 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 2017 Distel was a bestowed a keynote speaking engagement at the Sotheby’s Global Networking Event in Las Vegas, attended by over 2,400 of the firm’s top producing global agents.  One topic he is well known for is his talk titled “The Art of the Showing” which dives into the importance of private showings.

Distel’s success in real estate is rooted in his passion for luxury real estate and architecture. While he has represented and sold across the architectural disciplines, Distel is one of the firm’s mid-century modern experts, a style he reveres personally and can represent with proficiency. In recent years alone, his notable sales include Marcel Breuer’s “Stillman II”, John Johansen’s “Huvelle House” and Edward Larrabee Barnes’ “Marsters House”.

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 real estate 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 equity fund that focused in New York's downtown neighborhoods. 

Distel joined Sotheby’s International Realty in 2008.  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 Pacific | Sotheby’s International Realty’s Palm Springs office. This affiliation allows Distel to expand his service commitment to his bi-coastal and international clientele. 

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 consistently ranks as one of the marketplace’s top-producing agents.  Distel brings an unmatched passion for marketing luxury homes to the western Connecticut region. Leveraging the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a cornerstone of his strategy. 

Highly regarded by his peers throughout the Sotheby’s International Realty network, Distel acts as an Ambassador to the brand and is often referred to as “Mr. Sotheby’s”.  He shares his passion for luxury marketing by mentoring new agents in the Litchfield, Fairfield and Westchester County marketplaces, 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 2017 Distel was a bestowed a keynote speaking engagement at the Sotheby’s Global Networking Event in Las Vegas, attended by over 2,400 of the firm’s top producing global agents.  One topic he is well known for is his talk titled “The Art of the Showing” which dives into the importance of private showings.

Distel’s success in real estate is rooted in his passion for luxury real estate and architecture. While he has represented and sold across the architectural disciplines, Distel is one of the firm’s mid-century modern experts, a style he reveres personally and can represent with proficiency. In recent years alone, his notable sales include Marcel Breuer’s “Stillman II”, John Johansen’s “Huvelle House” and Edward Larrabee Barnes’ “Marsters House”.

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 real estate 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 equity fund that focused in New York's downtown neighborhoods. 

Distel joined Sotheby’s International Realty in 2008.  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 Pacific | Sotheby’s International Realty’s Palm Springs office. This affiliation allows Distel to expand his service commitment to his bi-coastal and international clientele. 

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 $4,995,000 link

270 Nettleton Hollow Road

Washington, CT 06793 | Litchfield County
$4,995,000
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
5 Green Pond Road $1,750,000 link

5 Green Pond Road

New Milford, CT 06776 | Litchfield County
$1,750,000
6,054 Sqft 35 Acres

Litchfield County's fabled Candlelight Farms Airport (FAA LID 11N). This is a rare opportunity to own one of CT's few grass strip airports. Set on 35 acres just moments...

6,054
sqft
406 Nettleton Hollow Road $1,435,000 link

406 Nettleton Hollow Road

Washington, CT 06793 | Litchfield County
$1,435,000
2 Beds 1 Baths 1,000 Sqft 27.86 Acres

Your dream home in the country - just 90 min from NYC! Charming two bedroom cottage set on 27 acres of mountaintop land with views all around. Top location in prestigious Litchfield...

2
bed
1
bath
1,000
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
106 Clark $2,950,000 link

106 Clark

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

Designed by renowned architect Marcel Breuer in 1965, Stillman II is a mid-century masterpiece in which art, design and architecture blend in perfect harmony. The home has undergone...

4
bed
3/1
bath
2,900
sqft