Rick Distel

Real Estate Salesperson

Rick Distel

Rick Distel

Real Estate Salesperson

Washington Depot Brokerage

6 Green Hill Road
P.O. Box 329
Washington Depot, CT 06794
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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...

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
Washington, CT $4,995,000

270 Nettleton Hollow Road

Washington, CT

$4,995,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 4,112 Sqft
59 Hillside Road
Woodbury, CT $2,495,000

59 Hillside Road

Woodbury, CT

$2,495,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 5/2 Baths
  • 9,296 Sqft
34 Potash Hill Road
Washington, CT $2,495,000

34 Potash Hill Road

Washington, CT

$2,495,000
  • 7 Beds
  • 4/2 Baths
  • 3,370 Sqft
5 Green Pond Road
New Milford, CT $1,750,000

5 Green Pond Road

New Milford, CT

$1,750,000
  • 6,054 Sqft

My Sales

73 Gunn Hill
Washington, CT $3,625,000
SOLD

73 Gunn Hill

Washington, CT

$3,625,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 5/1 Baths
  • 6,400 Sqft
26 Parsonage
Washington, CT $3,500,000
SOLD

26 Parsonage

Washington, CT

$3,500,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 6/1 Baths
  • 7,499 Sqft
Litchfield Single Family
Litchfield, CT $2,950,000
SOLD

Litchfield Single Family

Litchfield, CT

$2,950,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 2,900 Sqft
106 Clark
Litchfield, CT $2,950,000
SOLD

106 Clark

Litchfield, CT

$2,950,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 2,900 Sqft

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