Rick Distel

Rick Distel

REALTOR® | DRE#: 01933993
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Client Testimonials
You extend yourself above and beyond what one would normally expect from a real estate agent. You are an asset to your firm. - AP, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Rick was a dream to work with and amazingly supportive. We will be your biggest fan club. - DC, New York, NY

Rick has an extraordinary knowledge of real estate and finance that sets him apart from other brokers that I’ve worked with during my 30 plus year career in real estate investment. Favorite broker by a mile. - KC, Palm Springs, CA

I started out with a real estate agent and ended up with a friend. Rick is my favorite country concierge - AS, Roxbury, CT

About Rick
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With over two decades of luxury real estate marketing experience, Rick Distel is recognized for consistently delivering concierge-level service to his clients. After twenty years focused solely in the Manhattan and Connecticut marketplaces, Rick expanded his reach to Palm Springs California in 2013, becoming a bi-coastal agent in order to better service the needs of his clientele. In October 2018 he joined Compass as a Founding Agent in Connecticut and as a Principal in the Palm Springs market. With a background firmly rooted in luxury real estate sales and finance, he is uniquely suited to bring sellers and buyers together by capitalizing on his expertise in marketing and negotiation. Additionally, Rick has served as a marketing agent and buyer consultant on homes designed by the most highly regarded architects of the mid-century modern era, including Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, John Johansen and Edward Larrabee Barnes.

Rick’s success in real estate is rooted in his unwavering commitment to client service. His guiding principle is that luxury is not a price point, rather it is a level of service. By treating his clients’ equity as his own in each and every engagement, he provides guidance and service at the highest level. He also acts as a concierge to his clients, providing guidance and assistance throughout and after the transaction. Rick holds an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.


Over the last two years I have been on an incredible journey. I have lost over 60 pounds, completely changed my diet, become a CrossFit athlete after a 20-year break from exercise, and found a community that has become a cornerstone of my life: the Spartan Race. My first race was so physically demanding that it was only my will and commitment that got me through. Being a Spartan is more than completing a race to earn a medal. Spartans push their bodies and their minds to the limit, learn continuously, give generously, master their emotions, and prove themselves through actions, not words. I am proud to carry these principles with me through every facet of my personal and professional life.