Richard Bartholomew

A native of Australia, Richard launched his real estate career more than 25 years ago and quickly became one of the top-producing luxury agents in Sydney. Growing up in a family of real estate developers, he took an interest in real estate at a young age and opened his own office within just a few years of earning his license.

Seeking to further his career, Richard brought his entrepreneurial spirit and real estate know-how abroad to the luxury market of Beverly Hills, establishing himself as one of the top-producing agents in the area for the next 13 years. In 2009, he moved to the desert area and continued his successful real estate career with Sotheby’s International Real Estate, including a year selling luxury real estate in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Richard’s business acumen and reputation for expertly navigating complex deals has earned him a loyal clientele based heavily on repeat business and referrals. He prides himself on his integrity, professionalism and exceptional closing skills, going above and beyond to ensure his clients are satisfied with every aspect of their real estate experience and that they enjoy themselves in the process.

With experience in luxury real estate around the world, from his hometown of Sydney to Beverly Hills and Puerto Vallarta, Richard brings his stellar reputation and proven negotiating skills to The Agency, with a focus on high-end properties in the desert area.

A resident of Rancho Mirage, Richard enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, European automobiles, and visits to his home in Puerto Vallarta. He contributes to Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), GLAAD, and Family Equality Council.
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My Listings

22 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

18 Jill Terrace 92270 SL17-05410


This beautifully re-imagined and fully updated custom desert contemporary awaits in the distinguished gated development of La Residence. Situated on nearly an acre of walled and gated privacy with glorious panoramic mountain views, the four-bedroom, fiv...

38220 Via Roberta 92264 SL17-04352


Come home to solitude and security in this sophisticated South Palm Springs estate. Incredible indoor/outdoor living with sweeping, dramatic mountain views behind a 24-hour guarded gate. Enter this unique, higher than standard caliber property through a lon...

1010 E. Via Altamira 92262 SL17-05579



Amazing walled and gated mid-century estate in the much sought-after Movie Colony area features wonderful indoor and outdoor entertaining areas with awe-inspiring panoramic palms to mountain vistas. Perfectly situated on a corner lot, the residence is p...

987 E. Granvia Valmonte 92262 SL17-05601



Stunningly updated mid-century modern, post and beam, walled and gated estate located in the heart of the historic Movie Colony. Fully remodeled in late 2013, the house offers four en-suites in 3,635 square feet of living space. The gorgeous chef’s kitc...

485 W. Santa Elena Road 92262 SL17-05560



Meticulously rejuvenated both inside and out, this ultra-private residence is perfect for entertaining large as well as intimate gatherings. Notable features include new driveway gates and mature hedges around the half-acre property, spectacular mountain vi...

71965 Desert Drive 92270 SL17-05559



This Mediterranean inspired custom estate is wrapped in privacy and majestic mountain views. With uncompromising attention to quality craftsmanship, the dramatic foyer leads to the open great room with hand engraved stone fireplace, wet bar, formal dini...

581 E. The Palms Street 92262 SL17-04666


One of the Coachella Valley’s original Spanish haciendas located in the sought after El Mirador neighborhood. Walled and gated, the original facade belies the crisp sophisticated interior, with a nod to the Cliff May ranch homes of an earlier time. Elegant ...

18 Alicante Circle 92270 SL16-04074


Fusing a Spanish Colonial exterior with today's modern finishes and style, this property in coveted Escala is the essence of luxury. The customized pool landscaping was designed by Top Project, who were also commissioned by the Ritz Carlton of Rancho Mirage...

45800 Deep Canyon Road 92260 SL17-04536


Spectacular zen-like tropical gardens provide the backdrop for this unique 3,200 square foot contemporary residence set on a half-acre in the heart of Palm Desert. This extremely private three bedroom three bathroom celebrity owned retreat offers both s...

My SOLD Listings

21 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

15 Strauss Ter 92270 SL16-04103



With stunning sophistication in a contemporary setting, this breathtaking estate is guaranteed to impress. Located within the prestigious guard gated Renaissance in the heart of Rancho Mirage, this spectacular residence offers the perfect fusion of desi...

10 Rockcrest Drive 92270 SL16-03860



Breath-taking vistas, striking modern architecture, meticulously customized details, and superior construction throughout. 10 Rockcrest has it all. Located on a private cul-de-sac lot in exclusive Mirada Estates, neighboring the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mira...

71922 Desert Drive 92270 SL16-03858



Stunning, private Hacienda style estate situated on park like grounds with mountain views and no neighbors on two sides. The elegant great room features a fireplace and French doors opening to an outdoor living room. Outside you will find a comfortable ...

45800 Mohawk Circle 92210 SL17-04819



A magnificent contemporary home with old world sophistication highlights this four-bedroom, four-bath residence in the heart of Indian Wells. Soaring twelve-foot ceilings and walls of glass accentuate the quality finishes and stunning use of tiles and g...

257 W. El Camino Way 92264 SL16-04015



Stunning mountain views from every room make this completely renovated contemporary mini-compound the perfect Palm Springs residence. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in The Mesa, the private and gated home encompasses three bedrooms and three baths in over 3,...


45800 Mohawk Circle
The Aladdin on Shadow Mountain at El Paseo
45800 Deep Canyon Road
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