Richard Bartholomew

Richard Bartholomew, Managing Director of the Palm Springs and Palm Desert offices, is a native of South Africa and spent his formative years in 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) and Family Equality Council.

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My Listings

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Weintraub Estate

MLS® #218008416

This stunning property in Palm Desert’s exclusive Bighorn Country Club is the home of Hollywood legend Jerry Weintraub. Designed by architect Guy Drier, the sculpted architecture is crafted to look as though it emerged from the nearby mountains. Situate...

43123 Via Siena 92210 SL18-07195

MLS® #218017196DA

This spectacular custom estate in Toscana Country Club is the last south facing, double fairway, new home available. The home is situated in the desirable custom estate home section of Toscana with breathtaking unobstructed mountain views. The impressiv...

634 Pinnacle Crest 92260 SL18-06682

MLS® #218008472DA

One of the last premium lots left in the very exclusive Bighorn Golf Club. Situated above the 16th green of the Canyons Course, this lot has dramatic views across the valley and spectacular mountain views to the south. Neighboring some of the Golf Clubs mos...

18 Jill Terrace 92270 SL17-05410

MLS® #217026420DA

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...

1600 N. Via Norte 92262 SL18-07029

MLS® #18359204PS

This is classic Palm Springs. Mountain views and central location, off of N. Palm Canyon Road, in the Little Tuscany neighborhood. This beautiful, large corner lot has been refurbished with a new drought tolerant landscape theme and it provides an electroni...

61501 Manzanita Road 92561 SL18-06856

MLS® #218012218DA

French country meets California ranch in this mountain retreat with uninterrupted valley and mountain views. Beautifully remodeled with imported stone floors from the Burgundy region of France, limestone bathrooms and artisan iron work. The large living...

45800 Deep Canyon Road 92260 SL17-04536

MLS® #217011756DA

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...

74855 Fairway Drive 92260 SL17-05999

MLS® #217032444DA

Classic mid-century modern designed by architects Patten and Wild, 1963, situated on a massive lot near sought-after El Paseo. The large open floor plan includes four bedrooms each with bath, one with a Japanese-style step-down tub, original mosaic tile and...

73597 Pinyon Street 92260 SL17-05889

MLS® #217029644DA

Heritage, mid-century style, and serenity best describe this coveted South Palm Desert residence. Originally custom designed and built in 1953 by Cliff Henderson (known as the founding father of Palm Desert and developer of Shadow Mountain Resort & Club...

My SOLD Listings

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15 Strauss Terrace 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 design, ...

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