Richard Bartholomew

Richard Bartholomew, Managing Partner of the Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Puerto Vallarta 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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43147 Via Siena 92210 SL18-08220

This impeccably designed custom estate in the prestigious Toscana County Club is located on the highly desirable street of Via Siena. South facing with stunning mountain and double fairway views the home is truly breathtaking. Stone flooring and soaring...

1 Seclude Court 92270 SL18-08598

One of four homes situated in the exclusive enclave of custom homes by the award-winning firm Patel Architecture. Entering the dramatic glass automated front door one is met with an open-plan great room with 14 foot ceilings, limestone floors, and over-size...

7 Via Merenda 92270 SL19-09582

Every element has been extensively upgraded in this custom built home in the Estilo community. Enter into a majestic great room with 16 foot ceilings, dramatic tiled fireplace, beautiful tile flooring, large pocket doors leading outside to a stunning outdoo...

38 Cornell 92270 SL19-10175


This Shaughnessy floorplan provides an exquisitely renovated private sanctuary that sets the new standard for luxury modern living in The Springs. Hidden behind bold black doors, the transitional design unfolds as one enters a private and secure courtyard s...

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