Meet Rich Nolan
Rich Nolan is quintessentially Palm Springs. Having spent most of his life in the desert resort city, Rich is the epitome of the easy-going but straightforward vibe of Palm Springs. As Managing Director of The Agency’s Palm Springs and Palm Desert offices, Rich brings with him 14 years of experience as a top-producing licensed real estate broker. He was recognized as the 2018 MVP of Greater Palm Springs, ranking in the top 1% of realtors, and was featured in Palm Springs Life Magazine’s “40 Under 40”, where the Coachella Valley’s most innovative individuals are recognized for shaping the desert’s future.
With a passion for architecture and design, going into the real estate industry was the natural path for Rich to take. His entrepreneurial spirit led him into real estate when he was just 19, and the experience of closing his first deal within the first three weeks of business changed his life forever. He earned his real estate license in 2005 and furthered his education by obtaining his broker’s license in 2009. His career highlights are numerous, but he is especially honored to have represented some of the desert’s most distinguished properties, including the former Frank Sinatra Residence, architectural homes by Donald Wexler, AIA William Krisel, AIA William Cody and the Linea Development, the coveted collection of South Palm Springs estates designed with a luxury minimalist aesthetic by Andrew Adler and Anthony Poon.
Rich’s clientele spans the gamut, from entertainment producers and professional athletes to those simply looking for their weekend getaway. With his impeccable reputation in the Palm Springs real estate market, Rich consistently demonstrates his talent for pairing clients with homes that best suit them and their lifestyle. Clients appreciate his easy-going nature yet feel confident that his direct approach to selling a property or negotiating a contract will be highly valuable.
When Rich is not showing properties on the weekends, he spends time with his wife Tanya whom he has known since high school, and their two French bulldogs, Alfie and Leo. Giving back to their community is important to Rich and Tanya who get involved with local charities every year, including playing Santa to about ten local families in need every Christmas. They are also involved in Girlfriend Factor, raising money to benefit women with financial access to higher education through Go Girl! Grants fundraisers where Rich got to play the part of a cabana boy!
“The best thing about my job is that I’m challenged every single day. I am constantly fine-tuning my craft and I strive to improve. I have the privilege of being chosen to work with buyers and sellers in one of, if not the biggest asset of their lives.” – Rich Nolan