Agent Profile

Business Philosophy

Tom and Dick Distad's business philosophy is simple: Tom and Dick Distad strive to deliver a positive experience for their customers, both buyers and sellers.  Tom and Dick Distad accomplish this by personally attending to all the details involved in each real estate transaction, recognizing that each transaction is unique.

Education & Awards

  • Coldwell Banker Burnet, 'Rookie of the Year' - 1979
  • Ten Million Dollar Club Member
  • President's Club
  • Elementary school and high school in Austin, Minnesota
  • Mankato State University

Services Available

Coldwell Banker Burnet delivers a true one-stop-shopping opportunity for home buyers and sellers. These services include the professional coordination of the home search, property marketing, negotiation of purchase or sale, and details of closing. For properties of special merit, we offer the unique resources of our Previews®-Distinctive Homes® Division. We also offer home financing through PHH Home Loans, title insurance and closing through Burnet Title and the services of NRT Insurance and Burnet Relocation.


Coldwell Banker Burnet has always led the way in emerging real estate technologies. As a home buying or selling customer, you can be confident that we will employ the most current technological tools to successfully market your home or make your home search an efficient process. This includes our proprietary HomeQuest property search software program and our robust Internet marketing presence.


We have known Dick for 13 years and 3 different home sales.  We appreciate his deep knowledge of the Twin Cities market, his no-pressure approach, and most of all his sense of humor.  He is truly a joy to work with; so much so that we have wholeheartedly recommended him to our parents and friends.

Robb & Kim Heckmann

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