Lee Bothast
M: (626)533-3929 mobile
O: 626.533.3929 office
2nd Generation Pasadena Area Realtor®

Lee Bothast

License #:
CalBRE# 01512696

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has a 47 year history in the area, is a 3rd generation in real estate, and attended Flintridge Prep, Boston University and Temple University. His multiple year Award winning real estate production is backed by 15 years in architecture, reflecting a passion for the clients needs and the spaces they inhabit.  The current 2022 market also requires Lee's experience with buyer strategies in multiple offer situations, as well as seller strategies to maximize sale price. While his foundation in construction, private home design, and national client management also add valuable perspectives, ranging from understanding home inspection issues to tough negotiations. Lee has colleague-respected integrity, a strong work ethic and strives to exceed client expectations through dedicated representation of their best interests.


+ Trustworthy - A must in any effective relationship. Past clients have noted a reliance on Lee's character in guiding them comfortably, and effectively, through the process.

+ Responsive - one of the top qualities desired by most clients in their Realtor. Throughout 15 years in architecture Lee developed a reputation for responsiveness to clients and their needs. Now, over the last 16 years, he has continued this enduring passion for client service with energy, enthusiasm and client acknowledged skill.

+ Communicative - Lee has an inherent desire to help people. This drives a consistent, productive and thorough communication and negotiation. "Lee Bothast was of great help by keeping open communication at every step of the way" (Arturo F. - cooperating agent in prior transaction)


"Connecting people with properties, I'll guide you comfortably and effectively through the process with responsiveness, communication, trust & results."


Recent Client Comments:

"Lee has everything you should demand from your realtor: Deep Local Knowledge......Comprehensive subject matter expertise......Lightning prompt follow up and responsiveness.....quantitative chops...." (See full review on Yelp)
Brian D. (Buyer)

"Lee is more than a real estate agent to my husband and I, but like a knowledgeable friend who guided us through the purchasing process and shared his honest opinion with us." (See the full review on Zillow) - Irene Y. (Buyer) - South Pasadena

"I highly recommend Lee Bothast as a Realtor. He is an extremely knowledgeable, dependable and honest. Our family has used him for rental properties and for the sale of our home. He Markets the homes extremely well and will work with you to get the very best sale price possible or the best tenant possible for your home."                     - Liz G. (Seller) 

"After meeting and working with Lee to buy our first home, no one compares. My husband and I have developed a deep trusting professional relationship which has continued...." (See full review on LinkedIn) - Liliana B. (Buyer)

"Thank you for your invaluable assistance with the sale of our house. We could not have closed the deal without you." G.M. - Real Estate Attorney (Seller)

"After working wtih him, I can honestly say I trust his instincts, suggestions, and knowledge, and sincerely think he is out to help those who he represents.....he was a keeper and a powerhouse....." - Phillip F. (Buyer)

"You've exceeded all our expectations of a real estate agent" - Melissa T. (Seller)


"I would totally recommend Lee Bothast as a Realtor. He is committed, knowledgable, professional and very hands on with any referral that you give him. He goes the extra mile and keeps in close contact regarding the process. His attention to detail and communication skills set him above the rest. My clients were very extremely pleased with his performance. Without hesitation, he would be my first choice.. Willma and David Hass Coldwell Banker San Fernando Valley"

  -Wilma H., Colleague

"Lee is a remarkable professional with incredible experience, and has been helpful to our family even beyond traditional real estate agent services. We have purchased two homes with Lee and also sold one with him. First and foremost, he is an honest and straightforward player, and we have benefitted from his wealth of knowledge of the broader Pasadena area. If you’re drafting a team, you want him on yours. We believe he helped us get the best price on the homes we purchased and sold while maintaining the highest integrity. He has also helped us with issues related to our homes well beyond the buying or selling windows, and we have come to consider him a good friend. "

  -Heather, Client

"Lee is an excellent agent. He is very patient and is a teaching agent for a first time home buyer like myself. Lee worked with me for two years until I located the perfect home. What I appreciated most was Lee’s strategy of always prescreening (by seeing them in person) most of the properties before bringing them to my attention, while explaining every step to me during the escrow process. He is also available to you even after the property purchase to answer any questions. I can honestly say that Lee is one of the best and honest agents you will find with many years of expertise and he also has great relationships with other agents, which served helpful in securing my property."

  -Nkemdilim, Client

"House buying can be a scary process and sometimes things do not go as planned. We purchased both of our homes with Lee's assistance. Lee is incredible for making the process as smooth as possible. He is great at communicating and is extremely reliable. He also knows the neighborhoods very well, often reciting the history of an area to expose the true charm or to give the appropriate cautions. If we are fortunate enough to buy another home, we will be working with Lee again! "

  -Angelica, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
2065 Huntington Dr
San Marino, CA