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)


"Lee is an organized and dedicated Realtor. He takes the authority in making sure his client's best interest are fulfilled and his deals are closed successfully."

  -Jamison M. - Realtor Colleague, Colleague

"I have known Lee for many years, and he is not only a wonderfully skilled realtor, he is a man of high integrity and values. He goes above and beyond to represent his clients, and I would highly recommend him as both a realtor and a property manager. I own two homes and Lee took care of finding excellent tenants for both and continues to take care of my homes as the property manager. He is beyond compare!"

  -Jody F., 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

"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 4 years later. When thinking about refinancing my home Lee was the first person I thought of because again we trust his judgement and expertise. He is very personable, detail oriented and very timely with answering questions. I have referred him to more than one family member and look forward to working with him again when we reach the time to purchase our next home!"

  -Liliana B. - Public School Principal, Client

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