Lee has propelled her passion for real estate, spanning two and half decades, into ranking among the top 3% of agents worldwide within her Brokerage out of almost 100,000 agents. She has honed her impressive sales and marketing skills and built a massive database of clients and top-rated colleagues. She is well regarded within the industry and thrives on the fast pace of the business.
Her greatest satisfaction is the joy her clients receive from buying and selling with a trusted advisor by their side. Her team is highly knowledgeable with customer service always a top priority. Formerly the Director of Lee Arthur Studio, a Contemporary Art gallery in New York City's Soho area, founded in 1991, Lee holds a B.A. from Connecticut College. Extensively well-travelled, Lee's work as a contemporary art dealer led her from New York to Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Delhi, Madras, Cairo, Rome, London, Paris, Madrid and Caracas.
Lee is active in several charities where she serves on the board. She is past President and board member of her neighborhood Property Association. In addition, Lee was Vice President elect of the Malibu Association of Realtors in 2002 and served as a past Director from 1999-2001. She is a Certified Relocation Specialist and an Architectural Specialist. With great attention to detail in sales, marketing, negotiations, and client relations, Lee also serves as a mentor to several newer realtors. Married in '96 to Leo LaPlante, a Malibu resident since 1978, Lee and Leo are proud parents of twin daughters, born in 2002.
Ranked by Real Trends and Tom Ferry's America's Best Real Estate Professionals, Lee is in the top 1.49% amongst 1.6 million Realtors nationwide. Lee's vast international client base is the basis for her burgeoning real estate business, with repeat referrals adding to her continued success in the industry.