About Lee LaPlante

Esteemed Malibu Realtor named a 2023 Real Estate All-Star by Los Angeles Magazine. Proudly serving Malibu, Topanga, Pacific Palisades and beyond.

Lee LaPlante

Global Estates Director and CEO, LaPlante Global Luxury Estates, LLC

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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, consisting of 96,000 Realtors®️ across 2,800 offices in 49 countries. In addition, Lee has been named by RealTrends + Tom Ferry's America's Best Real Estate Professionals as ranking in the top 1.49% of more than 1.6 million licensed Realtors®️ nationwide. 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 and a skilled consultant 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 Noho neighborhood, 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's 7 Bond Street 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 Owner's 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. Leo is also stepmother to two grown sons, based in New York City and Austin, TX.
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.


Coldwell Banker International President's Elite Award

Top 3%

of CB Agents Worldwide


Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award


Coldwell Banker International President's Elite Award


Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award

Lee is a pro real estate broker who I highly recommend!

— Dr. Michael M.

Lee is an exceptional Realtor®. She knows the business and is highly experienced in the field. I can depend upon her to do the research and get the job done. I highly recommend her.

— Risa P.

I had the best experience working with Lee! As a first-time home buyer, I was totally new to the process of buying and a little overwhelmed. Lee made everything so simple for me and answered all my questions. She showed me properties in great areas and really listened to what I was looking for, so she could get a sense of what I wanted. When we found the property I decided I wanted she helped me figure o...

— Elle M.

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With a focus on marketing and innovative technology, Lee is a global citizen and also prides herself on excellent communication and organization skills, which translates to happy, satisfied clients. A high client referral rate is a proud reminder of these enduring strengths and how much she values each buyer, seller, tenant, and property owner.

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