Brian Lee

Brian Lee

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★★★★★
We were referred to Brian by a very successful Realtor who had just closed her practice. However, told me she had recently worked on a deal with a local Realtor, Brian Lee, & she was very impressed with him & his professionalism. So, based on that we called Brian to arrange a meet & greet. He was everything as advertised and MORE...much MORE! This transaction was a very personal & emotional process for us, and Brian was there every step of the way, from understanding the situation with the family to the purpose of the sale. He explained exactly what was going to happen as well as detailing out the items that he would handle - arrange for inspections, get staging scheduled, cleaning inside/outside, disposing of the things that didn't need to be in the house ect...Then he told us the few items we needed to handle. He gave us the timeline that the various steps would take place. There was constant communication & updates provided throughout the process - we always knew what was going on & what was coming next. To top it off, he crafted a very attractive & enticing listing which created an immediate buzz about the house. As a result of all of this the listing brought in several attractive offers, over asking. We had the house, and he had the expertise to maximize the sale of it to help us to have achieved our goal. He was a real pleasure to work with. We cannot recommend him highly enough!
—Al, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
Brian helped me buy, and then 10 years later, sell, my home in Pacifica. Outstanding, in both experiences. He went above and beyond to help both transactions go smoothly, with both his dedication and his expert knowledge of real estate in the area. He even helped me take of last minute details that were difficult to deal with remotely, some of which were clearly outside the role of your typical realtor. Special person. He will work diligently for you.
—Megan, Pacifica


★★★★★
Brian helped me sell three properties of my grandmother’s estate: her house, and two commercial properties. His expertise in residential real estate helped me to make decisions about what needed to be done to create curb appeal and get the best price for the house. More importantly, Brian’s sensitivity to the emotional nature of this transaction helped me and my family immensely through the process. Though Brian is not a commercial agent, I continued to work with him to sell the two commercial properties, because I trusted him to help me decipher the much more complicated world of commercial real estate. He partnered with commercial agents to get the job done, and brought a compassionate, human element to the two commercial sales. I felt confident moving forward because I knew he was looking out for me and my family, not just trying to capitalize on the transaction. Thanks to his attention to detail, the process was made much simpler for me. If you are looking for a conscientious, knowledgeable realtor with a heart, look no further.
—Michelle, San Jose


★★★★★
Brian understands that a house is a home and an essential part of everyone's life and happiness. He takes a mindful approach in advising his clients, always prioritizing the best interests of those he's working with. In our case he helped understand what was best for our family as we weighed the options of selling our home. He's knowledgeable about the market and is thorough with his process. I recommend Brian without hesitation.
—Ryan


★★★★★
Brian is a true professional. Knowledgeable / professional with terrific customer service skills.

His guidance thru the selling of our property made the whole process easy and stress free.
—Happy Seller, Moss Beach


★★★★★
Brian helped us with the purchase of a home during the thick of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020. I really appreciated his quality of listening, helping me to clarify what I wanted in a home by asking great questions and reflecting back to me what he heard. He was also knowledgable about the current market dynamics, helping me get up to speed and realistic about how fast houses would be sold in a "hot" sellers' market in the Bay Area. Brian is passionate about his love of the coastside, and it comes through in his lifestyle and descriptions of life here. He also worked throughout his own family vacation, helping by arranging for a fellow agent to show us three homes, as well as following up by phone, email and text himself. He has also been very helpful in recommending other service providers and contractors for the many needs that homeowners have. In the end, I felt very grateful for finding and securing a deal on a house that fits my needs, my personality, and my desire to live in a part of the Bay Area I have grown to love. I learned a lot from Brian about various aspects of home construction materials, interior finishes, and the choices that make a home desirable to certain buyers. I highly recommend Brian for his caring, generous, honest approach to a process that can be stressful and daunting for first-time buyers especially.
—Happy Buyer, Moss Beach


★★★★★
Brian was beyond incredible to work with. He was patient, kind, and took all our concerns into account when searching for our forever home. He always made himself available day or night to answer questions and/or work through the buying process. His attention to detail is impeccable while his number one priority was always to find the "right" house for us. We couldn't be happier with our purchase and are so thankful for Brian helping us every step of the way.
—Happy Buyer, Scotts Valley


★★★★★
Brian was so amazing to work with. We met him at an open house over a year ago and he was so patient and helpful. He helped educate us about the local real estate environment and guided us along the way to our dream home. He helped us realize what was most important to us in a home and prepared us well so we were truly ready when the right home came along. I highly recommend Brian if you want a skilled negotiator and a local expert that really cares about his clients and getting them into the right home for them!
—Happy Buyer, Scotts Valley


★★★★★
We have been working on and off with Brian for probably 10 years before buying this property. At the time we had two toddlers in a two-bedroom condo and wanted something larger, but it never seemed like the right time to make a move. Brian was infinitely patient as we got excited about buying, then pulled back time and time again. He was always there to give advice and show us options, but I never felt pressured in any way into a decision I wasn’t comfortable with. I felt like he truly listened and cared about what was important to us.

When I saw a 3-bedroom condo listed right downtown, I called Brian up immediately. He took me to see it that afternoon, then again with my husband and family that evening. After looking through the disclosures carefully, we determined that this was the one! At Brian’s advice, we didn’t hesitate and put in a solid offer right away, before the property had gained much interest. Our bid was accepted, and we were in contract. A back up offer came in later, but thanks to Brian’s advice we had beaten them to the punch.

Then the fun started, as everything shut down due to the coronavirus. Our loan was delayed because no appraiser could come to the house due to shelter in place. The seller was getting nervous, we were anxious, but Brian was a calm, reassuring presence and supported us through it all. Eventually the condo was appraised, our loan went through, the property closed, and we moved into our dream home. My two children, now teenagers, have their own rooms and sanity has been restored to our household!

Then we needed to sell our other 2-bedroom condo, and Brian came through for us once again. We were in full lockdown due to COVID-19, our condo needed some work, and we were stretched financially trying to support two places. We were feeling anxious and overwhelmed, but Brian helped us set realistic goals to fix the place up and get it on the market quickly. He went above and beyond by coordinating the painter, plumber, handyman, flooring, cleaners, and stagers and even went personally to the store to find us the perfect stove in our price range. On top of this, he had to deal with additional hurdles due to COVID-19: making sure workers were masked and followed proper safety procedures, handling paperwork for anyone who entered the property, coordinating schedules so workers were not in the property at the same time, etc.

The entire renovation was completed in about a month, within our budget, and the place looked gorgeous. We could hardly believe it was the same place! He found an interested buyer before the renovations were even finished. He counseled us about pros and cons of taking an early offer before listing and encouraged us to ask more than we were originally planning based on market research. We ended up getting a cash offer $10,000 above our asking price before even listing the property, and the contract closed within two weeks. It could not have gone any better, and we owe so much to Brian’s careful strategy and tireless efforts.

I cannot imagine going through this process with anyone but Brian. He is extremely diligent, responsive, knowledgeable, and caring. I recommend him highly for anyone who wants a true partner in navigating the process of buying or selling a property.
—Carol, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
We worked with Brian to buy our first house in Pacifica about 5 years ago and to upgrade to a larger home in Half Moon Bay, both deals were not without challenges but Brian handled everything in an unparalleled professional manner.
—Jason, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
We were exclusively looking for a home in Montara or Moss Beach which has a fairly limited inventory. We worked with Brian for 7 months. He was patient, kept in touch with us regularly, was incredibly honest,had an incredible knowledge of the area and was never pushy. He ended up finding us an incredible off-market house in Moss Beach which is exactly where we wanted to be! If you are looking for the perfect house, an agent that advocates for you without being too aggressive, Brian Lee is your guy.
—Happy Buyer, Moss Beach


★★★★★
Brian Lee helped us with both finding a single story home and selling our multi-level townhouse. He is always very professional, responsive and knowledgeable about the Coastside housing market trends. Brian became a trusted partner for us during the entire process. Five Star Recommendation!!
—Happy Buyer and Seller, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
I enjoyed having Brian Lee as my buyer realtor. I have purchased a house before with two other agents, but he made the process easier. What I appreciate from him is how transparent he is as an agent. He communicates well, does the home walk through with you to ensure you are buying the right one, and does not pressure you in closing a deal. At the time, we were interested in buying another home, but he advised us not to buy it because of its termite damage. His experience as a contractor truly helps.

Even though he does not reside in Castro Valley, he picked up the knowledge of the area very quickly and was able to inform us. He found us a better lender than our current one, which gives us a lower interest rate by 0.5%, and was able to help us close a deal right away with the first house we're interested in. I appreciate his close attention to detail and his promptness to emails/texts/meeting in person. I would highly recommend Brian and would definitely use his service again in the near future.
—Tiffany, Castro Valley


★★★★★
Brian went above and beyond in selling my father's house in Burlingame. He did extensive research into the best way to market and sell the house. We couldn't have asked for more and I highly recommend him.
—Happy Seller, Burlingame


★★★★★
Brian sold our family home in Burlingame. He is very pleasant, was easy to work with and responsive to our needs. Gladly answered all our questions. He helped get the house ready to put on the market and had a good strategy for selling it. I would work with Brian again and recommend him to others.
—Mary, Burlingame


★★★★★
Brian is very thorough and pays attention to every detail. He offers sound advice and really takes the time to get to know you. He wants whats best for his clients and walks them through the process step by step. We felt Brian went above and beyond to help us sell our property for the highest price possible.
—Happy Seller, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
Let me add this 5 star review to all the others. You won't find a more genuine, professional, honest, knowledgeable agent. The work he did to get my sister's house ready to sell, was amazing. His commission was earned, and then some. He communicated regularly and the house sold and closed in a week. I know that is unusual, but for what was involved in getting this house ready, this is nothing short of a miracle. I highly recommend Brian for anyone who wants a class act!! I will miss working with this fine gentleman.
—Georganne, Montara


★★★★★
I love real estate, and I love this agent!!! Brian Lee spent 8 YEARS shlepping my wife and I around the California coast until we finally bought a property. 8 years people! There just aren't other agents who would care that deeply about finding you the perfect home. The guy is the genuine article. The real McCoy of real estate He gets to know you, what you're looking for and how you'd like to act: fast, medium or slow (in my case). Whatever your speed, whatever your real estate IQ, Brian Lee will take care of you and elevate your real estate game. Whether you're buying your first home or your fifteenth selecting Brian is a win no matter what, because he is a thoughtful, intelligent and motivated agent. I simply don't have enough stars to give this guy, and five sure doesn't seem like enough. Sincerely speaking, my wife and I hold Brian in the highest regard as an agent and an excellent human.
—Happy Buyer, Pacifica


★★★★★
Brian was a pleasure to work with and went beyond and above everything to help us in everyway at anytime and his services were greatly appreciated, would highly recommend.
—Katherine and Phil, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
We were first time home buyers when we came across Brian who introduced us to the whole process. Brian was extremely knowledgeable and patiently answered all our questions. He was very responsive and always honest when it came to explaining the pros and cons of an object we were interested in.

Once we found our dream home, he helped us through the whole buying process and we felt comfortable every step along the way. Brian was always willing to go the extra mile when it came to working with the seller to get answers to our questions or when he had to push contractors to get work done in time.

In case we need a realtor again, Brian will always be our first choice.
—Happy Buyer, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
Brian Lee is fantastic! He helped my family buy a home recently and I couldn't have been more pleased with our interactions. Brian began working with us about 5 years prior to our active search for a property. I was surprised by the quality of our initial meeting, during which Brian asked thoughtful questions to learn what was important to us when buying a home and why. Over the years, Brian showed us several homes and kept us updated on the status of the market in our desired location. Brian was on vacation when our dream home hit the market. The moment he was available, he got on the phone with us to talk about it and set up a private showing the following day. Brian provided the perfect amount of assistance. He gave us his perspective and insight, but always allowed us to make the final decision. Once our decision was made, he backed it and supported us 100%. My family and I are now living in our dream home in El Granada and we couldn't be happier. Thank you, Brian, for taking such good care of us.
—Jillian


★★★★★
Brian recently helped my wife and I buy our home on the California coast. We couldn't have been happier!

We met Brian in 2013 at an open house next to where we lived at the time. We were immediately impressed with his professionalism, local knowledge, and customer service. We have worked with Brian on and off over the past 5 years. Brian has always been focused on helping us with whatever we need, and never tried to push us in one direction or another. Early in our relationship, Brian set up time to get to know us and learn what mattered to us as a family in the short and long term. He used these learnings to guide his approach to working with us.

When we found our perfect home, Brian was a key partner is helping us choose the right price, assemble the perfect offer package, and close the deal. There were 4 offers on the house we purchased and, with Brian's guidance, ours was chosen. It was a smooth process and Brian helped every step of the way. After closing, and until this day, Brian continues to be a fantastic resource and wealth of knowledge as we improve our home and live in our community.

I'm very happy to say that Brian is no longer just our real estate agent, but also our family friend. If you appreciate personalized service, detail orientation, and someone who will go to bat for you, Brian's your guy.
—Tim


★★★★★
Brian was very professional and knowledgeable about the process of buying a house. It was my first home purchase so I needed someone that could guide me through the entire process and Brian was the right person for the job. The whole experience went incredibly smoothly and while there was some luck involved, in that I found the perfect house right away, from searching to closing took about 35 days. I ended up with a house that I love that is situated on a lovely street. I have already recommended Brian to several other people who are in the market and so yes, I would recommend Brian and will use him again if I ever sell my house and buy another one
—Happy Buyer, Santa Cruz


★★★★★
My wife met Brian at a local Open House. He impressed her. When we listed, we chose Brian as our listing agent.

Without a lot of detail on a disastrous water incident (2 ft x 3 ft) in our home that lost one sale and delayed a relisting for 5 months, I credit Brian for selling our home twice!!

Extremely knowledgeable, very co-operative and completely professional. He was there for us from Day 1 until after our home was sold and we had left the premises.

Almost forgot, he really is a NICE family man!!
—Happy Seller, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
Brian was the best!! He helped my wife and I buy our 1st place, guided us through the whole process and was such a strong advocate for us once in negotiations. He even met with contractors for us during escrow because my wife and I commute for work.

We met Brian several years ago at an open house and we really liked his authenticity, and friendliness. During the years we worked with him he was only concerned with our best interests. He never pressured us, and was always willing to answer the MASSIVE list of questions we had. No doubt that I would recommend Brian to my friends and family. I'm going to use him again if/when the time comes!
—Happy Buyer, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
Brian was very professional and diligent. We had a very limited time frame in which to sell our home and he worked very hard, and met it. He went above the call of duty to assist us in preparing our home for sale as quickly as possible. He communicated frequently to keep us in the loop as far as the progress of the sale. He set up all of the inspections and communicated very well with the other realtor to make sure nothing fell through the cracks. I would give him my highest recommendation.
—Jacqueline, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
Brian helped my husband and I purchase our first home. We had many questions throughout the process, and Brian's patience and knowledge made what could have been a very stressful process much easier. In addition to his real estate expertise, Brian is a very nice person, and it was a pleasure to work with him.
—Happy Buyer, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
I used Brian for the purchase of my house in Half Moon Bay. In addition to being very personable and dedicated to finding the place that suited our needs, he was extremely thorough during the purchase process.

He's also been a friend once we have moved to the neighborhood. Just a great guy all around.
—Shawn, El Granada


★★★★★
We had several criteria that had to be met in order for us to sell our home and move. The criteria were very specific and were not really negotiable. In looking for our retirement home, we wanted to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. Brian was extremely patient throughout the almost year long process to find the right home.

Once found, Brian was extremely proficient in negotiating the best price and a fast closing. He was the reason we were able to complete the entire transaction in 21 days. Even our mortgage broker complimented his follow up and perseverance. I would definitely recommend Brian to anyone looking for a partner rather than a salesman.
—Happy Buyer


★★★★★
Brian helped us find our house in 2009 on a tight budget and some pretty specific requirements. He was emotionally invested in helping us through the process and was extremely responsive answering questions. He took the time to truly understand what we were after, and since our purchase, he still checks in to see the improvements we made. If you want an agent who will take the time to completely understand your circumstances, you can't go wrong with Brian!
—Hope, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
I had met Brian some time ago before he became a realtor. I knew him to be a wonderful, honest, and exceptional person. I was happily surprised to see him again when I was at an open house and found out that he had become a realtor. When my husband and I were ready to look at homes I told my husband we should meet with Brian to see if he could help us. We easily scheduled an appointment with Brian to see if he could. He listened to us, heard our needs and dreams and he became our partner in finding the right house for us.

We had come to Brian hoping we could buy a house but unsure that it was possible. Thankfully with Brian's expertise and tenacity we were able to buy a home. We were only eligible for a VA loan (a house can't have dry rot, any renovation could not be incomplete, and nothing wrong with the house), we had 0% down. Most sellers & their realtors didn't want to deal with our situation. He consistently showed us houses that we were looking for, and he always made himself available with our schedules and with any homes we were interested in seeing. He helped us put reasonable bids in for different homes, in different areas at all hours of the day & night. He searched in all the areas we were interested in and even areas where we weren't sure in case the house of our dreams was there. He even helped us connect with a loan officer he had previous good experience with after I'd told him our bank had our loan application and we hadn't heard in months if we pre-qualify. With Brian's negotiation skills we were able to buy our first home. There was an issue with the house, but Brian was able to speak with us so that he could negotiate with the sellers so that they would fix it and we could then buy it.

Our experience with Brian Lee, has been one of true professionalism, which is what we needed, because even though we are in our 50's, buying our first home was pretty scary. Brian held our hands through the entire process. He educated us on each step of the purchasing process. He explained everything thoroughly, what we should expect, and made our experience buying our home as painless as possible.

It's been over two years now. We are so happy with our home. Brian has integrity, is extremely helpful, has connections he can refer us to if needed. I wish I knew more people so I could refer them to him. We will ask for his help if we need to sell our home, or if we are ready to buy a different one. I can't say enough good things about Brian! He even connected us with people in our area regarding the disability community because our son has disabilities- that helped so much!

We not only consider Brian our realtor, we consider him our friend. We are writing this as a way to say Thank you to Brian and hope the best for him! He is someone we hope you will contact if you want to buy or sell your home because you will be in the right hands.
—Happy Buyer, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
Our move to the Half Moon Bay area turned out to be far more challenging than we expected, and thank goodness we partnered with Brian Lee in our house search. Brian was not only a great realtor – knowledgeable of the real estate market on the coast and all of the legal aspects of buying a house – but he also provided expert advice and often-needed empathy as we struggled with a difficult seller.

We first met Brian during his open house, which we believed at that time was the perfect house for us, and it soon became clear that his client, the seller, would not be easy to work with. Despite Brian representing both buyer and seller, he did an excellent job navigating and negotiating, keeping us informed, and helping us with the offer process. After we finally made it into contract, Brian was great at managing the delays coming from a lengthy close period on the sale of our own house, and working with the seller to extend our deadline.

Although we did not ultimately end up with that initial house selection, Brian kept our hopes up and worked with us again to find another house that turned out to be a far better deal and fit for us. He scrutinized the contract, identified a liability, worked it through a negotiation with the seller, and helped us get a good price. He continued his partnership with us through many recommendations for home contractors, and stayed in touch after the close to provide any assistance we needed with our move and getting settled into our new home.

Brian became not only our realtor, but a good friend who had only our best interests in mind. We highly recommend Brian Lee!
—Happy Buyer


★★★★★
We had an excellent experience buying a home with Brian. He was incredibly helpful, collaborative, and diligent, and made the process of buying a house as painless as possible. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend him to anyone purchasing a home.
—Happy Seller


★★★★☆
Brian helped us both sell our first home and buy the next one. Though we knew Brian before we decided to work with him on our home sale, we didn't know how dedicated he really was to be a personal partner in the process. He is genuinely interested in learning about your goals and needs, and where real estate can fit in - not the other way around. I really feel that he has your best interests in mind, and is willing to put in his time to figure out the path. He patiently stuck with us through our vague sense of what we wanted, and helped us formulate a plan, including introducing us to a great mortgage broker who shared Brian's personal touch.

What really stuck with us is the experience of selling our home in 2008. We decided to put it out to market right before the Lehman Bros. disaster, so things weren't looking great after that. Indeed it took us a whole year to sell - but Brian stuck with us the entire way, and in the end we DID sell it while many people had to give up and go off the market. Throughout he was knowledgable and helpful in all aspects, including paperwork, inspections, communication with potential buyers, everything. All without any hint of exasperation and being a "cheerleader" when we didn't think it will happen.

One thing we still talk about is the time toward the end when we had to pull out an old water heater from the attic - he climbed up there and helped us bring it out, getting completely covered in dust and dirt, but still coming out smiling. If you're like us and not really interested in playing the "real estate game", being able to work with a trustworthy, knowledgable, friendly and caring guy like Brian is a great asset.
—Shig, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
We contacted Brian to help us fond a home in the Half Mood Bay Area. Form our initial meeting it was clear that Brian had very good understanding of the Coastside real estate market.

Brian made sure he understood who we were, what our exceptions were (price, type of neighborhood, home type) and what kind of interest we had outside of the home. Based on this Brian was able to show us and recommend locations along the coast in different neighborhoods.

Brian also provided a very informative tour of the coast side area and provided excellent insights for each area (property market, resale value/potential, neighborhood characteristics). This was invaluable information for our search

Once we had decided on our future home. Brian provided great advice on how to position our offer and what the likely outcomes would be.

When our offer was successful Brian help us ensure that the closing process was stress free as possible. Brian maintained good communications with the selling agent to ensure that there we no surprises for either party.

Brian is great to work with is really easy to get on with. His expert knowledge of the coast, his attention to detail in his work and his easy going manner make him please to work with.

Highly recommended!
—Mark, El Granada


★★★★★
You will not find a better realtor than Brian Lee! He is in a league of his own. Unlike most realtors I have come across, Brian is professional, efficient, caring, and effective in being an advocate for all of his clients. Almost 10 years ago Brian helped my husband and I purchase the home we still live in today. Throughout the process he very patiently sorted through all of our requests, indecisiveness, and took it further to spend extra time helping us find the perfect house for us at the time, but even more miraculously, he helped us find a house that would be perfect for us for the long haul. He even talked us out of buying homes where he could have made more money, but with his experience knew that it was not the best fit for us.

Looking back, I am so glad for all of his advice, and for the personal touch he added, getting to know us so that he can meet our needs on a professional and personal level. And, buying a house is a professional and personal event. At the time we were married without children, and had a hard time picturing our future needs. Lucky for us, Brian was able to look into the future and find the perfect house for us 10 years ago, which is still perfect for us ten years later and two kids later. And, don’t expect Brian to disappear after he helps you with buying or selling your home. He has continued to help us, and not just to keep up his referrals and connections, but as a friend and advocate. Eight to nine years after buying our home, after five years of harassing banks to refinance our home and continuously being turned down, it was Brian that finally found the right lender to help us refinance our house.

I don’t think anything else needs to be said, Brian is your guy. There is no reason to look further. You won’t find another realtor of his kind. We were lucky enough to stumble upon Brian by calling the phone number on an open house sign, hopefully you will be just as lucky.
—Jessica, Pacifica


★★★★★
Brian is a fantastic realtor. His local knowledge of the San Mateo coast and the pros/cons of the different regions and towns is truly informative and spot on!

Brian truly made the process of buying our first home incredibly easy and comfortable for my wife and I. We never once felt pressured or any frustration from him, no matter how many questions we asked or how many times we wanted to see a listing. I honestly felt like we were working with a close family member or family friend who had our best interest at heart.

Brian went to bat for us when we finally decided we had found the house. He turned what could of been a very stressful situation into a calculated approach lead by a true veteran and it panned out.

All you have to do is grab coffee with Brian anywhere on the San Mateo coast to see that he is a respected member of the coastside community and I know this reputation precedes him throughout the rest of the county as well.

Would recommend this guy to anyone!
—Andy, Pacifica


★★★★★
My wife and I had the pleasure meeting Brian during an open house a few years back. At that time we were just getting into the process of looking for our first home. Like many other first time home buyers, we were in way over our heads. To us Brian was more of an educator than a Realtor. If you are a first time home buyer, Brian is definitely your guy. He takes plenty of time researching on what home would be a good fit for you. He is also an expert in customer service. Brian is responsive to his clients and willing to take time to foster a relationship with his clients. I could tell that he was genuinely happy and excited for us when we closed on our home.

It was a great feeling, knowing that we could depend on Brian’s knowledge and customer service to get into our first home. From the first meeting to the closing of our house, we could see he was always looking after our best interests; therefore the whole process was a great experience
—Nick, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
Brian is an exceptional real estate agent. We were in the process of moving across country and he dealt and resolved very issue that occurred, from an encroaching neighbor to a leak under the house. The house listed and under contract in about 4 weeks and closed on time. We could not be more satisfied with his performance. He is truly a rarity in the ranks of realtors.
—Happy Seller


★★★★★
Brian helped us buy our first house and was a huge wealth of knowledge. He helped educate us about different neighborhoods, types and features of houses. He really listened to what we are looking for in a home and we are very happy with the house we ended up purchasing. He never tried to steer us in a different direction that we were not comfortable with. He also referred us to a great mortgage broker and both of them worked great together. He also was very responsive with all of our questions.

He was great in the negotiation process and got us a price that was fair and below asking. Buying our first home was very scary to us, but Brian made the whole process painless and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell a home.
—Shannon, Half Moon Bay


★★★★★
We constantly brag about our realtor! We were first-time home buyers so Brian eased our anxieties from the beginning when he sat with us and simply talked to get to know us. We immediately knew we could trust that he would have our best interest in mind with any decision-making...and he proved it over and over as we searched through listing after listing and Brian was honest and candid about the dos and don'ts of home buying. The day came when we found our forever home and we ventured into the nerve-wrecking experience of putting in an offer! His advice was genuine and, as it turned out, just perfect! Among the multiple bids, the sellers chose ours...and we absolutely credit Brian and his essential guidance for that!!! Brian truly worked through this process with us as if he was our old friend that knew us so well...and, in meeting Brian, we now truly do call him a friend!
—Happy Buyer


★★★★★
Brian did an amazing job for us. He was always as available as possible for any questions by phone and meeting times. He was always very friendly and even keel with his mood which made him very enjoyable to work with. He was also very thorough and detailed . His customer service skills are excellent!
—Happy Seller


★★★★★
We met Brian at an open house. From the beginning, he took an interest in what is really important for us. He took the time to learn what we like to do and what we are looking for in a home. The upfront investment in getting to know what we were looking for paid off! By the time we were ready to look at houses, it wasn't long till he was able to find us the house of our dreams! We got it on our first offer too :) We are really happy with our new home and also our new friend and neighbor, Brian!
—Happy Buyer, El Granada


★★★★★
Brian did an amazing job helping us find our first home. What impressed me the most compared to other agents is how patient Brian was and how concerned he was in us finding the *right* house. There was never any pressure, if it took 2 months or 2 year, Brian's mission was to get us in right house in the right neighborhood. Highly recommend, especially for a first time home buyer!
—Happy Buyer, El Granada


★★★★★
I'm not kidding. Stop your search right now. Brian Lee is absolutely, positively the kind of person with whom you will want to work . At our second meeting, he and I spent an hour taking about whether or not buying a house was right for me. In the end, through him asking me insightful and intuitive questions and by sharing his experience and expertise, it became clear to me that NOT buying a house was the right decision. Imagine this- a real estate agent genuinely helping a potential customer arrive at the decision that not buying a home was the right move! Brian's character is as sturdy as can be. Give him a call and you'll see what I mean. And tell him Christian said hello :)
—John Christian


★★★★★
I first met Brian while he was holding an open house. I was just beginning my search for a home and I met several real estate agents that day and the days to follow. Several months later when I was ready to take the next step in selling my current residence and beginning the search for a new home, I remembered Brian. We seemed to have connected that day long ago. The process for us was very sensitive and I think Brian picked up on that right away. He was able to guide us through the steps with understanding, caring, and lots of patience. Although he was always mindful of our needs, he also was able to be firm in pushing us along to making intelligent, well-thought out decisions. He was always available to answer questions and we never felt neglected. We are now in a perfect home and we couldn't be happier.

Brian is a realtor with family values. Working with Brian felt more like it was about us and not about his bottom line. I highly recommend Brian to help you achieve your goal of owning just the right house.
—Happy Buyer


★★★★★
We were so incredibly grateful to find someone like Brian to help us both sell our condo and then buy a house. We had him over for a consultation, and decided to work with him right on the spot. He’s so caring and understanding—one of the few people out there who truly puts his clients first. Brian is also very knowledgeable, and had great recommendations for how to get your house in shape before putting it on the market. He also has experienced contacts he can put you in touch with to do all those jobs that take your place from so-so to spectacular.

Another thing we really appreciated was his accessibility. Brian was always available to talk and strategize, and to schedule a showing for a house as soon as it was listed. A real plus in this crazy Bay Area real estate market where houses go into contract before there’s even an open house! And he is a problem solver extraordinaire. We knew we never had to worry about any of the little challenges that came up. Brian takes charge and goes the extra mile to make sure things were running smoothly again.

I highly recommend Brian—he’s a great guy with a warm personality who genuinely cares about getting you into the house of your dreams.
—Happy Buyer, Pacifica


★★★★★
I cannot give Brian a higher recommendation. We had tried unsuccessfully to sell our home three times and were very frustrated by the time we choose to work with him. Based on his knowledge of the local area and real estate trends in our neighborhood, he gave us an honest assessment of the value of our home. Further, he helped us craft a viable strategy to sell our home in a timely manner so we could pursue the purchase of a larger home for our growing family.

Brian was a wonderful source of optimism as he worked with us to prepare our home for market. He identified a number of affordable improvements we could make which helped our house look terrific! He also provided use with excellent counsel on choosing our new home. He helped identify what aspects of a home were truly important to us, then helped us find a home to meet those needs.

As a direct result of his efforts and expertise, we were able to get a very good price for our home and a great deal on the home we were buying! Throughout the process, Brian made himself available to take care of all of the things that needed to be done. In the end, the whole experience went surprisingly smooth. Working with Brian to find a larger home for our family (and the family that visits!), has been a life-changing experience.
—Happy Buyer and Seller


★★★★★
Let me start by saying that I have worked with a lot of realtors over my lifetime and Brian is one of the best. His working philosophy is that he is there to make the client's life better, and he will do everything in his power to do that.

When I bought my house, it was a very challenging market and Brian took a great deal of time and trouble to make sure I got the one I wanted. Brian is an exceptional listener and he payed careful attention to my needs and concerns. He didn't try to talk me into a house that wasn't right, nor did he try to nudge me into a higher price range than I wanted to be in. He took the time to make sure I would be happy in the house I bought.

Selling the house was not quite as difficult, but again, I couldn't have done it as easily or well without Brian. The house needed quite a bit of work, both repair and cosmetic work. Brian gave me excellent advice about what to have done to make the best deal on the house and also what I should leave alone because it wouldn't be worth the cost. Whenever there was any kind of difficulty, Brian was right there ready and willing to step in and solve it.

Brian is also a great negotiator. His experience and his knowledge of the market and the area make him a good judge of what is reasonable. He is able to assess the situation and give accurate and clear advice. He is open and honest with his clients and does he best to explain his reasoning.

I heartily recommend Brian Lee. His positive nature makes him a delight to work with. He goes above and beyond to ensure that your real estate experience is a happy one.
—Karen, Half Moon Bay

About Brian
Fiercely passionate about providing his clients with the level of expertise and support that they need to achieve their goals, Brian delights in making a powerful difference in people’s lives.  A full-time Real Estate Professional since 2004, Brian has happily called the Coastside home since 1995.

As he works with clients, Brian has three important roles:

Consulting with his clients  - By asking thought provoking questions and listening carefully, Brian gains an understanding of what is truly important to them, allowing him to direct them to the most appropriate properties.

Negotiating fiercely on his clients’ behalf - Looking for ways to strengthen his clients’ position, Brian’s problem solving skills are key to helping them get them what they want in their real estate transaction.

Overseeing the transactional details - In a real estate transaction there are many details. By taking responsibility for making sure they are all handled correctly Brian lightens the loan for his clients so they can focus on the important decisions.  


Brian knows that having a well-thought-out strategy that takes into consideration changing conditions is the key to success for his clients. As a negotiator he continually hones his skills by regularly taking professional negotiating courses in order to help his clients get the best possible deal. As a skilled communicator with solid critical thinking skills, Brian sets the stage for his clients to make the best choices that serve the direction they want to go in their lives.

Helping his clients thrive is Brian’s #1 goal!

When he is not working in real estate, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, golfing and playing the violin.

Brian Lee’s Listings

Listed By Compass
Open: 10/1 1:00pm - 4:00pm
2044 Touraine Lane

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

$1,999,000
4 BD
3 BA
2,710 SF