About Hartman Cole

Monte Hartman is a life-long Santa Monica resident and has worked in Southern California real estate for most of his working career. As a licensed real estate “broker” and former Branch Manager at two local real estate offices, Monte has the additional experience to guide his clients through what can be a deeply complicated real estate transaction. His achievements include the prestigious International Presidents Premier Award which places him in the top 1% of all agents internationally. Monte has also proudly served on the Board of Directors for the local Boys and Girls Club of America and was appointed Executive Vice-President of Programs and Facilities over several consecutive years for this organization. Giving back to the community is a big part of his well-known persona.
Bradley F. Cole is a Southern California native having spent the majority of his life in the Brentwood area and surrounding communities. Brad has a deep knowledge of all the Westside cities and his many returning clients understand his considerable value as a longtime resident and working professional. As a senior partner and highly admired Realtor, Brad’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in business and numerous certifications including Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) issued by the National Association of Realtors. Brad Cole has consistently received numerous awards as a real estate “Top Producer” since the year 2000 including the President’s Premier Award which places him among the 1% of agents internationally.
Holly Cole has been a big part of the Southern California real estate arena since the 1970’s. As a licensed Broker since 1979, Holly has owned and operated his own Real Estate and Property Management company. Holly was born and raised in the Santa Monica area. He earned a BSEE from UCLA, an MSEE from USC, a MBA from Santa Clara University, and an MBA from UCI Irvine. He served many years as a corporate executive for Hewlett Packard and other high tech firms such as Epson, and Toshiba. Upon retiring as Executive Vice President of ORIX International in 2000 he joined the Hartman Cole team as a full time Broker. Holly offers the Hartman Cole clients years of experience that is highly sought after in today’s quick changing Real Estate world. A true icon in the real estate business, Holly Cole is a priceless advocate for any home seller or buyer. He is our specialist for Huntington Beach and Orange County.
Pule Xu Patchen is a successful entrepreneur with a diverse background in business and management in China and the United States; an adept and effective negotiator. Fluent in both English and Chinese (Mandarin). She has over 10 years on the Westside of Los Angeles with strong knowledge and ties to the entertainment industry with high net-worth clients including many high profile well known individuals. Pule Patchen strives to cultivate trusted and long term relationships with her clients. That means putting her client’s interests above her own and taking a consultative approach and one that is free from pressure.

SJ Larson

Aug 05, 2014


My selection of this firm from a competitive field led me to believe they would provide the best services possible, and I was never disappointed. There work on my behalf relating to all aspects of property management was perfect. Always there when needed, attentive to the renter as well as myself, they were the best!


Michael Patchen

Aug 05, 2014


Monte and Brad are pros. I've worked with them on the three sale/purchases of homes on the westside. They know the market, provide sage guidance, are genuine and honest and never ever leave you feeling as though you're asking too much from them irrespective of the issue. A few years ago I was a nervous and distrusting first time buyer and they've earned my trust and respect - which regretfully can be difficult - but they've demonstrated to me that they are interested in long term relationships and to that end I've always felt as though their interests are aligned with mine. They're never pushy and are super responsive.


Katrine Fernandes

Aug 05, 2014


Trust! I can't say enough about Hartman and Cole Real Estate. They handled every aspect of the process of selling my home. I never felt pressured or stressed by the process because they were their every step of the way. My situation got even more complicated with my HOA and another owner and they assisted and advised me on how to deal with that as well! Not something they had to do, just an example of the extra steps that they take. You are in good hands with Hartman Cole Real Estate.

Katrine