About Us

The Jim Bottrell Team of Ardent Real Estate Services is a platinum real estate company started by Jim Bottrell, former Major in the USMC. In Real Estate, just like in the Marine Corps, INTEGRITY, Leadership, Discipline, and a very strong work ethic are critical for obvious reasons. You need somebody you can trust, somebody that will lead you through the process, and somebody that will work hard and smart for you. You can accept no substitutions.

The Jim Bottrell Team is one of the top real estate teams in the United States for VA transactions. The Jim Bottrell Team is also recognized as one of the top 200 real estate teams in North America by the Accredited Platinum Real Estate Produces organization (APREP). The Jim Bottrell Team was also awarded the Quantum Leap award by that organization in 2013. The award is given to the team that demonstrates the fastest growing high-quality business within APREP and is voted on by the members itself. The Jim Bottrell Team was also selected as one of only 20 teams within APREP to be inducted into its “Titanium” program. Voted 5-Star in Customer Service by Zillow and Southern California’s Top Agents by Trulia.

Jim applies his background as a contractor, a mortgage broker, and as a real estate investor daily in his business to help buyers and sellers make the best decisions. His degree in Finance helps us to teach our clients to understand the bigger picture of real estate, interest rates, and the reasons why they fluctuate – the bigger picture if you will. All of these skills and knowledge have made us Top 1% of Teams in all of Southern California.


The Jim Bottrell Team’s Mission is to positively change people’s lives one family at a time by serving those who serve us.


To serve as educators and influencers in our community by changing lives through generational wealth, financial stability and service.

Our Values = Service

S- Servicing Others

E- Exceeding Expectations

R- Results Driven

V- Visions Made A Reality

I- Integrity At All Times

C- Connections to our Community

E- Educating Generations

Our Beliefs

Ethics. Do the right thing – always.

Relationships are the core of good business. We view each interaction as an opportunity to build a lifelong relationship.

First class service. The families that we serve deserve the best, we deliver first class services that will be memorable.

Keep the client informed and educated at all times.

Be the catalyst for impacting families to establish generational wealth, growth, and stability.

Jim Bottrell, Broker/Founder

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