My name is Randy McAtee, but I often go by “Lazarus” and folks ask me why Lazarus?
I am married to wonderful woman (38 years) who is the mother of our six children: 5 boys, 1 girl. We have been blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren and still have 3 boys living at home with us. Speaking of home, we have lived in the same home in a great northwest neighborhood for 26 years. I am a native Californian, born and raised in Marin County.
I dropped out of college and am still wondering what I want to be when I grow up. Prior to marriage I was doing mission work in Mexico ( I do speak some Spanish amigo) and was a puppeteer. Marriage and the subsequent offspring forced me to get a real job :(
I have been a California licensed Contractor (in good standing with zero complaints and zero law suits) since 1988. My license classifications are B, C2, & D65 — which means I am a General Contractor with specialty licenses in Insulation & Acoustical, and Weatherization and Energy Conservation. My license # is 555829.
I enjoy trading stocks and consider myself a micro-cap miner, i.e. I specialize in finding small companies with huge growth potential. Little secret: I have made far more money trading stocks than I have selling real estate.
In 2007 I took up photography and many of the pictures on my site were taken by me. I currently shoot with a Nikon DX200 & DX300 using an assortment of lenses. Not to brag, but the real estate pictures I take when I list a property are top quality. On occasions I do photo shoots for other agents. You can view a sample of a home I shot here.
In 2002 I got back in touch with my inner Puppeteer and built an entire Punch and Judy Theatre. I built the puppets, the props, the stage - everything- I even sewed all the little outfits myself. It took me 6 months.
2016 is my 15th year in Real Estate. In May 2006 I started my own brokerage: Lazarus Realty. My license No. 01357881.
I enjoy being self-employed and independent. I don’t like it that public opinion of Realtors is low. I’m highly critical of our industry, since its one of the few industries where one can take some online courses for 2 or 3 months, pass a test, and then call themselves professionals.
I hope that you will find some useful information on my blog. Whether your a friend, former client, prospective client, or a real estate agent feel free to comment or contact me anytime.
AND… if you need the services of a knowledgeable, honest, and reliable Realtor© in the Fresno area - CALL ME: 559-301-1647
Randy “Lazarus” McAtee - aka The Blogging Broker
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Help For Buyers and Sellers in the Fresno CA Real Estate Market. We serve Fresno, Sanger, Selma, Folwer, Kerman, Reedly, Kingsburg, Hanford, and Squaw Valley. Members of Fresno and Kings County MLS