My name is Randy McAtee, but I often go by “Lazarus” and folks ask me why Lazarus?
I am married to wonderful woman (31 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 21 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. In 2006 I got frozen shoulder and have been unable to perform until recently (regained 90% range of motion in 2009).
This is my 8th year in Real Estate and in May 2006 I opened 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