Nellie and John Lazar have been real estate professionals in the Central Valley for 30+ years.  A licensed broker, John specializes in the areas of residential, commercial, and Ag/land real estate sales.  Nellie uses her various certifications to work with niche markets and loves helping her clients buy and sell residential properties. The Lazars take pride in their community and have been active in numerous organizations and civic endeavors for many years.

“Whether a buyer, a seller, or an investor, we think of our clients as family. Truly the best part of our business is the relationships we are able to build, so lean on us—we are here to keep the process fluid, successful, and as low-stress as possible. Thanks to 30+ years as real estate professionals in Stanislaus County, we are proud of our reputation for excellent negotiation skills, cutting-edge marketing, and invaluable connections, both locally and beyond. Not quite ready to buy or sell, but curious about neighborhood options, local schools, our techniques, or current real estate “buzz”? Don’t be shy—reach out to us. Think of us as your go-to source for all things real estate. If we don’t know the answer, we will find it.”

When you work with the Lazar’s, you get boutique quality service backed by the power of a global brand.

  • Expertise
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Perseverance
  • Professionalism
  • Resilience
  • Results

Designations and Accreditations:

  • CRS, Certified Residential Specialist 
  • CDPE, Certified Distressed Property Expert
  • SRES, Senior Real Estate Specialist 


  • B.A. English, CSU Stanislaus
  • B.A. Communications, CSU Stanislaus
  • B.A. Political Science, CSU Stanislaus

Professional Affiliations:

  • Central Valley Association of Realtors, Master’s Club
  • Merced Association of Realtors
  • California Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Turlock Council Realtor of the Year

Awards and Honors:

  • President’s Club Award, Turlock Assoc. of Realtors (Nellie)
  • Outstanding Young Californian, CA Junior Chamber of Commerce (John)
  • Centurion (C21 Team Award) (Nellie, John)
  • Master’s Club, CVAR (Nellie)(John)
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Turlock Rotary (John)
  • CVAR Realtor of the Year, 2002, 2017 (John)
  • Turlock Citizen of the Year, 2007 (John)
  • Citizen of the Year, Latino Community Round Table 2014 (John)

Clubs and Community Involvement Past and Present:

  • Mayor, City of Turlock
  • Council Member, City of Turlock
  • Member Turlock Rotary
  • Board Member, Stanislaus Community Foundation
  • Board Member, United Samaritans Foundation
  • Board Member, Modesto Junior College Business Advisory Committee
  • Board Member, Emanuel Medical Center Governing Board
  • Former Board Member, Turlock Chamber of Commerce 
  • Former Member, State Mandate Commission, Sacramento
  • Former Member Stanislaus County Local Agency Formation Commission
  • Former Member Soroptimist International
  • Former Board Member, Carnegie Arts Center
  • Former Board Member, Turlock Youth Performing Arts
  • Former Board Member, Turlock Certified Farmer’s Market

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt