The Lazar Team

bringing families home...

John and Nellie Lazar are a husband and wife Real Estate team and they live, work, and play in Turlock, sunny California! Turlock means family, friends, and home. This is where they work, raised their children, and engage in a community that continually gives back.


Turlock is located in the heart of the Central Valley, not far from fabulous locales such as Yosemite, San Francisco, the Central Coast, and Lake Tahoe. John and Nellie Lazar's Real Estate market envelops Stanislaus County, as well as Merced County, and we reach beyond those limits into San Joaquin. They currently have real estate listings in Turlock, Modesto, and Hilmar.


Nellie studied English Literature and has a Bachelor's degree in English from California State University Stanislaus. She has been a Realtor since 1991, and she holds a CDPE designation (certified distressed property expert).


Nellie Lazar's passion is consulting her clients in the areas of home style, organization and staging. She offers our Listing Clients complimentary staging consultations upon request.


When working with buyers, Nellie loves to discover a good space for her clients, as she sees the potential in everything and loves to work with her clients to find an environment that will not only meet their functional needs but reflect their personal aesthetic.


John's business savvy and comprehensive knowledge of the local market, and understanding of public policy is due to his dual Bachelor's degree in Communications and Political Science from California State University Stanislaus.


He spent many years working in the state legislature, as well as the U.S. House of Representatives before delving into Real Estate.


John Lazar's been a Realtor since 1988 with a Broker's license since 1993, and he's been actively involved in local government since 1992, first as a council member, and then as Mayor.


Together John & Nellie Lazar have been a successful Real Estate team since 1994. They can be found at


Visit their website to learn more about them and the services they provide. This website offers everything you need to buy or sell in the Turlock area.


Their former Broker, Bob Endsley instilled in us the ethic "Service with Integrity" back in 1993, when they first joined the Endsley and Associates Real Estate Brokerage Century 21 M&M and Associates. This ethos has served them well throughout their careers, as they've developed many lasting friendships through their business. This is one of the main reasons John & Nellie love what they do. Serving others to the best of their ability and selling the community they love!


People sometimes wonder how the Lazar's can work together and how they've managed to work together for so long. Their current Broker, Larry Matos, says it best's chemistry. Their individual strengths are collectively the perfect formula for a team that is balanced and efficient.


Because they are both in this industry, John & Nellie understand the demands and expectations better than anyone else. They bring their discourse home, and enjoy brainstorming and dialoguing about how to continually improve what they do. The Lazar's have a great time nurturing this thing that they seem to do very well together ...that is, effectively running their real estate business!


We are both passionate about our community. John, served as Mayor of Turlock for many years, and previously served as council member, as well as being a Rotarian for over 20 years.


Nellie is equally committed to serving, and has served on several local boards, including Turlock Youth Performing Arts, Carnegie Arts Center Foundation, and Turlock Farmers Market.


John & Nellie Lazar look forward to being of service for all of your real estate needs.  Whether you are buying or selling residential real estate, commercial, income property or land, the Lazar's will work hard to meet your real estate needs and surpass your expectations!   

For a pro-active and expert approach to all of your real estate needs, both commercial and residential, give John Lazar a call at (209)668-5047 or Nellie Lazar a call at (209)602-7070.

Turlock, CA
Real Estate Market Information
Homes Owned: 13,114
Homes Rented: 10,574
Median Home Price: $260,000
Area Schools: 25
Best Score: 4/10
Average Score: 1.3

Meet the The Lazar Team

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Seller Rating:

John Lazar is highly professional and is very responsive. He took on extra tasks as we live a distance from the property. We trust him completely. He worked with our tenant very well. He even found a buyer for some of the tenan's furniture. My husband was in the hospital at the time docs needed signing and a notary came to the hospital in the Bay Area to take care of the signing. I would not hesitate to highly recommend John!

John took care of everything.

He is the best! I would engage his services again and recommend him without hesitation.

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Buyer Rating:

Nellie Lazar was amazing! Best agent you can have hands down! She was very attentive to our needs, she found us houses in our tight range with all our must haves. She has a multitude of experience which she passed on to us, and she really fought for us. She even met us at the out of town house many times, and she used her network of contractors and loan agents to really help us.

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Seller Rating:

Not from area so it was important to get referral from local source

I was extremely fortunate to end up with John Lazar. A very professional broker dealing with a difficult property

Very professional, keeping a difficult escrow moving toward closure

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Buyer Rating:

We would highly recommend Nellie Lazar. We trust her and her husband John and just the fact that they have done real estate in our community for over 20 years says a lot.

Nellie was very patient with us...we weren't sure we would buy again, but we were waiting for the right timing and the right house...through all of this, she continued to touch base with us, and check in periodically.

When we were ready to look seriously, she was our first choice!

Thanks Nellie!

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Seller Rating:

John was always available and answered all our questions.

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Seller Rating:

John always kept us informed throughout the entire process.

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Seller Rating:

A friend gave us John Lazar's name to use as a realtor as we live out of town. Later we found out my father used him to buy a home in Turlock as well and was extremely happy with his work.

John was always helpful, explained everything well, and got the house sold quickly which we appreciated. He explained what should be done to get the house ready and would let workers in as needed while we were fixing it up.

He gave us the name of a contractor who was great and a gardener as well.

We would recommend him to anyone who needs a realtor in the area. He made it a very painless experience for us.

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Seller Rating:

John was outstanding!

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Buyer Rating:

John, did a great job helping us make our home ownership dream a reality. From helping us get the right mortgage lender that went above and beyond to get us the best possible load and to find the right home for our family. He guided us throught the ups and downs of getting a home and always provided us with great advice. Without a doubt I will be recommending my friends and family to him.

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Seller Rating:

We really appreciated that John Lazar had a strategy for selling our home, gave us tips and advice on how to best market our home, and seemed as motivated as us in terms of selling the home.

Customer Testimonial | The Lazar Team

Buyer Rating:

Not only was John Lazar professional and courteous, we really felt he went the extra mile to ensure we were well-informed and educated on our purchase.

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Turlock, CA

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Demographic Data | Turlock, CA

Median Age: 34.2
Married: 38%
Households: 23,687


Population by Sex
34,770 Male
36,330 Female

Occupancy Types
1,760 Vacant
13,114 Owned
10,574 Rented


White/Blue Collar Jobs
28% White Collar
72% Blue Collar

Transportation to Work
92% Drive
1% Public Transportation
5% Walk/Bike/Other
3% Work from Home