Marcos Lazaro is a first generation Santa Barbara native by choice; he fell in love with the community and culture while attending the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he earned a Bachelors degree in Political Science. During his senior year at UCSB, the United States House of Representatives recruited Marcos to serve as a Congressional Liaison. In the five years he served The United States Congress, he armed himself with solid bilingual communication and interpersonal skills, which he consistently utilizes in his real estate career.
Currently, a Director in the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, Marcos is involved in determining the goals, setting the direction, and approving or denying all policy matters of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. The membership represents approximately 1,200 members from all real estate specialties including residential sales, commercial sales, development, property management and appraisals.
Marcos' analytic, problem solving, and communication skills have proven to be extensively useful in the world of real estate. He has successfully closed on a diverse scope of real estate transactions, which consist of short sales, foreclosed property, trustee sales, estate sales, bankruptcy sales, court order sales and many other standard and complex real estate transactions. His real estate knowledge also consists of property management and commercial sales. Marcos' involvement with local city and county government has made him well attuned to active, as well as proposed land and use changes that may influence property value in the Santa Barbara area. He holds strong negotiation skills and has proven and earned the respect of his clients and peers by always addressing them with the utmost respect and transparency.
Marcos also takes great pride in contributing to his community. His extensive community service involvement, consist of volunteering for the Food Bank of Santa Barbara, The Dream Foundation, Rotaract
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Meals on Wheels, Sierra Club, Toastmasters and he also takes great pride in mentoring youth.
When Marcos isn't servicing his real estate clientele, you can find him hiking the beautiful Santa Barbara trails, surfing Rincon, or paddling his kayak with his teenage daughter along the beautiful Santa Barbara Coast.
Areas Serviced: Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, Goleta and Santa Barbara