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Nate Randall was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula in the beautiful butterfly town of Pacific Grove. The youngest of three, he grew up riding his bike in the neighborhood, building tree forts, and playing little league games at George Washington Park. He is the son of Sharon, a national columnist, and Randy, a long-time teacher and coach in Monterey.
After graduating high school, Nate went to live and work in his favorite family vacation spot, Yosemite National Park, for a year. Upon returning to the Monterey Peninsula, he began his English program at San Jose State. While completing his Bachelor’s degree, Nate wrote feature articles for Carmel Magazine, exploring and giving voice to the rich culture and history of the coast. He also began training in the Japanese martial art called Aikido -- known as the “Art of Peace.” Attaining the rank of black belt in 2005, Nate began teaching children classes at Aikido of Monterey and it it was this joy of connecting with the community that led to a calling to work in public service. In 2009, Nate obtained his teaching credential from Chapman University and began teaching third grade at Forest Grove Elementary, the same school he attended as a child. This was a dream for him, serving families of the very community that he was raised in.
During his eight-year teaching career, Nate purchased a home and remodeled it on his own -- electrical, plumbing, kitchen, bath, drywall, tile, cabinets, flooring, and more. He obtained permits, passed inspections, and learned a good deal about building codes along the way. His wife, Jess, and their three children -- Randy, 6, Wiley, 4, and Eleanor, 2 -- were kind enough to put up with the dust, hammering, and brief periods without power or running water. Through this process, Nate realized a strong passion for all aspects of the real estate experience -- from the journey of a first-time buyer and the pride of homeownership, to improving the property, listing the property for sale, and eventually buying again.
After taking his family on a year-long adventure to Missoula, Montana (yes, there are Grizzly Bears there), Nate returned to the Monterey Peninsula, energized with the drive to enter into real estate full-time. He is now devoting every ounce of energy to serving the community as a realtor and feels truly honored to be a part of the Sotheby’s International Realty team. With an intimate connection and knowledge of the entire Peninsula, the neighborhoods, communities, schools, and people, Nate is truly committed to putting the needs, questions, and goals of his clients first while providing the absolute best customer service he possibly can.