About John DuPriest
John retired from the United States Air Force in 1972 after 20 years as an officer-pilot, a veteran of Korea & Vietnam with 397 combat flying hours. He began a real estate career three days later with Steele Realty & Investment Company in Sacramento/Elk Grove. Early success resulted in his promotion to Sales Manager and later General Manager growing the company from six to 30 agents in four years.
John’s specialties at Steele were single family homes, country homes and acreage. He qualified for a General Contractor’s license and built 14 “spec” homes on acreage parcels. He has been the owner-developer or consultant for clients on six subdivisions and 18-20 minor land divisions in Sacramento & Placer Counties. John has owned 15 homes and numerous parcels of bare land, plus three apartments and one commercial building in Sacramento County plus two homes and several parcels of land in Placer county. He has lived on the same parcel of land in Penryn since September 1971. In 1979 he split that parcel and built his own home and lives there with his wife of 60 years, Joyce. He has been full time in real estate since 1972. This 43+ years of real estate experience, including 1031 tax-deferred exchanges personally and on behalf of clients, is available to you regardless of whether you are buying or selling. No property or client is too large or too small.
From 1990 to 1996 John specialized in the resident purchase of mobile home parks allowing park tenants to buy their park to control costs and rents. He was successful in the purchase by the park tenants of Ponderosa Pines in Grass Valley and Cedarwood MHP in Sacramento. He also represented the residents of ten parks in five California cities in the purchases by the cities of those parks to preserve affordable housing, literally saving many tenants from losing their homes due to ever-increasing rents. In 1996 John returned to his first love; single family homes, country homes on acreage, bare land sales and acquisition of bare land for clients to divide & develop in the counties of Sacramento, Placer & El Dorado.
Invariably John’s former clients become his present friends because the service doesn’t stop when the sale is final as the "Testimonials" link confirms. If you are a potential Home Buyer you will want to speak with John about the "Client Portal" feature of the MLS. This is available only to MLS members and is essentially an AutoSearch in which you provide your specific search criteria and the MLS sends those listings to your computer. But perhaps the best part is when a new listing comes on the market YOU receive it at the same time Realtors do. Buyers love it!!! Looking for bare land to build your dream home? No problem. It works for that too!!!
And if you are a potential Seller you should know that in addition to the usual MLS listing that most Realtors use, John creates an individual web page on his site for EVERY property he lists, REGARDLESS OF PRICE, utilizing digital photography with still photos as well as moving, virtual tours of your home or investment property inside and out to market it to the World! To see an example of this cutting-edge technology click on "Home Page" then click on the photo under "Featured Listings". That will open a full web page with up to 25 still photos and numerous details on that specific property. This allows you to literally tour the property from your desktop regardless of where you are. Imagine, prospective buyers can tour your property regardless of whether they are in Sacramento, San Diego or London!!!
Finally, if you are a Seller you should click on “Maximum Marketing Effort" to see what John does to get your property sold.