John DuPriest (The Trace Corporation)

Licensed as RE Agent 9/72, as Broker 10/74. Full time since in the Sacramento area and the beautiful Sierra foothills. Gen Mgr of Sac company mid 70s, took the company from 6 to 33 agents in 3 years.

Get to know John DuPriest

Baylor University Class of 1951, left before graduation when Korean War broke out, completed pilot training, flew F-86 Saberjets with 311th Fighter Bomber Sq and dumb enough to get into the Viet Nam conflict with the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing 1970-71. Ended up with 397 combat flying hours out of a total of some 7,500. Retired in 9/72 to Penryn, CA a small rural community 20 miles NE of Sacramento in the Sierra foothills. Received Real Estate license 10/72 and have been full time ever since.

I am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful and family-friendly areas in the world. (And I know of what I speak having lived all over that world after 24 years in the USAF.) When I first got in this business I worked in the Sacramento area because that was where my company was. We had selected the Penryn - South Placer County area - for our own home because we wanted horse property for our five children. We were blessed because after 36 years on this property we have confirmed over and over again that there is simply no place like it. And I am doubly blessed, Joyce & I enjoyed anniversary #52 this year and she feels the same about Penry, Loomis & Newcastle as I do. The people are wonderful, schools are excellent, scenery is beautiful and the climate is to die for.

Real Estate choices here range from small cottages on postage stamp lots to mansions in gated communities and country homes on from one to 100+ acres. South Placer County is still a booming area of industrial and commercial development. And Penry is just about 85 miles from Lake Tahoe, 65 miles from skiing in the winter and trophy trout-fishing in the spring & summers. In the other direction San Francisco is only 110 miles away and the gold country is all around us.

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Experienced in residential & rural homes, mini-ranches, bare land, parcel splits and subdivisions for clients as well as myself, sales of mobilehome parks, apartments, industrial sites and was General Partner in several limited partnerships involving apartments, bare land and one motel.  Am settled in to residential & country homes as well as bare land sales, splits, etc. for clients.


      1973 - Present           Sacramento Association of Realtors (Formerly the Sacramento Board of Realtors)

      1976 - Present           Placer County Association of Realtors (Formally the Placer County Board of Realtors)

      1975 - 1979                 Sacramento Board of Realtors Legislative Action Subcommittee

      1977 - 1980                 Placer County Board of Realtors Political Action Committee

      1979 - 1989                 Syndication Division, California Association of Realtors

      1977 - 1989                 Investment Division, California Association of Realtors

      1985 - Present           Member, Placer County Board of Realtors Masters Club for top producers - Life member since 1992.

      2002 - Present          Member of the Placer County Association of Realtors Ethics & Grievance Committee


      1973 - 74                     Co-Consultant on Northridge Country Club Condominiums, the first apartment

                                          condominium conversion in Sacramento County.

      1974 - 1986                 Owner-developer or Consultant on five rural subdivisions and 18-20 minor

                                          land divisions in Sacramento and Placer Counties

      1976 - 1978                 Builder/Owner of 14 spec homes, all on acreage parcels

      1991 - 1993                Consultant for the purchase of 10 mobilehome parks by five cities in Southern California

      1992                            One of the "Top Ten" individuals in sales out of 1,024 Placer County Realtors.


      1971 - Present           Resident of Penryn, Placer County, California

      1972 thru 73               President, Penryn School Parent Teachers Club 

      1975 thru 76               President, Del Oro High School Parents' Club

      1979 - 1989                 Founder and Chairman/Director of the Del Oro Golden Eagle Marching Band Spectacular, a high school marching band competition for bands from all over the West.  This is the largest annual one-day event in Placer County and is still held the second Saturday in October.

      1980 - 84                     Placer County Supervisorial District #4 representative to the Loomis Basin Design Review Committee

      1982                            Del Oro High School Parents Club Parent of the Year

      1983                            Realtor Representative to the Blue Ribbon Citizens' Committee for County Fees Review (Placer County)

      1992                            The DuPriest family was selected as Family of the Year for the first annual Loomis Volunteer Recognition Award. Twenty awards given each year to 19 individuals and one family for outstanding community service over past years.

      1992 - 2000                 Member of the Sacramento County Auburn Boulevard Redevelopment Commission

     1994 - 1997        Member of the Board of Directors of The Motherlode Stage Company, a non-profit performing arts organization.

     2004                   Presented with the Placer County Association of Realtors' Distinguished Realtor Award for outstanding community service.

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