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Greeley ends 45-year career as real estate agent
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Marlene and Jake Heupel bought their first home from Manteca Realtor David Greeley, right, who is retiring after 45 years selling houses in the Manteca area. The Heupels were his first clients. - photo by GLENN KAHL

Manteca Realtor David Greeley got a send off to his new home in Oregon last week by his peers at Coldwell Banker Real Estate and by the couple that made his first sale possible.

Greeley welcomed his 1965 clients into the party in his honor – Jake and Marlene Heupel – who purchased a home 45 years ago.  The Heupels said they paid $12,700 for the three-bedroom, one-bath home after their move to Manteca from South Dakota.

The longtime salesman said he remembered that the other house they were considering was priced at $14,500 and they had told him that was just too expensive.

The home they selected was at 1070 North Poplar.  It was on the same side of the street as the elementary school was located, so their four children did not have to cross the street in walking to school.

Many real estate professionals gathered at Greeley’s office learned that he and his wife Sharyn were moving to Grants Pass, Oregon.  Also at the retirement party was daughter Lynn who is currently teaching English to Italians in an online program.

After graduating from college, Greeley went to work at his parents’ Greeley Real Estate office in Manteca where he would spend the next 15 years. 

David moved on to Century 21 Realty for the same length of time before joining the Coldwell Banker firm – another 15-year-stint in home sales.

Also in the post-college time frame when Greeley was 21 years old, he joined the mechanized infantry unit of the California National Guard where he continued to serve for the next eight years.