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Jay Wright Luxury Real Estate under the exclusive brand Berkshire Hathaway Home Services- Drysdale Properties

Jay Wright - Realtor & General Contractor

We operate world wide serving a global customer base of Buyers, Sellers and Investors. Jay Wright Luxury Real Estate is based in El Dorado Hills, CA. We pride ourselves in exercising the highest of integrity and effort in Real Estate representation, negotiation, sales, procurement and offering for our loyal international customer base. Our primary focus is in the luxury real estate market, however, we pride ourselves in accommodating the full range of client needs in the residential sector.

Jay Wright has been a home service professional for over 30 years. He began studying real estate at the age of 19. Not quite ready for a life of briefcase, suit and tie, however, a passion for global adventure prevailed. This deviation lasted for many decades before concentrating exclusively in the field of Real Estate. Jay services California and the Western States as the consummate home professional with keen global insight, tremendous life experience and a rare abundance of personal human connection. Jay resides in the majestic Old Town Auburn of Sierra foothills Gold Country and finds respit at his family ranch in the majestic foohills of the Napa Valley.

Getting to know Jay Wright

  • From a very early age, the study of classical piano and composition from his dear mother, an accomplished teacher and pianist herself. Jay dabbles in some of his own compositions while staying current with the masters- Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg and Massenet.

  • Working the renowned wine cellars, vineyards and labs of Napa Valley and Sonoma County's finest appellations Moet Chandon, Robert Mondavi, Beringer, Girard, Christian Bros, Sterling, Clos de Bois. This inspired Jay years later to co-host legendary private wine and live music events at the Santa Cruz East Cliff beach house for many hundreds of personal guests and extended family spanning more than a decade. Even today, he attempts to keep a well-stocked wine cellar at the family ranch in the hills above Calistoga. Jay's experience includes beer making and the crafting of other favorite libations.

  • As a young man working the exclusive Bohemian Club's Summer Encampments at the Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, Ca.

  • A Merchant Mariner sailing the eastern seaboard of North America upon APL container ships, Keystone tanker steam vessels through the glacial fjords of untamed Alaskan Wilderness to the jungles of Central America and Lykes Brothers Steam Ship Company upon general cargo lines enduring treacherous winter gales of the North Atlantic seaway and onward to Northern Europe and throughout the Mediterranean to ports o' call Southern Europe and North Africa.

  • Creating limited-edition bronze sculpture depicting mythical creatures, figurative realism marine mammals and life-size human form, animated, piano-playing hands frozen at a key point in a score. Placement and representation in 40+ fine art shows and galleries and throughout the Western United States including Beverly Hills, Carmel, Sausalito, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Marin, Laguna Beach and Sedona. Jay's works include public and privately commissioned life-size and larger statuary adorning gorgeous parks, gardens and landscapes across many states. (

  • Physical regimen workouts including a history of two-man beach volleyball, triathlons, competitive races and tennis to most recent hard-core, gritty workouts at the local boxing gym.

  • Passion for the culinary arts- homemade pastas, sushi and tantalizing creations by way of his commercial vintage pizza oven are all included in enjoying life's celebration.

  • A collaborative effort with Lee Brower, Transformational Leadership Council member- The 'Gratitude Rock Guy' of world acclaimed book/movie 'The Secret' and founder of Empowered Wealth- Working with high net worth individuals. Co-created branding, product and recording studio development, web outline and book endorsements

  • Formal education included study of art, sculpture, mechanical & marine engineering, construction management, sociology, viticulture and classical music by numerous schools, colleges and universities from Baltimore to the West Coast.

  • Professional Licensed General Contractor (since 1989), Remodeling Specialist, Home Inspector and Craftsman. Aiding to rebuild Santa Cruz after the Loma Prieta earthquake then later expanding his business to custom projects spanning the central coastline of La Selva Beach, Monterey Bay and Carmel to Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Woodside, Los Gatos and Monte Sereno. (

  • Civic, Community and Other Achievements

- Eagle Scout Candidate
- Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
- Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
- Le Tip and Leeds Business Networking groups - Palo Alto, Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz
- Chamber of Commerce
- Numerous amateur winemaking competition awards
- District Attorney Bob Lee nominated Santa Cruz County wide hero award for outstanding service/act of achievement
- Co-collaborative involvement in development of educational program for the prevention of drinking, driving and drugs with our community's youth. Worked with Captain Christina Manriquez, Captain Commander California Highway Patrol, Santa Cruz Sheriffs Department and other local law enforcement, the California State Office of the Governor and the Federal Executive Branch of the United States Government in collaboration with local schools to establish a cooperative environment and support on the state and federal level.

Pease explore the website to learn more about the firm's top quality services and to begin your search for real estate. The entire Jay Wright team is looking forward to hearing from you when you are ready to secure your dream home.

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