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Frank is a great guy, works hard to get results and had us into our new home less than 2 months after the Camp fire.

I look forward to working with Frank again as we sell our property in Paradise

Louis Moore

As I indicated in my last requested recommendation, Jacob was an absolute dream to work with for the 2nd time.

He has been very helpful and Johnny on the Spot.


Frank is as good as advertised.

I found a property randomly searching on Zillow one morning, and he reached out and we had a contract written that night. He was great during the escrow period, and has a deep list of contacts for all of the inspections and other closing items that needed to get done. Frank was so great to work with and on top of every little detail. We were so lucky to work with him. 5 stars!

Chris Sampsom

Jacob worked with me every step of the way and was of great assistance in the purchase of my first home.

weather you're looking for your first home or additional property, Jacob will be able to help you as well.

William Dalton Cox

Jacob was great to work with!

My husband and I worked with Jacob to sell our home. We were in a high-stress situation because we were in the process of moving our family out-of-state and had a tight timeline. Jacob helped ease our stress and anxiety with his quick responsiveness, patience answering our questions, focus on the important aspects getting our home ready to sell, reassurance during showings and waiting for offers, honesty and professionalism. The process went so smoothly from listing to closing escrow that we actually didn't see him in person very often - but he still would check in and follow-up. He's also just a nice, friendly, professional person!

Paige Gilbert (Digital Marketing - Copywriter)

Kelli is the BEST agent I’ve ever had the pleasure to deal with.

I used her as a buyer for a new home in Chico based on high recommendation from a seller who used her. She was on top of things constantly - she provided great guidance on how to submit the best offer so that it would get accepted. Whenever there was an issue or question that came up - she was on it IMMEDIATELY! I can’t recommend her enough!!

Susie Eldred

She was great a pleasure to work with I will recommend her for anyone buying or selling

Steve Mosier (Concrete superintendent )

Hey everyone, this was my first time selling a piece of property and it went well.

Ide like to thank Taylor for all her dedication and commitment. She was on top of it on her end and mine. I have a busy work schedule and she was very responsive and gave me good advice, I was very happy with her as a representative and would point anyone in her direction seeking a committed hard working and caring individual Thanks, Matthew Talamantes

Matt Talamantes

Frank has sold about 5 properties for me in the last 7 years, and I have always been very happy with his knowledge and contacts.

I think Frank is one of the hardest working agents in the area and you can't go wrong with Frank. My last deal was in early 2019 and Frank got me a great deal over asking price. You can't go wrong with him, in my opinion.

Ken Klages (Web Designer and Rental Property Owner)

Kelli is a fantastic professional that helped my wife and I find the perfect home for our family.

Kelli was awesome about keeping us up to date on the home purchase process and making sure we got all the value for our money. It was a pleasure to work with her as the entire process was very smooth and we felt like we got all the attention we needed. I will continue to reach out to Kelli for all of my real estate needs and will make sure all my friends and family do the same. Kelli is the best.

Gabe Ayala

Jacob Darr is very professional and polite.

He has a good temperament and easy going personality. Jacob also also has a good gauge on the local market and knows how to give sellers good pointers to make their home marketable. All-in-all we're very happy that Jacob was our realtor and we highly recommend him to both potential buyers and sellers.

Joe and Amy Schantz

Kelli, did a wonderful job at helping us with the sale of our home.

The process went very smoothly and her expertise saved us thousands of dollars. Thank you so very much.


Jacob is an approachable, straightforward guy.

With how aggressive the market is, we looked at many many houses and put in many offers. Finally, after offer #8 we got it and couldn't be more in love with our house. We're first time home buyers and Jacob walked us through all the ins and outs without ever making us feel like we were annoying him. Jacob helped us effectively evaluate which home was right for us and now, we're HOMEOWNERS! Thank you Jacob!

Devin & Dani Vogel (New Homeowners)

We went into this knowing very minimal about the process of buying a house.

Kelli went above and beyond on guiding us through every step. She was extremely professional and prompt with everything that needed to be done. We highly recommend Kelli to anyone!

Mikey Knight (Body Shop Owner)

From beginning to end Taylor made selling a home the easiest process possible!

She provided all the details necessary right away and is very knowledgable in every avenue of real estate. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, do not hesitate to contact Taylor. She will get it done for you!

Josh Bory (Gym Owner)

I have worked with Sherry on several occasions.

She is always professional, easy to reach and very knowledgeable about all aspects of the real estate transaction. Also a lovely lady:)

Sue Martin (Home Maker)

Jacob was great to work with, helping me buy my first home.

I browsed online a long time and connected with him through the North Valley Realty’s MLS list service. He checked in with me regularly but was never pushy and waited until I became serious about finding a home when my situation had changed. Jacob then helped me find and buy the perfect home for me in a wonderful Chico neighborhood. He was patient, encouraging and supportive, guiding me through every step of the process through all the ups and downs of today's competitive housing market. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking to buy a home. He will work hard for you.

Julie Clark

Taylor was so wonderful with us and so accommodating!

She was there for every single question no matter how basic or in depth the questions were. She was quick on her responses as well. We absolutely adore her and look forward to a long relationship with her. When it comes to our realestate needs she is our gal!

Tammy Weldon (*)

Jacob made my first home purchase a breeze and was always very communicative and helpful in answering any questions that I did have.

Even when there were issues that arose he was quick to clear them up and I would not hesitate to work with him again.

Cheyenne Schick

I was amazed at the communication provided by Taylor through the whole selling process.

Highly recommended.

Steven Dutcher

Jacob was amazing to work with.

He always had our best interest at heart and went to bat for us multiple times to ensure we were getting taken care of. Even though he had his hands full with a lot of other homes in this crazy market, he always made time for us. He's super responsive, and really receptive to feedback. If you're looking for a real estate agent who truly cares about his clients and will work hard to meet your needs - call Jacob!

Natalie Barnum (Manager, L&D)

Jacob did a stellar job guiding us through the home buying process.

He was attentive to our needs. Her we are, nearly two weeks after closing, and Jacob is still helping us. I would highly recommend for either you buying or selling needs.

Ron Hodkins (Buyer)

Jacob did a great job with my property.

He was personable and very easy to work with. From beginning to end the process was smooth and quick. I would highly recommend him for selling your property.

Sherry Jordan

We’ve worked with Sherry Payne to sell and buy homes over the years.

She is very knowledgeable, organized, hard working, and good company. I would recommend her to everyone.

Kenna Thompson

Jacob was a steady presence when we needed it, guiding us through some of the more challenging aspects of our sale.

We moved out of state very quickly and he worked hard to help us stay on schedule with sale. He is a pleasure to work with and was able to help us make our transition a smooth one.

Laurie Mcconville (Research Data Analyst)

Jacob was very thorough and knowledgeable.

He took the time to work with us and find the property that best fit our needs. After the initial signing he stayed with us until the final recording.

Gerald Brockman

Kelli is the epitome of professional.

Obvious passion for real estate and extremely knowledgeable in the local market. Beyond friendly and very accessible. Highly recommend her for all you home selling and buying needs.

Sheena Hobbs

Kelli is great to work with.

She was recommended to my daughter by a co-worker. She helped my daughter sell her house and then purchase a new one. When we decided to sell a "difficult" property we owned we called Kelli. She made it happen. Kelli is thorough, knows what she is doing and works hard.

Brian Terry

Following the Camp fire in Paradise I was was lost.

Everything I had ever worked for was destroyed!!! I had lost faith in my future in the mountains and then I met Jacob Darr. He helped me find the home that would give me a future again. His patience and understanding of what this old hippie needed to see in a home was my gift. He showed me soo many homes and even when I would send him one to look at, he would say "no, that one is not for you!!". His determination and faith that we would find a house for my needs is exactly what I needed. I am happy and excited about life again and Jacob helped me get there!!! Jacob, thank you for all of your hard work!!!

Kathleen Bruce (new homeowner/retired high school teacher)

Taylor did an exceptional job during the entire process.

She answered all of our questions promptly, and was very knowledgeable. We feel that she went above and beyond, and plan using her for future real estate needs.

Elizabeth Wing

Jacob is amazing.

He worked side by side with me, hunting down my future home from the very beginning to making it happen. I admire his companionship and incredible knowledge. He was very responsive, I had questions throughout the day and he answered me right away. I highly recommend Jacob, he was easy to collaborate with and the process went smooth. I could not thank him enough, thank you Jacob for all your help. I will surely contact you in the future.

Erica Vang (Accountant)

While looking for investment properties and contacting multiple agents Tanya was the the only agent that regularly responded and consistently sent me new properties as they hit the market, which allowed us to purchase multiple investment properties.

She was very professional and diligent with the paperwork throughout the escrow process and she made it a very easy and smooth transaction. I would highly recommend her for any purchases or sales.

28 Pennsylvania Holding LLC (President)

Taylor did a great job ensuring that our family home purchase went exceptionally smooth, A+.

Ronald Collins

Kelli is kind, professional, knowledgable and really understands what her clients needs are.

She guided us through every step in the home buying process and helped us find the perfect place to call home! We are so grateful for her help and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.

Betsy Braley

Jacob was great to work with on the sale of our home.

His knowledge of the market is exceptional and did a great job making sure our home was ready for sale. He made the process go very smooth and always was on top of all the details!!

Roger Elu

Jacob is everything we hoped for in a Realtor, Honest, Kind, detailed, caring and trustworthy.

Jacob did an exceptional job with making purchasing a home easy and most important he made my wife feel comfortable. I will and would recommend Jacob to anyone and everyone I can that is looking for a realtor. Thanks Jacob for everything!

Sharif Abu

Taylor was always available and easy to work with.

Taylor went above and beyond to make it easy to handle the transaction. She made buying and selling our house a breeze. I would highly recommend her for any buyer or seller.


I would like to begin by thanking you, Jacob.

Jacob helped me find the perfect home for me. It is because of him that I can proudly call myself a homeowner at the house f age of twenty-two. My third time was my charm and with his guidance I learned that patience brings good things. The home I have found is the best deal anyone would hope for as my commute decrease from forty minutes to four. I am now able to enjoy the beauty that Chico has to offer and am more social with my coworkers. Jacob was there for support through my journey and even recommend an amazing lone officer who provided me with the best deal! Again, thank you.

Marbel Meza (Lead Teller )

Frank was very knowledgeable about the area easy to work with and save me money

Michael Wayne burke

Jacob recently helped us buy a house.

We have used Jacob several times to buy and sell and have always had a great experience. He communicates often and is a good negotiator! I will use him again next time.

Will Camy

After 6 months of looking Jacob found us the perfect house and we couldn’t be happier!

He was so patient with us when we became overwhelmed with the competitive market of multiple cash offers above asking price that we were unable to compete with! He continually assured us that we would find the perfect house. After Jacob knew exactly what we were looking for, his honesty and knowledge of the area help us quickly eliminate the houses we didn’t want. He was very flexible with our crazy work schedules and every time something came on the market his convenient listing portal would send us an alert. If we were interested in viewing the house, not a phone call later would we be scheduled to see it! I would highly recommend Jacob! The process was seamless and very enjoyable. We will definitely be working with him in the future!

Lindsey Felsch

Jacob was very helpful in the selling of our home.

He was very helpful and a pleasure to work with.

Pat Mitton

Stuck with us during a very long transaction with us being out of state.

Carly Pederson

I would definitely recommend Kelli and use her again in the future!

She made the whole process seem like a breeze and she no doubt knew exactly what she was doing. She’s very quick to respond and helped make sure we were sticking to our time frame with any documentation and signing needed. She’s very transparent and helped steer us away from undesirable neighborhoods which we definitely appreciated and she always gave us the inside scoop on any property we were interested in. She had some cool tricks up her sleeve that I’ve never seen other realtors do- I truly think it helped us get the house we wanted!

Kaelyn Roesner

Jacob did a great job helping me find my first home!

I had a ton of questions and he was always there to answer them for me. I really appreciated how laid back he was since most realtors are very pushy. I would highly recommend Jacob if you are looking to sell or find your next home!

Dawn Hickey

This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jacob.

He was my realtor when I bought my house in Chico and he was also my realtor when I sold that same house. He’s extremely knowledgeable of the real estate market, trends, provided a comp and book on how to prepare for the sale of my house. He was very responsive to the many questions that I had. My house sold in the first week, and the entire process was smooth and seamless. I would highly recommend him for your real estate needs.

Cindy Williams (Life coach)

Jacob did an awesome job selling my home.

He is very good at explaining the process. He made a great suggestion of staging the home. As a result we got more than asking price. He is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone for a purchase or sale of real estate.

Kimberley Hutton

Jacob helped me and my wife with finding and purchasing an investment property.

He was very helpful and we really appreciated his knowledge of the local real estate market, his responsiveness, efficiency and very friendly personality. We would definitely ask him for help in any future real estate transactions.

Glenn Chase

What is this e-bay.

I never trust any reviews people leave. Well the negative ones I do. If someone is reading this review it is real. Jacob is Great. Stop looking use Jacob Darr’s.

Brian Welch

Frank successfully negotiated 3 contingency extensions on the house I wanted while we waited for my Marin property to sell.

He treated me like a friend throughout the process and we were successful in the end. I really appreciate his help and friendship. Frank is a great Realtor.

Ken McKenna (Retired)

Kelli is amazing!

She is helpful, supportive and knowledgeable. Kelli goes out of her way to make the entire process as easy as possible regardless of what that entails. We have worked together twice on both buying and selling and I would absolutely use her again for either.

Carey Jacquinot

Frank Condon was truly amazing.

He is funny, professional, and very caring. Thank you Frank for all your help !

Mariella Cabada

Jacob Darr has been absolutely incredible.

He stayed on top of everything throughout our entire home purchase process. He responded quickly and thoroughly. We really appreciate how easy he made purchasing our home. Thank you, Jacob!

Benjamin Adam Patten (Hydroelectric Plant Foreman)

Jacob is absolutely amazing!

He helped me with the purchase of two homes in Chico. Since I do not live in the area, he took care of everything I needed to close on the homes. I highly recommend for all your real estate needs!

Britt Gastreich (Buyer)

Great guy, very easy to work with, very enjoyable experience!

Austin Swartz

Jacob is a phenomenal realtor.

He went above and behind for my husband and I and he was always willing to work around our work schedules to show us houses. He is very knowledgeable and professional. We appreciated his honesty, integrity and dedication to finding us our perfect home. We would recommended Jacob to anyone. Jacob, thank you again, for all that you have done for our family.

Danielle A.

Jacob is AMAZING!

!! This is our 3rd home in 6 years and this was the easiest home buying process we have ever experienced. He took care of everything in a very timely manner and always kept us updated. Thank you Jacob!!! We truly appreciate everything you have done for our family!

Patten Family (Director of Family Affairs 😁)

Jacob was very helpful with our latest real-estate transaction, he did a great job.

Kent Maclaren

Taylor was amazing!

She was very quick to respond to texts, she worked hard to get everything in order for closing, she gave us great advice as well! Would and have recommended her to anyone!

Jessica Wix

Kelli became our agent because she made time for us.

She didn't give up when we were looking for "the one" and we had very specific requirements on our new purchase. Kelli gave us suggestions on staging our home for the market, sold within 24 hours, and got us into our new home within a month! Kelli uses an AMAZING lender that made it all happen efficiently and quickly, and got us into our dream home! Kelli is friendly and very professional and guided us along the way! We are very happy and blessed to be in our DREAM HOME. Highly recommend Mrs. Kelli Lewis! xoxo

Lauren Pavich (Client)

Kelli makes things happen!

She is friendly, honest, professional, and takes care of her clients from beginning to end and beyond. She takes time to get to know her clients and find the best home for them. One thing I love about Kelli is her honesty and integrity. We were first time home buyers and Kelli made this process incredibly easy for us. She was willing to take the time to go over every step and answer every question. She was also our biggest advocate and held others accountable to make sure we were always taken care of. Kelli is amazing and you won't be disappointed if you choose to work with her. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with her.


Jacob made this transaction very easy for me.

It was hard to let go of the property where I built a life but he was undestanding and empathetic of my feelings. I highly recommend Jacob and will work with him when we sell our next home.

Pam Beauchamp

Jacob darr made my first sale go way smother than I anticipated, very professional, understanding and transparent with all paper work.

Would definitely work with jacob again.

Victor Hernandez-Rangel

Kelli was an absolute pleasure to work with.

She was professional, responsive, and above all she kept our best interests in mind. We got the deal we were hoping for and she made the entire process painless. I would strongly recommend her to anyone in need of a realtor.

Kevin Hall

Jason has been great managing our sale of a one family home in Chico.

Since we don’t live locally anymore, Jason took care of everything that needed to be done. He has a great many connections of home service providers and was very helpful in getting quotes for work that needed to be done and getting the work scheduled. As we were first time home sellers, He gave us great advise from how to market and position the house through to selecting the right buyers. He ensured we kept up with all the paperwork and made sure our closing process went smoothly. We highly recommend Jason and would trust him again with the sale of our property. Alex and Gus

Alexandra Schoenfeldt (ERP implementations project manager)

We have known Sherry for almost 20 years.

During that time, we have purchased a primary residence & a rental property, and have recently sold both the rental property & our primary residence. Sherry is whom we used for all of those transactions, and we highly recommend her without reservation. Sherry combines her terrific local knowledge & experience with a relaxed, yet thorough & gently persistent attitude to make sure things get "done" properly. In addition, her wonderful & extensive construction knowledge has proven to be invaluable every time we've used her, and that's a bonus many other Realtors simply do not have. Sherry has our utmost appreciation for how she has helped us over the years! Rick Brosseau & Linda Spiro

Rick Brosseau (Controller)

Great realtor, wonderful to work.

Frank goes above and beyond, actually, he moves mountains for his clients. I highly recommend him.

Kathie VanKeuren

Professional, friendly, good communicator.

Adapted well to market changes. Worked hard and got the job done. Highly recommend Jacob and would use him again.

Lori wisniewski

We met Tanya after our home in Paradise burned during the Camp fire.

Tanya listened to what we were looking for and our budget. She was quick to respond when we saw a listing that interested us. Overall, I would say it was pleasant working with her.

Patti Tucker

Great agent!

Very kind and knowledgeable. Honest, reliable, always there to answer any of my questions no matter when it was and always on time! Kelli knew the current market and right when a house came on the market she knew would check my boxes we were looking at it the same day!


When we deduced to sell an investment property we contacted Jacob to handle the sale.

Jacob did an excellent job with all aspects of the sale process. The property sold in a timely manner and Jacob guided the escrow to a successful close even in these turbulent times. We are very pleased with the job that Jacob did and would highly recommend him to anyone with a real estate need in the Chico area.

Donald Camy (Seller)

Jacob was great!

Helped me every step of the way, from the time i walked in to his office, until we had FINALLY closed on the new house. Everything went great on his end. And when things went sideways due to the seller, he was right there on top of any issues trying to make sure we closed in the correct time frame. Couldn't recommend Jacob enough!

Nolan Leupp (Happy New Homeowner)

He is an amazing realtor.

He is very dedicated to his profession and is extremely professional. He gets things done and never hesitates to get back to you. He is a straightforward, hard-working amazing person. Everything went smoothly and fast and he alleviated my stress. He knows how to get everything done for you to quickly sell your house. I recommend Jacob Darr and you will not regret choosing him to help you sell or buy your home.

Alida Zarate

Jacob is great to work with, Very Professional

Johanna Conway

My wife and I feel blessed by working with Taylor Maehl we feel she is one of the best realtor we have have ever worked with.

She is very professional,very kind,she is a good communicator and that was very important to us during the process of selling our house ,she is very determined and goes out her way to help.She helped us sell our house in just two weeks that was amazing. and we appreciate her services.We would highly recommend Taylor to anyone .

George Yasmine

Jacob was great.

He made our home buying process much smoother and simpler than we imagined.

Devin Tarr (Financial Advisor)

Taylor was such a pleasure to work with and did an excellent job of accommodating us in our search for a new home.

I would highly recommend Taylor to anyone! She made it a very positive experience and very smooth.

Michelle Sobrero (Office Manager at Achieve Charter School)

.Responded quickly to all requests. Very helpful explaining process.

Terry Olwell (Home buyer)

Taylor was such an exceptional realtor during our time with her.

Our family was relocating to Chico during the Holiday season and she was very accommodating to our limited availability and even met us late one night to look at a listing after work. Taylor was very knowledgeable about the area which was very helpful to us with being so unfamiliar. With us being from out of town, we needed a lot from Taylor and she definitely delivered. If you're looking for a realtor in the Chico area, we highly recommend you choose Taylor.

Ashly Northrop

Frank is a true professional!

He helped me close quickly and for asking price! Thank you for all your assistance Frank! I will tell anyone who’s looking for a realtor to give you a call.

Randy Berry

As young, first-time home buyers, my Fíance and I really didn't know much about the home buying process.

Jacob came as a much needed, and highly appreciated addition to our home buying journey! He was always a message or phone call away and was quick to respond with insightful information or reassuring news when our overactive and nervous imaginations came up with new ways things could go wrong. Jacob helped us find the perfect starter home for a young couple and then handleded everything he could to make the process as seemless and stress free as buying a new home could be. We are very grateful to have found a realtor of his caliber and would highly recommend his services to anyone in the market.

Kyle Fontes

Jacob just helped me buy my first home and he was awesome.

I had no idea what I was getting myself into and there was no way I would have gotten through it without him. He took care of everything and was there any time I needed help or had any questions. I will definitely use him again.

Jake Wisniewski

Jacob was amazing!

Very professional and flexible to our schedule. He understood exactly what we were looking for and helped us find the perfect home for the price we wanted. He guided us through every step and made sure we were comfortable with all of the decisions that needed to be made. We're incredibly grateful to have worked with him!

Hailey Green (Wealth Manager)

He was kind and considerate, availible to show homes with me most of the times I requested.

He was educated on what was code or non code that would be aloud from creditors for financing a home. What was legal and what wasn't. These are all very important in the home buying process. He kept himself availible to all my methods of contact to him. He was always very kind and non aggressive. Thank you Jacob Darr for helping me get my new home.

K Ronning (Home buyer)

We chose Jacob to handle our property sales because we felt that he had a modern up to date approach to marketing and creating exposure for our properties.

Jacob did not disappoint and sold our properties for us in a reasonable amount of time (taking the market and conditions into account) and with little effort on our part. Very pleased with the job done. Thank You Jacob

Joseph O'Connor

I worked with a few realtors before choosing Jacob to assist with the sale of my home and purchase of a new property and I definitely made the right choice.

Jacob is knowledgeable and made sure I was fully informed throughout the process. He was always a step ahead and made sure that everything was covered 100%. Most of all, Jacobs dependability was what really stood out. No matter what time I called he would always answer or get right back to me. I was never left hanging with unanswered questions. When I needed to look at the property for the 100th time before making a decision he did not mind and would always accommodate our request. My expectation going into this was that it would be a long, drawn out and painful experience but I was very surprised on how stress free and smooth Jacob made it. I highly recommend Jacob!

Jamar L. Carter (Category manager)

Jacob was recommended to us by a family member.

We had a previously horrible experience trying to sell our property in paradise. We weren’t sure if we wanted to list it again, but I called Jacob and he put my mind at ease in the 1 conversation we had. So we took a chance and I am so glad we did! Jacob had our lot listed for 7 days before we already had an offer and it was sold in 3 weeks! He made the process so easy and painless kept in touch all the time. It was an amazing feeling to have everything done the right way! It was a joy to work with him! Please give Jacob your business you will not be disappointed! Thank you Jacob!

Amber Sickles
Reviews on Zillow
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"Taylor provided me with extremely quick replies to all of my questions. Knowledgeable of the area and always polite and efficient. Secured me a great price on my property and provided me excellent guidance on the market value and what to expect with the selling process."
5 /5.0
by dutchersl
"Taylor Maehl was incredible to work with. She made the selling process very easy. She is very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job answering all the questions we had during the selling process."
5 /5.0
by jvorheis15
"Amazing to work with! She is very knowledgeable, a great negotiator and so very helpful through a stressful time! Definitely recommend for your selling and buying needs!!"
5 /5.0
by Kelli Lewis
"Taylor is a very helpful and dedicated family woman. She is helpful and kind. I appreciate all she has done for the sell of our 25 year family home and the buying of our dream home. Thank you Taylor"
5 /5.0
by TammyClark4
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