Realty Source

Contact: Chris or Jill Maxwell
Work 17487 Penn Valley Dr #B103 California Penn Valley CA 95946 United States Home Phone: (530) 913-9898 Website: Website
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Meet the Maxwells



We have an in-depth understanding of the local market in one of California’s Best Kept Secrets!  We go beyond traditional real estate agency scopes whether it’s evaluating the value of your home or looking for that new place to call home. As we like to say, why not– Vacation Where You Live!!!

Whether you’re already a member of our wonderful community and looking to make a change, just looking for that perfect place to enjoy your retirement or like our family did, searching for a better life to raise your children, we can help you fulfill your property search needs.

With over thirty years of experience in housing and development, Chris and Jill bring a wealth of knowledge that can only benefit their clients in the ever-changing Real Estate industry.

Before relocating to Nevada County fifteen years ago, Chris created a solid foundation through a wide range of projects and community service in Palm Springs. His company, C. W. Maxwell, Inc., specialized in project management and design/development. Client confidentiality was of the utmost importance as many of the projects involved celebrities or prominent business people. These included both residential and commercial development of hotels, restaurants, estate homes, timeshares, offices, salons, and casinos.

Chris has always donated much of his time to community service. In the desert he coached Little League, served on city task forces, and was a police reserve. He also participated in over a hundred rescue missions with the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue unit. As its Rescue Coordinator, he transformed it from its equestrian roots into an elite technical rock rescue team. Chris and his team were even featured in an episode of the television series Rescue 911 for their life saving mountain rescue of two young women.

Jill started her real estate career in 1988 in the Palm Springs area.  The diverse market gave her a wide breadth of experience in various types of real estate from condos to multi-million dollar homes on Indian Lease land.  She was an avid supporter of the local can tree program in which she arrange fund raising mixers for the Realtors with local businesses with proceeds going to the program. Jill received many awards for being a top sales associate. After moving to Nevada County, Jill obtain her Brokers License in 2005 and is a member of the Nevada County Board of Realtors Master’s Club.

Like many, we wanted a better place to raise our  family. Being animal lovers, we settled on ranch property where we bred goats, dogs and horses. We immediately became involved in our new community.

Chris was a past president of the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, served on the Nevada County Economic Resource Council, and continued coaching.  He was Sierra Foothills Construction’s project manager for the development of Hospice of the Foothills.

Jill served on the site council for Ready Springs School  in addition to being the Treasurer for many years for the Parent Teacher Club.    Jill shared her passion for animals as a goat leader for Rough and Ready 4H.

Our family has been active in fund raising for Ready Springs School, 4H and Nevada Union High School basketball and baseball programs.

When you buy a home, it’s not just about a house; it’s about finding a space that offers you and your family the best future possible. As your trusted advisors, we are ready to walk with you through every stage of your journey – from guiding you through different communities, to matching you with a place that you can love for years to come.

When you look to sell a home with us, you can trust that you’ll be supported throughout the entire process with us personally.  From marketing to showing your property to potential buyers, we will walk with you toward a transaction that you can be delighted with. Backed with professional experience, market reports, and personalized data, we’re ready to make your transaction as smooth as possible.

We believe in always giving your best, whether it’s in athletics or in business. Communication has always been our strong suit and the exceptional service we give while finding solutions for our clients builds trust and forges long term relationships. Let our extensive background in real estate and construction give you the upper hand whether buying or selling in our ever changing market place.  You can contact us at (530) 913-9898 or by email at

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