Born & Raised in Sacramento

I grew up all over the greater Sacramento area (Roseville, Citrus Heights, Arden/Arcade), and after a brief 5-year relocation to Los Angeles after high school, I came back to Sacramento knowing it was where I wanted to put down roots. I brought along with me my husband, Richard, a native New Yorker, who immediately fell in love with our city. Our daughter attended the same preschool in Sacramento that I did (even had the same teacher!), and is now attending Mariemont Elementary. I always knew my heart was in Sacramento, and I love to call it home.

A Family Tradition

My family has always been local business owners in Sacramento (Darzell Hearing Aid Services 1960s-2000, Stagedoor Comedy Playhouse 1970s-2002), including selling real estate. I've been in real estate since 2000, starting in 1031 Tax Exchanges in Los Angeles. In 2004, my mother, Sharmayne, and I joined Lyon Real Estate to sell homes together. It has been a rewarding experience to help people make their home and investment dreams possibilities. I've gained a greater affection for Sacramento through my career, having met so many people that happily call this home.

Tom & Kathy Phillips Team

In 2013, I joined Tom Phillips, the #1 Top Producing Agent in Sacramento, and his wife, Kathy, on their team. Tom & Kathy are involved community members who grew up in Sacramento and are raising their children here now. I'm proud to associate myself with them, and eager to extend the increase in real estate services to my clients that are now available to me as a part of their team. They successfully bridge a great career with personal service, which is my singular goal in real estate. As a part of their team, our clients can be certain they will receive the highest level of service coupled with the experience and knowledge that we collectively bring to the table.

Olivia was invaluable in helping us make our first home purchase. She was knowledgeable and approachable, and provided us with information that helped us make a decision, but was never pushy. She respected our needs and the qualities we were looking for, and was dedicated to helping us find it. She also took the time to explain things to us carefully whenever we needed clarification. Buying a home is a huge commitment, and she helped us through the process smoothly, and with a straightforward close. She also had great follow-through when our title company didn't automatically send us a credit we were due. She went above and beyond! Jesa & William, Oak Park


—Jesa & William
  /  February 2015

Thank you so much for your hard work, patience & assistance with everything! We could not have done this without you! Best, Michael & Amelia, Folsom


—Mike & Amelia, Folsom
  /  September 2014

If you are looking for a realtor, I would highly recommend Olivia Darzell. I have been told that purchasing a home can be a stressful process. I can honestly tell you that there was not one moment that I was stressed during the whole process. After specifying what I was looking for and my price range, she immediately found listings that could potentially be my new home. We spent a weekend looking at homes, and she gave me her honest opinion of each home. She didn't try to sell me a house like a “salesman”. It actually felt more like a friend was showing me around. I was very relaxed and made it a fun experience. She definitely went above beyond the scope of her duties at that point... She did all of the legwork. She also went out of her way by contacting my finance lender to work out the details. I would receive emails that I was copied on between her and my lender, so I know what I would have been dealing with if she did not contact the lender directly. My friends tell me that I hit the jackpot with Olivia. Their home buying experience was nothing close to mine. So I bought my first house. She has reached out to me by both phone and postal mail to make sure everything was working out for me. That was very thoughtful. So yeah, if you are looking for a great home buying experience, I recommend Olivia Darzell. Victor P., Rosemont


—Victor P., Rosemont
  /  August 2014

Right after starting our search for our home with Olivia it became very apparent that she was very professional and "on it." She answered e-mails promptly and got answers to any of our questions. Her knowledge and experience in real estate set our minds at ease and helped immensely as we navigated the stressful process of purchasing a home. We found our home two weeks into our search, made an offer, negotiated the price, and closed escrow in 30 days. Amazing. She is the best! Abe & Jess Green, Natomas


—Abe & Jess Green, Natomas
  /  August 2014

I can't express the gratitude we have for Olivia's tireless work and commitment to helping us buy our new home and sell our existing one. We'd been searching for sometime for the perfect home to move our family to and Olivia was able to zero in on our needs, tailoring her search to our criteria while opening our eyes to possibilities we had not considered before. With her diligent attention to our desires and her keen sense of property values it was only a mater of days before our home sold and we were purchasing our new one. There are not enough words to express just how much working with her meant to us and I wouldn't hesitate to use her services any time I was in the market for buying or selling a home. With deepest gratitude, Roxanne and Chad Stellmacher, Carmichael


—Roxanne & Chad Stellmacher, Carmichael
  /  August 2014

Born & Raised in Sacramento

I grew up all over the greater Sacramento area (Roseville, Citrus Heights, Arden/Arcade), and after a brief 5-year relocation to Los Angeles after high school, I came back to Sacramento knowing it was where I wanted to put down roots. I brought along with me my husband, Richard, a native New Yorker, who immediately fell in love with our city. Our daughter attended the same preschool in Sacramento that I did (even had the same teacher!), and is now attending Mariemont Elementary. I always knew my heart was in Sacramento, and I love to call it home.

A Family Tradition

My family has always been local business owners in Sacramento (Darzell Hearing Aid Services 1960s-2000, Stagedoor Comedy Playhouse 1970s-2002), including selling real estate. I've been in real estate since 2000, starting in 1031 Tax Exchanges in Los Angeles. In 2004, my mother, Sharmayne, and I joined Lyon Real Estate to sell homes together. It has been a rewarding experience to help people make their home and investment dreams possibilities. I've gained a greater affection for Sacramento through my career, having met so many people that happily call this home.

Tom & Kathy Phillips Team

In 2013, I joined Tom Phillips, the #1 Top Producing Agent in Sacramento, and his wife, Kathy, on their team. Tom & Kathy are involved community members who grew up in Sacramento and are raising their children here now. I'm proud to associate myself with them, and eager to extend the increase in real estate services to my clients that are now available to me as a part of their team. They successfully bridge a great career with personal service, which is my singular goal in real estate. As a part of their team, our clients can be certain they will receive the highest level of service coupled with the experience and knowledge that we collectively bring to the table.