Flip Nicholson - Sales Manager
Expertise: Sales, Construction

Before Mexico, Flip covered a lot of ground between the Rockies and the Midwest. From ranching to the oilfield, hotel business, construction and being self employed, Flip has been working with people all his life, and continues to do so here at Lakeside. Heavily involved in the construction end of things as well as being owner/agent of a thriving real estate office, Flip does manage to get things done. And, no stranger to the stage, Flip stays active in the music scene performing in various venues around town. Informative and a "straight shooter" pretty much sums it up.


Susan  Hiironen - Agent
Expertise: Realtor

Susan was born in San Antonio Texas and raised in a military family, living in several countries and states. She is married to a Canadian ex Hockey player, and together they owned several businesses and Real Estate ventures. She also held management and sales positions in other companies in the U.S. and Mexico . Susan has resided in Mexico for the past 14 years and because of her love of children and animals, was active in the community as an Equine Therapy Instructor for challenged children with Pasos Milagrosos (Miraculous Steps) Combining work experience, high ethical standards and a knowledge of the area makes Susan the Ideal Choice to be your agent for your Real Estate needs.


Barbara Wills - Sales Associate
Expertise: Sales

Barbara made her dream come true by packing up and moving to Ajijic from Calgary, Alberta in May 2003. She brings with her more than 24 years sales experience where her love for people is a definite advantage. Barbara looks forward to helping you sell your current house and/or find your new home. She believes honesty is the best policy, and strictly adheres to the Bylaws of both professional realtor groups.


Janice Galbraith - Sales Associate
Expertise: Sales, Property Management

Janice Galbraith moved from Vancouver, BC to Mexico in 1975. She worked in an exclusive Mexican beach resort for five years as the personal assistant to the owner. She was responsible for public relations and sales, working with clients from all over the world. Janice's daughter and granddaughter spent six years with her at Lakeside, and her two grown sons visit from Canada. Janice has worked in real estate in Mexico since 1986, and she joined ABSOLUT FENIX Real Estate in 1998. Janice is past-secretary of G.I.L.


Ester Whitsell - Sales Associate
Expertise: Sales

Energetic, frendly and hard working, Ester comes to Absolut Fenix with skills of remodeling and managing properties. She is owner and designer of an iron works exportation business, a public relations team member for the state of Jalisco. Originally from Guadalajara, Ester spent 18 years in the Chicago area, giving her a bicultural outlook and an understanding of the needs of both buyers and sellers in this ever-growing market.


Cecilia Walters - Sales Associate
Expertise: Sales; Languages - English,Spanish & some French; Public Relations

Cecilia Walters was born and raised in England, and found her way to Mexico via South America. Arriving Lakeside in 1978 with her two-year-old son, Nyah, she found she loved the friendly people, the great climate, and the general ambiance. Having educated her son here, she is familiar with the school systems both Lakeside and in Guadalajara. She began listing and selling Lakeside properties in 1990. Therefore her knowledge of applicable real estate laws, local customs, and the local housing market is extensive.


Michael Rosenblum - Agent

Real Estate license in Texas 1983. Sold and renovated victorian homes in Galveston, Texas. Working a soft market in Texas, I learned many valuable skills. Later moved to Florida and was a licensed Florida realtor working in Jacksonville,Fl and later in Pensacola,Fl. With my over 20 years of being a licensed realtor in Texas and Florida many skills were developed which assist me with my real estate career in Mexico. All those years in the US real estate market have instilled my code of ethics. I will work for the client or the customer and put both before me. To reach me from the USA or Canada toll free 1.877.774.7551


Brian Wade - Agent
Expertise: Sales Associate

Brian is a recent arrival here in lakeside, moving here with his wife Ellie in 2009 from Toronto, Ontario. Brian has over 16 years of Real Estate experience in Toronto. He quickly moved up into the top 2% of all Toronto realtors and stayed there consistently for a decade. Brian is a trained professional negotiator. He enjoys working with people who appreciate the skills he has to offer in the field that he loves.


Steve Cross - Agent
Expertise: Sales Associate


Tony Diaz - Agent


Elliott Joachim - Agent
Expertise: Sales

Elliott was previously a top producer at Keller Williams Realty in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington DC. She has been selling real estate full time in Mexico for more than four years. Her recent affiliation with Absolut Fenix, one of the best and most highly respected brokerages in the Lake Chapala area, brings an abundance of new opportunities and services for her clients. A former ballroom dance instructor and competition winner, Elliott brings a lifetime of interpersonal skills to her expertise in real estate. Before becoming a successful realtor, Elliott worked as a telecom consultant for AT&T for many years. She writes an popular blog on life in Mexico called http://www.lifestylerefugee.com/wordpress/.


Mark  - Sales Associate
Expertise: Marketing, Sales, Bilingual Skills

Mark Turford, originally from London, England, is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Mexico. During his years here, Mark has enjoyed being involved in research, teaching, and public speaking assignments in the Mexican and expat community. As a Realtor, he recognizes the importance of carefully analyzing prospective buyers' requirements in order to guide them towards the properties that best meet their specific needs. He is bilingual, and has a working knowledge of Mexican laws, customs, and geography, and is completely familiar with the Lakeside area.


Luz Maria Briseno - Sales Associate /Architect
Expertise: architect


Marian Contreras - Office Manager
Expertise: Office Administration, Closings

I'm from Guadalajara, where I majored in Family Sciences. I have been working in sales since I was 16, first as a sales representative for several medical laboratories, Farmasa Schwave and Romsa among them. Next, I moved to the graphic arts market, selling digital pre-press equipment for several companies. I moved to San Antonio Tlayacapan, and began working for Dixie Nicholson as her assistant. I continue in that position processing real estate closings.


Ivette Leon - Administrator

Ivette was born in Guadalajara. She has lived and worked in Anaheim and Santa Ana, California for over four years, and in her family business as a receptionist. This experience gave her the opportunity to learn English, and to interact with both cultures!


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Our Team of realtors in the Lake Chapala Area is very proud of its reputation for professional, friendly and helpful service. Each one of our team members has been selected for their personal integrity and expertise in every area of real estate, including: residential, commercial, investment, business, development, financial counseling, and relocation services.

Like our namesake, the mythical fenix (phoenix) that rose out of the ashes to transform itself, most of our sales team once made the transition to life in the Lake Chapala area, and we know exactly how you feel, what your concerns are, and how best to alleviate those concerns. We also know the Lakeside region like the back of our hands, and understand that information, education and trust are of paramount concern.

We at Absolut Fenix offer our expertise in helping you find the quality of life you expect and deserve in every facet of your new life in Mexico. And we’ll help you find a home you love. We’ll educate you about areas, prices, local construction, local traditions, real estate laws and even how best to communicate and interact with our Mexican hosts.

Remember, there is absolutely no one better qualified than an Absolut Fenix professional to help you settle in to your new life here and to feel at home.

Dixie Nicholson - Broker, RealtorŪ
Expertise: Local Government, Business Management, Marketing, Sales and Closings

Dixie moved from Colorado to Lakeside in 1987, with her two children - Bryan 3, and Cassie 2. In 1993, Dixie bought Professional Realty in Chapala. In 1998, she merged Professional Realty with David Merryman's Fenix Realty, and Re/Max Fenix was born. David has sinced retired, and Dixie, along with her husband Flip, own and operate Absolut Fenix Real Estate at its original location on the highway, just doors west of Super Lake, in San Antonio Tlayacapan.