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.

flip@absolutfenix.com 

Brian Wade - Agent
Expertise: Sales Associate

Brian and his wife Ellie moved to Lakeside in 2009 from Toronto, Ontario. When Brian arrived here he had over 16 years of Real Estate experience from Toronto's competitive Real Estate market. In 1994 Brian started his new Real estate career in Toronto, where he quickly moved up into the top 2% of all Toronto realtors and stayed there consistently for over a decade. Brian has become well versed in local Real Estate values and has brought his professional skills to this market making him one of the Top choices for the public, when looking for a Listing specialist. " My professional background includes Business negotiations at the highest levels". These skills are critical -- especially in a "less-than-booming" market. Furthermore, I guarantee that you will deal with me PERSONALLY." My existing clientele confirm this with continuing referrals of personal friends, family and Business Associates, for which I am truly grateful. Whether you're buying or selling, your home is probably your single, largest asset. Make a smart business decision by trusting my proven expertise in successful, Real Estate Sales and Marketing.

brian@absolutfenix.com 

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.

susanhiironen@yahoo.com 

Luci Merritt - Agent
Expertise:

Born in 1950 makes Luci Merritt (nee Lucille Emond) in this year of 2014 some 64 years young. That in itself makes her very well adept to guide you through the joys and foibles of retirement living. Luci and Bill ( husband of 44 yrs) came to the Lakeside area in 1998 after a varied and sometimes normal life in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada! Loving wife, caring mom, and GREAT grandma! Reliable assistan to `A` Prime Minster of Canada! Awards for Excellence in Canadian Real Estate from 1985 – 1993! Top Producer in Ajijic with “The A Team” and “I love Luci”! Luci owns her own home here in Ajijic, has her Permanent Residency Status, And is fluent in English and French. She is also working very hard on her Spanish Verbs. She is looking forward to sharing with you, your journey to Mexico.

lucimerritt@me.com 

Judy Martin - Agent
Expertise:

Judy was a Coldwell Banker realtor in Sacramento, California for years. Her mother was stricken with Alzheimers and as her disease became more and more debilitating, Judy needed to find a place to care for her full time. A dear friend was relocating to Ajijic and suggested that she check out the wonderful facilities available Lakeside. Upon finding the care givers here so loving and competent, Judy moved here and there hasn't been a day she regretted her decision. Judy's background has included many various careers including property management, leasing agent, and working as a Massage Therapist and Youth Activities Coordinator on cruise ships. Her integrity and honesty instill confidence in all her clients.

judyinchapala@gmail.com 

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.

barbara@absolutfenix.com 

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.

janice@absolutfenix.com 

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.

ester@absolutfenix.com 

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.

cecilia@absolutfenix.com 

Michael Rosenblum - Agent
Expertise:

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

michael@ajijicchapalahomes.com 

Steve Cross - Agent
Expertise: Sales Associate

steve@absolutfenix.com 

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.

mariann@absolutfenix.com 

Ivette Leon - Administrator
Expertise:

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!

ivette@absolutfenix.com 


   
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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, Realtor®
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.

dixie@absolutfenix.com